These things look fast. And if they make you look fast, they make you go fast. That’s how these things work, right? Well, yeah, that is (sort of) how the Smith Ruckus work and is definitely the reason we’ve included them in the Mpora Backcountry Ski Guide.
So how do these sunglasses make you go faster if it’s not simply by making you look like a 100 metre sprinter lining up on the start line of the Olympic Final? Explanation time. It comes down to breathability, something the Smith Ruckus has an impressive amount of.
“We found that no matter how hard we were pushing, whether we were ski touring, running, or climbing, these things consistently provided fantastic airflow”
We found that no matter how hard we were pushing, whether we were ski touring, running, or climbing, these things consistently provided fantastic airflow – fighting off the dreaded fogging up of the lens as a result. Less time stopping to “defog”, more time charging round the mountain. See, we weren’t kidding about that speed thing.
A word now on the ChromaPop lenses that worthy of a review in themselves. It’s this lens technology that allows you to see more detail than you normally would. It’s easy to be sceptical of promises like this but, just like Oakley Prizm and Julbo Reactiv technologies, ChromaPop really does enhance your vision to an impressive level.