Take the top down, buckle up and get ready for a drive you won't want to put in park. Our SportRx team has tested this list of the best driving sunglasses for men to make sure you're covered and cleared for a ride that can take you anywhere, in any condition. Scroll below to see them in action and read on to learn more about each of these unique frames.
Table of Contents
A. What To Look For In Driving Sunglasses
B. The Best Driving Sunglasses for Men 2021
1. Oakley Holbrook
2. Maui Jim Ho’okipa
3. Costa Rincon
4. Serengeti Bormio
5. Ray-Ban RB4089 Balorama
6. Wiley X Peak
7. Smith Outlier 2
C. Prescription Driving Sunglasses at SportRx
Sunglass Rob is here below to tell you what to look for in a pair of driving sunglasses and show you our top picks for men's driving sunglasses for this season.
First things first: you want your pair of driving sunglasses to be comfortable. While that may be a given, there are a few key factors to look for to make sure that a great fit is as comfortable as it can be. You'll want a frame that stays in place and doesn't require any adjusting, so rubber grip on the nose pads and temple tips will aid in that secure fit. Another feature that benefits a comfortable driving experience is making sure the frame is lightweight, which will make it both durable and comfortable for all-day driving.
A frame that is distraction-free is another feature to look for before getting behind the wheel in your new sunglasses. What we mean by this is there can be frames that have really thick side temples and make it hard to see in your peripherals, and you don't want to block those side views. Some prefer a wraparound or a flatter frame. Both work well for driving, so we'll leave that decision up to your personal preference.
For driving sunglasses, we do recommend polarized lenses. This will help block harsh glare from other cars and the road. Today you can find many polarized lenses that also enhance contrast. Sunglass Rob recommends a copper-based or rose copper-based lens as they warm up the world around you, making your view a more vibrant and enjoyable ride.
Know that no matter which driving sunglasses you choose, you're always backed by our See Better Guarantee. If you don't absolutely love your frames, simply let us know. We can coordinate an exchange, or return at no cost to you.
Time for our hand-picked selections.
The ever-popular Oakley Holbrook has been around for a few seasons now. This lifestyle frame has a square, retro look with a keyhole nose bridge. It's extremely lightweight and durable with its O-matter frame material. You can get Holbrook with PRIZM lenses for contrast enhancement, color boosting views, and they even come in prescription lenses, too.
Oakley Holbrook Key Features:
- O-matter lightweight & durable
- Flattering keyhole nose bridge
- PRIZM lenses
- SFW: 132 (Medium)
For our friends with light, sensitive eyes, Maui Jim Ho'okipa is the frame for you. This frame is a lightweight, rimless sport frame with a lot of coverage that makes it great for peripheral viewing while driving. Featuring Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2 lens technology, your eyes will be protected and covered with a worry-free driving experience in the Ho'okipa sunglasses.
Maui Jim Ho’okipa Key Features:
- 8 base curve rimless frame
- PolarizedPlus2 lens technology
- SFW: 134 (Medium)
A more modern Costa frame, the Rincon. This lifestyle frame is great for everyday street style with its large, tall lens. That extra coverage comes with Costa 580 lenses, which are their contrast/color enhancing technology. With grip on the nose pads and spring hinges, Rincon is super comfortable for that long drive you've been waiting to put in sport mode.
Costa Rincon Key Features:
- TR90 Nylon - super lightweight & durable
- 580 G/P lenses - 100%UV protection & temperature resistant
- SFW: 137 (Large)
A classically cool pair of sunglasses, Serengeti Bormio. This lightweight frame has a Backside Anti-Reflective coating, rubber on the nose pads right where you need it, and a great fit for large heads without having that oversized look. Bormio is a polarized and photochromic lens, which means they'll adjust to the light condition and cut out glare. For those days when the sun comes and goes behind the clouds, Bormio is your shotgun sidekick.
Serengeti Bormio Key Features:
- Backside AR reduces glare
- Rubber on nose pads for extra grip
- SFW: 137 (Large)
Ray-Ban Balorama is a true classic that's been around forever. Made famous in a lot of movies, Ford Vs. Ferrari, worn by Christian Bale, Balorama is a true driving sunglass. This 8-base-wraparound frame is extremely durable and also lightweight with its barrel metal hinges. If you're looking for a large, fit frame without that oversized look, Balorama is your man.
Ray-Ban RB4089 Balorama Key Features:
- 8 base curve wrap
- Adjustable bent temple tips
- SFW: 137 (Large)
Next up, Wiley X Peak is the real deal. As a classic Wiley X frame, they are certainly safety-rated and style a classic everyday look. They have a full wraparound design with rubber grip on the nose pads. You can get Peak with CAPTIVATE™ polarized lenses, which is a new lens technology by Wiley X. You'll receive superior contrast enhancement and you can get them in prescription.
Wiley X Peak Key Features:
- 8 base curve
- Nylon frame- lightweight & durable
- SFW: 137 (Large)
One of Sunglass Rob's favorite sunglasses, the Smith Outlier 2. This frame comes in two different sizes that are both super comfortable and made to be a perfect fit for any size head. This frame works well in a lot of conditions and is a nice dressy lifestyle sunglass. They have hidden rubber on the nose pads and temples and they also come with Smith ChromaPop™ lenses for high-contrast lens technology.
Smith Outlier 2 Key Features:
- 8-base curve frame
- ChromaPop lenses
- SFW: 135 (Medium)
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