Smith Serpico Sunglasses

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Sharp, smart and stylish, the Smith Serpico Sunglasses have it all. Delivering a bold look backed by superior Carbonic TLT Polarized Lenses, the Smith Serpico Sunglasses know how to make their mark.

Product Details

Lenses

Carbonic TLT (Tapered Lens Technology) LensesCorrects lens distortion by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center towards the outer edges resulting in true optical clarity. Carbonic TLT is engineered to be the most impact resistant lens material in the world while being optically corrected to maximize visual clarity and object definition.

PolarizedBlock horizontal glare so the sun reflecting off of water, snow, or the hood of your car won’t mess with your view. *Only on lenses clearly marked "Polarized")

Frame

Metal frame construction brings in sculptural elements into a classic silhouette.

Adjustable Silicone Nose PadsMake wearing your shades all day long a breeze

Features

Medium fit and large coverage

9 x 3 Toric lens curvature

Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers

This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Specs

  • Style: Aviator
  • Frame Material: Metal
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Lens Material: Polycarbonate
  • Eye Size (mm): 65
  • Bridge (mm): 14
  • Temple (mm): 119
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Color Do not use Gold/Brown Polarized Gold/Brown Gold/Polarized Brown Gunmetal/Grey Gunmetal/Polarized Grey Matte Black/Polarized Gold Mirror Matte Desert/Polarized Brown Matte Gunmetal/Polarized Brown Matte White/Grey Green Polarized Silver/Platinum Silver/Platinum Polarized
Lens Tech Polarized Polarized Polarized Polarized Polarized Polarized

Other Notes

Smith products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada

Reviews

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Smith Serpico Sunglasses
 
4.1

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Eye Ware... Just needs one upgrade

I have worn a variety of Smith Optics for the better part of 15 years because they are simple the best! I love my Serpicos and am about to buy another pair, but as...Read complete review

I have worn a variety of Smith Optics for the better part of 15 years because they are simple the best! I love my Serpicos and am about to buy another pair, but as some have already mentioned when the glasses are collapsed the ends of the bows/ear pieces strike the lenses. It has caused some serious scratches on my current pair I and will be taking precausions with the next pair. Would be nice if Smith could come up with a modification.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great optics and fit; fundamental design flaw.

I love quite a lot about these glasses. Having 20/15 vision, I'm fussy about optical quality of lenses and these are great. Fit and the look are also big pluses. One critical...Read complete review

I love quite a lot about these glasses. Having 20/15 vision, I'm fussy about optical quality of lenses and these are great. Fit and the look are also big pluses. One critical problem, however, is that the ends of the earpieces have rubbed major scratches on the insides of the lenses, making them unusable for anything other than loafing outside. My other quality glasses have a stop on the hinge that prevents this.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great optics and fit; fundamental design flaw.

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from Washington, DC, USA

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

I love quite a lot about these glasses. Having 20/15 vision, I'm fussy about optical quality of lenses and these are great. Fit and the look are also big pluses. One critical problem, however, is that the ends of the earpieces have rubbed major scratches on the insides of the lenses, making them unusable for anything other than loafing outside. My other quality glasses have a stop on the hinge that prevents this.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Eye Ware... Just needs one upgrade

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from Flint, MI, USA

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

I have worn a variety of Smith Optics for the better part of 15 years because they are simple the best! I love my Serpicos and am about to buy another pair, but as some have already mentioned when the glasses are collapsed the ends of the bows/ear pieces strike the lenses. It has caused some serious scratches on my current pair I and will be taking precausions with the next pair. Would be nice if Smith could come up with a modification.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

look great but ...

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from Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

I like the look, fit and comfort of these sunglasses but there is one big issue; when folded closed the arms scratch the lenses. Aside from the obvious problem that you end up with an area on the lenses with scratches, you have to be extremely careful in handling and storing them. I will be contacting the store where I bought them to see what Smith will do about this. Obviously a terrible design flaw. Really annoying.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Design flaw ruins great looking glasses

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from Atlanta, GA, USA

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

Love the look and polarized lenses - too bad the arms scratch the lenses! I have not found a way to prevent this. Makes the glasses sorta useless. I also have a lens that pops out constantly - my husband can pop it back in, but it pops out about 30% of the time I wear them. It is a shame that the beauty of these sunglasses is ruined by the poor design. I rated them low because it is a functional defect that prevents me from enjoying these sunglasses.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I love these glasses... too bad my lenses are ruined because of design flaw...

