Smith PivLock V2

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Building on the simplicity and hugely versatile lens-swapping technology of their legendary Sliders, the Smith Pivlock V-system of lens interchangeability is a natural and elegant optical evolution. The merits of this design allowed Smith to go blow-for-blow with some of the most entrenched optical sponsors in the pro peloton in 2010 and 2011, and got their then-new Pivlock V90 on the heads and helmets of pro teams all across the domestic and international circuits. Smith used all of those saddle hours to further polish and fine-tune the Pivlock design, resulting in the radical new Pivlock V2 -- which is getting put through the ringer this year, by our own Competitive Cyclist Pro Team riders. At first glance, the biggest difference between the new V2 and the first-generation V90 is the absence of the split arms. The V2 features slightly chunkier, albeit still fantastically lightweight (the V2 Max only adds a gram or two from the V90 Max), and expertly branded arms that create slightly better leverage when swapping out the lenses. A closer inspection reveals several other subtle design changes that give the V2 a clear advantage over its predecessor. The first is the adjustable nose piece. Rather than simply flexing, the piece has three distinct set widths, allowing you to ratchet the pads open or closed depending on how low or high you prefer your frames to fit. A small detail to be sure, but it removes a lot of the ambiguity or imbalance found in nose pieces whose pads adjust independently of each other. Smith also went with a new slide-on Megol temple tip that terminates several millimeters from the end of each arm to keep the tips gripping only the sides of your head, without hanging up on the sides of your ear. Again, a very subtle detail, but a comfort-enhancing improvement. Aside from the arms, the V2 also boasts a dramatically different lens. Granted, it follows the same dramatic horizontal sweep and tight pantoscopic angle of the V90, but the old lens' s...

- Backcountry.com

Maximum optics and maximum protection are the basis of the new PivLock V2 Tactical. Utilizing the new FreeFloat? lens technology, the PivLock V2 Tactical can absorb a serious impact. This is a super lightweight, frameless protective eyeshield that increases up vision and keeps you on target. If that wasn?t enough, the PivLock V2 Tactical features 3-position adjustable nosepiece and performance-proven interchangeable lenses.

- RockCreek

Long races require versatility and high performing gear, and with Smith's Pivlock V2 Sunglasses, you get both. Full-wrap design is smooth and unobtrusive and offers a wide view of the course ahead, and with 2 additional interchangeable lenses for variable conditions, you aren't slowed down by the changing light. Get the perfect fit with the 3-position adjustable nose piece and slide on temple ends that secure to you head with comfort. Carbonic TLT lenses, eco-friendly frames, and a hydroleophobic coating sweeten these race-winning shades.

- Mountain Gear

Take these sunglasses on any sporting adventure. You'll be amazed by the great coverage and unobstructed vision these premium sunglasses offer. Rimless, ultralight sport shield design features a revolutionary lens system that allows you to change lenses easily in seconds. Smith's scratch- and impact-resistant Carbonic TLT lenses taper toward the outer edge to provide distortion-free clarity. Highest-quality lens coatings produce outstanding color and object definition. Hydroleophobic lens coating repels moisture, grease and grime to keep your vision clear. Grilamid TR90 nylon frames offer consistent fit and flexibility in all temperatures and are extremely impact resistant. Soft hydrophilic Megol temple and nose pads become tacky when damp to prevent slippage. Imported. Includes 3 lenses Platinum Mirror reduces visible light and glare and retains true color definition Ignitor great for overcast or medium light conditions Clear night or low light condtions Fit Small to medium Fit: Small

- L.L.Bean

Running the Badwater 100 or bicycling the roads of France, the Smith Pivlock V2 Sunglasses are where it's at. In terms of performance, lightweight and durable technology, and style, these medium fit sunnies have got you covered, literally. Constructed with Evolve frame material and carbonic TLT lenses (with a 7-base lens curvature), the Pivlocks offer full protection at a feather-light weight. Not to mention, a sport-driven frame design, hydrophobic lens coating and 3-position adjustable nose pads makes these sunglasses rise right to the top. For unrivaled performance, fit and style, pull on the Smith Pivlock V2 Sunglasses and go full speed ahead.

- Altrec Outdoors