Do you love spending your time out on the water, but find yourself struggling with slipping sunglasses and constant frame readjustments? Don't even get us started on when you're looking down to tie fishing hooks...at SportRx, we know the struggle. That's why we've made this lineup just for you, our fellow small-faced fishermen. Join us for the best fishing sunglasses for small faces. A collection of sunglasses that stay perfectly in place on even the choppiest of days, and help you spot fish!
Table of Contents
A. Video Review
B. What to Look for in Fishing Sunglasses
C. The Best Fishing Sunglasses for Small Faces
1. Oakley Turbine XS
2. Native Throttle AF
3. Maui Jim Stingray
4. Wiley X Affinity
5. SMITH Monterey
D. Prescription Fishing Sunglasses Online at SportRx
Tune in here with Eyeglass Tyler as he reviews all the best fishing sunglasses for small faces.
When selecting the best fishing sunglasses for small faces, our opticians paid special attention to the following key criteria: coverage, fit, and sizing. Let's break down each of these elements below.
For long days under the sun, protect yourself from all angles with sunglasses that provide generous coverage. This comes in many forms, whether it's an 8-base wrap, oversized lenses, or thick temples to block peripheral sun rays. All of the frames below have one, or some combination of these features, so you're protected from harsh UV rays.
If the boat is rocking, you're breaking a sweat, or you get an unexpected splash, the first thing to slip could be your sunglasses. Prevent a falling frame or distraction with fishing sunglasses that have rubberized grip. Strategically placed at the nose pads or temple tips, this grip will help the frame stay in place when you need it most.
SportRx Frame Width
To help you find your perfect sunglasses size, we’ve come up with a new way to reliably measure frames and determine your size. It’s called the SportRx Frame Width (SFW).
To break it down, we use our SFW to measure accurate frame dimensions, determine the fit of a frame, and show how to apply your SFW when buying sunglasses online. It’s taken time to perfect, and we couldn’t be more confident in the results! That's why you'll find an SFW measurement for every one of the frames in our lineup of the best fishing sunglasses for small faces!
Let's get into the frames!
The Oakley Turbine XS delivers all the performance features we love from Oakley, in a size specifically designed for small faces. An O Matter™ frame construction is ultra-lightweight to wear and highly impact-resistant. Unobtainium™ rubber grip gets tackier when wet, so you can be confident these frames won't budge. As for the lenses, the Turbine XS features PRIZM™ lens technology so you can select lenses that are designed to enhance your specific fishing environment.
Oakley Turbine XS Key Features
- O Matter™ frame material is lightweight & impact-resistant
- Unobtainium™ rubber grip on nose pads & temples get tackier when wet
- Available with PRIZM™ lens technology
- SFW: 125mm
Inspired by the original Throttle sunglasses, the new Native Eyewear Throttle AF features an improved fit and design. This 8-base frame is made from bio-based resin which is lightweight and resists high temperatures. Thick temples provide extra sun protection and are finished off with hypoallergenic Cushinol™ rubber tips to keep it in place. You'll also find this comfortable and grippy material on the nose pads.
Native Eyewear Throttle AF Key Features
- Bio-based resin is lightweight & high-temperature resistant
- 8-base wrap & thick temples provide maximum sun protection
- Hypoallergenic Cushinol™ rubber keeps frame securely in place
- SFW: 125mm
Leave it to island-based Maui Jim to create the best fishing sunglasses for small faces. The Stingray is ready to hit the water and give you the best view, and fit yet! This 8-base frame has a shallow lens that is perfectly at home on those with petite faces. You'll get superior sun protection without feeling overwhelmed and hidden by a deep, oversized lens. It's saltwater-safe and stays securely in place thanks to the non-slip silicone nose pads.
As for the lenses, Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lens technology blocks 99.9% of glare and will have you spotting fish in no time.
Maui Jim Stingray Key Features
- 8-base curve & wide temples provide superior sun protection
- Saltwater-safe treatment on frame & lenses
- Non-slip silicone nose pads keep it securely in place
- Available with PolarizedPlus2 lens technology
- Available as Readers
- SFW: 129mm
This fashionable performance frame will keep you looking great on and off the boat. Wiley X makes the 8-base wrap more fashion-forward with minimalist thin temples. You'll still get superior coverage thanks to the contoured frame design and oversized lens shape. Available with CAPTIVATE™ lenses that increase color, clarity, and contrast, we're confident you'll be loving your Wiley X Affinity sunglasses during your next fishing trip.
Wiley X Affinity Key Features
- ANSI-rated safety frame
- 8-base curve provides generous sun protection
- Available with CAPTIVATE™ lens technology
- SFW: 130mm
The final frame in our lineup of the best fishing sunglasses for small faces, let us introduce you to the SMITH Monterey. This versatile active lifestyle frame will help you reel in your next big catch or enjoy a day off. Oversized lenses keep UV rays at bay, while the lightweight, bio-based Evolve™ frame material ensures all-day comfort. And did we mention the super convenient auto-lock hinges? For times when you just have to see your trophy fish without a tinted lens, the SMITH Monterey's auto-lock hinges allow for the easiest one-handed removal.
SMITH Monterey in Black Gold with ChromaPop™ Rose Gold Mirror Lenses
SMITH Monterey Key Features
- Evolve™ bio-based frame material is lightweight & eco-friendly
- Auto-lock hinges for easy one-handed on-and-off
- Available with ChromaPop™ lens technology
- SFW: 130mm
Need prescription fishing sunglasses for small faces? Done. When you shop with SportRx, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, give us a call! We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house Sport Opticians who can help you build your small fishing sunglasses with prescription.
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