Mountain bikers! The sun’s hot, and the dirt’s calling your name. If there’s one essential item you can’t overlook in your gear closet, it’s a pair of lightweight shades. Off-roading sunglasses not only shield your eyeballs from grime, but they amplify your field of vision.
We’ve done the dirty work for you and rounded up our top picks for the best bike sunnies of the season. Grab your shades, and we’ll see you on the trail.
Sweet Protection – Ronin RIG Reflect
Big, bold and beautiful, Sweet Protection presents the Ronin RIG Reflect sunglasses. Rip dirt laps in style with these durable and impact-resistant shades and experience unobstructed vision with the 2.2mm Toric lenses. Plus, this pair of shades provides 100% UV protection. Bring it on, sun.
Scott – Shield Light Sensitive
The Shield Light Sensitive sunglasses make transitional lenses look cool. Effortlessly and snugly, the shades envelop your eyes. Its photochromatic lens seamlessly adapts to your surroundings, altering the amount of visible light that is transmitted to your eye. Whether on a shady turn or cruising in direct light, the adaptable lens is all about expanding your field of vision.
Smith – Bobcat
Made to cover your face like a pair of goggles, the Bobcat sunnies are ideal for a day on the trail. With enhanced breathability and effortless wear, these shades provide optical protection, much like your classic goggle. An additional clear lens for low-light comes included, allowing an effortless swap option when conditions change.
Spy Optic – Monolith Speeds
The Monolith Speeds were built to go the distance. Made with easily adjustable nose pads, the pair stays in place on any face. With 100% UV protection, eye fatigue is reduced allowing you to steer clear of any long-term sun damage.
Zeal Optics – Morrison
The Morrison sunglasses by Zeal Optics are everything you need for an all-day adventure on wheels. The 8-base curve of the frame allow the shades to sit high and hug your face for maximum sun protection and are accompanied by scratch and impact-resistant lenses. For dusk or low-lighting rides, the lens keeps things bright with Auto Sun lens technology.
Oakley – Radar EV Paths
Packed with sweet features like Lightweight O Matter frame material and performance lens technology, Oakley’s Radar EV Paths will have you styling shifties at the bike park. Added earsocks and nosepads make for an uber-comfortable fit so you can forget you’re even wearing sunglasses.