Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses

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    The Smith Parallel Sunglasses are light and comfortable sunglasses that provide athletic protection as well. With the Parallel sunglasses you get a flexible and durable frame, and a lens that provides the truest of vision.

    Specs:

    • Frame Color: Brown
    • Lens Color: Brown Polarized
    • Polarized: Yes

    Features:

    • Frame measures 65-15-123
    • Medium fit with larger eye coverage
    • 9-base lens curvature with TLT for truer vision
    • Megol nosepads for comfortable fit
    • Durable TR90 Grilamid frame

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    Smith OpticsSmith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown
     
    4.7

    (based on 30 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic Sunglasses

    I am a member of the National Ski Patrol and I love Smith Products. I have used Smith products for the last 15 years. I have had 3 pair of sunglasses, three pairs...Read complete review

    I am a member of the National Ski Patrol and I love Smith Products. I have used Smith products for the last 15 years. I have had 3 pair of sunglasses, three pairs of snow goggles, and 1 pair of motocross goggles. I've always been impressed with them. They are top performers. But please for the Love of God fix the cases. I have the Parallel Sun glasses Black with Polarized Gold Mirror Lenses. My wife left the windows down in the car and the sunglasses case got wet. The next day when I went to use the sunglasses the lenses had waves in them. It appears the water soaked cased caused the lenses to delaminate. I returned the lenses under warranty which Smith replaced at no charge. The only problem is they don't have Polarized Gold Mirror lenses as a replacement so I was bummed when I had to pick different lenses. I do have two complaints...1 major and 2 minor complaints. Minor complaint #1 is not being able to get a Polarized Gold Mirror replacement lenses. Minor complaint #2 Design a case that springs closed for both the sunglasses and the goggles. I'm willing to pay for a case that works. The zippers are cheap and you always feel like they are going to break when you open the case. The MAJOR complaint is this: These sunglasses have interchangeable lenses. I have 4 sets of lenses, yellow, clear, igniter and Polarized Gold Mirror. The case has a silk section to house the spare lenses. Problem is this. Because the lense holder is silk and the lenses are slick all 3 sets of lenses fall out of the silk lense holder and either into the main section of the case or onto the floor. This makes me mad more than anything. I've even be willing to pay for a case and long as it retains the lenses. The silk case for the sunglass lenses is a good idea but please give it a flap that will Velcro down to hold each lense securely in it's appropriate section. This may seem like a small thing it's a HUGH frustration, especially when you put and take your glasses into and out of the cases multiple times daily. The same is true with the snow goggles case. The spare lenses are always falling out. Again the sunglasses and goggles are a Great Products.....the issue with the spare lenses falling out of the sunglasses and goggles case is go bad it angers me just thinking about it. Even though I love your products I may not buy another Smith product just because of this problem. Honestly, I know you can make great products, figure out how to make a great case. If you buy this product be prepared to get mad regarding the case.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love the frame, hate the lenses

    After the first week of wearing around town, I would have given them 5 stars. Then I wore them for 4 long days of biking and am giving them a generous 2 star...Read complete review

    After the first week of wearing around town, I would have given them 5 stars. Then I wore them for 4 long days of biking and am giving them a generous 2 star review. I have the pearl with bronze lens and there are little tiny spots all over that the mirror has come off. We can't figure out what could have caused it. We don't use aerosol sunscreen, nothing I use on my bike is ever sprayed, its very strange. I have 2 other brands of mirrored lens glasses that were half the price and after biking thousands of miles with them (one pair I've had for almost 15 years) there is only one tiny scratch. These made it one week and and the lenses are shot. Very disappointing. However, the frame is awesome; no fogging, stays put on your face, and they look super cute when I'm running or biking or just running errands. I haven't contacted Smith about the lens issue yet, but hopefully a replacement lens won't have the same problem.

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    5.0

    Great sunglasses!

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    from Boulder, CO, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I have a narrow face/head and struggle to find sunglasses but these ones are super. They're light, fit great, and do the job!

     
    5.0

    Très bonne lunette

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    from Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Lunette très légère avec ajustement parfait pour moi.

     
    5.0

    Great Style and Function

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    from Central Washington

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Lightweight, comfortable, with excellent quality polarized lenses. Just the right amount of sun protection for on the water and fishing.

     
    5.0

    Great glasses

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    from Colorado, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I like these sunglasses. I have a slim face and they do not overwhelm me. I like that I have two lenses that came with them. I wish there was also a clear lens I could purchase but overall, I think these are great glasses.

     
    5.0

    Great for running

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    from Boise, ID, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I bought these glasses because I needed something that wouldn't move around while I'm running. These fit so nice and stayed put. Wonderful eye protection as well.

     
    5.0

    Best Smith Purchase YET!

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    from Detroit Lakes, MN

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Love, Love, Love the fit and color of these glasses. You won't be disappointed. They fit my smaller face shape without overwhelming me. Very comfortable.

