The Best Lifestyle Sunglasses

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Sunglasses are an essential staple for those who spend time outdoors. And rather than wasting $10 on a pair of quick stop sunglasses that are uncomfortable and only shade your eyes, why not treat yourself to the perfect pair of sunglasses that can actually enhance your vision, protect your eyes and provide the all day comfort you deserve. Here are twelve lifestyle sunglasses that stand out for their clarity, comfort and durability.

Tifosi Svago

With colorful rounded lenses and an almost indestructible frame, the Tifosi Svago shades are perfect for those Summertime outings. The polycarbonate lenses are scratch resistant, shatterproof, and encased in an ultra-durable Grilamid TR-90 frame that is both lightweight and comfortable. The curved temples, nose bridge, nose pads, and optical hinges of these sunglasses provide a stable and confident fit. Tifosi Optics has been providing superior quality products at exceptionally affordable prices since 2003 and the Svago is no exception.  MSRP $25

Spy Optics Cooler

Featuring smooth lines and eye-catching lenses, the Cooler by Spy Optics are great for any occasion. A classic color combination of black and red gradient yellow mirror lenses make this pair shine at the beach or around town. Constructed from durable Grilamid, these stylish sunglasses are rugged enough to take on the trail and tough enough to handle those accidental drops and blows and all at a price that won’t break the bank.  MSRP $65

Julbo Trip

The Julbo Trip Sunglasses are ready for long road trips and outdoor adventures with it’s modern, square styling and premium lens quality. The durable lightweight and thin frame not only stays put, but withstands daily use, while the molded nose pads keep them comfortable all day. The Trip is an everyday lifestyle performer, that will be your go to all summer long.  MSRP starting at $69.95

Bolle Frank

The Bolle Frank Polarized Sunglasses were designed with the on the go person in mind, you will want to grab these the next time you heading out to the lake or have road trips to tackle. A modern shape with sharp angles and straight lines gives a sleek feel and the concealed hinges provide a smooth, streamlined appearance making Frank a great companion for your everyday activities.  MSRP starting at $79

Wiley X Peak

The Wiley X Peak sunglasses feature the perfect blend of lifestyle and sporty, providing premium optical clarity and adaptive protection, so you’re able to focus on enjoying your outing, rather than your shades. The most important part about the shades is Wiley X’s lens technology, which not only protects against high-velocity impact, but enhances color contrast, reduces glare, and protects your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. The Peak sunglasses are a full rim, rectangular shaped frame that compliments many faces and is available with a selection of lens colors and mirror coatings, the Peak sunglasses are sure fit into any lifestyle, not to mention protect it.  MSRP starting at $80

If you need a daily pair of prescription sunglasses, Wiley X also offers high quality prescription lenses that deliver exceptional optical clarity and protection.

Spy Optics Hunt

When you are ready for a relaxed Summer look, the Spy Optics Hunt Sunglasses are just the answer. The frame features a smooth and simple style, Happy Lens lenses that drastically reduce glare while enhancing color, contrast, and clarity, and the rubberized temple arms feel nice and comfortable against the ears. Grab these sunglasses for boating, trips to the cafe or simply kicking back on the sand.  MSRP starting at $110

Rudy Project Spinair 57

Boasting a shape reminiscent of current eyewear trends, the Rudy Project Spinair 57 blends lifestyle design with Rudy Project’s iconic performance features, making these a fantastic go to shade for everything from daily commutes to beach vacations. Rudy Project’s D Centered Optics technology delivers crisper, more vivid views of the world around you, and the POLAR 3FX lenses eliminate glare from the sun rays and the refracted light on wet or shiny surfaces like water and snow. Rudy Project’s frame material delivers ultralight comfort, and the soft rubber nose pads keep the Spinair in place through the roughest and rowdiest excursions.  MSRP starting at $124

Oakley Frogskins

The Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses are a classic, they’re still stylish and they still block the sun. These favorites feature Oakley Prizm technology, which harnesses the science of color in order to deliver high contrast and bright clarity when viewing the great outdoors. Sport the Frogskins when you’re headed into town or cruising the countryside, and you’ll always find yourself looking good and seeing better.  MSRP $136

Smith Optics Basecamp

The Smith Optics Basecamp takes a bold design and throws in high-performance ChromaPop optics for a truly iconic pair of shades. These polarized sunglasses cut down on glare from shimmering surfaces, allowing you to focus on your activity or simply enjoy the view with unprecedented clarity. These sunglasses feature a lightweight, durable six-base frame that has hydrophilic megol temples and nose pads for hours of comfortable slip-free wear. No matter what you do outdoors, the Basecamp is a reliable source for comfort and style.  MSRP starting at $139

Roka Oslo

The Roka Oslo Sunglasses combine a Norwegian inspired frame with iconic Roka design elements to create a unique look that bridges the gap between modern and classic. The gold mirror lenses and an ultralight frame keep them so light (less then an ounce) that you’ll forget you’re even wearing them, while the hydrophilic GEKO nose and ear pads prevent them from slipping, no matter how hard you’re sweating. Oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings keep the lenses clear of smudges and spots from dripping sweat and fingerprints while the optical clarity of the lenses balance out the contrast to make sure you don’t miss a thing. The stylish round frame and bold classic look of the Oslo transition just as easily from the beach to a bike commute.  MSRP $150

Costa Broadbill

The Costa Broadbill Polarized Sunglasses are in their element when they are near water, whether it is relaxing at the beach or casting for fish under a sunny sky. Costa’s polarized lenses eliminate glare so you can see clearly when staring out at the shimmering sun reflecting off of the water. Opt for the 580G glass lenses and you will gain superior clarity compared to polycarbonate lenses, so you can enjoy everything in crisper detail. In addition, glass lenses are also more scratch-resistant, and Costa’s glass lenses are thinner so you won’t get the fatiguing weight often associated with heavy glass lenses. The frame features co-molded temple tips for a comfy fit, and the soft Hydrolite nose grips keep these shades in place when you go out on your expeditions.  MSRP starting at $189

Maui Jim Kami

When beach cruising and driving around with the top down are more your style, grab the Maui Jim Kami Sunglasses and soak in the sun. This modern take on classic aviators have a Monel metal frame built to last for years of use and PolarizedPlus 2 technology, which wipes out glare and stokes the color with a patented multi-layer design that provides clarity and protection for your eyes. The lenses feature three rare earth elements, which maximize the transmission of the colors your eyes see naturally. The result is visual acuity, contrast, and color that is unrivaled. United by wire and metal, the Maui Jim Kami Sunglasses bring you the ideal alignment of optical clarity and luxurious style.  MSRP $329.99

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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