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Dana Holmes

Salt Lake City

Dana Holmes's Bio

"Go West, young man." I'm not actually sure who said this (maybe you can tell me?) but I took the advice anyways. Left Maine after college and went to Wyoming, then Alaska, then California, then... you get the picture. Currently calling Salt Lake City home and working on exploring the Wasatch.

I believe in getting into the mountains and moving through them. With friends. Alone. When it's sunny. When it's raining. In the dark. Before Work. After Work. I prefer skis in the winter and a pair of running shoes when there's no snow on the ground, but sometimes I also roll through the hills on two wheels. My climbing friends take me along when they need to feel better about themselves.

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Dana Holmeswrote a review of on August 2, 2020

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I picked one of these up and installed it in the rear wheel of my hardtail. I usually run 25 PSI in my rear. I inflated to just over 20 psi with the insert installed and went for a test ride on a rocky trail. Within a mile of descending, I’d bottomed out and destroyed my rim. I don’t understand all the reviews gushing about running 10 or 15 PSI, as the liner didn’t do anything to save my rim even at a reasonably normal pressure.

I know a lot of people swear by these, but it just flat out didn’t work for me.




Dana Holmes

Dana Holmeswrote a review of on November 21, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these glasses because they're on of the only pairs of performance sport sunglasses on the market that accept a prescription adapter (the Smith ODS3). If you have bad eyes but can't or prefer not to wear contact lenses, these are a good option for wrap around sport glasses that will take a prescription insert. They wouldn't be my first choice other than that, but they're certainly not a bad pair of glasses - just not a great one.

The optics and lens tint options are excellent as I've come to expect from Smith. It's the rest of the package that's just not that inspired.
First off, for a pair of glasses that's supposed to be oversize, they're just not that big. I have a big head and they fit, but they're honestly right on the threshold of what I'd consider too small both fit and coverage wise for sport sunglasses. A little more coverage would be nice for wind protection and to reduce glare.

They are extremely light, but perhaps at the cost of feeling a little bit cheap/fragile overall. The Pivlock system is perfectly functional, but feels like it will break in the long run. The arms feel pretty chintzy too. The plastic has quite a bit of flex so they ought to hold up fine through some abuse, but definitely don't feel super high end.

The fit is a mixed bag. I have a pretty average width nose and have never had issues with that aspect of fit on sunglasses, but the nose piece on these is way too narrow for me so they sit a little bit strange. At first I didn't think they would work at all because the fit on the bridge of my nose was so bad, but because they're super light and have very grippy rubber on the nose piece and the arms, they stay on just fine and are pretty comfortable for extended wear.

Overall - acceptable. It's nice to be able to swap lenses depending on conditions and the optics are great, but the rest of the package is pretty uninspired. I've stuck with them so I can use my prescription insert. If it weren't for that, I'd probably look for another option.