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  • Each frame includes 1 set of lenses (tint depends on frame color) and 2 additional sets of lenses for a total of 3 sets of lenses
  • White frames feature Green Mirror (gray-tinted) lenses and black frames include Red Mirror (gray-tinted) lenses; gray-tinted lenses reduce color distortion in bright light
  • Frames include 2 additional sets of lenses: Ignitor (rose base) for optimal depth perception in medium light/overcast conditions and clear for dim light
  • Frames are made from a bio-plastic derived from non-GMO castor seeds and lightweight nylon for a resilient, consistent fit
  • Scratch- and impact-resistant Carbonic lenses use Smith Tapered Lens Technology™ to provide distortion-free vision
  • Tapered Lens Technology progressively tapers the lens so that light travels through without distortion—what you see is what you get
  • Hydrophilic Megol™ nosepiece and temple ends become tackier when wet for reliable grip during exercise and hot weather
  • Smith Approach Max interchangeable sunglasses have a medium fit with extra-large lenses for greater coverage


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Best Use Multisport
UV Protection 100
Lens Tint
Green Mirror
Gray / rose-base / clear
Red Mirror
Gray / rose-base / clear
Light Transmission
Green Mirror
10 / 32 / 92
Red Mirror
11 / 32 / 92
Lens Material Carbonic TLT polycarbonate
Interchangeable Lenses Yes
Additional Lenses Included 2 pair
Frame Material Castor-based polymer
Gender Men's
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid; comfortable; adjustable I've had 3 pair of interchangeables by Smith and these are the most solid yet; a little tricky to change the lens at first, but quickly learned and now love how strong they feel. Zero distortion on the lenses and frames are unnoticeable in the field of vision. The rubberized feel to the arms is comfortable and provides for a solid yet comfortable fit. No concerns of losing them on a bumpy downhill or windy jeep ride. I was worried they'd look too performance for around town use, but they fit and look great. The adjustable nose piece was a nice surprise - both settings are comfortable on my nose but alter look and airflow slightly. Not totally decided which is better for me yet, may depend on conditions. Nice feature.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great company to deal with I returned a pair of well worn and broken glasses to Smith. The day after I shipped them, I received a call from Smith Customer Service informing me that the style I had returned was no longer available. Smith offered to replace my glasses with a current model in warranty. I got the glasses today. The whole process took less than a week. In today's environment of customer-non-service, Smith stands out as an exceptional company that takes pride in their product and knows how to keep a loyal customer. Thank you!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not as good or fully functional (for me) as the Parallel D Max I bought these to replace a pair of Parallel D Max glasses I'd sent in for repair/replacement. However, upon receipt I truly made an error. I therefore returned the Approach Max glasses due to the fact that they barely covered my eyes. Granted I have a medium to large face but the fit is so slim and squat, even though per the website's measurements these glasses should be larger/longer than the Parallel D Max (at least that's how I read it). As always, Smith Customer Service was stellar and helpful and I am happy with a new pair of Parallel D Max. If you have a medium to large face, I'd see if you can find a pair of these to try on in your local eyeglass shop before purchasing blindly (ahem) online.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than you hoped for. A real value The Approach Max is a very high quality product, as you would expect from Smith. The fit is snug and secure, the way you want it-NO movement. The optics quality-this is Smith we are talking about, they do not offer lesser quality optics. If you are considering higher quality sunglasses-this is it!
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sunglasses I bought the Approach Max to replace a pair that were just worn out, after about 10 years. These appear to be the same style, just updated. Why mess with a great product? The Approach Max fit well and provide the right coverage. I do not like to have light come in the sides and reflect my eyes back at me off the inside of the lens. My experience with Smith products keep me coming back. I use two pair now and finally retired one. My opinion is that Smith glasses are the best on the market for water sports and general use. They are durable and last, while being excellent sunglasses. I need to see through water and wear them all day fly fishing comfortably. Can't beat the fit, comfort, and clear sight through the lenses.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sports Glasses I'm pretty picky about my vision: and these lenses are amazing. Pros: -Great tint -Good Polarization -Hydro and oil phobic coating works as promises. -light frames -nice fit and coverage. -seem durable. -Stay in place. Need to know: - These are active sunglasses, meaning they hug your head and the bridge of your nose to stay in place during activity. - These are definitely on the smaller side. They fit me great, but to those used to bigger, bulkier frames - might feel small. Over all pretty (darn) happy.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of sunglasses! The Approach Max is a great all-around pair of sunglasses. Light, streamlined, yet has large enough lens to provide more than adequate coverage. Throw in interchangeable lenses along with the Smith Warranty to back up their products and the choice really is a no-brainer.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy user I have several pairs of Smiths and these are good ones. Great lenses and style, light weight and versatile. Recently used warranty service and it was fair and quick.
Date published: 2016-06-26
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