This Winter we rode in the Smith Attack Max glasses. The glasses come in a nifty hard case, and also include a soft case, as well as a second pair of lenses. Our pair is matte black, with ChromaPop Platinum, and ChromaPop Contrast Rose lenses. The glasses retail for $249 USD, and carry a lifetime warranty.
- Two ChromaPop lenses
- Hydroleophobic lens coating
- Extra ChromaPop Contrast Rose Flash lens
- Custom case
- Medium fit / large coverage
- Two-position adjustable nose pads
- Hydrophilic megol temple & nose pads for a secure fit
- Interchangeable Attack/Attack Max replacement lenses provide options for every condition
On the trail
Where we typically ride, the tree cover makes for dark lighting, especially in the Winter time. We were a bit skeptical with not having a fully clear lens for those dark days. The included ChromaPop Contrast Rose lens is tinted, yet provides a good range of color, and keeps things bright enough so that a fully clear lens isn’t necessarily needed. The ChromaPop technology makes a huge difference in clarity and noticing detail, especially in patchy light. During our time in full sun, the Platinum lens proved to be the perfect tint, and helped loads with otherwise brutal glare and bright light. The ChromaPop again proved to enhance clarity and assist with shadows.
The Smith MAG interchangeable technology made for extremely quick swapping of lenses, and was fool proof to use. Depending on how often you swap lenses, it could be nice to have an extra nose piece, as pulling it off the lens typically got finger prints all over, thus needing a wipe down before the next use, a small gripe, and nothing that affected performance.
The Attack Max’s feature an adjustable nose pad, ensuring a tight fit regardless of face shape. We found that the glasses stayed put in most all conditions. The rubberized Megol contact points on the temple help with the glasses remaining in place. We became a big fan of the coverage the lens provides, it helped on dusty days, and provided some peace of mind in regard to flying debris and branches.
At $249 the Attack Max’s aren’t a cheap purchase, but we felt with the quality of construction of both frame and lenses, that the glasses can be seen as an investment worth pulling the trigger on. We have no doubt that with proper care, these riding glasses can last a long time, and are one of the best options on the market for mountain bike use.
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