Smith Optics Serpico Polarized Sunglasses
I am a construction professional and wear my glasses fron sun up to sundown. I perchased my glasses in 2007, i am working on my 2nd pair. Mine don't have scratches from the earpieces because i leave them open on the dashboard when not in use, i have put them through everything imaginable (except my wife's purse) and they have held up beautifully. I only wish they were Z87 rated, they keep dust out of my eyes but i worry how they would take a heavy impact.
February 11, 2015
Looks great, but delicate
I had the Serpico in gold for a little over a year. They look great and I liked the lenses. The sun glasses are light weight and the frames are a little flimsy because of it. I had to routinely tighten the hinge screw so the arms didn't come into contact with the inside of the lens (and scratch the lens, which happened). Today the frames finally broke at the hinge from being sat on. My fault, I know, but disappointing nonetheless. When I bought the sunglasses they came with a cleaning cloth pouch for storage. It's not a rigid case, like I had with a previous pair of Smith shades. Had I bought a separate rigid case for storage, my Serpico's would still be intact.
October 14, 2014
worst best sunglasses ever!
i absolutely love my serpicos. unfortunately, if the bow-shaped frame (which is what makes them so awesome!) gets bent at all from its origin, the lenses pop out very easily. I was never able to bend the bow shaped frame back to its precise original shape, and therefore the lenses popped out all the time. Just this week, I was on a (leisurely street) bike ride and the lens decided to pop out while I was crossing a bridge, and it fell into the river. I just sent the sunglasses in to hopefully have that lens replaced and to have them bent back to precision. fingers crossed that smith takes care of them!
November 27, 2013
More colors please
I have owned 2 Serpicos now and I am very happy with them. I do have the same feedback as another user, which is that the arm scratches the inside of the lenses. One way to work around it is to tighten the screws at the hinges, but that only lasts for a while. The real solution would be to redesign the arms with rubber tips or some other solution.
One more comment - the Serpico used to come in more colors. The 2 pairs I have owned had green lenses which were very cool and there used to be a purple color too. The current lineup is a bit bland. Is Smith planning to release new colors anytime soon?
October 6, 2013