no1home wrote a review of Smith Backdrop Polarchromic Sunglasses on April 16, 2014
I was hesitant to spend this much on sunglasses but I think these are well worth it. I like the style, they fit my face well, guess I'd be considered "medium" size face when looking at eyeglass websites. They are comfortable, not too heavy, feel like they will stay on my face climbing, skiing ,etc. The photochromic lenses are great. I've never owned a pair that had them before. Most of my past sunglasses have been too dark to wear on anything less than totally clear, bright, sunny days but these can be worn in a huge variety of conditions. The clarity of the lenses is amazing, this might be more impressive to me than to others, I'm coming from always having plastic lenses as opposed to these glass lenses. Will never go back to plastic. The redish color of the lenses is great, a welcome departure from boring black lenses. I bought them as kind of a test (again wasn't psyched to spend over $200 on sunglasses, never have before), I was ready to return them if they didn't feel like they were worth the money. But I have to say these are definitely keepers! So if you're thinking of taking the plunge into "expensive" sunglasses these are definitely worth checking out.