Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses

Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses  - Brown
  • Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses  - Brown
Our Price $159.00
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Quick Specs

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  • Suggested Use: Sport
  • Fit: Medium
 

Available Colors

Brown

Product Details    

Style: PMPPBRBR-AO

The performance-driven design of the Smith Parallel Max Sunglasses pairs durable Carbonic TLT lenses with a minimalist, partially concealed frame. These sunglasses look good and hold up to the fast, tough wear of everyday life. They adapt to the light conditions with a quick interchangeable lens system.

Specs:

  • Frame Color: Brown
  • Lens Color: Polarized Brown with spare Polarized Amber
  • Polarized: Yes

Features:

  • Medium fit
  • Evolve eco-friendly frame construction
  • Durable Carbonic TLT lenses
  • Polarized lenses cut glare
  • 9 base lens curvature eliminates distortion at the edges
  • Hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads create snug, slip-resistant fit
  • Hydrophobic lens coating keeps lenses clean and clear
  • Interchangeable lens system for changing tints to match current light levels

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Smith OpticsSmith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome

I tried on every pair of performance sunglasses I could, expecting to buy Oakley's. Oakley's tend to be overstyled, trendy, and not actually comfortable on my face. The Parallel Max's are...Read complete review

I tried on every pair of performance sunglasses I could, expecting to buy Oakley's. Oakley's tend to be overstyled, trendy, and not actually comfortable on my face. The Parallel Max's are perfect--true performance glasses. They've been with me on hot (6 mile, 100 degree) mid-summer Texas hikes, long runs, countless mountain bike rides, backpacking trips, all day drives, and even look good with a suit and tie. I lost my first pair on a backpacking trip and immediately replaced them. The fit is perfect, they never move (even when sweaty), the colors look clear and brilliant. I highly recommend!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not great for running

I purchased this style because it was listed under performance. I assumed that meant for sports. I bought these with the intent of using them on a 50 mile trail run. I currently...Read complete review

I purchased this style because it was listed under performance. I assumed that meant for sports. I bought these with the intent of using them on a 50 mile trail run. I currently have Smith (Approach frame) and love them just wanted a large area around my eye to be covered at higher altitudes. I love that the nose piece on my approach lenses can be adjusted to either sit close or father away from my face. The parallel max does not have that option and fogs up immediately when I start sweating. They care stylish and look great on, just not good for running.

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5.0

Perfect for a runner

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from Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I own the male version of these and bought the female version for my runner daughter. Just a super pair of glasses and they look great.

 
5.0

Well rounded shades for any sport and driving

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from Abq. New Mexico

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I really like these sunglasses. The polarized lens that comes with them is outstanding in terms of the look and the clarity it provides. I think the coverage is great as well and provides the perfect degree of full eye coverage for all sports I enjoy. Which are Mountain Biking, Scrambling, Rafting, Hiking...um really anything outdoors, and sport driving. I purchased the Red Sol X lenses as well because I thought they would look cool, which they do, but I'm surprised that they have a significantly greyer tint than the grey lens that came with the glasses. Regardless, I would certainly recommend these to anyone looking for greater coverage for sports impacted by wind, water, dirt and I'm assuming snow. I'll get to that when the time comes. ;-)

 
5.0

Excellent Quality

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from Truckee, CA 96161, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

Appreciate the customer support, quality and style of goggles and sunglasses. Thanks

 
3.0

Not great for running

By 

from Dayton, WY, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I purchased this style because it was listed under performance. I assumed that meant for sports. I bought these with the intent of using them on a 50 mile trail run. I currently have Smith (Approach frame) and love them just wanted a large area around my eye to be covered at higher altitudes. I love that the nose piece on my approach lenses can be adjusted to either sit close or father away from my face. The parallel max does not have that option and fogs up immediately when I start sweating. They care stylish and look great on, just not good for running.

 
5.0

Excellent for mountain biking !!!

By 

from Aptos, CA 95003, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

The Parallel Max fit perfect under my Bell Super 2 helmet. I ride a lot in Santa Cruz and the trails are loose and dusty in the summer. The Parallel Max, with the included three lens options, give me the ability to customize my sunglasses for any condition I find on the trail.

 
5.0

Parallel Max White

By 

from Atlanta, GA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

Awesome fit, so light and clear I forgot I was wearing them!

 
5.0

Second pair and still have the first.

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

Got my first pair in a sun glass shop because they fit so well and looked great, but they only had brown and I wanted black, so three years later since they did not fall apart, I ordered a black pair here on line at Smith Optics. I wear them all the time if they are not on my face they are hanging around my neck on a string, where I have bumped the hard and they did not break like other high dollar sun glasses I have had in the passed.

 
5.0

So comfortable you forget you have them on

By 

from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I just wore these for the Los Angeles Marathon -- 26.2 miles of sweating and dumping water over my head at every station. These glasses performed perfectly -- very light, snug but not tight, crisp vision. My wife wore them this morning for a morning hike and loved them too. A great set of glasses -- I highly recommend.

