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post #1 of 12
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So what is everyones thoughts on the new Smith Chromapop lenses. I really like the idea. Everything we have tried to do with tints and mirror coatings should be done for us by these lenses. Anyone use them? Anyone purchased (or plan to) a Chromapop lens. How does a Chromapop Storm lens compare to Smiths Blue or Red sensor.

 

I get the impression it will be similar to Oakley prizm which I've never used or even tried in a store. The website makes Prizm look impressive though.

 

 

Thoughts? Love them? Hate them? Worth It? Marketing gimic?


Edited by kbat11700 - 10/11/16 at 11:58am
post #2 of 12

Blistergearreview has a 2014 article on Smith's Chromapop sunglasses lenses, seems the Chromapop uses a different approach from Oakley's Prizm lenses, and i don't think Chromapop can match Prizm's performance as increasing contrast at low light conditions.

 

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/what-is-chromapop

post #3 of 12

Good like finding Storm replacement lenses.Smith is sold out, there are a few floating around on the webz. At a 100 bucks just for the lens they better be able to detect snow snakes and see through women's clothes.

post #4 of 12
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for the sake of the thread, im going to change the question a little bit. I want to learn about these lenses and how they compare to the competition and existing Smith lenses. Its a discussion thread, not a "should I buy XYZ" thread.

 

Thank you!

post #5 of 12

I think the reason you're having trouble getting a discussion going is that very few people here have tried them yet. The Blister review is about sunglasses not goggles for storm days. All we know is what Smith says.

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

I think the reason you're having trouble getting a discussion going is that very few people here have tried them yet. The Blister review is about sunglasses not goggles for storm days. All we know is what Smith says.


I kind of figured that. I was just hoping someone(s) who maybe have tried it or know more about it could inform us.

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by kbat11700 View Post

So what is everyones thoughts on the new Smith Chromapop lenses. I really like the idea. Everything we have tried to do with tints and mirror coatings should be done for us by these lenses. Anyone use them? Anyone purchased (or plan to) a Chromapop lens. How does a Chromapop Storm lens compare to Smiths Blue or Red sensor.

I get the impression it will be similar to Oakley prizm which I've never used or even tried in a store. The website makes Prizm look impressive though.


Thoughts? Love them? Hate them? Worth It? Marketing gimic?
I have chromapop sunglasses from smith, and ever since the first time I put them on (which was on a sunny day) I was throughly impressed. Every single color was so vibrant compared to when I took them off. Unbelievable product.
post #8 of 12

So now I get it, the chromapop idea was put into sunglasses first.  Will be new for 2016-17 in ski goggles.  Wondered why I'd never come across lenses with chromapop before.  I've had I/OS goggles for a while.

 

http://www.thegearcaster.com/2016/01/smith-brings-chromapop-to-snow-goggles.html

 

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post

So now I get it, the chromapop idea was put into sunglasses first.  Will be new for 2016-17 in ski goggles.  Wondered why I'd never come across lenses with chromapop before.  I've had I/OS goggles for a while.

http://www.thegearcaster.com/2016/01/smith-brings-chromapop-to-snow-goggles.html


That is correct, was implanted into sunglasses first.... great addition to googles
post #10 of 12
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Interesting. I get a discount to Smith and My Red sensor mirror lens is pretty heavily scratched... maybe I will have to try it.

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Originally Posted by RockerTwo100 View Post


I have chromapop sunglasses from smith, and ever since the first time I put them on (which was on a sunny day) I was throughly impressed. Every single color was so vibrant compared to when I took them off. Unbelievable product.

Interesting. I get a discount to Smith and My Red sensor mirror lens is pretty heavily scratched... maybe I will have to try it.

post #11 of 12

Got a great deal on IO/s chromapop goggles today.  $168 for the new frames and 2 lenses.  Both the storm and the sun.  The frames really don't look like they have much of a change other than the tabs for swapping lenses out are a bit bigger.  It will be interesting to see how she likes them compared to her photochromatics.

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Got a great deal on IO/s chromapop goggles today.  $168 for the new frames and 2 lenses.  Both the storm and the sun.  The frames really don't look like they have much of a change other than the tabs for swapping lenses out are a bit bigger.  It will be interesting to see how she likes them compared to her photochromatics.

can you notice any differences in the lenses?

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