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from Clovis, NM

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

My husband gave me these glasses when we first started dating. I love them so much. I wear them daily. They are comfortable, light, do a great job at blocking the sun and I look darn good in them. The bad... My lenses are trashed. The arms have completely ruined them. I still wear them, but I wish that I could see out of them better. They need to come up with a new design so this doesn't happen. Overall though, my favorite glasses. Best I have had (even if I can't see out of them).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love them!

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from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

I love my serpicos but like other people have said my lenses are scratched due to the loose ear pieces being so loose i keep tightening but it only last for so long smith needs to redesign that specific problem then and only then will they be 100% awesome!! Right now though regardless of that problem I still give them an 9 out of 10 just for look and how well they protect my eyes.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

worst best sunglasses ever!

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from Bend, OR, USA

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I like the fit

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from denville,n.j.

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

pro:Just ordered second pair.Like the fit,but could use next bigger frame.Con: The right side lens fell out while driving,year an half old.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Looks great, but delicate

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from Bend, OR

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great fit

By 

from SC

Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

These sunglasses are awesome. The fit is great, and the quality is definitely worth the price. I really enjoy having the wrap around style in conjunction with an aviator type of sunglasses.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value

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from tooele utah

Comments about Smith Serpico 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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I really like these sunglasses

By 

from San Jose, CA

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At The Beach
    • Casual Wear
    • Driving
    • Special Occasions
    • Travel

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    These are my everyday sunglasses. I love the way they fit and look. They go with everything. The only complaint I have about them is the case that they come with. When I want to store my sunglasses, the case is a soft bag that doesn't really offer any protection when I put them in my bag.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Comfortable glasses with great customer service.

    By 

    from Pennsylvania, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I purchased these sunglasses about a year ago and have worn them almost daily since. Lightweight and comfortable, I usually forget I have them on. A few weeks ago one of the lenses developed an issue (coating started to come off). A quick email to Smith and they took care of it. I’ll stick with Smith for their warranty and great customer service. Note: I originally bought the "slim" model because I have a somewhat slender face, but they were too small...the regular model fits perfectly.

     
    4.0

    Love them

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    This must be my 10th pair. Dig 'em. Great for fishing!

     
    5.0

    Great product, loyal customer

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I have 3 pair of glasses from Smith. I bought the 1st 2 8 years ago and never needed to upgrade from them. Timeless style and great quality, with great customer service. Totally recommend them

     
    5.0

    Love them!

    By 

    from MA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    Great set of glasses! They are slim fitted and cover your eyes very well! I am a pilot and I have never found a set of glasses that fit under my headset so well!! Yet they still feel "roomy". I liked my them so much I bought a second set in another color. I will probably be buying a third set because my wife always steals mine!!

     
    4.0

    Great, but...

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    from Houston, TX

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I LOVE these shades and get a lot of compliments. I have had this one pair of Serpicos for MANY years. I wear them constantly, but I also store them in an hard case (provided by another manufacturer). They are folded (in the case) but I do not have the scratches others mention. In fact, I have almost no scratches. My complaint is the inside of the lens coating is disintegrating; most visiblely along the edges. The rest of the lens appears to have little pox marks, which is what I can only assume is the rest of the coating breaking down? Either way, it is obstructing my view and has become annoying enough to where I want a new pair. The frames I have are a bit flimsy and had to be tightened many times over the years. I am hoping the frames have not become thinner over the years.

     
    2.0

    Great looking but poor design

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    from Tucson, AZ, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    These glasses have a major design flaw. When folded, the earpieces touch the inside of the lenses and scratch them. The hinges also loosen easily which only contributes to this issue. They do not come with a hard case, which would help prevent this. Only way to keep these in good condition is storing them in a hard case with a lens cloth between the lenses and earpieces. Even so, I have been vigilant about this (after getting a new pair through the warranty) and they are still scratched up.

     
    4.0

    Nice frames!

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    Comfortable, good looking glasses! Like others stated, the earpiece will hit the lenses when folded, so I leave mine open most of the time. I like the curved lenses quite a bit more than I originally thought I would. Nice coverage without distortion. The frames do feel a bit flimsy, but they are very light and so far, so good!

