One of the most annoying things from my hikes early this year was going back and forth between the glare of the snow and the darkness of the woods. I kept taking off my sunglasses and putting them back on, sometimes once a minute. I decided I needed photochromic polarized sunglasses, and when REI had a sale, I snatched up a couple of Smith Backdrop models. One has amber lenses, the other has rose-colored lenses.
I went out to Alpental to figure out which ones I like better, but it’s really hard to decide. I think I like the rose-colored ones a tad bit better, but the amber ones glasses look better on me. I think I’ll keep them both and report more later.