Smith Fishing Glasses Review

Smiths Guides Choice Review

Fly fishing guides in the know turn to the Smith Guide’s Choice Sunglasses for long days on the water. If you have ever tried to hook some lip with polarized sunglasses on then you know it’s sort of like cheating.

I have been using these shades over the past year in the Tetons, on and off the Snake River and wanted to give some feedback to how they worked:

Smith Guide’s Choice Review

You may as well just go ahead and Consider these the best all-around sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts, the Smith Guide Choice is a go-anywhere do-anything pair of shades. Ever heard of Chromapop? If not once you have it’s like, well.. you will never go back!

The polarized lenses offer optical clarity while at the same time providing full protection from harmful UV A/B/C rays. Sunlight reflecting off the water can wreak havoc on the eyes. Worst of all it can make finding fish almost impossible without polarized lenses, oh remember the good old day of fishing before all these fancy tools, fish finders, and anti-reflective lens.

These Smith Fishing Glasses block 99.9% of harmful light allowing you to fish on the brightest of days. And even though there is that 0.01%, I’m not too worried, just make sure you buy legit authentic Smiths and not some pair of cheap knockoffs.

Pros: Polarized Lenses, Durability
Cons: Weight

Last but not least The frame is made of Grilamid TR-90 material and will last forever, so long in fact that Smith Optics has a lifetime warranty on these sunglasses. Along with being durable, the shades fit really well thanks to the hydrophilic Megol on the nose and temple pads that offer a snug, secure yet comfortable fit.

The Smith Guide Choice Sunglasses ($229) delivers the optical safety of polarizes glasses with slick Smith design lines.

4.7
Smith Guides Choice Sunglasses
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About the Author

Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. When not on a board, Mike worked for Snowboarder and later oversaw TGR's online publication. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

2 Comments on "Smith Fishing Glasses Review"

  1. I gotta say… I received a pair of these in glass. They fall from my face because they were too big, landed on the counter and shattered. No joke. I had the glasses for 5mn. Smith denied my warranty. I will buy smith again. I done letting them use my head as a billboard.

    • Ahh bummer, the glass on the polarized lens is great for seeing fish, not so rad for when you drop or scratch em. Have you tired Oakley or Bolle?

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