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Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized)

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In a parallel universe, not long ago, Smith set out to develop the ideal interchangeable sunglass. It was agreed that the Parallel style needed to be lightweight, contemporary, and performance driven. The Parallel is just that.

Additional, Ignitor and clear lenses are included.



* This product does not qualify for shipping to all countries.

Features

  • 9 Base Lens Curvature
  • Carbonic TLT Lenses
  • Frame Measurements 65-15-123
  • Medium Fit/Medium coverage
  • Megol nose and temple pads
  • TR90 Grilamid frame

Gender: Unisex
Season: F13 S14
Vendor ProductId: PLPCBRMPL
Review ProductId: 20072

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Smith OpticsParallel Sunglasses (Polarized)
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (6)

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91%

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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(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 (Polarized):

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 (Polarized):

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.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sport Sun Glasses

By SeattleSounder

from Seattle, WA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

I've had these glasses for almost a year now, and I've been very pleased. The frames have maintained their shape, and the pads have not shown any sign of deterioration. Very comfortable even for long periods of time. These glasses stay put during runs and bootcamp workouts. They have even managed to stay on a few times when I've gotten knocked off my board into the water!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Love the frame, hate the lenses

By runbikeblade

from Sheldon, IA 51201, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great versatile glasses

By 2TrackTrooper

from Upper Peninsula of Michigan, MI, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

I've always had ski and motocross style optics from Smith. I never thought about trying Smith sun glasses. After trying them at a retail store I'm glad I did! Fit and finish are excellent. Very pleased.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Impressed

By OlJayhawker

from Hutchinson, KS, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

I did a lot of research and kept coming back to this brand and model. Upon reciept of my glasses I was happy with my decision. The fit is excellent, finish is outstanding, and the polarized lens works very well with my contacts. Already had one friend order his own pair after trying mine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fit Function and Style

By ADWC

from NC

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

Very happy with this product. The fit is perfect - just the right amount of coverage and they contour to the face nicely. They feel light but unobtrusive and strong.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great buy

By Mikef

from Northern California

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

Very comfortable, easy to change lenses, good looks. I looked at lots of sunglasses and these came up to the top of my list each time. I wear 'em for everything - trips to Yosemite's high country, weekend hikes with my daughter, driving, working outside in the yard and sitting outside at a weekend brew-fest. They are perfect and I would gladly buy another pair.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spectacular!!

By Dman36

from Colorado, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

The Parallel series are flawless!! I have very sensitive eye's and with these polarized lenses I don't feel blinded by the sun or snow. They are great from snowboarding to golf. A quick change of the lens and off again. I compared to a lot of models from Oakley and Spy... and for the price it's a must buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the Flats

By CaptBrian

from Undisclosed

Comments about Smith Optics Parallel Sunglasses (Polarized):

I wanted a pair of glasses with interchangeable lenses for sight fishing the Florida flats. The Smith Parallels were a nice choice. They fit my narrower face perfectly. I use Polarized yellow for early morning just before and after sun up and then switch to Polarized Brown for the remainder of the day. When fishing in the deeper water in bright sun where I'm not trying to read bottom, I switch to Polarized Gray. So far, I've not been disappointed in choosing the Smith Parallel.

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