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Item # SMI0793

Description

Prepared for anything.

Everyone's face is different. That's why Smith offers sunglasses with varying lens sizes, shapes, and base curves. Their Vxe has a base curve of 7, meaning the lenses have a medium curve. They fit close enough to offer full-coverage protection, but aren't as curvaceous as the Threshold. The Vxe design includes a sweeping frame that ties the temples to the nosepiece across the top, behind the lens. And though it may look like the Vxe has a one piece frame, the temples are hinged to make storage in a jersey pocket possible.

The lens on the Vxe is Smith's Carbonic TLT. The TLT stands for Tapered Lens Technology, and this means that the thickness of the lens tapers from the optical center, towards the edges. This thinning allows for less refraction and therefore less distortion for the light waves passing through the lens. You'll get the greatest possible clarity all the way out to the periphery of the lenses -- a good thing for high speed activities like cycling. The Carbonic lens is also highly resistant to impacts. This is a great thing to know when you think about the things that could threaten your eyes on a bike ride. They exceed ANSI Z80.3 specifications, and they protect your eyes from 100% of the UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.

The Ballistic xe frame is flexible, tough, and super lightweight. And the hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads keep them locked in place on your face. They won't slip. They won't slide. They won't fall off.

The Smith Vxe is available in Black w/Platinum and White w/Yellow Mirror. With either color option, you'll get two extra lenses. The Ignitor lens is great for overcast days as it increases definition and depth perception in low light. The Clear Mirror lens is best for very low light conditions. The Vxe offers medium coverage, and Smith considers them a medium fit.

Interlock design means you can swap out lenses in a simple snap and adapt immediately to current conditions

  • Carbonic TLT lenses resist impact and maximize visual clarity
  • Ballistic XE frame stands up to abuse and flexes to release lenses
  • Hydroleophobic lens coating sheds water, oils, and fingerprints
  • Hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads grip your skin even as you sweat
  • Seven-base lens curvature creates a slightly wrapped fit for solid protection from sun and wind
  • See sizing chart for a full breakdown of Smith lens colors & purposes


Tech Specs

Lens:
carbonic TLT
Interchangeable Lens:
yes
Polarized:
no
Face Size:
medium
Nose Pads:
yes
Temple Pads:
yes
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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5 5

Riding Glass Sweetness

If you are looking for a technical riding glass with crystal clear vision, a great fitting wrap and the versatility of three different colored lenses, these glasses are for you. Oh - did I mention a lifetime warranty. Smith is the best!!

Do these glasses come with the hard...

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Do these glasses come with the hard case?

4 5

Not bad

I have a medium sized face and these fit me well. They come in a nice carrying case that will protect them when you throw them in your bag. Good glasses thought I do have to admit I prefer my Oakley M-Frames.

I have an rx adapter made by smith. are...

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I have an rx adapter made by smith. are these glasses capable of using the adapter?

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Sorry The ODS2 RX Adaptor integrates seamlessly into the PivLock V90/V90 Max and the Prophecy and Knowledge snow goggles only. They are not compatible with the Interlock Vxe. try item number SMI0678 or SMI0679.