Whether you're relaxing or adventuring, the Smith Emerge Sunglasses are sure to keep up. With no-slip nosepads and wraparound style, your shades will stay put through runs or casual strolls. The Evolve bio-based frames are relaxed at the edges and the ChromaPop polarized lenses cut glare and enhance color.
- 6 Base Curvature
- eVolve Material
- Hydrophilic Megol Nose Pad
- Medium Fit / Medium Coverage
- 11 - 15%
- Smudge and moisture resistant coating
6 Base Curvature - The base curvature corresponds to the curve of the lens. The higher the number, the higher the curve. 6 base styles have a “flatter” look. 8-9 base curves hug closer to the face.
eVolve Material - For more than 40 years Smith has been a steward of the outdoors. Great days in the water, dirt, and snow are made better when we protect the environment as well. By utilizing a new material called Rilsan Clear, they are creating lightweight, durable, and fully transparent sunglass frames that are over 53% bio-based.
Hydrophilic Megol Nose Pad - Placed at the nose and on the temple tips, this material gently grips your skin to help keep your frame in place. The gripping power increases when introduced to moisture.
ChromaPop - By blocking color wave intersections as they pass through the lens ChromaPop is able to eliminate color confusion, enabling you to see the outside world with an unparalleled level of vibrancy.
These measurements include the width of the lens, the width of the bridge and the width of the arms/temples.
Pro Tip - Are polarized sunglasses better? Are they worth the price?
In many cases, yes. All sunglasses reduce brightness and block some amount of harmful UV rays. However, only polarized sunglasses are scientifically constructed to eliminate glare. Not just reduce it, but eliminate it. Fully polarized sunglasses reduce eye strain and help you see better around water, snow, sand or any other reflective surroundings.
11 - 15% - A low VLT (Visual Light Transmitted) rating like this is perfect for sunny and bright lighting conditions.
VLT ratings range from 0 to about 90 percent with a lower number meaning less light passes through (darker tint); where as with a higher number - more light passes through (lighter tint).