10 Best Bike Sunglasses [Review] in 2020
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You can’t definitely wear your casual sunglasses during your bicycle rides. Especially if you ride a lot, you’re going to need specific bike sunglasses. Besides being a fashion accessory, they are an essential item for most riders throughout the year: during summer, cycling sunglasses shield your eyes from bright sunlight and harmful UV rays; throughout the rest of the year, they offer protection from wind, rain, snow, dust, and bugs that can impair your vision.
With so many types and brands on the market, we thought of narrowing the field for you: here’s the list of the 10 best cycling sunglasses in 2019.
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Best Bike Sunglasses
RIVBOS Polarized Sports Sunglasses
Top Choice Item
This RIVBOS polarized Sunglasses are totally worth their cheap price. With their simple wraparound design, they sit snugly around the face, without sliding off all the time. They feel very comfortable thanks to their sturdy but lightweight frame made of flexible TR90 material that can bend under pressure without breaking.
Several options and combinations of frames and lens are available to meet any need in terms of style and vision.
Polarized and mirror coating lens
Sturdy and durable frame
Hard case, cleaning cloth, sunglasses strap included
You may need time to get used to the lenses
Latest deal: RIVBOS Polarized
RockBros Cycling Sunglasses
This very affordable sunglasses come with photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses darken on exposure to specific types of light of sufficient intensity, most commonly ultraviolet (UV) radiation, that is to say, sunlight. In the absence of activating light, the lenses return to their clear state. You don’t need to take this sunglasses off when the sun goes down: they can be worn in whatever light condition, even at night!
Hard case, sunglasses strap and cleaning clothes included
Latest deal: RockBros
Bertoni Wraparound Sport Sunglasses
Best Value Item
Bertoni is a well known Italian brand of sports sunglasses coming from 30-year experience, and this is one of their cheapest models. Their design and materials are sophisticated, their lenses are neither polarized nor photochromic, but still top quality: they are polycarbonate impact-resistant lenses that provide 100% U.V. protection. They are also decentered in order to avoid any optical distortion.
Ultralight wraparound design
non-photochromic and non-polarized lenses
Latest deal: Bertoni Wraparound
Bertoni Sport Polarized Sunglasses Photochromic Antifog Lens
Another model from Bertoni at a higher price. This sunglasses are top quality. They are suitable for all types of faces, from the narrowest to the largest, with their wraparound design. Their adjustable nosepad offers an exceptional fit for any shape of face and can also be used to adjust the glasses’ height and distance from the face. The grips at the tip of the arms keep them from slipping off.
Polarized and photochromic lenses
Latest deal: Bertoni Sport
ROCK BROS Polarized Sport Sunglasses
Another wide frame sunglasses model at a very low price. These show a particular frame running all under the wide lens designed to reduce the pressure on your nose and temples.
Despite the cheap price, the 4 interchangeable lenses you’ll receive have all 100% UV400 protection coating, that can block 100% harmful UVA and UVB rays.
4 interchangeable lenses with 100% U.V. protection
3 frame color options available
Not suitable for every face shape
Latest deal: ROCK BROS
Oakley Men's OO9208 Radar EV Path Shield Sunglasses
Prime Picked Item
Oakley is a well-known sunglasses brand with decades of experience. Purchasing one of their models can be quite expensive, but their frame and lenses’ materials are sophisticated and top quality. This Radar EV Path Shield Sunglasses are described as men’s sunglasses, but women can find them suitable too.
Both frames and lenses are available in many color options. The non-polarized Plutonite lenses are stress-resistant and can eliminate and 100% of U.V. rays offering total protection from the sun.
100% U.V. protection
Latest deal: Oakley
Pro Sport Bifocal sunglasses
With these sunglasses with bifocal lenses, you won’t need to carry your reading glasses on your rides anymore. When you’re out with your bike there’s always a moment when you need to read something, whether is your GPS watch, or a map, or your smartphone: it will no longer be a problem with these bifocal sunglasses.
180° wraparound protection
100% UV protection
Latest deal: Pro Sport Bifocal sunglasses
Tifosi Optics Veloce Interchangeable Lens Sunglasses
This is another example of sunglasses with bifocal lenses, but these Tifosi sunglasses are also provided with further interesting features: an open lens frame design, photochromatic lenses, low weight, no-slip fit, and adjustable ear and nose pieces. All these features can’t come to a supercheap price. In fact, these sunglasses cost four or five times more than the previous model on this list. If you have large pockets, though, they’ll be totally worth it.
Antifog lenses system
Not cheap purchase
Latest deal: Tifosi Optics Veloce
Smith Attack Chromapop Sunglasses
These Smith’s sunglasses are provided with a frameless design and a large lens. Peripheral coverage and vision at the sides and bottom are very good, and the lens has also a raised part above the eyes to ensure good coverage even with your head down. The frameless design is also a good antifog system. These are only a few of these Smith’s glasses great features, which come at a premium price though.
Great definition (ChromaPop Tech)
Easy lens swap
Frameless design with good coverage
Latest deal: Smith Attack Chromapop
Bollé Shifter Sunglasses
This is another example of sunglasses that come at a high price but with great features. First, the wrap style frame has a quality feel, it won’t obstruct your field of view, and grippy inserts at the temples and nose ensure zero slipping-off while riding.
There are three frame colors available and as many lens color options.
Good peripheral vision
Great resistance to misting
Latest deal: Bollé Shifter Sunglasses
If you ride a bike, sooner or later you are going to buy a pair of sunglasses. They are almost essential: not only they protect you from bright sun and ensure a clear vision even facing the sun, but they also shield you from wind, dust, bugs and whatever may end up in your eyes while you’re cycling. If you know what you need and what’s on the market, purchasing the right sunglasses for you won’t be a hard task.
The most important part of any pair of cycling glasses are their lenses; choose something that fits your riding habits and, not less important, your budget. You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to get a pair of good cycling glasses, but, if you have large pockets, you’ll find some models on the market that are worth their high price. In this list, we have included good-value sunglasses that come at different price ranges; whatever your needs and budget are, you’ll be able to find the right sunglasses to make your ride more enjoyable and safer.
Yours is the choice now! Enjoy your new sunglasses and ride safely.
Alex Bristol - Cycle sport content expert
Alex is London Cycle Sports Head of Content and specialises in road bike accessories and general cycling. Alex scours the internet finding the latest product that matches the needs of cyclists across the world. Alex looks at the best bike set ups and sources the newest tech in the cycle industry. Whether its a buyer guide, product review or a general post about bikes, Alex is a trusted source for everything cycle sport.
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