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Pursuit ChromaPop Sunglasses

3.7142857142857144 out of 5 stars
21 Reviews
$275.00 - $305.00
Color:CT Matte Bone/Glacier Photochromic


Size Chart


Why We Like The Smith Pursuit ChromaPop Sunglasses

Smith's backcountry-oriented Pursuit ChromaPop Sunglasses give us the coverage, clarity, and comfort necessary when bagging peaks, summiting skin tracks, and mountaineering on skis. The large, goggle-like shape and ChromaPop lens offer a wide field of vision with colorful, high-contrast views, all in a lighter and airier style than goggles could provide. Adjustable nose and temple pads keep a close fit, even when we're speeding downhill, and included nose guard and side shields deliver extra coverage from the sun's glare.


  • Goggle-like wraparound sunglasses for mountain pursuits
  • ChromaPop technology boosts color and contrast
  • Glacier Photochromic variants adapt to changing light conditions
  • Lightweight, durable Evolve frame made from bio-based materials
  • Adjustable Megol nose and temple pads offer a secure, slip-free fit
  • Included magnetic side shields and nose guard for added protection
  • Interchangeable lens design (bonus clear lens included)
  • Please refer to size chart for lens tint information
  • Item #SMIZ9GF
ChromaPop, ChromaPop Glacier Photochromic
[ChromaPop Glacier Photochromic] yes, [ChromaPop] no
Interchangeable Lens
yes, bonus clear lens included
Evolve (bio-based acetate)
Nose/Temple Pads
Megol, adjustable nose pads, QuickFit adjustable temple pads
AutoLock, screwless
Case Included
low-profile performance case, microfiber pouch
Face Size
Base Curve
Frame Dimensions
[lens/temple] 66 / 135mm
mountaineering, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, running
Manufacturer Warranty
[sunglasses, goggles] limited lifetime, [helmets] limited 3 years, [apparel, accessories] limited 1 year

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 21 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 8 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2024

giant on my normal sized head

the pursuits are good at what they say they do. they don’t stay on, though - and there’s no way to tighten the fit. I wear a size M in helmets from smith and have no issues with the fit of the wildcats. I don’t trust these to stay on for skiing, mountaineering, or biking. used them for mountain biking today and they were blocking my vision within a minute of starting on the downhill, and I had issues with them staying on all winter for mountain pursuits.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 3, 2024

Worked great!

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

I bought these for a trip on Mt Shasta in April. They are really well made but fairly light. the lenses work well for a super wide range of lighting from extremely bright in the middle of day to dimmer sunset. I found them quite comfy and basically wore them for my whole trip. The included features (nose shield, side shields) are all nice and easy to install/remove.

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Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

2 out of 5 stars

April 22, 2024

My face is not that huge

Us normal faced people would love a pursuit style sunny in the bobcat size. I know many people who would love to love these, but they are simply too big! Bobcat is the perfect size for smaller faces and still has that goggle sized fit.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

4 out of 5 stars

March 23, 2024

Almost perfect but some aggrivating issues persist

Having used these glasses for a lot of backcountry skiing this season, including a traverse of the Haute Route, I feel like I can provide some meaningful feedback. For their intended purpose, they are excellent. Fit, coverage, and optics are all fantastic. The lens works well in bright alpine/glacier sun at 3000+ meters. I didn’t experience any eye fatigue during whatsoever. Very very happy. However, one big issue is that the ends of the arms will scratch the inside of the lenses when the glasses are folded and stored inside their provided case. This scratching is enough to be noticeable while wearing the glasses. This is frustrating. I feel that I will have to 1. replace the lens and 2. add protective silicone tips to the ends of the arms. I don’t feel that this is something I should have to do for glasses this expensive. One other minor complaints include the side shields as others have mentioned. They do not seem to want to be removed; I fear that if I try they will break. So mounted they will remain and that will limit the versatility of these glasses. Aside from those two issues, these remain excellent glasses that I am happy to own and would recommend to anyone.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 22, 2024

Exceeded expectations

The photochromic lens with chromapop is amazing, the VLT range is superb and combined with a perfect field of view and lightweight frame I forget I'm wearing them


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Broken hinge, one month in

Already broke.....


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Buy a pair, you won't regret it.

Excellent fit and finish. Blocks out almost all of the glare that usually comes in through the sides.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

3 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2024


Awesome fit and design. Unfortunately my nose pad already stopped functioning properly in just 3 days of use. Under engineered component for sure. Kinda sad.

Preston D.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 2, 2024

Love em!

In love with these glasses. Took a face plant trying to land a jump while snowboarding. Landed right on these glasses! To my amazement there wasn’t a scratch on the lens. Definitely recommend for those snowboarders who don’t care for googles but still want to protect your eyes from all the wind. The lens will fog up but I feel like all glasses and goggles do that so it isn’t a deal breaker. The strap on the back is a nice touch.

Mo T.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

4 out of 5 stars

November 29, 2023

Impressed With One Caveat

Haven't had a chance to use them skiing yet but they have worked great on a few bike rides around town and fit under my Engage helmet nicely. Unfortunately, the first time I tried to remove the magnetic side shields they were very difficult to get out and the small piece that connects them to the frame broke off exactly like others described. I submitted a warranty claim to hopefully get a new side shield but I am concerned this will be an ongoing issue due to the design of the side shields and will limit me actually removing them.

Patrick G.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com