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Item # SMI0684

Description

Protection you can rely on.

Guides don’t get to pick the days they go out. A guide faces every imaginable weather condition and his or her equipment has to hold up. Smith designed the Guide’s Choice Sunglasses to be tough enough to handle Mother Nature’s wrath so your eyes don’t have to.
  • Polarchromic lenses eliminate glare and self-adjust tint according to light conditions (automatically darken as the sun gets brighter, lighten when the clouds come out)
  • TLT Techlite glass lens offers maximum optical clarity and greater durability than plastic
  • TR90 Grilamid frame is tough, flexible and lightweight
  • Hydrophilic Megol on the nose and ear-pieces grip stronger the more you sweat
  • Medium fit

Tech Specs

Frame:
grilamid
Hinge:
steel
Interchangeable Lens:
no
Polarized:
yes
Face Size:
medium
Case Type:
soft
Nose Pads:
no
Temple Pads:
no
Recommended Use:
uncomfortable situations
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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1 5

Smith Warranty is a hoax

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

One month after buying the guides choice glasses while taking off the glasses the hinge from one side broke. I sent them in for repair paying the $25 to UPS them. Then I received a call from Smith saying "unfortunately" the hinge is not covered under the warranty and for just $100 I could get them fixed. I owned them for one month and they want to charge me $100 for a hinge on a $200 pair of glasses . Buy Costa's or any other brand.

5 5

Great glasses, too small

These are really fantastic fishing glasses. Unfortunately, I had to return them as they are simply too small to comfortably fit my head. I think that medium fit definitely leans towards the small to medium range, not the medium to large range. But other than the fit - these were the exact glasses that I had hoped to find. Optics are the best I've experienced in fishing glasses.

1 5

Great optics, lousy frames.

I'm on my second pair of Smith sunglasses and have found the lenses to be excellent quality and the frames very comfortable. However, on both pairs that I have owned they developed cracks along the bottom edge of the frame. Smith optics insisted they where dropped and wont not warranty the glasses. It seems they would rather sell me another pair at half the MSRP than honoring the warranty. I would recommend staying away from these glasses and going with a brand with a better reputation such as Maui Jim or Costa Del Mar.

5 5

I'll never go back to "regular" glasses!

I love these glasses. The lenses have amazing clarity. Also, the auto tint feature makes transition from sunny areas to shade very convenient. No more putting glasses on my head and then putting them back on my face over and over again. I never realized how clutch that technology was, but will now never go back. The rubber on the nose piece is a nice touch as it prevents them from sliding on a sweaty face. They are pretty light considering how sturdy they are, but I could definitely feel them after 8+ hours straight.

I'll never go back to "regular" glasses!