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Item # SMI0978

Unassuming style.

Smith's Approach Max Sunglasses combine a streamlined look with a cycling-specific fit designed to keep you comfortable on your next bike ride. The enlarged lens profile delivers a broader coverage while maintaining a medium fit that will accommodate most face sizes. Carbonic TLT lenses taper gradually from the optical center of each lens to straighten light waves, delivering a true and accurate field of vision during your rides. The lenses are also treated with a hydroleophobic coating to prevent drops of sweat from obstructing your view during those long climbs. Adjust the two-position nose pads to dial in the perfect fit for your face, and descend with confidence knowing the slip-on temple tips will help keep these sunglasses welded to your face.

Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

  • Sunglasses designed with cycling in mind
  • Tapered Lens Technology delivers an undistorted field of vision
  • Lens coating resists smudging from moisture and oil
  • Medium fit with enlarged lens profile give broader coverage
  • Adjustable nose and temple pads have a secure fit
  • Interchangeable lens system with extra clear lens included

Tech Specs

Lens:
Carbonic TLT polycarbonate
Interchangeable Lens:
yes, extra clear lens included
Frame:
TR-90
Nose/Temple Pads:
yes
Hinge:
auto-lock
Case Included:
yes
Face Size:
medium
Base Curve:
7
Frame Dimensions:
62 / 16 / 130 mm
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Size chart

Smith Sunglasses

Lens Tints
POLARCHROMIC LENSES--ANTI-REFLECTIVE (AR) MIRROR COATING ELIMINATES BACK GLARE. OLEOPHOBIC COATING REPELS WATER, DIRT, AND GREASE. PROVIDES 100% PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL UVA/B/C RAYS.
VLT* CATEGORY CONDITIONS DESCRIPTION
IGNITOR 12 - 18%  3 medium/bright POLARCHROMIC IGNITOR comfortably maximizes colors and depth perception while reducing glare. An exceptional Polarchromic lens suited for all day use in high altitudes or open water environments.
COPPER MIRROR  13 - 20% 3 - 2 medium/bright Our POLARCHROMIC COPPER MIRROR tint combined with a subtle Silver Flash Mirror coating creates a performance based, esthetically appealing lens. Medium contrast, very comfortable, and pleasant to wear.
COPPER 13 - 20% 3 - 2 medium/bright POLARCHROMIC COPPER provides increased color definition and medium contrast while reducing reflected glare from water, sand, or pavement. An exceptional general purpose Polarchromic lens that is comfortable and soothing to wear all day.
AMBER 15 - 30% 3 - 2 low/medium POLARCHROMIC AMBER is a higher contrast "yellow" Polarchromic lens tint that enhances depth perception and gathers available light in lower light conditions.
POLARIZED LENSES--PROVIDES 100% PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL UVA/B/C/ RAYS.
VLT* CATEGORY CONDITIONS DESCRIPTION
BLUE MIRROR 8% 3 bright A true color POLARIZED Gray lens with multi- layer BLUE MIRROR provides true color vision without affecting light reaching the eye. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Oleophobic coating repels water, dirt, and grease.
GREEN MIRROR 12% 3 bright A high contrast POLARIZED Brown lens with multi-layer GREEN MIRROR provides strong contrast in bright conditions without affecting light reaching the eye. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Oleophobic coating repels water, dirt, and grease.
COPPER 12% 3 medium/bright POLARIZED COPPER enhances contrast and depth perception. Reduces reflected glare from water, sand, or pavement.
GRAY 15% 3 bright POLARIZED GRAY reduces reflected glare and sharpens detail in true colors. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses.
GRAY GREEN 15% 3 bright POLARIZED GRAY GREEN reduces reflected glare and sharpens detail. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses.
BROWN 15% 3 medium/bright POLARIZED BROWN absorbs stray "blue light" and sharpens visual acuity while reducing reflected glare. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses.
YELLOW 31% 2 medium/overcast POLARIZED YELLOW enhances low levels of light while reducing reflected glare.
NON-POLARIZED LENSES--PROVIDES 100% PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL UVA/B/C/ RAYS.
VLT* CATEGORY CONDITIONS DESCRIPTION
PLATINUM 15% 3 bright A Gray lens with PLATINUM mirror to reduce visible light and glare by reflecting it away from the eye.
GRAY 15% 3 bright GRAY lens tint provides true color perception for exact color definition. Creates soothing effect on eye in bright or sunny conditions.
BROWN 18% 3 medium/bright BROWN lens tint excels at absorbing stray "blue light" and sharpening visual acuity. Perfect for activities where depth perception is important.
IGNITOR 32% 2 medium/overcast IGNITOR maximized an object's definition and enhances depth perception. A multi-layer mirror coating increases eye comfort without affecting color appearance. Hydrophobic coating repels water, dirt, and grease.
YELLOW 68% 1 overcast/dark YELLOW enhances greens, yellows, and reds and is best suited for extremely low light conditions.
CLEAR MIRROR 75% 1 dark/low CLEAR MIRROR is best suited for low light or night conditions. The light mirror reduces glare from water, sand or pavement.
CLEAR 98% 0 dark/low CLEAR is best suited for low light or night conditions.
*VLT (VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION):
THE PERCENTAGE OF AVAILABLE LIGHT ALLOWED TO REACH THE EYE (THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE DARKER THE LENS)

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Great for cycling/mtb

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: one size

These are really fantastic. They keep the wind out of my eyes perfectly, but I don't get the effect of goggles where there's so little wind that I almost forget how fast I'm going (which can be a little risky at times), they don't distort too much, and you'll get used to the distortion, which is a factor with any eye wear, after a few seconds. They come with three sets of lenses, all of which feel pretty high quality and durable. Also the carrying case is very nice, since included is a sleeve for the glasses and a carrier for the lenses, all inside a hard case. There are also two fit options for the nose pieces which are very easy to adjust and stay put once set. Really good

Jason,

Thanks fore the review! Feel free to reach out any time you have questions for Backcountry.

best regards,
Ethan

Approach Max

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I wanted to like these glasses. The tried them on and the lenses sat on my cheeks and were not comfortable. I adjusted the nosepiece (2 position) to the smallest setting in hopes of getting a better fit but had the same problem. Quality looks good but it did not fit for me.



PROS:

Comes with 3 sets of lenses

2 way adjustable nosepiece

extra set of nosepiece rubbers

easy lens replacement

great matte fatigue green color.



CONS:

Sat on my cheeks and felt very uncomfortable.



Sending them back.

what replacement lenses are available and...

what replacement lenses are available and how much $

Here is a link to our current inventory for the replacement lenses:



http://www.backcountry.com/smith-approach-max-replacement-lenses?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6U21pdGggQXBwcm9hY2ggTWF4OjE6MjpTbWl0aCBBcHByb2FjaCBNYXg&skid=SMI1009-CLE-ONESIZ

Great Sport Sunglass

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

This is the newest addition to the Smith Sport Sunglass collection. Great fit and great wind protection. There is also a Megol Brow piece to keep sweat from dripping in your eyes.