Smith PIVLock V90
I have nothing bad to say about these glasses. The…
Price Paid: $90
I have nothing bad to say about these glasses. The best sunglasses I have ever owned.
Perfect for cycling and I am sure a lot of other outdoors sports. Very light weight and the feeling that I am not wearing anything is fabulous! I am worried about scratching them, although they come with a hard case and if I always put them in the case that shouldn't be a problem.
I bought mine for just around $90, but I only got one pair of glasses with a hard case and a cleaner micro fiber bag and an extra nose piece. I should have bought the 3 lenses kit for $138. I now bought another 2 lenses at smithoptics.com for $49.39 with shipping and tax.
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With the commitment to honor Magnum P.I.'s mustache and the audacity to reject compromise,Smith presents the Gibson. Modern lines and lightweight construction conjure memories of days gone by. Back when men were men, and those manly men wore their shorts...real short.
Smith crafted their sports glasses reputation on replaceable lenses. Remember Smith Sliders' These Pivlock V90 glasses are a natural evolution, though they use an entirely different system. The one piece lens has specialized slots where the temple/hinge inserts, then pivots into a locked position. The nose piece also snaps in with little effort. The Pivlock system is at once easy, quick, and secure. And since they're designed for high energy activities, the grippy Megol rubber on the ends of the temple and on the nose piece are a welcome addition to help hold the frames in place, even with your forehead on the stem chasing a breakaway. Smith Optics is known for just that, their optics. So it comes as no surprise that they've figured out how to build sunglasses with such a sweeping, curvaceous lens, yet retain the clarity at the periphery you need for high speed sports. The lens on the Pivlock V90 series is what Smith calls their Carbonic TLT. The TLT stands for Tapered Lens Technology, and this means that the thickness of the lens tapers from the optical center, towards the edges. This thinning allows for less refraction and therefore less distortion for the light waves passing through the lens. The Carbonic lens is also highly resistant to impacts. This is a great thing to know when you think about the myriad objects that could threaten your eyes on a bike ride -- gravel from car tires, tree limbs, birds (seriously, we know from experience). 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 Smith Pivlock V90 is available in Black w/platinum, Matte Smoke w/red mirror, and Smoke Crystal w/platinum. You'll get two extra lenses. The Ignitor lens is great for overcast days as it increases definition and depth perception in low l...
A lightweight rimless sport style with a secure fit, Smith's PivLock V90 performance sunglasses include interchangeable lenses that are easy to swap out when light conditions change.
Customize your visual adventure with the high performance and interchangeable styles of the Pivlock V90 Sunglasses from Smith. A patent-pending temple / hinge piece lets you swap out lenses faster than ever so you can easily adjust to varying light conditions or different activities, tough Carbonic TLT lenses provide sport-ready impact resistance with tapered lens construction and polarization for optical precision and glare cutting.
- Mountain Gear