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Smith Chamber Polarchromic Sunglasses $0.00
Forget all those cumbersome lenses. Get one pair of sunglasses that does it all—the Smith Polarchromic Polarized Chamber Sunglasses.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)
What community has to say
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are great glasses, albeit a bit on the expensive side. I've had 3 pairs now over the last couple years. They do scratch, but probably no worse then others I've worn. I have a pretty large head - 24 inches, and they fit comfortably.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I usually have a hard time finding glasses that fit well on my head. Not only do these fit perfectly, but they are amazing to look through! I have been hiking, fishing, running etc. with them and I couldn't be happier.
I ordered these sunglasses online and after making the order I found a few more reviews and was scared by the description of these as sunglasses for those with large faces. As I've got a regular-sized face I didn't want them to look huge and luckily they do not.
The size of the glasses provides great coverage but they aren't massive. The polarchromic lenses are great-- the sun goes behind a cloud and they lenses aren't too dark, and they're great in direct sunlight too.
I have worn them playing tennis and they fit snuggly to my head. I was looking at jellyfish off a dock and the clarity is amazing--I've read that these are great for fishing and I think that would certainly be the case.
Bottom Line: the best sunglasses I've tried yet.
Perfect mountain glasses
Rocking the Chambers on the summit of Denali with my client Ephi
Gift for fisher/boater
I got this as a present for my brother. He's an avid fisherman and boater in FL, so having polarized lenses is REQUIRED. The photochromic is just an added bonus. He said he really likes the tint - it's even good in lower lighting settings (dusk etc). My brother also has a big problem finding sunglasses that fit him (he's got a very wide face) and these fit the first go.
Smith,Chamber Photochromatic Polarized Sunclasses
These Glasses are without a doubt the best I have ever used.I was a little concerned about the fit because I could not find a pair locally to try on,but they fit my broard head perfectly,with virtualy no gaps to let light in.The nose pads are extremely comfortable and grip well they definitely help to hold the glasses onto your face even through suntan lotion.I have just returned from the Northern Territory ,in extreme heat and humidity, chasing Barramundi.Did well capturing and releasing a lot of fish over a metre long. Trip lasted a week, and they were an asset to my fishing in that I was able to sight baitfish with ease in various changing light conditions.My fishing partners were wearing other brands of glasses[one brand a polarphoto type]and my Smiths outperformed them hands down.Could not be happier.Also,thank you for prompt service to Australia. Regards John.
these glasses are pretty big
this glasses are pretty sweet. but too big for my head. good coverage, nice design and the photochromatic lenses are sweet. these are good if you got a big ass head, so I exchanged them for the photochromatic smith passage...tks laters.
Function Over Form
I'm very happy with these glasses so far. The only thing that kept me from rating them 5/5 is their appearance. I love the brown stripe color pattern, but they aren't lying when they say these glasses provide full coverage. The lenses were bigger than I anticipated, and they took me a while to get used to the look (I have a medium-sized head). However, if you're like me, function is MUCH more important than form, and these babies perform better than any glasses I've ever had. Lenses are great. Hefty price tag, but definitely worth it if you want a pair of sunglasses that WORKS like sunglasses should.