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Smith Optics
Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's)

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A perfect complement to the Touchstone, the Backdrop incorporates the same great features like stainless steel spring hinges and Megol contact surfaces at the nose and temple tips. Sharp styling and thoughtful detailing, showcase a medium coverage lens profile with unmatched optical clarity.

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Features

  • Techlite Polarized Glass TLT Lenses
  • Evolve Frame Material
  • Anti-Reflective and Hydroleophobic Lens Coatings
  • Hydrophilic Megol Nose and Temple Pads
  • Stainless Steel Spring Hinges
  • 8 Base Lens Curvature
  • Frame Measurements 61-16-135

Gender: Men's
Fit: Medium Fit / Medium Coverage
Season: F14
Vendor ProductId: BPRPBRTT
Review ProductId: 28351

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Smith OpticsBackdrop Sunglasses (Men's)
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best pair of glasses I've owned in years!

I've been buying Smith Techlite glass sunglasses for about the past 8+ years and I love them. The techlite glass isn't much heavier than other plastic lenses and yet they remain scratch free for...Read complete review

I've been buying Smith Techlite glass sunglasses for about the past 8+ years and I love them. The techlite glass isn't much heavier than other plastic lenses and yet they remain scratch free for years and years, as long as I don't sit or step on them. I've had them warranteed a few times for breaking them because of my own stupidity and I've lost a few pair. I always go back to the backdrop as my primary every day sunglasses! Love the photochromic polarized lenses and flexible frame hinges.

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Dissapointed

I was very disappointed. Very, very stylish but as I was fishing it try to wrap them around my fishing hat with one hand and the lens cracked. I did not think I...Read complete review

I was very disappointed. Very, very stylish but as I was fishing it try to wrap them around my fishing hat with one hand and the lens cracked. I did not think I was putting too much pressure on it at all. The dealer thought it was from flexing but I've never had this happen before.

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5.0

The world is so much brighter

By Maciesdad

from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I purchased a pair of prescription chromopop photochromic ignitor backdrops. All i can say is wow! The rose color is soft and doesnt overpower or distort the incoming light. The photochromic is very minimal and almost unnoticable, but i was able to wear the glasses indoor. I compared these to a Smith terrace pair with brown lense and a Native Sprint with copper lense. The colors from the chromopops were worlds apart. Just amazing. Most notable were the greens and reds. Blue seemed neutral. Walking thru the neighborhood or driving with mountains and trees in the distance, i continued to compare on and off with the shades......its another world out there. Browns and grays take a backstep and green takes the stage displaying nature at its best. Even though the grays and browns arent the forefront, i noticed that rocks and shale become more prominent on a walking trail, because of the brighter colors shining thru, sorta 3 dimensional. One other thing to mention is that with the chromopops on, i noticed the true beauty of a cars paint job (clean cars). Cars with mother of pearl mixed in and or metallics just looked amazing. My wife is getting hers today and she cannot wait. The arms are a lil tight behind the ears, but the backdrops are advertised as medium fit.

 
5.0

Best I have owned!!!

By Seaweasel49

from Reading,Pennsylvania

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I fish trout in local streams to Open ocean. Also just my daily sunglasses. I sunglasses from 2 major competitors....Smith wins hands down. Even on hazy days my eyes are relaxed and not straining. Really Show quality when it gets bright. Even the others i used to wear i had a lot of glare. I was truly devastated when they fell and broke...this is the first pair of high end glasses that did everything WELL!!!! but the outstanding folks at Smith took care of me with the recycle program,now my new ones are on the way and i can hardly wait. I almost NEVER write reviews,so the fact I took the time to do so speaks volumes!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just PERFECT

By flatsman

from NY

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I had a pair of Riverside glasses with techlite ingnitor lenses and loved them. One day while stowing away, the earpiece just broke off while folding. The folks at Smith showed their true colors in honoring a lifetime warranty. I was disappointed to find my Riverside no longer available so I ordered the Backdrop to replace them. These sunglasses are absolutely perfect for my fishing use on the tropical flats of the Caribbean. They allow me to see in all light conditions including overcast and cloud situations. There is nothing I would rather have. I already like the style of the Backdrop better as well. Thank you Smith Optics!

 
5.0

Awesome frame and great selection of high quality lenses!

By TroutSlayer

from Durango, CO, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I own three pairs of backdrop's and use them all for different purposes. They are great for fishing, backpacking, rafting, golfing...etc. My oldest pair is over five years old and are still in great condition. Among the four other styles of Smith glasses I own, the backdrop is one of my favorites and a easy go to for any situation.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Dissapointed

By kampwerk

from charleston, SC

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I was very disappointed. Very, very stylish but as I was fishing it try to wrap them around my fishing hat with one hand and the lens cracked. I did not think I was putting too much pressure on it at all. The dealer thought it was from flexing but I've never had this happen before.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Sunglasses I own

By jeff247

from Colorado

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

These are the best sunglasses I own. I have a medium face and they fit prefectly and have great coverage. I can wear them all day comfortably without pressure points that other brands/frames can cause. I got the gloss black/green gray chromapop and they are awesome, great to wear for any sport and casually. Chromapop is fantastic! Greens, yellow and red tend to pop out the most but not totally unnaturally, just makes everything feel more alive. Highly recommend these sunglasses and the chromapop lenses.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome sunglasses !

By chand324

from Florida, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I have had numerous pairs of shades throughout the years but these are by far the best. I chose the black Backdrops with gray/green chromapop polarized lenses and could not be happier. The clarity is amazing and colors are vivid but still appear natural. I have been in direct sunlight fishing and in and out of the shadows while mountain biking and they have proven to be great all around sunglasses.They are also light weight and I have worn them all day with no problem. I have not put on any of my other pairs of sunglasses since this purchase except for comparison, which there is none. Once you try these you won't want to go back either. See for yourself, Smith chromapop lenses are the real deal.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Shades

By Greenhorn

from Alberta, Canada

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I bought the BACKDROP Mahogany Polarchromic copper Techlite glass lense after researching your technical information. These are nice to wear,easy on the eyes and look reasonable. I just went for a spring walk here in Alberta Canada with the snow and runoff water creating some of the most harsh and bright conditions and the sunglasses did a excellent job. Driving also was easy on the eyes with the sun & snow and car reflections. I bought these glasses through smith optical on line and delivery was fast(under 3 days). I downloaded a app called sunglasses.com from apple and it gave me a idea what they would look on me(neat app) for us online buyers. I have owned other sunglasses and I would rate these from 1-10- they are a 9. The nice thing about Smith optics is they give me technical information that I'm looking for when a spend my money(they are worth it).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the lenses are incredible

By MarkC

from Watsonville, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

my backdrops are the finest glasses i've ever worn. the chromapop lenses are amazing under all conditions from bright sunlight to heavy overcast, whether along the coastline or at altitude in the snow. they're very comfortable, i've worn them on day long drives.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfection - awesome all around sunglasses

By Tim1969

from Rhode Island, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Backdrop Sunglasses (Men's):

I have had these for 3 years and wear them every day, year round. I have prescription polarized lenses 0in them so they are a little heavier than most glasses, but they are bullet-proof and unbeatable. I also have a few other pairs, but these are my favorite all-around, every day pair. The polarized lenses are the "Amber?" color which work great in all conditions. I fish, golf, hit the beach, drive,...and even watch tv inside(when I forget my regular prescrip glasses in the car) with them on. Try a bunch and get the ones that fit best!

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