Smith Optics Pivlock V2 Max sports glasses review

Some of the best on the market for lens quality and comfort, says our tester

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£120
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Smith Optics Pivlock V2 Max sports glasses review

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Smith Optics are a US brand specialising in high-end eyewear, and the Pivlock V2 Max sunglasses – complete with three lens options – are certainly at the luxury end of the market.

These shades sure do look the part, too, though the design might not be for the shy and nondescript.

One gripe is that the system for changing lenses is a bit fiddly compared to other high-end glasses – you have to grab hold of the lens and yank it out, which can leave marks, and the frame feels a little delicate for so much adjusting. 

The nosepiece is also changeable, but this is a much simpler affair, plus it’s very comfortable and well-moulded. Peripheral vision is great, yet the glasses don’t seem to fully wrap around narrow faces. 

But if you find the fit spot on, then they’re some of the best on the market for lens quality and comfort.

Verdict: Expensive and fiddly lens change, but great vision, quality and comfort, 88%

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