Product Review: SMITH Optics Guides Choice

Product Review: SMITH Optics Guides Choice
Date: 4/18/2016
Product type: Sunglasses
Manufacturer: Smith Optics
Reviewer: Alex Meletis

 

he Guide’s Choice has been reimagined to exceed the needs of our most demanding customers. Incorporating our 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, a detachable sunglass leash, and premium 8-base ChromaPop™ and Techlite glass lenses, the Guide’s Choice is engineered for those that truly believe in the life outside walls.

The Guide’s Choice has been reimagined to exceed the needs of our most demanding customers. Incorporating our 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, a detachable sunglass leash, and premium 8-base ChromaPop™ and Techlite glass lenses, the Guide’s Choice is engineered for those that truly believe in the life outside walls.

 

 

 

Introduction:

As you pack up the boat and get amped for a day on the water the first thing most anglers reach for are their sunglasses the morning of the pursuit. Whether you’re a tournament angler, a guide or just out for a day on the water the performance of the Smith Optics is unmatched. The ChromaPop polarized lenses are by far the most superior polarized lenses I have used to date. After trying every brand under the sun in grueling weather conditions from extreme heat to extreme cold, Smith Optics excelled in these conditions proving they were the best in the business. They pierce the water cutting the glare in all light conditions and stay clear on those hot Bright days when other brands fog up and may cause you to foul net and loss a fish of a life time.

 

 

Guide’s Choice Sunglasses Specifications
Type Guides Choice
Length 120 mm
Weight light
Material Evolve frame material
Hinge type Stainless steel spring hinges
Colors Matte black (other colors available online)
Lenses ChromaPop polarized/8 base lens curvature
MSRP $290.00 CAN

 

 

Quality/Construction:

Smith Optics are meticulously manufactured to provide you comfort and maximum vision in tough conditions. The quality of these lenses are unmatched. With a water and oil proof coating, the water simply beads and runs off the lenses when navigating on those rough water or rainy days providing you better vision as well as clean easily when there is dirt or finger prints on the lenses. Smith lenses also provide an Anti-reflective coating vacuumed applied to the back of the lenses which eliminates sidelight reflection.

 

 

Quality Ratings Smith Optics Guide’s Choice Sunglasses
Finish(1-5) Level of Detail(1-5) Hardware(1-5) Craftsmanship(1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
5 5 5 5 20 20 10
Performance Ratings Smith Optics Guide’s Choice Sunglasses
Ease of Use(1-5) Quality

 (1-5)

Position at Rest (1-5) Durability (1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
5 5 5 5 20 10

Features/Design:

The Guide’s Choice Frames paired with the 8-base ChomaPop lenses came highly recommend. After further review I could understand what the hype was all about. With a wide temple design and a tight arm wrap for the superior fit, these frames allow your face to breath and prevent your lenses from fogging or slipping off on those hot sunny days while providing maximum UV protection. The Guide’s Choice design provides consumers with the maximum comfort with their Megol temple and nose pads also featuring Italian spring hinges and a detachable sunglass Leash. Smith Optics honors a great lifetime warranty on their glasses to sweeten the deal.

 

 

Feature /Design   Ratings Smith Optics Guide’s Choice Sunglasses
  Consistency(1-5) Weight(1-5)  Comfort

(1-5)

Range of sizes (1-3) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
5 5 5 3   13 10

 

 

Application:

As a professional fishing guide there are certain standards that are set in your gear when performance is crucial in putting clients on trophy fish. My lenses have to allow me to clearly see through the water when coaching a client on a large fish, when it decides to follow his bait boat side. Not only is the polarization of a lens important, but the durability and quality of the lens and frame have to be able to withstand all elements. Not only did Smith Optics preform to meet these standards but exceeded all my expectation.

Smith Optics Collective Final Rating
Construction/Quality   10
Performance   10
Price   8
Features   10
Design (Ergonomics)   10
Application   10
Total Score 58
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = MUST HAVE  

Conclusion:

Smith Optics provides an array of frame selection for both sexes, to meet every outdoorsmen need. Smith Optics also accommodates to winter and summer outdoor enthusiasts looking for quality goggles as well as those looking for a pair of prescription glasses. You can also find appeal and other Smith Optics gear at www.smithoptics.ca.

I look forward to another season of guiding in the great white north and feel confident that the performance of my Smith Optics with help keep my eyes protected and help me be more successful when landing trophy fish.

Alex Meletis. Exist To Fish Canada Writer

Alex Meletis. Exist To Fish Canada Writer

 

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