A new level of comfort and visual performance has been achieved. The Smith Touchstone Sunglasses showcase all of Smith's finest technology and features. Refined surfaces and detailing combine with maximum coverage, a secure fit, and strong styling.
|Fit:||Medium Fit / Large Coverage|
|Lens Curvature::||8 Base.|
|Lens Material::||Techlite Polarized Glass TLT Lenses.|
|Weight [with packaging]:||0.3 lb|
|Smith Touchstone Polarized Sunglasses||$134.99 - $199.00|
|Smith Touchstone Sunglasses - Black/Polarchromic Copper Mirror||$199.00|
|Smith Touchstone Polarized Glass Sunglasses||$159.98|
|Smith Touchstone Sunglasses - Black/Polarized Blue Mirror||$179.00|
Got these for use as my everyday shades, they're great for driving, climbing, and all kinds of activities in between. I don't really notice the lenses darkening or lightening at all, but they do seem to be functional in a wide range of light conditions, so maybe its just too subtle.
The glass lenses aren't too heavy, and although the frames have a wide coverage, the double hinges keep them comfortable on my head for long periods of time. The rubber grips on the nose and temples keep the shades secure, and the Matte black frames are sleek, stylish, and functional. The polarization is remarkable, things like clean vehicles, the ocean, and snow are no longer blinding. The downside is that it makes some LCD screens appear completely black at some angles.
These are hands down the most comfortable, high performance shades I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. They are certainly worth the money, I recommend them to friends, and I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
I've had a number of sunglasses over the years in the $50-$250 range (I don't go for fashion brands!) and had varying degrees of success with them. Some such as Native was always hit or miss, some such as Oakley was consistently good. I've only had one pair of Smith sunglasses (although plenty of their snowboarding goggles) the photochromic Methods from about 2006 and they've gotten plenty of miles in them. Hence I figured it was about time for an upgrade. I've got to say I'm very impressed with these so far. The build quality is very solid compared to Methods. My head is medium size and they sit fairly nicely - not too tight like a lot of wraparounds and not too lose like some of the casual sunglasses (similar to Methods). I'm not quite ready to go water rafting in these but eventually I think I will. Optics quality is amazing, but in this price range I don't think I ever saw bad glass.
Bought these guys after smashing my pair of Smith Bootlegs, totally my fault but Smith gave me a deal. Got the matte black w/ polarcromatic ignitor, my main concern when ordering these was I didn't want to be that guy in sunglasses with pink lens but from the outside they just look dark with a slight mirror. The polarcromatic is very subtle you almost dont even notice it but they always seem to be the right tint so I guess thats the point. only problem has been some fogging issues, but not a big deal and can prob be attributed to the cold snap we've had
While someone else mentioned a great fit on a larger head- I've got a more slender face and they fit very well on me as well. The lense coverage is great for mountain biking, preventing any eye watering or drying. The Evolve frame looks really cool and as everyone has mentioned, the lenses are top notch. I've got the polarchromatic ignitor lense, and I'll wear them from overcast/rainy to bright sun. They honestly improve my eyesight. Absolutely worth the $.
Just ordered a pair these sunglasses, great wrap around lenses, fit perfectly on my face, the lenses clarity is absolutely great, the lens tint is so beautiful...I really love them, highly recommend to anyone who willing to spend $200 bucks for a pair of sunglasses, life is short, why not?.
Thank you Backcountry for the fast shipping and great customer services.
Great lenses, with brilliant clarity. I've got a slim to medium face/head size and they fit fine, although, they are bigger fitting than previous sunglasses I've owned (mostly Oakleys). The tortoise shell frames look good.
These glasses are awesome for my big head. The spring hinges make them super comfortable every day - all day! Glasses lenses are crisp, clear and super durable. Love em!!