In addition to yesterday’s big tease, Smith were showing two new models from their Performance sunglass line. Joining the excellent Pivlock V2 are the new half-frame Approach / Approch max and the full-frame Pivlock Overdrive.
The Pivlock Overdrive is the company’s new trail flagship. Combining the easy lens exchange of the Pivlock with a full-frame design required a re-think of the mechanism- and resulted in the slick setup shown above. Like the Pivlock V2, the Overdrive has a 2-position nosepiece and comes with Smith’s usual three sets of lenses. The new model’s temples have also been reworked and shortened in order to play better with helmet retention systems on smaller riders’ heads. Because of the glasses’ complexity, the Pivlock Overdrives will come in around $240.
In a refresh of the classic style, the Approach and larger Approach Max are half-frame glasses that work well in both cycling and casual settings. The 2-position nosepieces make another appearance here, fitting a wide range of faces and allowing for more ventilation on the dirt or a closer fit on the road. The usual three lenses are included for $160- as is Smith’s excellent warranty support.