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  • Interchangeable Carbonic TLT lenses are incredibly impact-resistant and optically correct, while blocking 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Polarized lenses reduce 99% of visible glare from water, snow, sand and pavement for increased visual acuity and decreased eye strain
  • Includes 1 set of polarized lenses (platinum) and 1 additional set of of rose lenses
  • Evolve frame material with grippy hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads
  • 9-base lens curvature
  • Medium fit; large coverage


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Best Use Multisport
UV Protection 100 percent
Lens Tint Polarized platinum / Rose Ignitor
Light Transmission 14 / 32 percent
Lens Material Carbonic TLT polycarbonate
Polarized Yes
Interchangeable Lenses Yes
Additional Lenses Included 1
Frame Material Evolve castor-based polymer
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I tried on every pair of performance sunglasses I could, expecting to buy Oakley's. Oakley's tend to be overstyled, trendy, and not actually comfortable on my face. The Parallel Max's are perfect--true performance glasses. They've been with me on hot (6 mile, 100 degree) mid-summer Texas hikes, long runs, countless mountain bike rides, backpacking trips, all day drives, and even look good with a suit and tie. I lost my first pair on a backpacking trip and immediately replaced them. The fit is perfect, they never move (even when sweaty), the colors look clear and brilliant. I highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality I have several Smith sunglasses. They range from safety glasses to the expensive dating frames. I recently received the Parallel Max. They turned out better then expected. I was amazed at the quality of the frames. I was expecting a light fragile frame. They were far from it. The lenses slipped out easily and the new ones went in flawless. I used the rose color for cocktails the night I got them and worked great. I would highly recommend these lenses for anyone who is active and wants a well made product.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SMITH Parallel Max I use this product for beach volleyball. I bought SMITH because I have used them for fire fighting in the past and know their strong reliability. Sand Volleyball requires complete protection from flying sand, cutting wind and other players fingers during play. Volleyball also demands optimum field of vision with the glaring sun on the beach and water. The Parallel Max covers the entire eye without being bulky and the cut of the frame does not impede vision of the field. The included lenses provide choices for changing conditions, I would not trade these glasses for anything else while in play! Thanks Smith for another great design - Steve Blackwell
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parallel Max These sunglasses are perfect for mountain biking. With the interchangeable lenses provided, I feel prepared for rides in all weather conditions!
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minimal and Versatile Style I bought these with a primary use in mind: wearing under a motorcycle helmet. So, I wanted a slim design, but with good coverage. I wanted interchangeable lenses, and I wanted straight temples to slide into the helmet easily. Typically these requirements add up to a very sporty design - but, I also wanted a somewhat versatile style - something that looked good off the bike, for casual wear. These fit the bill. Only comment is that I was afraid the "max" may be too large. Now that I've got them in hand, I think there would be room for a super-max, with a bit more coverage at the bottom of the lenses. Same frame, bigger lenses.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended for all activities I wear Smith and only Smith sunglasses. Constantly being exposed to every element imaginable working in the outdoors I rely heavily on protecting my eyes from sun, wind, and glare. After losing my other pair, I instantly bought the Parallel Max again after the cover they provide and the lightness of them. I love the polarized lenses and the fact that Smith warranties are outstanding is a huge selling point. I recommend Smith products to all of my buddies. Thanks!
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yellow lense is the mirror not the lense I bought these glasses for mountain biking in shaded light are long shadows for better clarity. Yellow lenses are really good for minimizing the effects of shade. Bummed the lenses are not yellow just the mirror. Not well explained on the web site. Otherwise the glasses are great. Good coverage , clear and lightweight.
Date published: 2013-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fit & Lens. Looks like plastic. They have an excellent fit and are very comfortable. The frames are in your field of view however. The lens are great for low light times of the day such as sunset or sunrise. You can even use these indoor. They have the look and feel of plastic. They look cheaper than they are. The interchange of the lens are very easy and you don't feel like you'll break it. Overall a great pair of performance glasses.
Date published: 2015-06-27
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