At the beginning of every summer, I find myself facing one problem: sunglasses. It seems like every winter I manage to find them when I don’t need them, however when it’s time to head to the beach they are nowhere to be found. This results in me purchasing some cheap glasses from a convenience store that will more than likely break over the course of a few days. That was until I was introduced to Smith Optics.
Smith Optics is a company that prides themselves not on just fashionable sunglasses, but functional ones that have high-performance and quality that will not only last a lifetime, even their warranty guarantees it.
Smith Optics sent me over their ChromaPop Lowdown glasses, and let me tell you, they blow away any 3 for $15 glasses deal you’ll find at any beach shop.
Smith Optics Lowdown sunglasses are one of their signature models that feature a nose bridge detail that you won’t find on many others. I received the Matte Black model, mainly due to my love for the iPhone 7 Plus that goes with my glasses so well, and honestly, that are the most well-constructed pieces of eyewear I’ve ever put on my eyes. At $169, they certainly aren’t the cheapest, but not for a lack of reasoning.
The ChromaPop polarized lenses not only keep out the sunlight, but they allow a level of enhanced color and clarity you’ll never get elsewhere, and that’s mostly due to the attention to detail the company pays for every individual pair of glasses.
Since 1965, Smith Optics has prided themselves on being able to make products that thrill seekers and even casual users like myself might enjoy. I remember seeing the Smith brand for the first time over 10 years ago at my first Ski trip in Colorado.
The company also creates sealed lenses that skiers and snowboarders alike wear on the slope, but for those times that you’re not out there grinding out lines in the powder, the ChromaPop Lowdown glasses are a fashionable set of glasses that you can set to your own personal style. And with a repair and replacement policy that allows you to contact their awesome customer support, you can get malfunctioning glasses fixed by simply contacting their customer support.
Each set of glasses comes with its own carrying case, so even if you’re at the beach, you can toss them in there, and avoid the sand damaging the lenses.
I love my $169 Lowdown ChromaPop glasses by Smith Optics, and it will be pretty hard to get me to use another brand. I plan on getting a few other Smith Optic’s products because even though they specialize in slope wear and glasses, they have great apparel and even cycling gear.
If you would like more information on the Smith Optic Lowdown glasses though, you can head directly to the website today.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit
What I Like: Great warranty protection; glasses look fantastic!
What Needs Improvement: Might be pricey for some at $169