With warming temperatures and longer daylight comes the need for effective eye wear.
These sunglasses made our heads turn and will make your runs pop. Enjoy and give us your feedback.
Overall – 4.75
Price – $180
“What better way to test a pair of sunglasses then on the Zion Traverse, a day that started early in the chilly morning air and lasted until after sunset. I was able to wear the glasses even before the sun was directly on us. The photochromic lenses allowed for almost clear viewing all the way up onto the East Rim trail. I didn’t notice any issues with fogging or heat. Once we were running down into Echo Canyon and all the way up onto Angels Landing and the West Rim trail, when the sun was directly on us the lenses turned very dark and gave me plenty of protection. I never noticed any pressure spots throughout the day and I wore them for nearly 15 hours. These have become my new racing glasses, something I choose very carefully.”
Overall – 3.9
Price – $180
The Breeze is a new light weight performance lens designed specifically for female runners, or men with smaller frames. Featuring the Zebra Light technology, the lens are Photochromic and boost an Anti-fog ability. These wide lens sunglasses give trail runners the full coverage needed with no blaring spots and a broad field of vision.
Overall – 4.2
Price – $129
Overall – 4.0
Price – $129
In the field, these gems did the job. We loved the durable frames and cam actioned hinges. While the contrast in the lighting wasn’t the best, the venting and coverage was fantastic. The testers found that the metal nose pad adjusted preciously, but did feel odd at first. Like most people, we tended to stick with one set of lens the whole time, but having an option was nice.
Bahias – Floating | Polarized
Overall – 4.5
Price – $49.99
Great looks, excellent visibility through the polarized lenses, and reflective mirror fronts give these glasses a very sharp look – and that price! Not everyone will enjoy the green color of the frames, but they make them look very outdoorsy. Bahia’s are very light weight and fit very well. While wearing them around town and while running, there was no bouncing at all. I could barely feel that they were on. Due to their full frames, these glasses do fog up a little bit while running in the mornings while temperature is changing. I did not experience this at all during daily wear. These shades to have a darker tint, so would be most suited for bright sunny days.
For all your outdoor adventures from hiking, biking, running and watersports, Bahia could be the glasses that fit all those categories. They are not running specific, but they are well rounded outdoor glasses. Bonus feature, they float in water, so no worries about dropping them on your next water adventure.