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Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses

Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses  - Black
  • Smith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses  - Black
Our Price $139.00
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Quick Specs

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  • Suggested Use: Sport
  • Fit: Medium
 

Available Colors

Black

Product Details    

Fit

Style: PMPPGYBK

The Parallel Max employs the same performance-driven frame and fit as the Parallel. The lens profile is enlarged to provide more coverage while still maintaining a minimalist look and feel. This style is the perfect accessory for all of your outdoor endeavors and workouts.

Specs:

  • Frame Color: Black
  • Lens Color: Gray Polarized
  • Polarized: Yes

Features:

  • Medium Fit / Large Coverage
  • Grilamid TR90 Frame
  • Megol Nose & Temple Pads
  • Carbonic TLT Lenses
  • 9 Base Lens Curvature


Questions and Answers

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Q:
"Do these sunglasses come with the zippered hard case? Thank you. Geof"
1 Answers | Answer Question
Question by Geof on 7/7/2013 - 3:44 am
A:
"Yes, they do."
Answer by Martha (Peter Glenn Staff) on 7/8/2013 - 11:31 am

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Smith OpticsSmith Parallel Max Polarized Sunglasses, Black
 
4.9

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

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

Another home run

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from MI

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

Great product. Second pair I have had in over 10 years. Only needed a replacement as I lost my others in the river.

 
5.0

Biking delight!

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from Fort Collins, CO

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

I absolutely love the fit of these glasses, and they bring new clarity to my biking experience. They are so clear and crisp and they just feel good! Thanks for another great product.

 
4.0

Excellent optics. Lighweight. Sturdy.

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from Utah canyon country

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

Style mavens won't be noticing and commenting on your Parallel Max sunglasses, but they do look smart in an understated way. More important, the optics are excellent: crisp, glare free, soothing. The frames are extremely light. I wear them all day as a hiking guide, and I'm unaware of any pressure on my nose or ears. And despite being light, these glasses are quite sturdy. I'm confident they won't break unless I abuse them.

 
5.0

Very comfortable glasses

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from Colorado

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

Love these glasses! I am on my second pair (only because the dog mauled the first pair. Smith has a great recycling program with a discount that made it possible to buy the new pair) and they are wonderful! The option to change lenses makes it possible to use these glasses for a very wide range of activities and i find myself wearing them all the time!

 
4.0

Better than my pair of Julbos

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from Utah, USA

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

On paper there is nothing special about these glasses, so I bought a pair of Julbos since it looked better on paper. They would slip off without the neck strap and the pressure it put behind my ears gave me headaches after wearing them for more than 20 minutes. I sold those and bought these, WOW I am glad I did that. I wear these all day and no headaches and I even forget I am wearing them and they stay on like a charm. They are great performance glasses I wear mountain biking, but not too overkill for wearing to school on a sunny day. The only downside is Smith seems to be neglectful on the lens selection for the Parallel series, no chromopop lenses are available and there are no category 4 lenses (I believe the darkest lens available is 11% VLT). If Smith introduces chromopop (and polorized chromopop) lenses for these as well as darker lenses for mountaineering/high elevation or bright snow days then these glasses will absolutely be unbeatable.

 
4.0

From the trail, to the rivers, to the street

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from Georgia

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

These are my everyday wear sunglasses. Very comfortable and the optics are fantastic. I use these for driving, hiking, powerboating, kayaking, and urban exploration. Actually own two pair so I can switch from daytime to twilight quickly. Very good value.

 
5.0

Great all around Sports

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from Exeter, NH 03833, USA

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

got the Max version of the Parallel for biking and downhill skiing and they are working out great.
Good fit, easy to change out the lenses. Love the rose colored lens for how it works in low light situations.

 
5.0

Great Glasses for Cycling

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from undisclosed

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

I use these for road cycling, and the polarization is excellent. The black sleek style is also quite nice- it gives a clean and simple look. Not a bad price either

 
4.0

A decent pair of shades

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from Colorado

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

I bought these glasses specifically for cycling. The upper brow part of the frame limits my view somewhat in cycling position, but through continued use I'm getting used to it and it doesn't seem to be a real issue. They have excellent coverage and nothing in the way for looking back over my shoulder for cars and people chasing me. However it would have been nice if I didn't need to get used to frame design issues at all. The lenses are OK, I think they will hold up well as they seem to have a good coatings. As far as the tint goes, nothing special there, they seem to get the job done. However I wish I had more options as far as lighter/darker tints. The best part of the equipment I think is the fit, they never slide down and the frame slides easily onto my temples and into my helmet. The frames also seem flexible enough not to break, but stiff enough to hold shape and stand up to active use. They were much less expensive than Oakley and Rudy Project, but they are also not as dynamic and awesome. However I have issue with Oakley and there frame quality and warranty department, although there lenses are amazing. This is why I went with Smith, a compromise.

 
5.0

Excellent pair of sunglasses

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from OR

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

These are the first Smith's I've owned and they do not disappoint. Fantastic fit, finish and quality. These things actually help my vision clarity. Awesome product and hopefully these last a while so I don't have to buy a new pair anytime soon but if I do I'll be returning to Smith to do so. Thanks.

 
5.0

Excellent sunglasses

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from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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

I was really happy with the sunglasses. They don't slide down my nose, i feel like they stay perfectly in place.

 
5.0

Great weight and optics.

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from Jackson, WY, USA

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

I like the light weight of these glasses, and the airflow behind the lenses to keep from steaming up during aerobic activities. Also the smaller fit so they don't slip down the nose, and the thinner side rails for a lighter look.

The lenses seem very clear with good visibility. It would be great if you offered them with an even darker lense for snow travel on sunny days.

 
5.0

Great fit

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from WA

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

I love the fit and form. Good for every day and riding bike.

 
5.0

comfortable, stylish, and practical

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from Boise, ID, USA

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

I thoroughly enjoy these sunglasses. I had a pair for several years until I lost them after a short whitewater swim. I was happy to see they still offered the Parallel Max. I purchased the new Parallel Max, and I am able to use the replacement lenses that did not follow me into the river. The interchangeable lens system works great, and offers great versatility. I change the lenses regularly, depending on use and conditions. I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks Smith.

 
5.0

Great, lightweight glasses

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from Reno, NV, USA

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

I recently had to replace an old pair of sunglasses that I use for both everyday wear as well as trail/road running and biking. I really like the Parallel Max -- they are super lightweight, and can sit on top of your head and you barely feel it. The contrast is great, and I definitely recommend it!

 
5.0

Light and sturdy

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from Portland, OR, USA

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

Great quality, easy to swap lenses, lightweight yet sturdy.

 
5.0

Needed good quality lenses in a frame that blocked wind

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from Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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

Very good quality glasses the lenses are excellent.They are designed to block wind and they do this very well. They interchangeable are a bonus. Overall very good quality sun glasses very comfortable frames and very a very cool look.

 
5.0

I look great in them!

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from Utah, USA

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

I love my parallel max sunglasses! They fit well and look great! I own multiple pairs of them and often get compliments, especially for the blue mirrored lenses. What more can I say...

 
5.0

I look great in them!

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from Utah

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

I love my parallel max sunglasses! They fit well and look great! I own multiple pairs of them and often get compliments, especially for the blue mirrored lenses. What more can I say...

 
5.0

My third pair.

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from Idaho

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

My third pair.... seems like I make it about 18 months before I lose and replace.

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