 
4.0

Great Fit & Lens. Looks like plastic.

By 

from New York, NY, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

They have an excellent fit and are very comfortable. The frames are in your field of view however. The lens are great for low light times of the day such as sunset or sunrise. You can even use these indoor. They have the look and feel of plastic. They look cheaper than they are. The interchange of the lens are very easy and you don't feel like you'll break it. Overall a great pair of performance glasses.

 
5.0

Parallel Max

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from CT

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

These sunglasses are perfect for mountain biking. With the interchangeable lenses provided, I feel prepared for rides in all weather conditions!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome !

By 

from Winter Park Colorado

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I called smith and talked to one of the staff who was a mountain biker like myself and he recommended these. I use the included Ignitor lens and works perfectly. I ride single track with variable light and always have great vision through these. Don't think about it just buy them you'll love them!!! trust me! M

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By 

from Lubbock, Texas

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I tried on every pair of performance sunglasses I could, expecting to buy Oakley's. Oakley's tend to be overstyled, trendy, and not actually comfortable on my face. The Parallel Max's are perfect--true performance glasses. They've been with me on hot (6 mile, 100 degree) mid-summer Texas hikes, long runs, countless mountain bike rides, backpacking trips, all day drives, and even look good with a suit and tie. I lost my first pair on a backpacking trip and immediately replaced them. The fit is perfect, they never move (even when sweaty), the colors look clear and brilliant. I highly recommend!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing quality

By 

from Joplin, Missouri

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I have several Smith sunglasses. They range from safety glasses to the expensive dating frames. I recently received the Parallel Max. They turned out better then expected. I was amazed at the quality of the frames. I was expecting a light fragile frame. They were far from it. The lenses slipped out easily and the new ones went in flawless. I used the rose color for cocktails the night I got them and worked great. I would highly recommend these lenses for anyone who is active and wants a well made product.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you want a sunglass that is Legendary status, YOU FOUND IT!!

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from Nashville, TN, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

Well how do I even state this? These sunglasses, make all others seem unworthy. My whole family has purchased a pair of these sweet pieces of heaven. I have waited my entire life for a pair of sunglasses that make me the sports action hero I always wanted to be. I can now run around in my tactical gear with my air-soft guns and pelt invisible enemies right between their eyes. It's like something out of a dream! If you are looking for a slick pair of shades to make all the ladies/men faint, you have found the holy grail of pick up lines. "Hey baby check out my Smith's..." *she turns around and gasps in awe of the pure awesome you have attached to your face... "Can I have your number hot thang?" *she writes her number on a nearby napkin and then proceeds to pass out "thanks girl... I'll call you later" walks off with the thought of explosions in the distance.... This is a true account of what happened the 1st day I had my Smith Parallel Max's. So enjoy these beauties, because you just became a Legend!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly Recommended for all activities

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from Utah

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I wear Smith and only Smith sunglasses. Constantly being exposed to every element imaginable working in the outdoors I rely heavily on protecting my eyes from sun, wind, and glare. After losing my other pair, I instantly bought the Parallel Max again after the cover they provide and the lightness of them. I love the polarized lenses and the fact that Smith warranties are outstanding is a huge selling point. I recommend Smith products to all of my buddies. Thanks!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yellow lense is the mirror not the lense

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from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I bought these glasses for mountain biking in shaded light are long shadows for better clarity. Yellow lenses are really good for minimizing the effects of shade. Bummed the lenses are not yellow just the mirror. Not well explained on the web site. Otherwise the glasses are great. Good coverage , clear and lightweight.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most comfortable sunglasses for casual use and outdoor active lifestyle

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from Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

As a longtime happy Smith sunglass wearer, I replaced the pair after years of demanding use with the Parallel Max right before a golf tournament on a very bright day in San Diego. I was reminded how comfortably light and securely Smith glasses wear. I did not notice i was wearing them through all 18 holes, they were so comfortable, allowing free air flow. I also like that I can flip them up securely over my forehead or place them over my golf hat. The polarization kept my eyes rested. Awesome!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Glasses

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from Atlanta, GA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I have been a long time fan of Smith Optics from ski goggles to sun glasses. I recently had to warranty my Factors, thinking that just my lenses would be replaced. Upon further inspection the rep stated they were going to swap them out and recommended the Parallel Max as a replacement. Great glasses and great customer support. Thanks Smith for making a great product and standing behind it! I look forward to many more years with my new shades.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great fit, very comfortable to wear.

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from Champaign, IL, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

Nicest sunglasses I have owned. I shoot and these are the perfect glasses for this especially with all the different lens options.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ski Patrol Worthy!

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from Union, KY, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

I purchased the Parallel Max to replace a pair of high end glasses I lost. Very pleased! With the interchangable lens included, I have all lighting conditons on the slopes covered while on patrol. Thanks!

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