Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Everyone's face is different. That's why Smith offers sunglasses with varying lens sizes, shapes, and base curves. Their Vxe has a base curve of 7, meaning the lenses have a medium curve. They fit close enough to offer full-coverage protection, but aren't as curvaceous as the Threshold. The Vxe design includes a sweeping frame that ties the temples to the nosepiece across the top, behind the lens. And though it may look like the Vxe has a one piece frame, the temples are hinged to make storage in a jersey pocket possible.The lens on the Vxe is Smith's 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. You'll get the greatest possible clarity all the way out to the periphery of the lenses -- a good thing for high speed activities like cycling. The Carbonic lens is also highly resistant to impacts. This is a great thing to know when you think about the things that could threaten your eyes on a bike ride. They exceed ANSI Z80.3 specifications, and they protect your eyes from 100% of the UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.The Ballistic xe frame is flexible, tough, and super lightweight. 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 Vxe is available in Black w/Platinum and White w/Yellow Mirror. With either color option, you'll get two extra lenses. The Ignitor lens is great for overcast days as it increases definition and depth perception in low light. The Clear Mirror lens is best for very low light conditions. The Vxe offers medium coverage, and Smith considers them a medium fit.

- Backcountry.com

Refinements come in small steps, but lead to great advances. Pushing performance-driven eyewear forward, the Vxe is created from ultra-durable ballistic grade materials that allow for previously unheard-of cross sections and pull angles: technical talk straight from Smith's development lab, but most importantly it is meaningful on the trail.Key Features:7 Base Lens CurvatureBallistic xe FrameCarbonic TLT LensesHydrophilic Megol Nose padsMedium fitSweat Seal HydrocoatingFrame includes 1 lens, others are available from smith.

- Campmor

CLOSEOUTS . Stop juggling multiple pairs of shades, and get the Smith Optics VXE sunglasses and their interchangeable lens technology that helps you see better in varied light. Staying snug on your face thanks to hydrophilic megol nose and temple pads, you'll want these on your next adventure. Available Colors: BLACK/PLATINUM MIRROR, MATTE BLACK/YELLOW MIRROR, WHITE/YELLOW MIRROR.

- Sierra Trading Post

Superior performance when you need it most; the Smith VXE Sunglasses are made for high speed adventure. The VXE Sunglasses feature Hydrophilic Megol at the nose and temples to help keep the frames in place when perspiration and moisture compromise traction. Lightweight carbonic and impact resistant lenses feature Smith's TLT option that tapers the lenses away from the optical center in order to provide optimal clarity. Built for speed and performance; the Smith VXE Sunglasses get the job done and done right.

- Altrec Outdoors

Smith V XE


The V XE has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$69.95 - $138.95

The Smith V XE is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen September 24, 2013 at Backcountry.com.

Recently on Trailspace

Suaoki SunPower 14W Solar Charger Review

Oboz Men's Campster Review

Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts Review

Renogy Portable Outdoor Water Filter Review

Toaks Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (small) Review