Interbike 2017 – Smith Optics

by Brian Mullin on October 4, 2017

Network Helmet

The helmet offers a clean, modern design, and the road oriented Network is comprised of proven lightweight in-mold Aerocore construction and featuring Koroyd ventilated technology in strategic, zonal impact areas to offer safeguarded coverage where and when it matters most. Smith helmets are created to absorb direct impacts efficiently, and all colorways of the Network include a MIPS (multi-directional impact protection system) lining that reduces rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head. When combined with MIPS, the helmet liner is separated from the head by a low-friction slip plane that allows the head to slide during impact and may reduce instances of traumatic brain injuries.

 

For ultimate sunglass integration – a critical need for road riders – the Network features Smith’s AirEvac ventilation system of internal air channels, along with 20 optimized vents, to pull air up and away from the head to prevent fogging of eyewear while riding. The pass-through channels also allow sunglasses to be easily stored on the front of the helmet.

A removable visor, reminiscent of traditional cycling caps, is included for added utility and style. The addition of the VaporFit adjustable fit system and ultra-light single layer webbing allows increased comfort, while the inner lining, featuring X-Static with Reactive Cooling Performance, offers anti-microbial properties to help absorb perspiration while riding.

The new Network helmet (MSRP $160) comes in seven color schemes (shown above with the special edition Smith x Cinelli version) will be available Spring 2018.

Session Helmet

Comprised of proven lightweight in-mold Aerocore construction with an integrated skeletal structure, the All-Mountain Session utilizes Koroyd technology in strategic, zonal impact areas to offer safeguarded coverage for riders to charge harder with confidence. Smith helmets are created to absorb direct impacts efficiently, and all colorways of the Session include a multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS) lining that reduces rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head. When combined with MIPS, the helmet liner is separated from the head by a low-friction slip plane that allows the head to slide during impact and may reduce instances of traumatic brain injuries.

The inclusion of significant air vents across the top of the full-featured helmet provided maximum ventilation for long climbs and warm weather and combined with Smith’s AirEvac ventilation system of internal air channels to increase airflow through the helmet, especially when worn with Smith MTB goggles and performance eyewear. The inner lining, featuring X-Static with Reactive Cooling Performance, offers anti-microbial properties to help absorb perspiration while riding.

For ultimate eyewear integration, the Session features additional channels on the front of the helmet for easy sunglass storage, and the three-position visor rotates upward to fit various goggle positions. The addition of the VaporFit adjustable fit system and ultra-light single layer webbing allows increased comfort.

The new Session helmet retails for $160, comes in six colors and will be available Spring 2018.

Attack/Attack-Max Sunglasses

Offered in two sizes, the smaller Attack and the larger Attack Max feature Smith’s new MAG interchangeable technology with its proprietary ChromaPop lenses; a magnet-based innovation that enables fast lens swapping for varying light conditions with a simple click. The MAG system is built directly into the temple to allow for a vast field of view in a rimless frame design for invisible fit. Additionally, the hidden interchangeability system reduces the stress and tension on the temples and lens structure to provide exceptional optics while offering a quick and secure connection.

The Attack builds on the success of the brand’s best-selling PivLock franchise of performance eyewear, with a faster and more intuitive approach to lens interchangeability combined with the world’s most innovative lens technology.

Each model is offered in one of three ChromaPop performance lens options – that reveal natural color, enhanced visual clarity and greater definition of objects – and all include a secondary ChromaPop Contrast Rose flash lens for addressing low light conditions. The lenses have been crafted with a lowered-brow design for increased ventilation while the two-position adjustable nosepiece provides a perfect fit. The nosepiece and temples are comprised of Megol which reacts to perspiration by gently adhering to the skin for a comfortable, no-slip fit at any velocity.

The new Attack and Attack Max retail for $249, including two ChromaPop lenses and a hard case are available now.

Change Is Easy With The Smith Mag Quick Release Lens Change System

The MAG system utilizes two opposing N52 neodymium magnets, with the highest attraction to size ratio, in the injection molded temple lug intuitively separate to allow the temple to slide onto the lens carrier providing a locking mechanical engagement that resists forces and rotation during over-extension and reduces optical stress on the lens.

Removing the lenses is simple, just squeeze up by the carrier and lightly push inward on the back of the temple lug end and it pops out to release its connection to the carrier.

 

For further information refer to smithoptics.com

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