In and out of shadows and from sun-up to sun-down, the Smith Backdrop polarized photochromic sunglasses are your single eyewear for sun protection.
A perfect complement to the Touchstone, the Smith Backdrop incorporates the same great features like stainless steel spring hinges and Megol contact surfaces at the nose and temple tips. Sharp styling and thoughtful detailing, showcase a medium coverage lens profile with unmatched optical clarity.
|Fit:||Medium Fit / Medium Coverage|
|Frame:||Evolve Frame Material|
|Frame Material:||Plastic (Nylon)|
|Lens Material:||Techlite TLT Glass|
|Lens Tint:||Gray Green|
|Light transmission:||13 - 20 percent|
|Removable Side Shields:||no|
|UV protection:||100 percent|
|Smith Backdrop Polarized||$157.99 - $199.00|
|Smith Backdrop Polarchromic||$219.00|
|Smith Backdrop Polarized Chromapop Sunglasses||$208.95 - $209.00|
|Smith New Smith Optics Backdrop Polarized Sunglasses||$209.00|
This is my third pair of Smith's now. I bought the Slider series over ten years ago then upgraded to the Interlock when they came out. Now I just made the move for a set of Polarchromics. I have not had a chance to use these in many diverse conditions yet so I can't give a detailed review yet. But what I can tell so far is that these are by far the best shade I have had. The Techlite glass lens is far and away more clear than any plastic based lens on the market. The ultimate test for me will be when I'm on the river fishing until dark. If these shades can still be effective in the late evening then they'll forever be shade quiver. As far as construction and detail are concerned, these are probably the prettiest/cleanest pair of shades I've ever owned. Then again, for $179.00...they should be.
I can't go any where without sunglasses even on cloudy days. I have the mahogany polar chromic copper and love these glasses. They filter the light nicely to where I can see as comfortably on sunny bluebird days as on cloudy ones. I wear them all the time around town and depending on the day on the mtb trails and all the time in BC touring. The storage case they come with is great for shoving them in the pack. I recommend!
My personal favorite and I am the rep. The polarchromic Ignitor lens is Awesome all day long. Love the spring hinges. Wear them on my hat when I am inside and they never fall off.
These glasses are sick. Great style, great comfort, and bomber construction. Obviously since the lens is glass they are heavier than polycarbonate or other lenses, but the clarity is unmatched. Incredibly crisp, clear optics.
Second pair of Smith's that I have owned. They just keep getting better! I refuse to wear any other brand. Great feel, photochromic quality is awesome, good fit. Buy them...
Great polarization and optical clarity. Photochromic quality is subtle but works. Good glasses for fishing or mountain sports
Check that the case is included with these. The regular polarized ones do not come with any case, which is a bummer considering they cost $178. Even though the detailed view on those shows a case. They just come with a crappy bag. Ask in advance.