Enter the arena.
Perhaps your event of choice is cycling rather than chariot racing and your weapon of choice is a pair of trail running shoes rather than a trident or sword, but the Smith Pivlock Arena Max ChromaPop Sunglasses will have you feeling like a victorious gladiator nonetheless. However, if you happened to bump into an ancient Roman, you'd definitely get pegged as a space-age time traveler with the super-modern wraparound silhouette, updated in the Max version to keep larger faces fully covered.
Smith's signature ChromaPop Lenses thrust the world around you into staggering color and clarity while resisting any water, oil, and dirt you encounter. With the Pivlock interchange system, you can swap lenses in a flash so you don't get caught unawares by an opponent in changing light conditions. Whether you're a pedal-pusher or pavement-grinder, you're likely to work up a sweat—but the hydrophilic nose pads and temple tips on the light, strong TR-90 frames hang on to your face like there's no tomorrow as you head into battle.
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- Space-age sunglasses for the modern fitness gladiator
- Signature ChromaPop lenses increase clarity and vibrance
- Additional lens included for low-light conditions
- Hydrophobic lens coating wards off precipitation and sweat
- Lightweight, burly TR-90 frame material
- No-slip grip thanks to hydrophilic nose pads and temple tips
- Designed for larger faces with unbeatable wraparound protection
View more Polarized Interchangeable 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)
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently bought the Pivlock Arena, but after two rides I realized the Arena Max would be a better fit. I've been mountain biking with them all summer and could not be happier! They always stay in position and I love the chromapop lenses!
Quality lens but...
First, the lenses are high quality. Note that the category 3 lenses worked best in full sun, even with Chromapop. To echo a previous reviewer, the pivlock mechanism seemed destined to fail; after several months, it finally did. Not sure if it was just my pair as only one of the arms had this problem. Fortunately, Backcountry was there to help out. Thanks!
Comfort and Performance
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These glasses are great! I just switched over to Smith after using Oakley's for years. I have to say I actually prefer the Smiths!
I have a pretty narrow face and these fit great! The ChromaPop lenses actually work. They help keep the lighting consistent while you are dodging in and out of wooded areas while mountain biking. Not only do they perform well but they are super comfortable and lightweight.
My only complaint is that the PivLock system is pretty fragile. Everytime I swap out lenses I feel as if I'm going to break them. The temple of the glasses lock into two small holes on the lens.
Overall, I would recommend these glasses to anyone!