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Gear Review: Smith Pavilion

Lightweight, rugged shades that work for city or trail
Gear Guide 2010 ESS Smith Pavilion 445x260Smith Pavilion (Courtesy Photo)

Here’s an urban/wilderness interface we can get behind. The Smith Pavilion—with low weight, and shatter-resistant lenses—has everything you need without the gear-wonk look. Tapered Lens Technology eliminates distortion, which is common in curved optics.

From paddling Florida’s panhandle to hiking France’s Aubrac region, testers loved the top-notch clarity and unencumbered peripheral vision of the brown lenses. $123; 1 oz.; smithoptics.com

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