Smith Optics is a manufacturer of helmets, sunglasses and goggles and is based in Ketchum, Idaho. Founded in 1965b by Dr Bob Smith who developed the first sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. During the 1960s he hand-built goggles in his garage and sold them out of his van on weekend ski trips in Utah and Colorado. Bob Smith was a true pioneer from the early days of snow sports, and over the next 5 decades, the Smith Optics brand grew to become one of the leading brands globally for eyewear and protection equipment. Smith products are built in their own factories in the USA, so you can rest assured that they are made to the finest standards. So whether you need a helmet for snowboarding or cycling, or just a cool pair of sunglasses Smith Optics is a great choice.