The Outlier 2 is the kind of solar that is envied; it’s a good start! Its classic but revisited form, a vintage hair, catches the eye. Its solid appearance even virile with its certain angles goes well with this little fashion side. It is a solar that can be worn in the city as in his sporting experiences.
Stylish, yes, but useful? Note immediately that its covering surface is not very important, the sides of the face is not protected. The flat appearance of the lenses, therefore, does not offer UV protection that hits the eye laterally: it is not a glacier telescope nor a product for exposing oneself in very luminous terrain: snow, water, altitude … The protection index peaks at 3, so you have to respect the limits of Outlier 2.
The branches are both flexible but sturdy enough to maintain the whole without pain even after hours of effort. We did not notice any pain in the ears. At the nose, Smith uses a material called the Megol, a funny name that does not sound good in French but is roughly effective. To summarize, as soon as you sweat or the skin is slightly wet its grip increases. So the glasses stay in place even when the cardio is leaping, and the face is swimming.
The design of the Smith Outlier 2 also suggests that it can be heavy, it is not the case with 25 grams found on our balance.
The use of damped hinges is a treat: no noise, flexibility, the high end. The assemblies, the finishes are of the same level.
We judge above all, the quality of a solar to the quality of its glasses. Again, Smith hits hard. The precision of the details, the clarity are very pleasant. Frankly, the definition of this glass is worth noting. The technology used, the ChromaPop is widely described on the website of the brand, we will not go into these details. Lightweight, highly resistant to impacts, anti-reflective, these polymer lenses are a good association with the quality frame.
- Plastic frame
- Anti-reflective lens
- Square – round frame shape with medium are compatible/coverage
- Polarized, Anti-Reflective and Hydroleophobic lens coatings
- Hydrophilic Megol nose & Temple pads, Out-Of-Sight spring hinges, evolve frame subject matter
- 6 base lens Curvature
- 56 lens width x 16 nose width x 130 Temple length