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Smith Optics Riverside Sunglasses - Polarchromic, Polarized

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by cbsdaddy from san antonio on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I have a really big head and it is difficult to find glasses that fit well. these fit great!

The lenses are awesome as well. the polarchromic actually work!

Thinking about ordering another pair now.
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Information about Smith Optics Riverside Sunglasses - Polarchromic, Polarized
Closeouts. You don't have to be waterside to enjoy Smith Optics' Riverside sunglasses; their polarchromic lenses automatically adjust to brightness by land or by sea, and protect eyes from glare with polarized lenses.
  • Lenses:
  • Polarized to reduce glare
  • 100% UV protection
  • Material: Techlite glass
  • 60mm width
  • Frame:
  • Flexible TR90 Grilamid® frame
  • Hydrophobic Megol nose pads
  • Material: Composite
  • 5-¼" temple to temple
  • Made in Italy.
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  • Made in Italy
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  • Made in Italy
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  • US shipments only
Specs about Smith Optics Riverside Sunglasses - Polarchromic, Polarized
  • Lens features: Photochromic,Polarized
  • Extra lenses: None
  • Base curvature: 7 Base
  • Frame fit: Large
  • Lens coverage: Medium
  • Temple to temple: 5-1/4"
  • Light transmission: 13-20%
  • Weight: 1.4 oz.
  • Lens material: Techlite glass
  • Frame material: Evolve (Rilsan® made from castor plants)
  • Made in Italy
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  • US shipments only

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by cbsdaddy from san antonio on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I have a really big head and it is difficult to find glasses that fit well. these fit great!

The lenses are awesome as well. the polarchromic actually work!

Thinking about ordering another pair now.
Based on 39 reviews: Overall:
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  • Reviewed by flyrodn1 from Iowa on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    I have been wearing Smith specs for years. Order pair for fishing trip, liked the fit but the glasses had scratched lenses and I believe they were worn and returned by someone else. I returned them as well and hopefully they will be sold as damaged goods.
  • Reviewed by Nick from Colorado on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
    Great glasses for any kind of outdoor activity. Polarchromic changes are minor and not noticeable. A great value!!!!
  • Reviewed by grouper578 from missorui on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    perfect fit and service from sierra trading post
  • Reviewed by Supasauce from New Jersey on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    I've never been disappointed with Smith sunglasses. I have a pretty big dome and they're always comfortable and fit well.
  • Reviewed by marco from austin on Sunday, November 17, 2013
    Lens on these are great - very crisp. Haven't really noticed the polarchromic effect much, which is probably good. Wouldn't want that feature drawing too much attention to itself.

    Only potential weakness is that it feels like the hinges might not be the strongest. I've heard cracking sounds a couple times when I've unfolded them, and I worry about the longevity.

    My face is pretty narrow, but they still fit reasonably well. The definitely would look better on a wider face, though.

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  • Question “Can you tell me about the light transmission Is higher better or worse. Please explain.”
    Asked on 9/19/2013 2:35:31 PM by jdelan99 from new york
    • Answer Color 03 Matte Black/Polarchromic Copper has Polarchromic Copper lenses which have a VLT of 13-20%. Color 04 Tortoise/Polarchromic Amber has Polarchromic Amber lenses which have a VLT of 15-30%. Color 02 Black/Polarchromic Copper Mirror has Polarchromic Copper Mirror lenses that have a VLT of 13 to 20%.
      Answered on 9/19/2013 3:12:16 PM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “Does anyone know what the curve index is on the lenses?”
    Asked on 3/3/2010 12:00:00 AM by Jiminy from New York
    • Answer These sunglasses have a 8 Base Lens Curvature according to Smith.
      Answered on 3/8/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer The polarized brown is for medium to bright conditions and provides increased depth perception and a "soft effect: on the eye with a VLT of 14%.|The polarchromic copper lenses is a medium to bright conditions with medium contrast with increased definition to make this lends very comfortable and soothing for all day use. It has a VLT of 13-23%|The brown lens will be darker and present a sharper image.
      Answered on 3/2/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “Is the lens made from glass?”
    Asked on 1/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by Jim from Phila, PA
    • Answer The Riverside is only available with our Techlite glass lens material. The Riverside has been in our product line for a little over a year now. Please let me know if you have any other questions.||Christy
      Answered on 1/11/2010 12:00:00 AM by Christy from USA, SMITH
    • Answer Jim||Just got these glasses, and yes, they are glass. I called Smith headquarters before I ordered, and they told me they never made the riverside in plastic. Glass TLTs. ||Ben
      Answered on 1/13/2010 12:00:00 AM by bctlawdotcom from helena, MT