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Understated performance to reduce the jackass factor.

Smith Riverside Polarized Sunglasses get the job done without making you look like Elton John. The understated style and high-tech features provide the performance and protection you need without telling the world that your Mommy didn’t give you enough attention.
  • Smith polarizing filter reduces glare by 99.9%
  • 8 base lens curvature gives you wraparound performance without the robot look
  • Megol nose and temple pads keep sunglasses from slipping when you sweat
  • Techlite TLT tapered glass lenses provide distortion-free clarity and far better scratch-resistance than polycarbonate lenses
  • Spring Hinges are durable and flexible for comfort

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4 5

Great for fly fishing.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The polarized copper lens is awesome for fly fishing in bright to low light conditions. The lens broke though, and Smith is charging me $80 to replace the lens.

5 5

Great gift

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

These aren't really my style. Super streamlined and perhaps a bit dorky. They're right up my streamlined dorky buddy's alley though and he was delighted to receive them for his birthday. I did look through them though and if you haven't worn a brown polarized lens before, you're really missing out on how beautiful the world can look on a super bright day.

Construction seems super solid. They've got a tiny bit of heft to them and feel tough and confidence inspiring.

5 5

Polar Glass is the way to go

These glasses fit great, look great and have the quality of a glass lens. They do not make the Hubble Telescope lens with a Polycarbonate lens. They use glass because you can get the best optics possible with glass. i am super stoked that Smith Optics still makes glass lens sunglasses. These are sweet!!

3 5


A little to heavy for my liking. These would work better if the nose pads were a little bigger. Kept sliding down my nose. I will say that the optics were top notch.
I had Maui Jim's before, and it was like I was not wearing a thing. They were to delicate and only lasted 1.5 yrs (they are at the bottom of a lake now).
I wanted glass instead of poly for durability.
I am going to try the Costa Del Mar's
Thanks Backcountry for your great return policy.