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Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses - Men\'s


    Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses - Men's

    Sleek and subtle, these Smith Parallel polarized interchangeable sunglasses allow unobstructed peripheral vision—ideal for trail running, cycling or a day on the boat.

    • $129.00

    Item # 800320

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    • Polarized lenses reduce 99% of visible glare from water, snow, sand and pavement for increased visual acuity and decreased eye strain
    • Each frame includes 1 set of polarized lenses (tint depends on frame color) and 2 additional sets of lenses for a total of 3 sets of lenses
    • Brown frames feature polarized brown lenses that block reflected glare while providing increased depth perception and reducing eye strain
    • Black frames feature polarized gray lenses that block reflected glare while preserving natural colors in order to provide true color definition
    • Non-polarized, additional (red and clear) lenses are ideal for low and medium to nighttime light
    • Scratch- and impact-resistant Carbonic™ lenses use Tapered Lens Technology from Smith™ to provide distortion-free vision
    • Tapered Lens Technology contours the thickness of the lens so that light travels through without distortion—what you see is what you get
    • Grilamid® TR90 lightweight nylon frames offer a consistent fit and flexibility in all temperatures and are extremely impact resistant
    • Hydrophilic Megol™ nosepiece and temple ends become tackier when wet for reliable grip during exercise and hot weather
    • 9-base-curve lenses; (the higher the number the more curved the lens—Smith features sunglasses with 6, 7, 8 and 9 base curvature)
    • Frames have a medium fit with medium coverage


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    Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses - Men's Specs
    Best use
    100 percent
    Gray / brown
    15 percent
    Carbonic polycarbonate
    Grilamid nylon
    UV protection
    Lens tint
    Light transmission
    Lens material
    Interchangeable lenses
    Frame material

    Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses - Men's

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    Rated 4.8571/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromPretty good sunglasses I picked these up for running. I have had Smiths before and wear their goggles so I am happy with the brand. I like the fact that these came with three different lenses. My only complaint is that they tend to hurt a little on my nose. I have tried other glasses in this style and they all do that so it's probably me. The rubber on the nose and ears holds well even when I am sweating up a storm.
    Date published: 2014-05-09
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Sunglasses! I've always worn Smith sunglass, but they've never been with the replaceable lenses. When I was a raft guide, I worried I'd lose a lens while out and about. Now that I have a pair of Parallel sunglasses, I realize that my worries were unnecessary. Lenses are very easy to remove, yet they are very secure while in use. If I had to list a con, it would be with the selection of additional lenses included in the box. In addition to the polarized brown lens, mine included an ignitor (purple/red-ish) lens and a clear lens. I don't know if will ever use either. I would have loved a gray or a platinum lens. I don't think REI sells additional lenses... Overall, a great product. I'm glad I bought them!!
    Date published: 2011-04-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromVery good shades. I really like these shades. They have been everything I wanted. I think I might I have scratched them in a high corner but that was my fault and otherwise I have had no issues.
    Date published: 2011-11-13
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromBest all season Sunglasses, ever I've worn these glasses for years--my favorite sport sunglasses, ever. They have a perfect grip that always holds even when wet/sweaty but has never caused tension/pain. I play competitive tennis and these are the only glasses that stay on in a match and don't fog with excessive sweat. Frame sits just above your cheeks so they dont get hot and fresh air can circulate. The depth perception in the lens is excellent. I've worn them rafting, hiking, skiing, and biking. The clear lens is great for rain and the red lens is excellent for dusk activities in transitioning light, or flat light ski days. Friends have borrowed these glasses and purchased their own because they like them so much. I had a pair for 7 years and lost them (still in good condition)and I have no problem paying the price to replace them. Best sports accessory I've ever owned.
    Date published: 2012-06-07
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromVery nice The only drawback is that there is a slight distraction the way the edge of the lens reflects light its the bottom of the lens and its only when your on the bike and you are looking downwards.
    Date published: 2012-06-27
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromEnjoy them immensly I've had these for about a month now and I find that they work well for me. Living in the forest currently I haven't had a chance to wear the for more than a couple hours but they haven't hurt the bridge of my noes yet or given cause for alarm. So far so good!
    Date published: 2014-06-02
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromSimply the best I have been wearing either Ray Ban Aviator or Smith slider style sunglasses (when introduced) most of my life. These glasses provide me with the most versatile eye protection I have experienced. The wraparound interchangeable lenses are stylish as well as functional for most every activity. Driving, flying, golfing, biking, river rafting and ocean sports are but a few of the activities that I find them excellent in use. I especially like the coverage without any visual obstruction. These glasses are ultimately the best.
    Date published: 2010-07-28

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