Your big head preventing you from finding a suitable pair of cycling sunglasses? We’ve got you covered with pro tips and top picks for the best eye protection and most comfortable fit. So, strap your helmet up and brace yourself for five large and extra-large cycling sunglasses for big heads that you’ll love as a casual or competitive cyclist.

Table of Contents

A. Video Review
B. What to Look For in Cycling Sunglasses for Big Heads
C. Best Cycling Sunglasses for Big Heads
1. Rudy Project Rydon
2. Oakley Sutro
3. 100% Speedcraft
4. Rudy Project Sintryx
5. SMITH Shift Mag
D. Get Prescription Cycling Sunglasses for Big Heads at SportRx

Video Review

Join Sunglass Rob as he highlights cycling sunglasses that are perfect for bigger heads.

What to Look for in Cycling Sunglasses for Big Heads

Before we dive into our recommendations for your sizeable noggin, we’ve got a few pointers on selecting the most comfortable, durable, and functional pair of shades for your next bike ride.

Eye protection

Your eyes will need full lens coverage during your cycling rides for protection against rocks, dirt, and debris. This coverage should curve around your face and extend slightly above your eyebrows, so your shades don’t slip below your eyes if you decide to go full throttle on your bike.

Strong frame grip and durable lens strength

The last thing you need are sunglasses that fly off your face during a rigorous bike ride. Rubber grips on the nose and temples keep your shades in place whether you are cycling down a bumpy slope or making a sharp turn during a leisurely ride. Cycling sunglasses also need impact and scratch-resistant lenses — so you don’t end your ride looking like you survived the zombie apocalypse.

Lightweight frames

Keep your sunglasses light and tight for cycling, so you aren’t burning calories from the weight of your shades. Lightweight materials like nylon are among the best in providing the comfort you need during your rides.

Best Cycling Sunglasses for Big Heads

With these pro tips in mind, allow us to introduce to you a few of the best cycling sunglasses that are fully functional for the sport and completely fitting for your big head.

Rudy Project Rydon

There is one word that describes Rudy Project Rydon sunglasses: versatility. These light-weight shades feature flexible temples and an adjustable nosepiece that molds comfortably and securely on your head. For hard-core cyclists, the lenses are easily interchangeable — if you need a collection of lens pairs for different times and terrains. The Rydon is available in prescription.


rudy project rydon running sunglasses in grey and black with semi-rimless lenses

Rudy Project Rydon in Carbon with Smoke Black Lenses

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Rudy Project Rydon Key Features

  • Lightweight, acetate frames
  • Adjustable temples and nosepiece
  • Quick-change interchangeable lenses
  • SportRx Frame Width (What is SFW?): 138mm (men and women’s large)

Oakley Sutro

If you love bold-looking sunglasses, the Oakley Sutro is what you’re looking for. These huge sunglasses curve around your face for expanded peripherals and feature color, contrast, and detail enhancement from its PRIZM™ technology lenses. For those particularly intense cycling rides, these shades will glue to your face with its Unobtainium® nosepads. The durable O Matter™ frames will also protect your eyes against rock and debris attacks from mother earth.


Oakley Sutro Lite

Oakley Sutro Lite in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Oakley Sutro Key Features

  • Durable and light-weight O Matter™ frame material
  • Unobtainium® nosepads for increased grip
  • PRIZM™ lens options for color, contrast, and detail enhancement
  • SFW: 139mm (men’s large and women’s extra-large)

100% Speedcraft

Become a champion like cyclist Peter Sagan with these babies. 100% Speedcraft sunglasses are made for riding hard. The shield lens provides 360-degree viewing visibility, while in a riding position, for superb peripheral vision and coverage. Your foggy days beneath a pair of these shades are over with its lower air scoops for increased lens ventilation and decreased moisture build-up.

100% Speedcraft in HiPER Iceberg Blue Mirror + Clear

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Oakley 100% Speedcraft Features

  • 360-degree riding visibility
  • Ultra-grip rubber nose and temples
  • Lower air scoops for increased ventilation
  • SFW: 141mm (men and women’s extra-large)

Rudy Project Sintryx

The Rudy Project Sintryx is meant for speed, comfort, and ease. These sunglasses feature a quick-change lens system — so you can perform a switcharoo of your lenses with the press of a button. The Sintryx sunglasses stay in place with its sweat-proof nosepiece and temples. These shades also provide you with a wide field of vision for full eye protection and a fully-integrated ventilation for fogging protection against your hardest rides. The Sintryx is available in prescription.

Rudy Project Sintryx in Polarized 3FX HDR Multilaser Blue

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Rudy Project Sintryx Features

  • Quick-change lens system and fully-integrated ventilation
  • High-wrap protection and wide field of vision
  • Nosepiece with sweat-proof grip and comfort
  • SFW: 146mm (men’s XXL, unavailable for women)

SMITH Shift Mag

The SMITH Shift Mag is designed for the style and performance you need during your cycling trips. The Shift Mag’s ChromaPop lens technology enhances the contrast and natural color of your environment, so all details pop during your cycling start and stops. These sunglasses feature easy-to-use interchangeable lenses and a no-slip temple and nose grip. The sun won’t have its way with your eyes as these shades feature 100% protection from UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.


SMITH Shift Mag in black

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SMITH Shift Mag Features

  • Chromapop color-enhancement technology
  • 100% protection from UVA, UVB, and UVC rays
  • Interchangeable lenses and no-slip temple and nose grip
  • SFW: Currently unavailable (restocking soon)

Get Prescription Cycling Sunglasses for Big Heads at SportRx

Don’t let your prescription needs keep you from enjoying your cycling adventures. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tool tips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions on cycling sunglasses is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house Sports Opticians who can help you build your perfect pair of shades for your larger head size. If you're on the fence on ordering cycling sunglasses in prescription, check out this guide highlighting the importance of prescription cycling sunglasses.

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