Smith Guide’s Choice XL Sunglasses

The Guide’s Choice sunglasses are some of Smith’s most popular shades, and the new XL offers fans another version. The XL gives — you guessed it — an extra-large fit and more coverage.

There are three frame colors and six lens colors to match whatever water you fish. All of the ChromaPop lenses are scratch-resistant and polarized to reduce the glare off the water. Best of all, the sunglasses come with an integrated leash so you don’t drop or lose them while adventuring.

One GearJunkie editor has been testing the Guide’s Choice XL sunglasses fishing, driving, hiking, and paddling for the past few months. The polarized mirror blue lenses had crisp, vivid color while ocean and river fishing in Alaska, boating in Minnesota, and fishing lakes around the Midwest. Any time you’re outside while the sun’s out, these shades do the trick.

With the removable leash, he has yet to drop or scratch them, which (he says) is a nice change. The wide arms give extra coverage, and the frame shape wraps around the face very well to keep the sunlight out and give better visibility. Plus, they’re comfortable enough to wear all day.