     
    5.0

    Second Pair!

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    from Texas, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I suppose it says something when you buy a product for a second time! The reason I purchased this model was that I recently lost my first "Parallel". First pair, having them nearly three years, were sturdy and comfortable, lenses were clear and durable. I didn't think twice about what brand or model to go with. Love my Smith sunglasses, but hope I don't have to purchase a new pair anytime soon!

     
    5.0

    Lightweight, stylish and surprisingly durable

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    from Moab, UT 84532, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    As a climbing and canyoneering guide in Moab, Utah, I am constantly putting gear to the test. Sunglasses are an essential piece of equipment. These sunglasses have stood up to hundreds of days on the rock and in the sand. They are lightweight enough that I barely notice them on my face, but durable enough to take the constant beating of 40 mph sandstorms, unrelenting UV and guarantee that I'll drop them, drag them and cram them in my pack on a daily basis. The interchangeable lenses are a quick and easy to deal with. Bottom line...These are the most practical sunglasses I have ever owned and they're pretty cute too.

     
    5.0

    Fit is awesome - optics are awesome

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    from Flagstaff, AZ, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I admit I don't consider any other sunglasses but Smith. When the price, fit and optics meet all my needs, shopping around is just a waste of time. I use these sunglasses for mountain biking and driving.

     
    5.0

    Great Fit for Smaller Faces

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    from Bozeman, MT, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    We recently moved to the mountains, a lot of blue bird days and snow!! Needed something with a great polarized lens, but a pair that would fit my small face. These fit the bill perfectly!! Love my Smith products!

     
    5.0

    Perfect Fit

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I have a smaller face, but these fit very well. I liked the fit better than the Oakley Half Jacket.

     
    5.0

    My Go To

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    from Fresno, CA, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I've been wearing a pair of these every day for over 5 years now. First pair went through three sets of lenses (I work with my hands, eye protection required, things happen) before finally replacing the frames. For having literally worn them everyday for so long, fitting my head perfectly and so so comfy, I was plenty happy with how they held up. buying a second pair was an easy decision.

     
    5.0

    Great fit and finish

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    from Bozeman, MT, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I have a narrow face and these fit and look awesome, great lens.

     
    5.0

    Great Glasses!

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    from Maine

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I owned a pair of Smith's Parallel glasses for about 7 years. I lost them 2 days ago and have been searching to replace them. I have absolutely loved them. The only issue that I ever encountered was with the nose pads. Both, in the past 2 years, fell off. I continued to use them for cycling and found they stayed on fine. I finally called Smith to see if they could help with that. My new nose pads (no charge) are on their way to my house. Too bad I've lost the glasses! Great service though. I was, however, disappointed to find that when buying a new pair they no longer come with 3 sets of lenses as mine did, or a case (from what I can see on the website). I will likely buy them again despite this.

     
    5.0

    Perfect daily glasses

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    from Kentucky, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Classic, minimal, durable design makes these my daily glasses that look good anywhere.

     
    5.0

    Love smith products

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    from Michigan, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    I ordered these parallel glasses as a replacement for my favorite sunglasses ever, the smith factor model which are no longer available. I owned the factor model for over 10 years and was really disappointed that they were no longer supported. I am very pleased with my choice as the parallel frames are just as good if not better than my previous favorites.

     
    4.0

    Smith always puts out a great product and this is another example

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    from Meridian, ID, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Working for the fire service it is always important to not only protect your eyes from certain debris but also have something that is going to last and look good. Smith has always stood bye there word in regard to customer service and also provide a great product. Thanks for taking such good care of us.

     
    5.0

    Best shades for running I have ever had

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    from Tampa, FL, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Well vented excellent optics my new go to pair beating out my Oakley's for comfort I really enjoy wearing these. I have not swapped out lenses yet but that seems to be an easy affair and having that as an option is key for me as I'm active all the time in all weathers as a competitive runner, hang glider pilot and sailor. Well done!

     
    3.0

    Fantastic customer service

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Look carefully at the lense choice, the polarized search brings up non polarized lenses. smith made good on sending me the lens I wanted.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Proud Smith Optics Sponsored Rider

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    from Ridgecrest, CA, USA

    Comments about Smith Optics Smith Parallel Polarized Sunglasses, Brown:

    Always a bit primpy when it comes to buying sunglasses. Got a small mellon and small nose, so I'm a bit stupid when it comes to stepping out into the unknown when it comes to buying a new pair of shades. Decided to step into these sunglasses from the Hideouts that I've previously bought for a different look and loved them from the second I opened the shipping box! Fit and feel on the face is just awesome. Don't even feel like you have shades on at all. Already looking into my next colorway and order coming in again soon. As always, order was sent out same day I placed it, customer service has always surprised me by the way it goes out of their way to cater to their riders. Thank again for the support and keep pumping out the great products!!!

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