Having the right gear out on the trail gives you the confidence to push your limits. When it comes to sunglasses, don’t compromise. Whether you’re looking for contrast-enhancing lens technology, a comfortable fit, or ample protection, mountain biking sunglasses that function perfectly make your ride more enjoyable and safer. And we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of the top men’s mountain biking sunglasses of 2020.

Top Men’s Mountain Biking Sunglasses

1. What to Look for in Mountain Biking Sunglasses
1.1. Lens Contrast
1.2. Fit and Coverage
1.3. Comfort
2. Top Men’s Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2020
2.1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
2.2. SMITH Caravan MAG
2.3. 100% S2
2.4. SMITH Tempo
2.5. Rudy Project Spinair 58
2.6. Oakley Field Jacket
3. The Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2019


What to Look for in Mountain Biking Sunglasses

With so many options at your fingertips, it’s hard to narrow down which sunglasses will be your perfect match. Find out which mountain biking-specific features to look for below, or head to our Mountain Bike Sunglasses Buyer’s Guide for even more details.


Lens Contrast

The most important aspect of a solid mountain biking sunglass is a contrast-enhancing lens. Greater contrast helps you spot slight differences and details in the trail, which can be the difference between hitting or avoiding a rock or root, or finding the line around a berm. Lenses that boost contrast give you a big advantage when you’re riding, and keep you safer too.


Fit and Coverage

You’ve got to make sure your sunglasses are the proper size so that you’re always looking through the optical center of the lens. This is vital to avoid headaches, or crashes. You also want to look for frames that offer plenty of coverage on the sides of your eyes to keep out sunlight, dust, and other debris.


Comfort

If you’re going to be wearing your sunglasses all day, and under a helmet no less, they’ve got to be comfortable. Look for mountain biking sunglasses that have nose pads and temple tips. These features not only provide a cushion, they work to keep your frames secure no matter how tough your ride.


Top Men’s Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2020

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Introducing the top men’s mountain biking sunglasses of 2020.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is always one of our favorite sports frames, so there’s no surprise it made our top men’s mountain biking list. The Unobtanium nose and temple grips will keep these on your face on the rockiest of trails, and you can get these with PRIZM Trail or Trail Torch lenses to max out your contrast and spot every little detail. The Flak 2.0 XL has the same frame dimensions as the standard Flak 2.0 but it features extended lenses that are cut out around your cheeks for more coverage and protection.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Trail Lenses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Trail Lenses

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Key Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • Lightweight & durable O Matter frame
  • PRIZM color & contrast-enhancing lenses
  • Wrapped frame for ultimate stability & protection
  • Unobtainium earsocks & nosepads for added comfort

SMITH Caravan MAG

The SMITH Caravan MAG is a lifestyle frame with sport capability. Thanks to SMITH’s MAG technology, you can swap between ChromaPop lenses with ease and be able to handle any type of lighting condition. The Caravan MAG also has a flatter lens, making it a great option for those with higher prescriptions.

SMITH Caravan MAG in Matte Tortoise with ChromaPop Polarized Brown Lenses

SMITH Caravan MAG in Matte Tortoise with ChromaPop Polarized Brown Lenses

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Key SMITH Caravan MAG Features:

  • ChromaPop color & contrast-enhancing lenses
  • Prescription-ready, interchangeable lenses to accommodate changing lighting conditions
  • Lifestyle look with performance features
  • Comfortable megol rubber nose pads & temples

100% S2

A favorite of Peter Sagan. Need we say more? The 100% S2 embodies futuristic frame design with coverage comparable to a goggle. The S2 is a semi-rimless frame and has vents in the bottom of the shield lens to keep you cool and prevent fogging. You can also get the S2 with HiPER lens technology for maximum contrast on the trails. This frame comes with a spare clear lens and an alternative nose piece to let you customize your fit.

100% S2 in Soft Tact Off White with HiPER Red Mirror Lens

100% S2 in Soft Tact Off White with HiPER Red Mirror Lens

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Key 100% S2 Features:

  • Ultra-grip rubber nose pads & temples to withstand sweat
  • HYDROILO lens coating to repel oil & water
  • HiPER color & contrast-enhancing lenses
  • Cylindrical shield for unobstructed, expansive field of view

Note: This frame is not Rx-able.


SMITH Tempo

The SMITH Tempo is a shoo-in for our list and as an added bonus, it is easily Rx-able. Anti-slip megol nosepads and temples make for a comfortable fit and ensure the frame will stay optically aligned. The semi-rimless frame design give you an unobstructed downward view, and you can get these with ChromaPop lenses for ultimate contrast. More pop, less stop!

SMITH Tempo in Matte Black with ChromaPop Lenses

SMITH Tempo in Matte Black with ChromaPop Lenses

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Key SMITH Tempo Features:

  • ChromaPop color & contrast-enhancing lenses
  • Semi-rimless, interchangeable lenses for unobstructed vision & accommodating changing lighting conditions
  • Comfortable megol rubber nose pad & temples
  • 9-base wrap for ultimate protection

Note: This product is currently out of stock.