     
    5.0

    Awesome so far!

    By 

    from Syracuse New York

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I love this unique wrap around aviator style. I havent had the problems i have read about with arms scratching inside of the lenses but they go from my head to the car built in holder, not a pocket or bag. I am buying my second pair in a different color!

     
    5.0

    Light, Comfortable, Perfect Fit.

    By 

    from Fremont, WI 54940, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I typically haven't rocked Aviator style glasses in the past, but these are now my go to shades. They are light, don't slip off your nose, and there is no behind the ear pinch, very comfortable to wear from sun up to sun down. Polarized lenses make a huge difference being on the boat all day, and it's cool how the lenses make it easy to see farther down into the water.

     
    5.0

    Excellent aviator type of sunglasses

    By 

    from Hawaii, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    Very sharp visual definition. Light weight. Overall an excellent pair of sunglasses.

     
    5.0

    Great Glasses

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    Perfect cop glasses for not looking like a cop! Great fit...

     
    5.0

    Best Sunglasses Ever

    By 

    from Ogden, UT, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I love these sunglasses. I won my first pair in a raffle and I was hooked! I now have 5 pair. I had seven, but one pair was stolen and someone decided to destroy one of my pairs on accident (keep your 4 year-old away from your Serpicos) and I plan to have more. I love the fit and the look of these glasses, and everyone knows that I'm a Serpico freak. Extremely happy with this product!!

     
    5.0

    Great sunglasses - stay in place.

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    from Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I love these sunglasses, I work at a school in Southern California and need sunglasses year round. I love the fit and that they stay in place while running. I too only have one problem with the glasses, when the arm is folded it rest on the lens and leaves a scratch that will not rub off. That is the only scratch on the glasses. But do love the product:).

     
    5.0

    Awesome looking glasses with great coverage but.....

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    This review is for the Serpico Pastrana Signature with the red arms. I have many pairs of sunglasses and like the look and feel of these even more then my sacred Italy made sunglasses from that brand that begins with P. The size is perfect for a med/large face and the lens wrap around the eyes and provide excellent coverage. My only complaint and it has been mentioned in other reviews is the micro scratches that you get inside the lenses from the tips rubbing them when the glasses are closed. I can live with the scratches because you can't see them while wearing however I would reccomend that future buyers be aware that this can happen so they can take precautions to prevent it. I keep an old polishing cloth inside the storage bag and when I put them away I wrap the tips in the cloth to prevent further damage.

     
    5.0

    The best aviator on the market

    By 

    from Idaho

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    Great style, lightweight and awesome optics. The best aviator for the price.

     
    2.0

    Nice Sunglasses Poor Design

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    These are nice sunglasses, but the ultimate failure is the hinge design. The hinge starts out ok, but after a few wears it loosens up, and is nearly impossible to get as tight as they were originally. This results in the sunglasses being scratched where the arms make contact with the lenses. There is no question of if this will happen, but when. This is a fairly common complaint about these sunglasses. It could be fixed with some kind of padding on the arms or a different hinge system.

     
    5.0

    Great for work!

    By 

    from Chapel Hill, NC, USA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    I work on ladders and other "up high" areas. These babies don't fall off and if i drop them (not the glasses fault 1st, 2nd dropped about 40 feet) they remain good as new. Well constructed and i cultivate the athoritative look of the "boss" in Cool Hand Luke! Cool and, surprise, DURABLE! Hope i haven't had a "failure to communicate" how rad these glasses are. Thanks Smith!

     
    3.0

    great design, poor lens quality

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    from Belle Haven, VA

    Comments about Smith Serpico Sunglasses:

    About a month after purchase I started noticing issues with the lenses. They had waves in them. I'm not sure if I just happened to purchase a faulty version of this product. Also I started noticing specks showing up on the outer lens which I have no idea why those started appearing. It is baffling that the lenses turned that way, especially for the price you pay for these, but I've not had any other issues with this product besides the lenses messing up on their own. I love the design, and for a cop it's a perfect and classic look. If you happen to be lucky and not get a pair that has faulty lenses, these glasses would be perfect for you. Also if you've got a full and round face or if you conduct traffic stops, these glasses are great. The design of these glasses demand authority!

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