Sunday, October 17, 2010

Smith Optics Official Sponsor


Sponsors come and go, but Peter Crow and Smith Optics have been with Castaway Films since the very beginning and on EACH AND EVERY PROJECT SINCE. Back in the day, the glasses were called Action Optics. They now stick with the slick brand of the parent company Smith Optics. We are huge fans of the copper lenses and feel that no other polarizing glass is better on the flats, rivers, or lakes.

During the Seychelles project, we will be wearing the Backdrop in the Polarchromic copper lenses with Mahogany frames as well as the Precept with Polarchromic copper lenses and black frames. Not to deviate from perfection, but we are also going to try out the new Precept EVOLVE with Polarchromic Ignitor lenses and matte tortoise frames. Peter is a big fan of the new lens so we are excited for it to be a part of the project.

The EVOLVE series is way cool GREEN product line. This is what Smith Optics is saying:

"For over 40 years Smith has been a steward of the outdoors. Great days in the water, dirt, and snow are made better when we protect the environment as well. By utilizing a new material called Rilsan® Clear, we are creating lightweight, durable, and fully transparent sunglass frames that are over 53% bio-based.

Created from easily renewable, non-genetically modified castor plants, the Rilsan® Clear material frame is combined with FSC certified packaging and a coconut fiber storage bag. Not to be forgotten, each logo plaque is ‘finished’ with a clear water-based protective coating. The end result is a fully considered sunglass and a clearer conscience."

We'll let you know how the Ignitor works out....

Smith Optics, INC.
280 Northwood Way
Box 2999
Ketchum, ID, 83340


Precept EVOLVE Polarchromic Ignitor lens and matte tortoise frame

Backdrop Polarchromic Copper lens with Mahogany frame