About Smith Optics Lowdown Sunglasses
Specs about Smith Optics Lowdown Sunglasses
- Lens material: Carbonic TLT
- Frame material: Evolve (Rilsan® made from castor plants)
- Extra lenses: None
- Base curvature: 6 Base
- Frame fit: Medium
- Lens coverage: Medium
- Temple to temple: 5-1/2"
- Light transmission: 15%
- UV blocking: 100% UVB,100% UVA
- Weight: 1 oz.
- Made in China
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- US shipments only
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4.571428 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 14 reviews
Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Daniel Bruce Lee from Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The reflective lens look super cool in pictures. The price is low and I was able to wear it on a 7-day backcountry hike barely noticing it was there (the Hydrophilic Megol nose pads probably had a lot to do with it).
Verified Buyer Reviewed by casual teacher from South Carolina on Tuesday, December 27, 2016I bought these for my husband who has a really large head. I wasn't crazy about the color, but bought them anyway because finding a 5.5 temple to temple size or larger is nearly impossible. Well.......these did not cut it. Way too small. I hope STP will do a better job in listing their specs for sunglasses. They looked like they might be nice sunglasses, but we did not even get to the trying on stage - just too small.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sailhermom from Richmond, VA on Monday, December 12, 2016Smith optics and quality.
Classic wayfarer design.
And a lovely purple haze to the red.
What's not to love?
My favorite driving and travel glasses, at a great price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Beanwalker from Iowa on Monday, November 21, 2016I switched to Smith glasses about 15 years ago when I realized they are perfect against brightness, especially while driving. These glasses caught my eye because of the color! I love them. They're comfortable and as always, provide your eyes with necessary protection against the sun or bright days. (And it doesn't hurt that my last name is Smith! : )
Verified Buyer Reviewed by KK from Montana on Tuesday, May 3, 2016They are very well crafted.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Roki from New York on Wednesday, April 27, 2016Very happy with the purchase.
Question & Answer
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I believe they are NOT polarized, but I did look up the Carbonic TLT part, because I did not know what that meant. Found this on Smith website:
"Objects in lens are exactly the same as they appear." When light passes through a medium it refracts, i.e. changes course. If left uncorrected, this refraction can cause visual distortion and eye fatigue. Smith's Tapered Lens Technology (TLT) straightens out the incoming light rays by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center toward the peripheral view. What this means for you is that you see with 100% accuracy and maximum comfort.
Visual distortion occurs when light waves hit an aggressively-curved lens causing it to bend or distort an objects true size or position. Imagine looking through a fish eye lens. What your eye normally sees, is stretched beyond reality. Get the picture? Tapered Lens Technology corrects the distortion by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center towards the outer edges. Light waves are thereby delivered straight to your eye resulting in zero distortion and true optical clarity. What you see is what you get. Carbonic lenses are engineered to be the most impact resistant lens material in the world. Injection molded with Tapered Lens Technology for optical precision and a high level of protection.
No, these are not polarized.