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Smith Optics Ski Lens Guide


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There's a lens for every type of condition you can encounter on the mountain. Here we break down each lens and its purpose, but first it's important we cover some key lens vocabulary.

VLT - Visible Light Transmission - this is indicated as a percentage. It is the percentage of light the lens allows through. The lower the number, the less light can pass through the lens, making the lens darker.

Lens V.L.T.ConditionsDescription
Gold Sol-X Mirror7%SunnyDark sienna brown Sol-X base lens tint with a multi-layer gold mirror cuts glare and reduces eye fatigue in sunny conditions.
ChromaPop Sun9%SunnyPerfect for cloudless, blazing light conditions, the layered green-mirror over a gray base eases the harsh glare of high elevation sun while helping your eyes see more information in terrain ahead of you.
Blackout10%SunnyDark gray base lens tint cuts glare and reduces eye fatigue in bright, sunny conditions.
Green Sol-X Mirror12%SunnyDark sienna brown Sol-X base lens tint with a multi-layer green mirror cuts glare and reduces eye fatigue in sunny conditions.
Red Sol-X Mirror17%SunnyDark sienna brown Sol-X base lens tint with a multi-layer red mirror cuts glare and reduces eye fatigue in sunny conditions.
Photochromic Red Sensor Mirror20-50%All conditionsCombines Smith's proprietary Red Sensor Mirror outer lens with a revolutionary, new visible and UV light activated photochromic inner lens for all day skiing or riding in varying light conditions.
Polarized Rose Copper25%Sunny/Partly CloudyProvides truest color, object definition, and glare reduction. Filters out visual noise, reduces eye fatigue, and cuts through haze.
Platinum Mirror25%Sunny/Partly CloudyRose base lens tint increases depth perception in very sunny to partly cloudy conditions. Platinum mirror coating provides increased glare protection.
ChromaPop Everyday25%EverydaySuited for a range of conditions, enhances every undulation of snow so you get more out of every moment.
Ignitor Mirror35%All conditionsA universal lens tint that is designed to reduce eye fatigue while enhancing contrast and depth perception in all conditions. Designed for all-season use.
RC 3636%All conditionsA universal, non-mirrored lens tint combines rose and copper base tints. Improves depth perception, increases contrast and cuts glare in all conditions.
ChromaPop Storm50%CloudyTuned to bring the most out of an environment when the storm moves in and the lights go out. Optimize contrast even on the worst days, so you can stay out longer.
Red Sensor Mirror55%Medium to low lightA light rose base lens tint with a multi-layer red mirror maximizes color definition and increases depth perception in varying levels of flat light conditions.
Blue Sensor Mirror60%Medium to low lightA light rose base lens tint with a multi-layer mirror maximizes color definition and increases depth perception in varying levels of flat light conditions.
Yellow Sensor Mirror65%Medium to low lightYellow base lens tint with a multi-layer blue sensor mirror enhances color contrast and increases depth perception in varying levels of low-light conditions.
Yellow 69%Low lightA non-mirrored yellow based lens for low light conditions.
Clear84%NightPerfect for night-time use.


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