Every serious fly fisherman knows how important a pair of polarized glasses is and that high-quality lenses not only ensure optimal vision and contrast, but also 100% UV protection and mechanical eye protection.
That's why SMITH OPTICS' polarized glasses have long been popular with many fishermen around the world, because their high-quality, functional frames paired with high-resolution, polarized lenses guarantee the best underwater visibility and protection against flare plus high wearing comfort.
We personally have always preferred lenses made of real glass, because glass has no distortions in the edge area and is much more scratch resistant than lenses made of plastic. Smith Optics from the USA has always recognized these benefits and with the latest, yet lightweight Techlite mineral glass lenses in combination with perfect tinting and highly effective filter layers as well as some photochromic properties, their glasses are just the thing for every angler.
But also the Chroma Pop mineral glass lenses fully convince with very high contrast and maximum color depth combined with optimal polarization and clarity.
That's why we recommend the polarized glasses from this manufacturer, especially since Smith Optics offers attractive, highly functional frames/models in combination with a versatile selection of polarized lenses optimized for every application from river, lake or creek in our climate, day, dusk and dawn as well as towards saltwater fishing under tropical sun.
The Guide's Choice model has been reimagined to exceed the needs of most demanding customers. Incorporating SMITH's most advanced eyewear technologies, this style boasts wide temples and an aggressive wrap for superior light protection. Add to that premium Italian spring hinges, megol nose and temple pads and Techlite glass lenses, the Guides Choice is engineered for those that truly believe in the life outside walls.
- Evolve frame material
- Hydrophilic megol nose & temple pads for a secure fit
- Stainless steel spring hinges
- 8 base lens curvature
- Medium to large fit/large coverage
- Includes integrated/detachable sunglass leash
- Techlite polarized glass TLT lenses
- Anti-reflective and hydroleophobic lens coatings
Techlite Polarchromic Ignitor
Designed as a fly fishing lens for mountain streams, the Smith Techlite polarchromic ignitor lens is one of the most versatile, robust and high contrast lenses. Techlite glass lenses cut the glare and have maximum clarity. They provide up to 12x more scratch resistance than a polymer lens and can be up to 20% lighter than a traditional glass lens. These lenses offer 100% UV protection with an antireflective coating to ease eye strain.
These lenses are photochromic as they turn brighter or darker to a certain extent depending on light conditions: VLT = 13-20%.
This true mineral glass with its pink tint and high light transmittance is optimal in medium to bright consitions - during the day with cloudy to sunny skies.
The Guide's choice frame in combination with these lenses offers polarised vision with the most allround characteristics for anglers in our climes.
Guide's Choice Techlite Polarchromic Ignitor: Frame color: Glossy Black; Size: medium to large fit/large coverage
Premium glasses case, detachable sunglass leash and specs cloth included.
2 years warranty