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Product Review - Smith Optics
 
By Staff
Date: 4/8/2007
Product Review - Smith Optics
 
by Alicia Hopkins   

Smith Optics graciously provided three models for the DP to abuse out on the road, the V-Ti, Factor, and Theory. Each model was tested under windy and sunny to mostly cloudy weather conditions, and our panel of critics found that the V-Ti model provided the best protection for contact wearers in the wind, as well as complete coverage from extreme sun exposure. The Theory model was a close second to the V-Ti model in wind and sun protection, but proved to be the worst in lens replacement functionality. Whilst the Factor model allowed the most wind, the lenses were much easier to replace than the Theory model; however, the lens replacement with the V-Ti model is the smoothest and requires less pressure on the lenses and frames for extraction and insertion. All three models are very lightweight, well-suited for smaller faces, and comfortable to wear. Furthermore, all three models performed fantastically in humid conditions with little to no fogging, as well as the lenses provided excellent clarity even in mostly cloudy conditions. Our panel determined the V-Ti to be the best model if you require performance eyewear with its complete coverage allowing little wind and no sun exposure, lightweight, and comfort . The Theory and Factor models are more multi-functional than the V-Ti model and can be utilized on the bike as well as at the beach. The suggested retail price range of the V-Ti model is $159 to $179, and the Theory and Factor models retail for $99-$129.


  Smith Optics' V-Ti Model

 

 

Product Details:

  • Created for increased field of vision & maximum protection

  • Ultra-Lite and flexible titanium temples provide custom & secure fit.

  • TR90 face front provides maximum comfort and durability.

  • Hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads for increased comfort.

  • TLT Carbonic lens provides maximum durability & impact protection

  • 7 base shield lens curve for maximum wrap and coverage.

  • Replacement lenses include: Ignitor & Clear Mirror

  • Available October 2006.

 

 


  Smith Optics' Theory Model

          Product Details:

  • Created for smaller to medium faces.

  • Easily interchangeable lenses.

  • Soft, organic contours in TR90 frame material creates superior comfort.

  • Polarized glare defense created in impact-resistant Carbonic lenses.

  • Distortion-free TLT Optics provide 100% UVA/B/C and Blue Light protection.

  • 9 base lens curvature and rimless lens profile enhances peripheral view.

  • Lightweight, integrated hinge design provides durability, comfort, and flexibility. 

  • Available September, 2004.

 

 


Smith Optics' Factor Model

 

    Product Details:

  • Created for smaller to medium faces.

  • Easily interchangeable lenses.

  • Soft, organic contours in TR90 frame material creates superior comfort.

  • Polarized glare defense created in impact-resistant Carbonic lenses.

  • Distortion-free TLT Optics provide 100% UVA/B/C and Blue Light protection.

  • 9 base lens curvature and rimless lens profile enhances peripheral view.

  • Lightweight, integrated hinge design provides durability, comfort.

 

 


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