ISPO 2012 preview – Smith
Smith Optics for more than 30 years has been a world leader in the production of ski and snowboard goggles and helmets. The 2012/2013 winter season presents new fantastic products with extraordinary technical features, innovative design and all-round protection. Ski and snowboard fans are well acquainted with the features of SMITH products, dedicated to those who “live” the snow…
NEW SKI & SNOWBOARD HELMETS AND GOGGLES: THE PEAK OF STYLE ON THE SNOW
The GAGE helmet is vintage-inspired with a minimal look and has been designed with young people in mind for a super-cool style on the snow. Maximum versatility: the helmet has no internal padding and so it can be worn with a cap when skiing, or in town for safe skateboarding. It has many interesting technical features like the high-strength structure in “Bombshell™” and removable ear pads for different temperature conditions. The helmet also has a ventilation system, based on “AirEvac™” technology to prevent annoying fogging. In addition to the traditional classic colours like matte black and matte gunmetal, the helmet is available in attractive colours such as matte white dark sky, irie mission, storm film, oxblood rip city, black/cyan x.ray, red republic, black migration and white strobe.
I/OX allow unparalleled peripheral vision: this the snowboard goggle that provides an incredibly wide field of vision. This model has amazing advanced technical features like the exclusive interchangeable lenses system: with changes in the weather or light, the lens can be replaced quickly by simply flipping up the clips on the front. The Carbonic™ lenses treated with TLT™ (Tapered Lens Technology), ensure distortion-free vision. Fogging is avoided thanks to the “Vaporator™” system, based on double lenses, and to the “Porex™” filter: a tiny hole in one corner of the outer lens that allows air through. The goggles are also fitted with a 5X Anti-fog inner lens system, the best anti-fogging system around, which helps dissipate moisture rapidly so that the mask takes 5 times longer to fog up than all the other standard anti-fog masks on the market. The goggles are available in many striking colours like black, white, cyan, fire, lime, maritime camp evolve, irie cinch, rust kilgore, white film, black/red dark sky, translucent cyan x-ray, impossibly black.
NEW SUNGLASSES THAT WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED
PIVLOCK V2/V2 MAX
The PIVLOCK V2 and V2 MAX techno sunglasses have an extremely aerodynamic shape that is perfect for biking and all outdoor sports activities. These models are in injection-moulded acetate and stand out for their off-centre wraparound carbon lens offering a perfect field of vision. The tops of the arms have a cut-out fork shape for maximum lightness. The glasses are supplied with a set of 3 interchangeable lenses and have a Pivlock™ swap system that releases the arms with a simple rotation, allowing the glasses to be used under different light conditions. A special adaptor can be inserted inside for optical lenses. Another technical innovation this year is the nose pads with three different positions available to ensure the best fit possible. PIVLOCK V2 and PIVLOCK V2 MAX are available in white, black, orange and blue.