It was 1965 when Robert Smith, a dentist, athlete and most importantly- a very keen skier- was selling the world’s first thermal goggle lens out of the back of his van. Bob was a free thinking visionary with a lust for life, and in a bid to achieve supreme visibility on the snow, worked in his laboratory to design and produce the first double-lens ski goggle. A true game-changing invention that made goggle fogging a thing of the past (mostly).
Smith Optics is headquartered in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA. All work is carried out according to local tradition with regard for a healthy lifestyle, oriented towards physical activity, in full and complete harmony with the environment and values of the mountain community. Smith’s main market is still within ski goggles, aiming their products at the snowsports enthusiast who has come to expect high quality, durable gear.
After 50 years, Smith Optics goggles represent the top end of the market, with trendy goggles that are a perfect complement to freestyle skiing and snowboarding, though their success can be attributed to the high technical level achieved through international patents. Shop our range of Smith ski goggles online now – and remember if you’re after a particular style or colour let us know and we’ll track it down for you!