It's not just about looking cool. The best sunglasses for cyclists will protect your vision, keep bugs and grime out and stay comfy and secure no matter how far you ride. We've rounded up our top ten cycling sunglasses for all budgets.
We've seen them adorning the faces of UCI World Tour pros including Mr Oakleys himself Mark Cavendish and Canyon SRAM star Kasia Niewiadoma. The radically different Oakley Kato X is finally available to everybody. Designed to fit to the contours of your face, the Kato X gives you a wider field of vision and enhanced protection from the elements.
The futuristic wrap design doesn't just look incredible - it's been engineered specifically to deliver optimum coverage and a wide field of vision. The Prizm Sapphire lens is a great all-rounder lens, giving you contrast and clarity in sun and cloud. Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads mean a secure fit, making these shades great for runners too.
The latest member of the Sutro family, you can make a statement on or off the bike in this bold style from Oakley. Featuring the Prizm Road lens, with an expanded field of vision, to help you to spot imperfections like potholes, these generously sized shades give you plenty of coverage, shielding your eyes from harmful rays, bugs, road dirt and whatever else you might encounter.
If you love the look of the larger sunglasses styles but you've got a petite face, worry not. The streamlined dhb Fractal Revo Lense sunglasses are designed specifically for smaller faces and weigh in at only 34g. Built for speed, the generously sized lens offers a high level of protection for the brightest summer days.
You'll definitely stand out from the crowd in these distinctive sunnies from POC. The easily interchangeable one-piece Carl Zeiss lens has been drilled with ventilation holes to prevent fogging. You'll be able to get a perfect fit thanks to the four-stage length adjustment on the arms and adjustable nose-piece.
A modern classic, Oakley's Jawbreakers are equally popular with cyclists and runners. The unique frame opens easily to allow you to switch lenses in seconds. A durable, shatterproof lens gives you a wide field of vision and protects your eyes from debris as well as harmful UV.
One pair of shades for all conditions. These lightweight sunglasses come with three sets of lenses so you'll be covered in all light scenarios. The hydrophilic rubber nose and earpieces and brow bar provide cushioning as well as a secure fit even on the hottest days.
The clever photochromatic lens technology means these sunglasses adapt to changing light conditions - perfect for long rides in unpredictable weather. Offering generous coverage with an adjustable nose piece, it's hard to believe that these sunglasses weigh in at only 36g.
The oversized half-rim frame has a hydrophilic rubber coating on the temple and nose pieces so they're comfy and secure even if you venture off-road. If you're a fan of POC helmets, you'll be happy to hear that the sunglasses are available in colours that coordinate with your lid perfectly.
The Lightshifter glasses from Bolle have to be on our top ten sunglasses list as they sit slightly away from the temples on your face and don’t press against the helmet straps. The nosepiece is adjustable too making these glasses comfortable for all types of riding. Not only will they fit your face well, but the green lens automatically adapts, with the lens darkening and lightening, to best suit the current light exposure levels.
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