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Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses

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Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses

  • The most versatile pair of sunglasses available.
  • Durable, High impact TR90 Grilamid Nylon frames with hydrophilic Megol nose pads.
  • All come with three pairs of removable carbonic lenses featuring Tapered lens technology.
  • All provide 100% UV Protection.

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Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (12)

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    (5)

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94%

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

My Go To

By Darnell

from Fresno, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

By RKOLLER

from Bozeman, MT, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

 
5.0

Great Glasses!

By Tracy207

from Maine

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

By Thunderman

from Kentucky, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

 
5.0

Love smith products

By Aaron46

from Michigan, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

By Lisadoc04

from Meridian, ID, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

By Bob56

from Tampa, FL, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

By Jllew

from Undisclosed

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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

By Bonez

from Ridgecrest, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel Sunglasses:

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!!!

 
5.0

Fantastic Sunglasses

By Skibum

from Ripley, WV, USA

Comments about Smith Optics - Parallel 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 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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