Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $58
Superb optics and great fit. Super lightweight. Great for running and biking.
- Fits small / medium adult face
- Excellent optics
- Mulitple lenses included
- Hard case
The Parallel frame wraps my face snugly leaving no gaps for air to sneak in. I have a smaller face (apparently) as Smith "medium" glasses usually fit me well.
The frame measures 135mm from temple to temple hinge.
My first outing with these was in full sun on snow. The brown polarized lenses are excellent. Cuts glare and enhances contrast.
The Ignitor lenses are fantastic for overcast days or transitioning in and out of shaded tree cover to open areas.
A hard zippered case was included with mine. This was not mentioned in the product description so it was a nice unexpected bonus.
Price Paid: $130
This glasses are totally sweet. Purchase the glasses for the full price and get two more interchangeable lense sets. They are really a great buy, albeit $130.
These glasses are perfect for cycling or just looking bad ass. They hold tight, but don't squeeze my head.
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In a parallel universe, not long ago, Smith set out to develop the ideal interchangeable sunglass. It was agreed that this style needed to be lightweight, contemporary, and performance driven. The Parallel is just that.
Lightweight, smooth styled and performance driven, Smith Parallel Sunglasses are the ultimate in interchangeable-lens outdoor eyewear. Each pair comes with three sets of lenses.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.Interchangeable lenses give you the right protection for every situation.Tough and light Evolve(TM) frames are constructed with 50% bio-based materials.Hydroleophobic coating repels moisture, grease and grime.Hydrophilic Megol temple pads gently grip your skin to help keep your Smith frames in place. The gripping power increases when introduced to moisture.Brown frames come with brown, ignitor (orange) and clear lenses.High lens curvature wraps around your temples for complete protection.Medium fit / Medium coverage
Sleek and subtle, these Smith Parallel polarized interchangeable sunglasses allow unobstructed peripheral vision-ideal for trail running, cycling or a day on the boat. 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(TM) lenses use Tapered Lens Technology from Smith(TM) 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(R) TR90 lightweight nylon frames offer a consistent fit and flexibility in all temperatures and are extremely impact resistant. Hydrophilic Megol(TM) 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.
When we think of the ultimate pair of high performance sunglasses, we envision a super lightweight, sweeping design that stays put, no matter how sweaty we get on a ride. The Smith Parallel checks all the boxes. Beyond all that, it delivers interchangeable lenses so no matter the light conditions, you'll have optimum clarity and definition.We'd call the Parallel 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 temple pads keep them locked in place on your face. They won't slip. They won't slide. They won't fall off.The Smi...