Smith Toaster Slider Eyewear

4.65/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $138.95


Product Description

Smith Slider Series Polarized Toaster sunglasses feature removable interchangeable lenses. Among Smith's line of sunglasses, Sliders are the call for multiple sports and varied light conditions. The Slider Toasters are one of Smith's most popular shades, and as with all Slider Series shades, each pair comes with 3 lens sets for specific light conditions, depending on your frame color choice. The Polarized Toaster offers polarized lenses featuring Horizontal Glare Reduction, or HGR. Horizontal Glare Reduction is a filter designed to specifically filter out 99% of reflected glare, resulting in enhanced visual acuity and reduced eye fatigue. Toaster frames wrap slightly around your head to minimize the effects of wind, snow, glare and errant tree branches. The Toasters in particular offer the smallest Smith frame available. *Only one set of lenses is Polarized. The replacements are not.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen a Weekend Warrior from Albany, NY

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This is an update to my review below. There is no category for the Optic Nerve glasses, so this is the best place to put this review i think.

I picked up the optic nerve synergy model and they are pretty great. They are half the price of the smith toasters and just slightly larger -- so they fit my face nicely, have a little more fashion sense and they fog less than the toasters did. Also, i think they come with a better lens selection....the copper lens is unbelievably clear, great contrast and no distortion. I am very impressed.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stephen a Weekend Warrior from Albany, NY

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight, durable, multi-lens system. Fit my head/face perfectly for staying on power.

Weaknesses:    Won't wear them for anything but riding (wierd looking). Fog up on my face if standing still, but riding clears them out quickly.

Bottom Line:   
These glasses have been sweet to me for a good 2 years now. They were the first pair i bought for riding bikes and they were stylish when i bought them. Since then i have upgraded my stylin' sunglasses, but still use these for "performance" because i haven't been able to find anything to replace them.

Yes they fog a bit when i am standing still, but only when it's super humid, and it's good motivation to not stop. I have dropped them, crashed in them etc. and they have only minor scratches. I forget i am wearing them and they protect my eyes. That's what i want from glasses. Gonna pick up some OPtic NErve multi-lens glasses next and see if they will compare despite the cheap price.

I didn't trust the lens retention in the Theory model, so i returned them. Although the Theory fit my face beatifully and look better than the toasters performed similarly in the fog department. I think sunglasses are overpriced in general, but i have to give these a good value rating relative to others that cost the same.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   EMS

Similar Products Used:   Smith Theory. Oakley.

Bike Setup:   Cove Stiffee FR. Avid, Thomson, Mavic, TruVativ, Crank Brothers...blah blah.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andy a Cross Country Rider from portland OR

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    had the slider SL2 for about 5 yrs and they are just now breaking, after several years of hard biking/snowboarding. These sunglasses stick to your face, i've never had a problem with slipping in snow, with sweat, or bike breaking crashes. Lenses are pretty scratch free after all this time.

Weaknesses:    Do to interchanging lenses, all my lenses are scratched near the nose peice, but this doesn't affect vision. Hardly a scratch otherwise. Pretty bad fogging when stopped

Bottom Line:   
Great sunglasses. As they are breaking, I have to start hunting for new sunglasses, but will keep with the smith. I am very impressed with the durability and resilience of the frames and lenses. Great purchase

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Bike Setup:   kona cinder cone

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A-Bomb a Downhiller from Calgary CANADA

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2003

Strengths:    Fit my face perfectly. Love the interchangebale lenses. These were the only glasses that would fit properly under my full face helmet.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Would buy these in heart beat again. At first I thought they were a bit geeky looking, but I would rather look like a geek who paid for a good product that actually works than a someone who just got ripped off by Oakley.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Ghostrider

Similar Products Used:   Oakley Minutes (garbage--literally they fell apart)
Dragon Hiss and Twins (sweet shades too)



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Haggis a Weekend Warrior from Cincinnati, OH

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2002

Strengths:    Interchangeable lens, price, very light, and stayed on like glue.

Weaknesses:    Fogs slightly, and they sit up high on the average nose.

Bottom Line:   
If you can get these to look good on your face I say go for it! But all of my friends that tried them on noticed the same thing: They sit up too high on your face, maybe if the bottoms dropped down a little more they would be better looking.

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Favorite Trail:   Hueston Woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Biker Bobs

Similar Products Used:   Oakley Twenties, Smith Diablo Slider

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll 800,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james a Weekend Warrior from chattanooga tennessee

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

Strengths:    great for narrow headed guys looking for an all out awesome pair of performance-intended sunglasses for the trail. these work amazingly well due the three different lenses given to you upon purchase. they also have great durability, when i was climbing a 5.10 route the other day, i dropped my glasses and they were still fine as could be, major relief

Weaknesses:    DO NOT place lenses on top of one another, if you do, both lenses get a permanent scratch on them

Bottom Line:   
great investment if your looking for an all around performance sunglass, that doesn't look odd wearing it riding, or wearing it while cruising around town

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Favorite Trail:   mt. pisgah national forrest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   sunglasses shop, freeport maine

