Smith Drake review. Mountain Getaway reviewed these sunglasses as part of its 2016 Sunglasses Buyers' Guide.


Style: Not quite wraparound, not quite wayfarer, the Drake strikes a much needed balance between the two extremes. The tortoise frame and bronze mirror lens tested proved to be a good combination, delivering classic good looks to an unassumingly techy shade.


Fit/Comfort: The Drake’s medium-size frame fit comfortably, yet snuggly on a larger face. The out-of-sight spring hinges can angle outwards past the 90 degree point, ensuring a true fit for even the largest of cabezas. The megol nose and temple pads were low-profile but did a stand-up job keeping the frames from wiggling about.


Visibility/Performance: Here’s where things get interesting—Smith’s Techlight glass and ChromaPop™ polarized lenses may be a mouthful to say, but the benefits are as clear as day. There are fish in that pond, who knew?! Colors appeared more vivid and sharp when viewed through these lenses; the polarization allowed for excellent depth perception when looking into water and the frames are hardly visible in your periphery. The Drake is offered in 11 different color and lens combinations.


Manufacturer Description: The Drake's contours and relief surfacing provide a unique update to this classic 6 base design. The Italian craftsmanship is complemented with out-of-sight hinges and megol nose and temple pads for an unsurpassed fit and finish. Techlite glass and ChromaPop™ polarized lenses provide the highest levels of enhanced color and clarity while also offering unparalleled scratch resistance. Features built for performance and style for everyday life.


Website: smithoptics.com