Smith Parallel Max

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Smith Parallel Max sunglasses give you full coverage advanced-optics lenses in a streamlined, lightweight frame for ultimate outdoor adventure performance.Smith Carbonic TLT (Tapered Lens Technology) lenses are engineered to be the most impact resistant lenses in the world.TLT lenses are optically corrected to maximize visual clarity and object definition.Tough and light Evolve(TM) frames are constructed with over 50% bio-based materials.Polarized lenses reduce the effects of the sun's glare on water and snow, making these shades great for paddling, fishing, skiing and snowboarding. Hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads gently grip your skin to help keep your Smith frames in place. The gripping power increases when introduced to moisture.Hydroleophobic lens coating repels moisture, grease and grime.100% UVA/B/C protection shields your eyes from harmful rays.Brown frames feature Polarized Brown lenses.Black frames feature Polarized Copper lenses.Medium fit / Large coverage.

- NRS

The Smith Parallel D Max is built for speed. The clean contemporary frame shape is adorned with true performance features like hydrophillic Megol and the convenient ability to exchange lenses. If you are packing light, and need a versatile, durable performer with excellent coverage, pick the Parallel D-Max.

- CampSaver.com

The versatile Smith Parallel Max polarized interchangeable sunglasses include a selection of lenses for any light and feature oversized coverage for great protection when running, cycling or paddling.

- REI

The Smith Parallel Max shares the lightness of their Vxe and Pivlock 90 series sunglasses; they're so unobtrusive you'll likely forget you're wearing them. The key difference is a matter of style. The Parallel Max has separate lenses where the aforementioned models use one full coverage eyeshield. This is also where the Max differs from the standard Parallel sunglasses. The lenses are just slightly taller and wider to offer a bit more coverage. We'd call the Parallel Max a close-fitting design. After all, the base curve of 9 ensures that the lenses sweep all the way around your eyes for optimum protection from unwanted light and glare as well as physical objects. The frame is made from Grilamid TR90, a tough plastic that is at once flexible, yet tough as nails. This lightweight frame supports individual lenses that pop out easily, like Smith's sliders of old. The lenses use Smith's Tapered Lens Technology (TLT) to give you a distortionless view. As you might've already experienced, visual distortion occurs when light waves hit an aggressively curved lens causing them to refract. This refraction causes a prismatic effect, or distortion. TLT corrects the distortion by progressively tapering the lens thickness from the optical center toward the peripheral edges. With TLT, light waves travel directly to your eye to generate precise vision and reduce potential eye fatigue. Objects are clearly defined and seen in their exact position. Seeing clearly adds safety, but so does Smith's Carbonic lens material -- the most impact resistant lens material money can buy. Smith treats them with an anti-scratch coating to keep them as new as possible, as long as possible. They're light, they exceed ANSI Z80. 3 specifications, and they protect your eyes from 100% of the UVA, UVB, and UVC rays out there. The Grilamid TR90 frame provides you with maximum comfort, maximum flexibility, maximum toughness, and maximum resistance to sweat and sunscreen. And the hydrophilic Megol nose and...

- Backcountry.com