Similar Products Used:   Oakley minute


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Blanton a Cross Country Rider from Altmonte Springs, FL

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2002

Strengths:    very light
great optics
interchangable lenses
great fit


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These are great sunglasses. They are one of the only sport sunglasses with arms that curve down around the ears, not just strait. That helps with the fit, which is really good. When riding, they stay in place (even in crashes). The optics are great. I had some oakleys, but the lenses were just too dark. The yellow lenses that come with the glasses are great for dim woods and the browns are good for bright days. I have the special edition blue platinum lenses (if anyone knows the visible light transmission for these, please email me), which are good for anything in between the other 2 lenses. Sure, they are $100, but so are all good sunglasses.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Oakley fives

Bike Setup:   Klein attitude

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Strengths:    PRICE(was onsale for $59 and a store sale of 50% off lowest marked price = $30), Great and snug fit, lenses are interchangeable and comes with 3 lenses and a case that holds everything, light, looks

Weaknesses:    the ability to change lenses makes it easy to scratch them

Bottom Line:   
If you can find them for sale at a good price, they are unbeatable. Great for riding because of the snug and secure fit, lightweight, and lense interchangeability. Plus they look cool!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Sunglass Hut Outlet

Similar Products Used:   ray-ban, bolle

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Homegrown Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Orchard Park NY

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2001

Strengths:    Strong and has a excellent frame and lenses for the $$ Wat is also sweet is it comes with three lenses plus they have sweet colors. Is best for someone with a small head

Weaknesses:    Does not fit large heads

Bottom Line:   
The glasses are worth the cash and are sweet lookin too

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Bike Setup:   Own a trek 7000 which is the best bike I belive with my set up

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Orchard Park NY

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2001

Strengths:    Strong and has a excellent frame and lenses for the $$ Wat is also sweet is it comes with three lenses plus they have sweet a&& colors. Is best for someone with a small head

Weaknesses:    Does not fit large heads

Bottom Line:   
The glasses are worth the cash and are sweet lookin too

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Bike Setup:   Own a trek 7000 which is the best bike I belive with my set up

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Yo a Downhiller from perth Wa Australia

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2000

Strengths:    great produvt, interchangeable lenses, great. they ROCK!!!

Bottom Line:   
they are a great pair of glasses, reccoment to anyone.....
good quality and best value for money!!!!1 look realy coool too!!!!!:)

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   oakleys, smith


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Luke a Cross Country Rider from Knoxville,TN,USA

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    GREAT fit. Interchangeable lenses. Superior optics

Weaknesses:    Pricey. quality control.

Bottom Line:   
Mabey I'm ugly, but these are the ONLY glasses that fit my face just right. If you find that other glasses have too much curve to them, try these puppies out. If you need more "wraparound" fit, look somewhare else.
The rubber pieces... Smith claims they absorb sweat and "stick" to your skin better...does that mean they'll start to smell eventually? Im not sure if its actually "stickier" but the rubber pieces are in just the right places and not obstructive.
The yellow lenses are just perfect for most woods type trail conditions, while amber is suitable for anything brighter. And another comment about the optics...CLEAR AS DAY!! Nobody has less distortion than Smith, as I can tell a noticeable improvment in visual acuity over a pair of Oakleys.
Light, functional, and stylish. All in all a Great set of glasses.
One little problem...the screw fell out of one of they temple pieces, but no biggie, just a little drop of locktite forgotten at the factory.

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Favorite Trail:   lock4

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Smith mainline sliders. Smith slider SL1. A whole handfull of oakleys.

Bike Setup:   99 Jamis Dragon

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by M Brown a Cross Country Rider from Ft Collins, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2000

Strengths:    Price, options, colors, fit, ammeneties, interchangeability

Weaknesses:    Coverage can be limiting for some, fogging

Bottom Line:   
The Toasters come with 3 interchangeable lenses: dark, amber and yellow. This feature along with the price make them a versatile pair of shades. Lightweight, durable, nose and temple pads all make these a great buy. Smiths also come with a quality semi-rigid case that can hold the glasses along with the lenses, and closes tight with or without the sunglasses in them. They run about $100, but beat any Oakleys or other quality eyewear since the lenses expand your options for variable light conditions. I give them 3 since they cost $100 and a 4 because a 5 should be (almost) unatainable...a 10 chili system would allow a better curve.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Oakley, (Trash)bar, Performance, Sungear

Bike Setup:   For shades?!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by denny a Racer from richmond, va

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2000

Strengths:    ulta light
slick looks


Weaknesses:    uhh...flimsy when the lenses aren't in

Bottom Line:   
changeable lenses are key.
the yellow ones are perfect for a cloudy day in the woods
the brown ones are great for a scorcher in the desert
the orange = everything in between

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by GrittyKitty a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2000

Strengths:    
Super light
Stay on your nose
excellent lens colors


Weaknesses:    
Can fog up if you stop


Bottom Line:   
High quality frame material, easy to change lenses, well thought-out case. Worth the $$.

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Favorite Trail:   
Skeggs

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Buzzsaws, Slider I, Oakley Eyejacket


Bike Setup:   
Voodoo Canzo, z-1

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