Smith Parallel Sunglasses $128.95
Sleek and tapered for the techy minimalist.
Slip on the Smith Parallel Sunglasses for UV coverage that doesn’t cover your whole face. These subtle shades feature Smith’s durable Carbonic TLT lenses for crystal-clear, distortion-free vision. A lightweight construction keeps these babies from weighing down your nose when you’re sprinting or pedaling to the finish line. (Or when you’re just enjoying a mojito on the porch after a leisurely hike.)
|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)
Reviews & Community
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought these sunglasses for cycling and they've been great. Frames are comfortable with no pressure points or sore spots after 4+ hours of riding, while at the same time being very secure on my face. frames don't slide down even in a full sweat. I've used the various lenses in daytime, nighttime and medium light (early morning, heavy overcast, etc)settings and have found the 3 sets of lenses provided will accommodate any type of lighting scenario - no need to buy incremental lenses unless you like a particular color. swapping out lenses is easy now, although the first couple of times while the the frame is still relatively stiff it can seem like you're applying a lot of force to the lenses. only oversight from Smith is that the sunglasses, which come in a nice zip up case and a holding sleeve for all your lenses, don't come with a cleaning cloth. when you swap out the lenses, you're left with fingerprints all over the place.
The product description wasn't clear to me as to which lenses are included, so i had to contact BC. for my sunglasses, the "Crystal Poppy/Platinum/Ignitor-Clear", that means they're crystal poppy colored frame, and come with i) platinum, ii) ignitor, and iii) clear lenses. Hard to tell with the "/" and "-" whether these are crystal poppy/platinum/ignitor frames with clear lenses or what.
Great pair of sunglasses
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you are looking for the perfect sunglasses for biking like I was, you found them. These have been nothing but great. Easy to interchange the lenses and so convenient to have multiple lenses. Two thumbs up.
great sport sunglasses!
Love my new sunglasses! I use them for cycling, and they've held up extremely well during some very sweaty century rides. I love that they provide great coverage without overwhelming my face.
what do you use the different lenses...
what do you use the different lenses for?
You can use the different lenses for different times of the day, weather, and or if your going to ride in a wooded area and would like less protection
oddly enough, the pink or yellow lenses (depending on your generation or these) are fantastic for city driving at night in the rain...I work nights and am often going against traffic so many headlights are shining at me and visibility is improved. Other than that, the same lenses are really good for skiing in flat light...
New Colors are Sweet
The new Blue and the new Pink Colors are so sweet I had to get both! These glasses fit so well and look so fresh. I love wearing these every day. The lenses are great in the sunniest conditions.
what interchangeable lens are available...
what interchangeable lens are available for the smitih parallel sunglasses. i can't find them online.