Smith XC Archive Polarized Sunglasses
Back from the Archives, the Smith XC Archive Sunglasses are revived from the 1983/84 Smith Collection. The retro vibe lives on with a flip-up lens feature and ChormaPop™ lenses offer contrast and color-boosting optics.
- 4 Base Curvature
- eVolve Material
- Hydrophilic Megol Nose Pad
- Medium to Large Fit / Large Coverage
- 11 - 15%
- Flip Up Lens Feature
- Smudge and Moisture-Resistant Coating
- Auto-Lock Hinges
- Strap Compatible Temple Tips
- Smith Archive Collection Fleece Pouch
4 Base Curvature - The base curvature corresponds to the curve of the lens. The higher the number, the higher the curve. 4 base styles have a “flatter” look. 6-9 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.
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).