Whether you’re exploring new trails on your mountain bike, training for a triathlon, or just joined a weekend sports team, the right pair of sunglasses helps you perform your best, and have more fun, too. Ready to take it to the next level? Stay with us as we cover the best men’s sport sunglasses of the year.


Best Men’s Sport Sunglasses

1. What to Look for
1.1. Frame Technology
1.2. Lens Technology
2. Best Men’s Sport Sunglasses
2.1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
2.2. Kaenon Arcata SR
2.3. Under Armour Igniter 2.0
2.4. Rudy Project Rydon
2.5. SMITH Pathway
2.6. Nike Adrenaline 2
2.7. Tifosi Vero
3. Prescription Sports Sunglasses at SportRx


What to Look for

While the aesthetic of your sunglasses can be unique to your style, there are a few key features that are a staple in any true sports frame. We’ll briefly cover those features here, but you can find a more comprehensive list in our Sport Sunglasses Buyer’s Guide.


Frame Technology

The 3 elements that make up a great sports frame are fit, grip, and coverage. Look for a lightweight and durable frame material, like nylon or Grilamid, so they don’t weigh you down or break easily. An 8-base wrap keeps you fully covered on the sides of your eyes to keep out sunlight, wind, dust, and debris, and it helps to keep them securely in place.

Lastly, rubber grip is a must. Typically found on the nose pads and temple tips, this grip provides added comfort and a non-slip fit—especially when the sweat starts to pour.


Lens Technology

Since traditional and extreme sports alike can be unpredictable, you’ll want a shatterproof lens material like polycarbonate. There’s also a variety of lens technologies that have a big impact on your performance, such as polarization, contrast enhancement, and Transitions. While a contrast enhancing lens tech like Oakley’s PRIZM or SMITH’s ChromaPop is almost always recommended, be sure to speak with an optician to find out if the other lens features are best for your sport.


Best Men’s Sport Sunglasses

Now that you know what to look for, let’s dive into our list of the best men’s sport sunglasses of the year.


Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

It’s only fitting to kick off our list with the 2020 REXY-winning frame for the Best Men’s Sport Sunglasses category, Oakley’s Flak 2.0 XL sunglasses. The XL refers to the taller lenses for added coverage, and they’re outfitted with every performance feature available. From a customized fit to one of the best contrast boosting lens technologies out there, the Flak 2.0 XL is an iconic sports frame that’s not going anywhere.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Sports Sunglasses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Limited Edition Matte Carbon/ Grey

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Key Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • Lightweight & durable O Matter™ frame
  • Unobtainium™ earsocks and nosepads for non-slip grip
  • 8-base wrap for a secure fit & ultimate coverage
  • Available with PRIZM™ contrast enhancing lenses & Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses
  • Semi-rimless & interchangeable lenses to accommodate varying lighting conditions

Kaenon Arcata SR

Part of Kaenon’s Cross Sport Collection, the REXY-nominated Arcata SR is the semi-rimless version of the original Arcata. These fully wrapped frames are engineered for ultimate coverage and comfort while maintaining expanded downward vision.

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Kaenon Arcata SR in Matte Tortoise & Ultra Gold Mirror Polarized

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Key Kaenon Arcata SR Features:

  • Lightweight, flexible TR-90 frame
  • Kaenon SR-91® Polarized Lens
  • 8-base wrap for a secure fit & ultimate coverage
  • Hypoallergenic Removable Variflex™ Nose Pads
  • Hidden pin hinge

Under Armour Igniter 2.0

The REXY-nominated Under Armour Igniter 2.0 sunglasses come from UA’s ArmourFusion™ line. Their semi-rimless style ensures unobstructed downward vision and venting while their customizable fit keeps them secure and comfortable all day long.

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Under Armour Igniter 2.0 in Shiny Black/ Grey

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Key Under Armour Igniter 2.0 Features:

  • Flexible & strong Grilamid + titanium frame
  • Rubber nose pads & temples
  • Adjustable nose pads & Three-Point-Grip for a custom, non-slip fit
  • Semi-rimless, interchangeable lenses to accommodate varying lighting conditions
  • Available in ANSI version

Rudy Project Rydon

Rudy Project’s Rydon sunglasses are a top pick for anyone who doesn’t want their high prescription to keep them from doing what they love. REXY-nominated for the Best Men’s Sport Sunglasses category and winner of the 2020 Optician’s Choice category, these frames are feather-light, versatile, and allow for a completely individualized fit.

Rudy Project Rydon + RX Dock

Rudy Project Rydon + RX Dock in Matte Black

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Key Rudy Project Rydon Features:

  • Flexible & durable frame
  • Rudy Project’s Total Comfort Fit
  • 8-base wrap for a secure fit & ultimate coverage
  • Adjustable rubber nose pads & temples
  • Available with prescription dock to accommodate high Rx & in a smaller size, Rydon Slim

SMITH Pathway

While the SMITH Pathway won the 2020 REXY award for the Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses, they’re packed with performance features that make them ideal for a variety of sports. SMITH managed to maintain a lifestyle look even with the Pathway’s aggressive wrap, making them extremely versatile and capable of all-day comfort and protection.

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SMITH Pathway in Matte Black & ChromaPop Polarized Bronze Mirror

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Key SMITH Pathway Features:

  • Lightweight & durable Evolve™ bio-based frame
  • Hydrophilic megol temple and nose pads
  • 8-base wrap for a secure fit & ultimate coverage
  • ChromaPop™ contrast enhancing lenses
  • AutoLock hinges

Nike Adrenaline 2

A blend of fashion and function, Nike’s Adrenaline 2 sunglasses easily adapt from one activity to another. Their durable frame and feather-light fit provide all-day comfort and the full wrap keeps you completely protected throughout your day.

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Key Nike Adrenaline 2 Features:

  • Lightweight, durable nylon frame
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • 8-base wrap for a secure fit & ultimate coverage
  • Durable, high-tension hinges
  • Nike Max Optics for precise vision

Tifosi Vero

Reasonably priced with a smaller fit, the Tifosi Vero has all the performance features you need to feel confident in your sport. Their semi-rimless style not only helps combat fogging, it provides unobstructed downward vision. The Vero is built tough to endure whatever comes your way.

Tifosi Vero In Iron with Brown Fototec Lens

Tifosi Vero In Iron with Brown Fototec Lens

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Key Tifosi Vero Features:

  • Strong & flexible Grilamid TR-90 frame
  • Adjustable, hydrophilic rubber ear & nose pieces
  • Shatterproof, vented, polycarbonate lenses
  • Available in ANSI version

Prescription Sport Sunglasses at SportRx

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