If you’re looking for sports sunglasses, then you’re spoilt for choice. There are literally thousands of different of different models to choose from, and ranging from the very cheap, to the very expensive.
So, how should you choose your sports sunglasses?
1. It’s much more important that your sports sunglasses fit properly, and provide the performance and protection you need, rather than look fashionable. If you want to look good, then buy a pair of designer sunglasses. If you need to protect your eyes and be able to see in all weathers whilst doing sports, get a pair of proper sports sunglasses.
2. Your sports sunglasses will need to be a good fit, and provide you with the protection you need.
3. Your sports sunglasses need to be so comfortable that you don’t know you’re wearing them. If they aren’t comfortable, you won’t want to wear them, or will buy new sunglasses, making it an expensive mistake. You can’t afford not to wear sports sunglasses if you need them. They’re not an optional extra.9. Your sports sunglasses need to be so comfortable that you don’t know you’re wearing them. If they aren’t comfortable, you won’t want to wear them, or will buy new sunglasses, making it an expensive mistake. You can’t afford not to wear sports sunglasses if you need them. They’re not an optional extra.
4. You’ll need to decide whether you want to be able to change your lenses and colours dependent on the weather, or conditions, or have adaptive lenses that react to the change in the weather and visibility, and are suitable for all weather conditions.Multiple lenses can offer better overall protection, but you might be less inclined to change lenses every time it gets cloudy, or stops raining.
5. Durable scratch proof lenses are important, especially if you’ll be travelling at speed, or are in a dusty environment. Cyclists and runners might be more at risk of grit flying up off the road, or being out in the wind.
6. Adjustable nose and ear pieces will help you to achieve the perfect fit, and make sure that your glasses stay on at all times, no matter whether you are sprinting, or skiing.
7. Having the right levels of sun protection are important. You won’t want to have the perfect fit, and the best visibility, if the lenses don’t actually protect you from the sun.
8. You’ll want to be sure that there is appropriate padding and sweat protection, so that when you are sweaty, it doesn’t affect your vision. You might also want to find out whether the lenses are treated against rain.
9. If you’re a sprinter, or a cyclist, you’ll need to makes sure that your sports sunglasses stay on at high speeds. It can be a very uncomfortable feeling, and also potentially very dangerous, if your glasses suddenly slip, and affect your vision. Especially if you’re going downhill on a bike at high speeds.
10. The more expensive and reputable brands are expensive and reputable for a reason. That’s not to say that the lesser brands make inferior sports glasses, but ask yourself if there’s a reason why so many Tour de France Cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, sailors surfers, and motorcyclists choose from only a few brands. It’s not all to do with sponsorship!
Now you know more about choosing sports sunglasses, isn’t it time that you got some better ones?