Extensive tests, excellent materials – with Smith Optics you get great sports glasses and helmets for use in wild nature
1965 in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA: Smith Optics revolutionises skiing with the world’s first snow goggles that come with a sealed lens and breathable ventilation foam. Today: Smith Optics has increasingly extended its expertise in the sports glasses sector. Smith Optics produces high-performance eyewear for outdoor sports.
Sunglasses and helmets – Smith Optics offers the whole field of modern eyewear technology
Smith Optics models are available for different disciplines: Skiing, snowboarding, surfing, motocross, climbing and, of course, biking. All products from Smith Optics are put through their paces under hardest conditions by the in-house team. The helmets and glasses from Smith Optics are robust and have a high level of quality.
Pioneer in sports glasses and goggles
In the early days, Smith Optics founder Dr. Bob Smith, a dentist by profession, produced the first glasses manually and used dental-technical instruments, foam and adhesive. Before he could make a deal for industrial production, these early prototypes were assembled with friends and acquaintances at the kitchen table. On many trips into the mountains for the testing of the products, the new prototypes were always eagerly exchanged for lift tickets.
… and state-of-the-art technology today
Included in the many inventions of Smith Optics are, among other things, the 5x anti-fog inner-lens, the I/O Series with lens quick-change system, the patented "Turbo Fan" ventilation system, as well as the adjustable lens ventilation system “Regulator”, which is likewise individually patented. Further patents are the Roll-off-System for downhill and MotoX glasses and the ODS (Ocular Docking System), which allows for the integration of optical lenses in sunglasses and snow goggles. Also among the latest developments is the ChromaPop lens that offers unlimited polarisation, clarity and colour intensification.
Inventive talent and passion
What makes Smith Optics so special is in fact its team. The sports glasses and equipment are designed with a view to the whole, and they are tested over and over until they satisfy highest demands. In the end, you should enjoy nature, sports and movement and not have to worry about inferior glasses.