Winter is in full swing and we feel it here at RxSport!
Our focus this week is on one of the biggest hitters in the snow sports world, Smith Optics.
Born in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1965, by an Orthodontist of all people; Smith is now world renowned and an industry leader in the market. Smith started out by developing the world’s first sealed thermal lens and breathable goggles to allow riders to stay out on the slopes longer.
Ever since the introduction of this pioneering goggle, Smith have been at the forefront of technology advancements by establishing a multitude of new tech to benefit snow sports enthusiasts; from the world’s first interchangeable lens system to the launch of two new ventilation systems for seamless goggle/helmet integration to current times where ChromaPop lenses lead the line in lens technology.
This passion for snow sports and desire to develop and produce the best products around have lead Smith to where they are today. It is testament to those involved with Smith, who are snow mad themselves, that their products are now among the most popular on the slopes.
This season sees Smith pushing the boundaries to offer riders an even more enhanced experience. From the revolutionary, tech filled Quantum helmet to the ultra-stylish Squad XL goggle; Smith can continue their dominance across the globe with these brand-new products. Perhaps Smith’s greatest advance in the goggle world is their introduction of 8 brand new ChromaPop lens tints.
Through Smith’s proprietary ChromaPop™ lens technology, you can see detail and colour beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop™ filters light at two specific wavelengths. By doing this the lens delivers greater definition, more natural colour, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.
Smith’s interchangeable series has stayed the same for a couple of years now; headlined by the impressive I/O7 and backed up by the ever popular I/O goggle which has been slightly adjusted to offer a 1% increase in peripheral vision. The addition of a number of new ChromaPop lenses into this range has made them true mega stars for top of the range goggles.
Brand new this season and hitting the ground running is one of the most stylish goggles around; the Squad XL. With a triple layer, moisture wicking face foam, Fog-X Anti-Fog lenses, Tapered Lens Technology and most importantly, 2 ChromaPop lenses as standard, the Squad XL is a goggle well and truly suited to the new age of rider.
SMITH OPTICS SQUAD XL SKI GOGGLES – NAVY CAMO SPLIT / CHROMAPOP SUN GREEN MIRROR + CHROMAPOP STORM ROSE FLASH – £109.99
Smith Turbo Fan Goggles
Tired of fighting against fogging up? Smith have the tech for you! Turbo Fan goggles are revolutionary and one-of-a-kind!
Derived from Smith’s military background and their tactical department, Turbo Fan goggles feature a near silent two speed fan which exhausts warm air out from inside the lens, keeping it clear and fog free for your days out on the mountains.
With enough battery life and a small battery pack attached to the goggles, this revolutionary technology keeps you focused on shredding, whatever the weather throws at you.
Turbo Fan technology is featured on 3 goggles here at RxSport;
SMITH OPTICS PHENOM TURBO FAN SKI GOGGLES – BLACK / CHROMAPOP EVERYDAY RED MIRROR – £164.99
New helmets for 2017/18.
SMITH QUANTUM MIPS SKI HELMET – MATTE BLACK CHARCOAL – £249.99
As well as the Quantum, Smith have improved their range on In-Mold helmets. Introducing the Code.
With an ultra low profile design; the Code MIPS is the go-to choice for Smith’s ever growing list of pro athletes down to us who just want to look smart and stay protected out on the mountain.
Brand new for 2017, the Code has taken helmets to a new level. Its minimalist design is a firm favourite with park riders yet the low-profile style is ideal for those who find other helmets a bit too large. The Code is fitted with Koroyd to improve protection around the ventilation channels and also a Fidlock buckle and BOA 360 fit system for ultimate comfort. The inner liner is removable on the Code to give you that park style to be worn with a beanie or a balaclava. MIPS is available as standard on all colours of the Code. If you’re looking for a new lid for 2017/18 then look no further, the Code has partnered next level protection with ultimate styling for arguably the best value for money helmet on the shelves.
“The new Code combines a minimalistic aesthetic with Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd® for the new front edge of skate-style protection. The low profile shell design is better protection combined with Smith-pioneered AirEvac technology for superior goggle integration.” – Smith
For a limited time only, we are giving away a free Smith snow eraser with every purchase of Smith goggles and helmets. Perfect for those powder days. Chamois leather on one side and sponge on the other makes this handy little tool the ideal companion when out on the slopes playing in the pow!
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