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5 Best Cycling Sunglasses to Protect your Eyes when Riding

5 Best Cycling Sunglasses to Protect your Eyes when Riding

There’s nothing worse than riding in the sunshine, getting dehydrated in the heat and then having blurred vision because of the brightness. What you need is a set of strong cycling sunglasses that’ll last season after season and protect your eyes in several different ways.

There are many benefits of wearing sunglasses whilst cycling. First and foremost it helps with your vision as the shaded lenses block out the sunshine giving you an easy ride for your eyes. UV protection built in the lenses of the best cycling sunglasses prevents your eyes from getting any damage from the sun. Look for a pair of polarized sunglasses and you’ll find that your vision is much clearer.

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses reduce glare from when the light from the sun is reflected off surfaces. This means that you’ll be able to see more clearly and it also protects against UV light.

 

Sports sunglasses are also essential in protecting your eyes from any grit that may flick up from the road, flies that you bash into, and anything that could possibly slip into your eyes whilst riding. In this case, photochromic glasses come in handy for the duller days when you still need protection from such things rather than the sun.

What are Photochromic Sunglasses?

Photochromic lenses are used in sunglasses to change according to the light. Indoors, the glasses will be clear, and when you go outdoors, they will darken. These are particularly useful on long rides where they will adapt to the changing sunlight throughout the day.

 

Our Recommended Cycling Sunglasses for Spring / Summer 2017:

  1. Tifosi Elder Sunglasses - Gloss Gunmetal/Fototec Polarized Smoke
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    Tifosi Elder Sunglasses - Gloss Gunmetal/Fototec Polarized Smoke

    These have an outstanding strength for bending, and high levels of impact resistance that make these sunglasses perfect for sport, especially cycling.

    They’ve got 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays, acting as strong protection for your eyes. The lenses are also ventilated which conveniently avoids any condensation so that you have clear visibility when riding.

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  2. Salice 012 Italian Edition CRX Photochromic Sunglasses
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    Salice 012 Italian Edition CRX Photochromic Sunglasses

    These stylish Salice sunglasses are made with a photochromic lens that changes it’s shade according to the light of the day. This is particularly handy if riding for a few hours in the late afternoon where the sunlight dies down a little.

     

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  3. Salice 011 RW Radium Sports Sunglasses - Mirror - Turqouise/RW Radium
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    Salice 011 RW Radium Sports Sunglasses - Mirror - Turqouise/RW Radium

    The lowlight, mirror coated lens  reduces glare and enhances contrast on these Salice sunglasses.

    They are lightweight and flexible with a durable Grilamid TR90 frame and also come with a spare vented lens, protective case and a cleaning cloth.

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  4. Salice 011 Sports Sunglasses Spare Lens - Infrared
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    Salice 011 Sports Sunglasses Spare Lens - Infrared

    Another great pair from Salice are made with infrared in the lenses. This prevents the absorption of damaging rays.

    There are rubber inserts on all contact points and they are lightweight and flexible, so you’ll be comfortable when wearing these glasses on a ride.

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  5. POC DO Half Blade Sunglasses - Uranium Black
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    POC DO Half Blade Sunglasses - Uranium Black

    The stand out feature for these POC sunglasses are:

    • improved lower and peripheral vision due to the frameless bottom part

    This improves safety in traffic and allows you to keep track of other riders in the peloton.

    • Several lens tints are optimised for road cycling

    This increases contrasts on the road surface, helping you to spot irregularities, holes and gravel in time.

    • The anti-fog and ripel treatments

    These help keep fog, dirt and grime off your lenses and makes water pearl off.

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Take at both the men’s and women’s range of cycling sunglasses.



Elizabeth Demetriou

Elizabeth Demetriou

Editor

I'm a runner at heart but since shin splints became a big part of my life, I turned to cycling as a form of cross training. I love riding track and am a regular on the Manchester velodrome; on the road I ride a Trek Lexa and I call it Toby.


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