Smith Optics Shelter - Sunglasses: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Smith Optics Shelter - Sunglasses: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens


Smith pimps up the sports wrap with a big-frame, big-lens magumba that slips in just enough of the necessities—coverage, security, shatter-resistant poly lenses, depth-enhancing optics—to qualify as legit. OK, semi-legit: bocce, yes; mountain biking, no. Fashionably thick temples aid with peripheral protection, while copper polarized lenses dial up depth and contrast and kibosh glare. The kicker, which you'll love or hate, is a shiny silver inset at the hinge that doesn't do a thing but call attention to itself—and you. Not Rx-able;

Bonus: Knockout optics give the world wonderful edges, detail, and shape.

Bummer: Even if you think you can pull these off, you may not be able to.

Filed To: Men's, Sunglasses

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