Smith Terrace Sunglasses Review
When I look for a pair of sunglasses, I look for something that is going to perform well in my activity, look good in multiple situations, and fit my face. The Smith Terrace sunglasses are a blend of sport/performance and fashion. I’ve tested out a number of Smith sunglasses over the years and while I liked each pair at the time, I hadn’t yet tried the Smith Terrace. Most of the sunglasses I have tested had either been big lenses and frames with lots of coverage, or smaller frames and lenses with okay coverage. The Terrace in my opinion is a mix of the two and provides the perfect amount of coverage with a good fit, for me(medium sized head).
I’ve tested out the Smith Terrace during hot summer runs, above tree line and windy hikes, and the most grueling out of all the activities, drinking my favorite micro-brew while hanging out with friends at a bbq. For running, I wouldn’t put the Terrace in the category of super sport performance, but I found the glasses to work just fine without getting condensation on the lenses. What this means is that there is enough airflow to keep theses shades ventilated. I like the amount of coverage the Terrace offers when it comes to blocking out the sun. The arms of these sunglasses are wide and prevent sunlight from getting in through the side of the face. This also comes in handy when hiking in super windy conditions. While hiking in Colorado above tree line, it is common to get blasted by the wind from time to time. The nose pads and inside of the arms have a rubber material called Hydrophilic Megol, this makes the rubber get stickier when you sweat. This is perfect for activities such as running or other high aerobic activities.
The look and fit of the Smith Terrace and be a little confusing for some, are they fashion sunglasses or are they sport sunglasses? I say both! While these sunglasses perform like sport sunglasses, they can easily pass for casual sunglasses. They aren’t super fashionable like a pair of aviators, but you get the drift.
The Smith Terrace Sunglasses come in a number of different styles for lens and frames. I tested out the Matte Black with Polarized TLT gold reflective gold lenses.
Features listed on the Smith website:
- Medium Fit / Large Coverage
- Carbonic TLT Lenses
- Evolve Frame Material
- Hydrophilic Megol Nose and Temple Pads
- 8 Base Lens Curvature
- Frame Measurements 61-16-125