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Embark ChromaPop Polarized Sunglasses

4.492424242424242 out of 5 stars
132 Reviews
$185.00 - $245.00
Color:Black/ChromaPop Polarized Gray Green


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Why We Like The Embark ChromaPop Polarized Sunglasses

Unlike most glacial glasses, the Smith Embark ChromaPop Polarized Sunglasses are something we'd wear on the drive to the trailhead as well as the alpine. The side shields are an absolute necessity in the alpine because sunlight's bouncing off snow and rocks, and they're removable whenever we aren't in the alpine. These sunglasses feature Smith's best optics available, too.


  • Smith sunglasses styled glacial and alpine pursuits
  • ChromaPop contrasts color to make natural colors pop
  • Polarized cuts glare for crystal clear visibility
  • Anti-fog and hydroleophobic coatings keep smudges and fog at bay
  • QuickFit temples and nose pads provide a secure fit
  • AutoLock hinges stay secure open or closed
  • Includes removable side shields, retainer strap, microfiber bag, and hard case
  • Item #SMIZ9F4
Responsible Collection
Nose/Temple Pads
Case Included
microfiber pouch
Face Size
Base Curve
Frame Dimensions
[lens/bridge/temple] 58 / 16 / 145mm
mountaineering, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 132 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 8 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 7 reviews
4 Stars - 12 reviews
5 Stars - 102 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Great under bright conditions. Takes

Great under bright conditions. Takes longer than I'd like to transition for low light


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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Great glasses for long days

Great glasses for long days on the water, I’m a full-time fishing Captain and quality glasses are a must…these ✔️ the box for sure.


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3 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2023

So close

I really wish that the photochromic copper blue lens was polarized, it would make these ultimate freshwater fishing glasses. Polarized and photochromic in that vlt would be a game changer.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 2, 2023

I Have Three Pair of These

So awesome on windy days when sand and dirt are flying through the air. I have hard contact lenses and these allow me to spend more windy time outside. They are stylish and comfortable


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5 out of 5 stars

August 29, 2023

Backcountry favorites

appreciate these glasses for the clarity and as an alternative to goggles while in the backcountry. Easy to remove the shields when fogging is an issue and the fit is excellent.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 20, 2023

Enhanced visibility

Enhanced visibility. Side shields and strap are essential features. I bought two.

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Jeremy N.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 3, 2023

Best sunglasses ever owned

I got these glasses mostly for mountaineering. They’re so stylish that I wear them pretty much anywhere unlike other glacier glasses. They’re also no large shades that you don’t wanna wear unless you’re doing some sport activity. These glasses are just the right size and shape that make them quite stylish even day to day. The crispness of the glasses are phenomenal. I’ve never owned a pair that is as sharp. The best part is the auto dimming feature. Honestly, life changing. Can wear these glasses in varying conditions from shaded areas to bright sunlight and you won’t have to take them off or switch them up. Don’t waste your money on other shades. This is a pretty versatile pair that is of absolute quality.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2023

Mt. Hood Glacier Day

I went with the photochromic glacier lenses. My eyes are very sensitive to sunlight, so I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a pair of real, actual glacier glasses. I have a few other pairs of Smith sunglasses and ski goggles with 10% VLT lenses, and I always have to squint and end up with dry, sore eyes after a day in the snow. For my first test, I took them skinning up Palmer Glacier this weekend. It was a full-sun day, and my eyes were very comfortable; I was barely squinting and made it back to the car feeling like I wasn't going to go blind. I was also very impressed with the clarity and contrast of the snow; I could see every little detail in the snow and up on the mountain. Although I bought these mostly for ski mountaineering, I think I'm going to also get a pair of Smith Pursuit's with the photochromic lenses purely for spring ski days and winter backcountry. I imagine the wider coverage will be a little better for field-of-view and look cooler under my Smith helmet.

Kenan M.

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1 out of 5 stars

April 30, 2023

Save your money and time

Photochromic isn’t dark enough for glaciers. Arm broke on it with light use. Warranty claim. Great new pair. New pair same arm broke. Cheap construction 0 stars if I could going back to my actually dark clifdens. Never made a review before this is a first


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3 out of 5 stars

April 4, 2023

Too big and some fogging problems

I want to love these. The lenses on them are great and I was so excited when smith came out with a pair of glasses with the side flap cover things. Realistically they are too big for my face/head and I have an issue with them sliding down my nose. They like to fall off when I have them pushed up on my head and if I’m doing things and bed over. I have also had a problem with them fogging up, especially when I wear a hat with a brim. This happens most often when I am head down powering up hill. I still wear them often and want to make them work, but they need some adjustments to be a good fit for women.


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