If you’re in need of a pair of glasses that can function in multiple settings, look no further than the Smith Optics Lowdown 2 Sunglasses. Smith’s Lowdown 2s’ offer optimal performance for almost any activity – from trail running and ski touring to a day out in the city, the Lowdowns have you covered.
After a couple weeks of overcast weather in Washington, the forecast finally bore a few bluebird days. I decided to take these glasses out for a jaunt in the alpine lakes wilderness.
I do not normally wear sunglasses while running, as I find most pairs end up being more of a hindrance in the long run. I kept expectations low as I set off up the trail, but was surprised to find that I was able to wear this pair for the entirety of my run. Ha, that’s a first! Here are my takeaways:
Smith Optics Lowdown 2 Sunglasses have a smudge and moisture resistant coating making it suitable for all types of activities. Normally within a single use, my sunglasses will end up smudged and in need of a cleaning. While wearing the Lowdown 2s, I am able to see clearly during activity regardless of how much I sweat or touch the lenses.
The Smith ChromaPop Lenses enhance both color and contrast, and these glasses also have carbonic technology that improves clarity. While running, this added clarity makes a huge difference. The little details on the trail were remarkably crisp; I was able to run through shady portions of the trail without tripping over hidden hazards. As an avid trail runner this feature alone was enough to win me over.
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The Smith Optics Lowdown 2 Sunglasses are constructed with auto lock hinges that allow for one-handed on and off use. This feature came in handy when I needed instant access – perfect for driving and any involved activity. In my opinion, this enhances user safety as well as adding convenience.
The Smith Optics Lowdown 2 glasses, ring in at ($239.00). This pair is well worth the price for any user looking for a pair of all-around glasses. The lightweight and classic looking frame, Chromapop Lenses and clear optics make the Lowdown 2s stylish and hassle-free. While these glasses are fantastic for daily wear, I highly recommend them to anyone looking for eye-protection during moderately intensive activities.