If you like to be outside on your bike, you may have considered a few pairs of cycling glasses, but you may also have avoided the oversized lenses that threaten to take over your face. Don’t worry, we’ve found several pairs that are both stylish and protective for your most important feature – your eyes. Whatever the season or the time of day, a pair of cycling glasses is essential for safe riding. Keep the sun, dust, bugs and gravel of other riders out of your eyes to ensure a fun and safe ride.
Cycling glasses have several key elements, the most important of which is the color of the lenses. When do you ride the most? Dawn or dusk? Midday? Depending on your answer, or if it’s all three, we offer you a few options. From pink glasses to classic blue or clear glasses for an epic nighttime stroll, the color of the glasses is an important factor that can cause you to choose a different pair. But luckily most brands come with separate lenses for you to swap out to suit your preferences. Sometimes the blue lens is a good choice, or maybe you fancy a yellow tint.
Another important factor is the width of the frame. What protection do you need? Some glasses are quite thin while others take up half of your face. Depending on how you want to look, several options for both styles are available. And sometimes a heavier wrap style is best in winter for protection from the cold, while a lighter pair is best for summer.
The best part about most cycling glasses is that they can be returned with a home trial option. So, take a look at a few pairs and decide which ones are best for you and your personal style.
1. Tifosi Optics sledge sunglasses
If you know Tifosi, you know they are full of colorful options, and the Sledge doesn’t shy away from being loud and stylish. With polarized lenses to protect you, two sets of interchangeable lenses and a scratch resistant coating to boot, these are our number one choice for value and quality. You don’t have to break the bank for a pair of quality cycling sunglasses and the best part is the extra lenses provided. Polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof and scratch resistant, so even if you do fall, rest assured that your glasses will fit well. Ventilated lenses ensure air circulation to prevent fogging, which is the biggest pain while driving. These composite frames have adjustable ear cups for a personalized fit. Stay cool with the sun on your eyes with a pair of Tifosi Sledge sunglasses.
Buy: Tifosi Optics Sledge Sunglasses $ 79.95
2. Oakley OO9401 Flight Jacket Polarized Sunglasses for Men
The Oakley brand always goes above and beyond, and the polarized sunglasses here are a great choice for very active riders who mostly ride during the day. With a wide frame, these goggles are ideal for protecting your eyes and skin from the freezing wind, making them excellent winter goggles. This pair is quite wide, making them a great choice for people with medium to large faces. The new Advancer nasal bridge opens the airflow to prevent fogging and overheating. With many colorful options, these sunglasses will make your ride stylish and comfortable.
Buy: Oakley Men’s OO9401 Flight Jacket Polarized Sunglasses $ 200.45
3. Rudy Project Rydon sunglasses in transparent
Rudy Project sunglasses are priced higher than our other options, but for good reason: with non-polarized, performance-based photochromic lenses that feature RPD-centric optics to reduce glare and provide Visibility without distortion, this is just one of our top three picks for the best cycling glasses. As a clear option, these goggles are best worn at night to improve visibility and to protect against wind, dust and grit. Protect your eyesight during your walks with the Rudy Project photochromic lenses.
Buy: Rudy Project Rydon in Clear Sunglasses $ 244.99
4. Oakley Radar Ev Path Standard Sunglasses
Oakley offers affordable eyewear, and they’re just as nice as their more expensive options. The quality is there, the only difference is the lack of color options. Billed as a âstandardâ choice, Ev radar paths are anything but. Together with Prizm Daily Polarized Lenses, these are a great daytime choice for any rider who isn’t looking for a pop of color to match their kit. For what you save money, you might as well buy two pairs. These Oakley sunglasses are not to be overlooked.
Buy: Oakley Radar Ev Path Standard Sunglasses $ 149.95
5. X-Tiger sunglasses
X-Tiger is our choice for the best off-brand cycling eyewear because of their quality lenses and wide variety of color options. With interchangeable lenses and good UV protection, these glasses will protect your eyes without breaking the bank. The biggest plus is the five glasses included with your purchase, ranging from black to light yellow for cloudy days, clear for nighttime strolls, and two Revo glasses. Protect your eyes from the sun with a pair of X-Tiger glasses, your wallet will thank you.
Buy: X-Tiger Sunglasses $ 27.99
6. ROKA GP Series
The Roka brand has always made high quality sunglasses and their GP series is no different. Available in six lens colors, these frames are lightweight and great for long rides in hot weather. With three nose pad adjustment options, you can easily find your custom look. Lens color options correlate with their sun protection, with the black chrome option providing the best protection. Lighter shades provide medium protection and may be better suited for cloudy days or dawn walks, while the HC Ion Mirror option provides low light protection. Take your driving to the next level with a pair of Roka goggles.
Buy: ROKA GP Series Sunglasses $ 235.00
7. Duco polarized sunglasses
Duco is another brand offering quality cycling sunglasses at a fraction of the price. With polarized lenses and an anti-scratch coating, don’t hesitate to try on a pair of these flashy glasses that will make you stand out in the crowd. With five interchangeable lenses that vary from a lighter shade to a darker shade of the same color, these glasses will protect your eyes from the sun on a long, sunny hike.
Buy: Duco Polarized Sunglasses $ 25.98
8. Molina cycling sunglasses
The Molina sunglasses are another off-brand pair that we decided to put on the list for their unique rubber frames. Seemingly impact resistant, these glasses will stay intact after a drop and remain scratch-free. With five lens options, these goggles are a good choice for any rider looking to protect their eyes with quality UV lenses. Molina glasses are available in four different colors, so get ready to choose the most stylish pair.
Buy: Molina Cycling Sunglasses $ 19.99
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