Rudy Project Spinair 58

A newcomer this year, the Rudy Project Spinair 58 is a semi-rimless sunglass with fully adjustable nose pads and temple tips. Despite having a flatter lens shape, the Spinair 58 is able to easily make the transition to lifestyle sunglasses. It also has interchangeable lenses! Take on any trail with the Rudy Project Spinair 58.

Rudy Project Spinair 58 in Carbonium with Polarized 3FX HDR Multilaser Red Lenses

Rudy Project Spinair 58 in Carbonium with Polarized 3FX HDR Multilaser Red Lenses

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Key Rudy Project Spinair 58 Features:

  • Adjustable rbber nosepiece & temples for a comfortable, custom fit
  • Semi-rimless frame for an unobstructed field of vision

Oakley Field Jacket

The Oakley Field Jacket features a curved brow and full wrap to max out your coverage. It also has Oakley’s Advancer nose bridge to control airflow and prevent fogging by tilting the sunglasses away from your face. Get these with PRIZM Trail or Trail Torch to see your best even on the most intense rides.

Oakley Field Jacket in Sapphire with PRIZM Trail Torch Lenses

Oakley Field Jacket in Sapphire with PRIZM Trail Torch Lenses

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Key Oakley Field Jacket Features:

  • Advancer nosebridge for increased airflow to decrease fogging
  • Adjustable temples for helmet compatibility
  • Lightweight & durable O Matter frames
  • Unobtainium nosepads & temples for comfortable, non-slip fit
  • Ultra-secure Three-Point-Fit for precise optical alignment
  • PRIZM color & contrast-enhancing lenses

 

That’s it for the top men’s mountain biking sunglasses of 2020 list, but you can keep scrolling for our 2019 list for even more cool options.


The Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2019

Watch Sunglass Rob and pro mountain biker Stephane Roch review the Best MTB Sunglasses of 2019, and check out the frames below.


Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Black with PRIZM Trail Lenses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Black with PRIZM Trail Lenses

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With a semi-rimless lens and total sport capabilities, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL easily makes our list as one of the top picks for mountain biking. The lightweight and durable O-Matter frame make the Flak 2.0 XL comfortable enough to be worn all day long. For the ultimate contrast experience, get your Oakley Flak 2.0 XL with PRIZM Trail or Trail Torch lenses. And if you need them in prescription, we can do that too! Contact one of our certified sport opticians if you have any questions!

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 59mm
  • Lens Height: 37mm
  • Nosebridge: 16mm
  • Temple Length: 125mm
  • Frame Width: 130mm

Oakley Radar EV Path

Oakley Radar EV Path in Vampirella with PRIZM Trail Torch Lens

Oakley Radar EV Path in Vampirella with PRIZM Trail Torch Lens

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The EV in the name stands for “extended view,” which is exactly what you get with the Oakley Radar EV Path. By raising the brow line, these classic cycling sunglasses stay out of your field of vision, plus the semi-rimless design and improved ventilation system keep them from fogging up even on the most intense rides. Can’t decide whether you love these more in PRIZM Trail or Trail Torch? Get them both thanks to interchangeable lens technology!

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 138mm
  • Lens Height: 50.5mm
  • Temple Length: 128mm
  • Frame Width: 140mm

Oakley Targetline

Oakley Targetline in Matte Black with PRIZM Dark Golf Lenses

Oakley Targetline in Matte Black with PRIZM Dark Golf Lenses

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The Oakley Targetline is versatile enough to be worn both as a serious sport and casually. Though not currently available with the same Trail lenses as the Flak 2.0 XL and Radar EV Path, the Dark Golf color makes a strong case for mountain biking due to its high contrast and ability to handle anything from deep shadows to bright light. These also have the same great Oakley perks as the best sports frames, like a lightweight and durable O-Matter frame and integrated side shields. Tapering temples and angled brows also make these great under a bike helmet. Watch our first look of the Targetline!

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 57mm
  • Lens Height: 43mm
  • Nosebridge: 16mm
  • Temple Length: 135mm
  • Frame Width: 135mm

100% S3

100% S3 in Soft Tact Black with Soft Gold Lens

100% S3 in Soft Tact Black with Soft Gold Lens

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An updated version of the S2, the S3 takes it up another notch by combining the best of the S2 and the Speedcraft. It’s lightweight despite its large size and the slightly taller shield rests comfortably over your face. Hydrophobic and oleophobic lens coatings also ensure you won’t lose time wiping sweat out of your eyes. With the choices of an Ultra HD, HiPER, or photochromic lens, you’ll get the most coverage, the most options, and the most contrast with the S3.

Frame Measurements

  • Lens Width: 144mm
  • Lens Height: 60mm
  • Temple Length: 132mm
  • Frame Width: 148mm

Note: This frame is not Rx-able.


