The Guide Choice provide high performance and excellent visibility and glare protection. The Guide Choice is not as comfortable and stylish as some of the others in this category but ranks high in performance.
The Guide Choice provided an adequate fit, but is really designed for a medium to large face. During certain highly aerobic activities I found my face to be a bit small for these glasses and experienced a less than perfect fit. For those with larger faces, these glasses should fit well.
The Guide Choice has a lightweight feel and an aggressive wrap which make these glasses comfortable in a variety of activities. While not as comfortable as some in this category, the difference was not easily noticeable.
The ChromoPop lens on the Guide Choice provides clear visibility and good color in a variety of conditions. I found the lenses to be good in bright sun and snow, along with cloudy and overcast conditions. The lenses did not scratch, were durable and performed well in a variety of activities including hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and cycling.
The Guide Choice has an aggressive wrap that provides excellent coverage from all angles and really blocks sun and glare well. This wrap blocked wind and even blowing snow. This side coverage would be good on snow, water, or on a bike.
The Guide Choice is uses Smith’s most advanced technology and includes a variety of features for the avid outdoor lover. The ChromoPop lens provides great visibility, the wrap around design blocks the elements and the detachable leash allows versatility and safety. They also have an anti-reflective mirror coating on the lenses that eliminates back glare and a Hydroleophobic coating that repels water, dirt and grease from the glasses.
Dan Nash has used his 25 years of extensive hiking, backpacking and mountaineering experience, to test outdoor gear on five continents in all types of environmental conditions. Dan has been writing reviews for over five years and loves educating about the outdoors.