The New Smith Guide’s Choice XL Combines Innovation, Protection And Performance

PORTLAND, Oregon – The new Guide’s Choice XL sunglass evolves Smith’s best-selling on-water frame in an oversized version for unmatched sun protection and coverage.

The aggressive 8-base Guide’s Choice XL frame comprised of lightweight yet durable Evolve™ bio-based material, includes the same features as the original – ample coverage, extra wide temples to reduce sidelight glare, and brow bar feature to limit overhead light leaking in – but in an extra-large fit, continuing the legacy of best in class innovation, comfort and wearability.

Offered in two ChromaPop™ polarized lens options that amplify natural color, enhanced definition, and unmatched clarity to see more detail, including highly scratch resistant ChromaPop™ Glass. Providing 100% UV protection, each lens option features a smudge and moisture resistant coating for easy cleaning and clear optics, plus an anti-reflective coating to improve clarity and reduces eye strain. All lenses are RX compatible.

The addition of spring hinges self-adjusts to the face for a customized fit. For added reassurance on the water, megol nose and temple pads provide nonslip grip so glasses stay on your face and when taken off, the integrated leash allows the frames to hang securely around your neck.

The all-new Guide’s Choice XL (MSRP $199-$259) is available now at select retailers and online at

About Smith

Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. With 56 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything. Smith is part of Safilo Group. Additional information is available at