100% Speedcraft

100% Speedcraft in Polished Black/Fluorescent Yellow with Purple Multilayer Mirror Lens

100% Speedcraft in Polished Black/Fluorescent Yellow with Purple Multilayer Mirror Lens

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Though the Speedcraft is a known favorite of world champion cyclist Peter Sagan, it’s great for mountain biking too. The classic 100% cylindrical lens makes for a wider view in the riding position. Ultra-grip rubber on the temple tips and nose pads provide comfort on longer rides, and air scoops built into the lower lens reduce moisture and keep your face cool. Plus, if Peter Sagan wears it, you know it’s built for performance.

Frame Measurements

  • Lens Width: 145mm
  • Lens Height: 53mm
  • Nosebridge: 24mm
  • Temple Length: 118mm
  • Frame Width: 154mm

Note: This frame is not Rx-able.


100% Speedcoupe

100% Speedcoupe in Soft Tact Cool Grey with Green Multilayer Mirror Lenses

100% Speedcoupe in Soft Tact Cool Grey with Green Multilayer Mirror Lenses

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Last of our 100% picks is the Speedcoupe, mountain biking sunglasses designed to elevate your performance to its maximum potential. These shades have a semi-rimless design and temple grips to ensure they stay in place even during your most intense rides. There are also integrated air scoops to prevent fogging and increase airflow to your face. These mountain biking sunglasses will truly let you unlock 100% of your potential. Need replacement lenses? Check them out here.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 58mm
  • Lens Height: 42mm
  • Nosebridge: 18mm
  • Temple Length: 121mm
  • Frame Width: 141mm

SMITH Tempo Max

SMITH Tempo Max in Matte Gravy with ChromaPop Polarized Bronze Mirror + ChromaPop Contrast Rose Lenses

SMITH Tempo Max in Matte Gravy with ChromaPop Polarized Bronze Mirror + ChromaPop Contrast Rose Lenses

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The SMITH Tempo Max is easily Rx-able. Anti-slip megol nosepads and temples make for a comfortable fit and ensure the frame will stay optically aligned. The semi-rimless frame design give you an unobstructed downward view, and you can get these with ChromaPop lenses for ultimate contrast. More pop, less stop!

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 62mm
  • Lens Height: 42mm
  • Nosebridge: 15mm
  • Temple Length: 135mm
  • Frame Width: 134mm

SMITH Attack Max

SMITH Attack Max in Mike Giant with ChromaPop Red Mirror + ChromaPop Contrast Rose Lenses

SMITH Attack Max in Mike Giant with ChromaPop Red Mirror + ChromaPop Contrast Rose Lenses

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The SMITH Attack Max features all of the same features as the standard Attack but has a taller lens. This frame is a great choice if you are somebody who is not satisfied with the coverage and protection that the other frames provide. You still get that super-lightweight feel of the Attack, now with more lens.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 130mm
  • Lens Height: 54mm
  • Nosebridge: 17mm
  • Temple Length: 120mm
  • Frame Width: 138mm

Note: This frame is not Rx-able, and is out of stock as of August 2019.


Nike Rabid 2

Nike Rabid 2 in Matte Black and Grey with Infrared Lenses

Nike Rabid 2 in Matte Black and Grey with Infrared Lenses

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The Nike Rabid 2 is a more inexpensive frame with the same great features. Though these lack rubber grips, the matte colorway keeps these on your face regardless even on the rockiest of rides. They’re lightweight too, so if you’re looking for a simple, classic pair of MTB sunglasses, look no further than the Rabid 2.

Frame Measurements

  • Lens Width: 64mm
  • Lens Height: 37.6mm
  • Nosebridge: 15mm
  • Temple Length: 135mm

Rudy Project Rydon

Rudy Project Rydon in Carbonium with ImpactX Photochromic 2 Laser Red Lenses

Rudy Project Rydon in Carbonium with ImpactX Photochromic 2 Laser Red Lenses

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The Rudy Project Rydon has it all—lightweight, flexible, durable, and interchangeable lens technology. Get one pair of sunglasses to accompany you on all your rides, and minimize the clutter by only carrying one set of lenses at a time! ImpactX lenses are photochromic and guaranteed unbreakable for life—they minimize injury even if you take a nasty spill. Bike your fastest and stay safe with the Rudy Project Rydon.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 72mm
  • Lens Height: 39mm
  • Nosebridge: 18mm
  • Temple Length: 130mm
  • Frame Width: 135mm

Tifosi Synapse

Tifosi Synapse in Gloss Black with High Speed Red Fototec Lenses

Tifosi Synapse in Gloss Black with High Speed Red Fototec Lenses

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Rounding off our list is the Tifosi Synapse, one of the best-valued frames on this list because of all the features you get without breaking the bank. Almost seems too good to be true? It’s not! The TR-90 frame construction makes these sunglasses highly durable and extremely lightweight. If you are using them in extreme situations, the hydrophilic rubber on the temples and nose pads will hold them snug against your face. Adjustable nose pads and temples accommodate a wide range of head shapes and facial features, so you know these will fit you.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens Width: 64mm
  • Lens Height: 37mm
  • Temple Length: 118mm
  • Frame Width: 119mm

Note: This product is discontinued.


Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx

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