Salt Lake City for the Summer '11 and wherever the snow takes me for the 2012 ski season
stoked to be back with backcountry.com... looking forward to working with them again. Super excited that the SOLE US distribution of Peak Performance outerwear is with backcountry.com.... they make beautiful high-quality things. I'm a skier based out of SLC. I love skiing so much that sometimes I pay less attention to tiny details. If you're reading my reviews; I'm a skier- not an analyst or a gear-junky... my opinions are honest and based off of use only. I love skiing and being outside: I feel lucky to have the job that I have and luckier to have good health. I'm recovering from an ankle surgery and life couldn't be better right now. My stoke is high and ankle feels great.
These glasses have great coverage but are NOT for smaller faces. They ARE big... but in a stylish way. I like them... They're girly for sure but stay on super well. They do rest a bit on your cheeks so not necessarily the best for ski-touring or mountain-biking but they're badass.
Stylish... AND durable. I've put my pair of Gibson's through the wringer for sure. . . as in=thrown in ski backpack fast without a case . . . then I've fallen with them floating in my pack: They've been pretty smashed and they're still kickin'.... I'm impressed. They end up being my "if I only take one pair of sunglasses" type of shades. . . They do hold up and they'll work for ski-touring/ give you great coverage & sun protection, but then look sweet for round-town . Dig em
The Jetset has become my most worn Smith Sunglasses. They're super light, ultra comfy, and they're stylish as well. they have a hint of femininity without being to outright "girlie". They stay on your head for a ride, but feel like your go-to around city glasses too. I'm a big fan.
The Swindler is a GREAT pair of sunglasses. HUGE FAN. They look great and provide a lot of coverage. I have the "brown" lenses- they're marvelous. I dig the "gap" above the nose brim as well. I've had my pair for a long time and they're still my "go-to's" .. noteworthy- they have a nice gentle curve around your head. Super comfy- but aren't going to slip down the nose as much because of it
These shades are awesome. . . the lenses are a great shade too- not too dark at all- however perfect on a super bright day. They stay on well too- you could probably do flips on a tramp wearing them (okay- I'll try it later) and they'll stay on. Don't get me wrong though - they don't give you a headache or anything. they just feel durable and strong. plus i really dig the alternating shine-to-matte-finish check. Something to note: there is a slight dip in the center-top of the frame- it's not a straight-acrosser like the gibson- I don't prefer it one way or the other- but it's worth noting-