Upgrade your ride and take on any elevation in a pair of the best mountain biking sunglasses for big heads. Check out our hand-picked list below!

Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses for Big Heads

1. What to Look for
1.1. Frame Technology
1.2. Lens Technology
2. Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses for Big Heads
2.1. SMITH Emerge
2.2. SMITH Pinpoint
2.3. Native Eyewear Wells XL
2.4. Oakley Mainlink XL
2.5. SportRx Huckson
3. Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx

What to Look for in Mountain Biking Sunglasses

When it comes to buying MTB sunglasses, there are certain features you'll want to look for. For a full dive into what to look for, check out our Buyer's Guide. For a brief explanation, keep scrolling.

Frame Technology

Look for a frame that's lightweight like nylon, and has temples that are compatible with your helmet, so they don't squeeze your head. A semi or full wrap will keep your sunglasses securely on your face and offer added protection from the sun, dust, and other debris you may kick up. Rubber grip on the nose pads and temple tips will also help keep them secure and hold on while you ride through any adventure.

Lens Technology

For lens material, look for something that won't shatter if you take a dip; polycarbonate, or safety-rated lenses. Whether or not you choose a polarized lens is your decision, as it can be helpful in bright light conditions, but it can also negatively impact your depth perception.

One feature we always recommend for mountain biking sunglasses is high contrast lenses. Lens technologies like Oakley's PRIZM™ and SMITH's ChromaPop™ boost color and contrast to give you an amazing visual experience to help you better spot slight changes in the terrain.

Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses for Big Heads

SMITH Emerge

SMITH Emerge will amp up the elevation on your mountain bike ride. Emerge sunglasses are made of bio-based frame material and feature a bold rectangular lens shape with relaxed edges. Complimenting most face shapes and most ideal for big heads, Emerge is the MTB frame for you.

Smith Emerge

SMITH Emerge in Tortoise with Polarized Brown lens

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Key SMITH Emerge Features:

  • Evolve bio-based frame material
  • Megol nose & temple pads
  • ChromaPop™ polarized lenses
  • Smudge & moisture resistant coating
  • SFW: 138 (Men/Women’s Large)

SMITH Pinpoint

Ride from the streets to any summit wearing the SMITH Pinpoint sunglasses. Equipped with adjustable Megol nosepads, Pinpoint is sure to stick with you anywhere your wheels roll. Enhance your view at any point on the mountain with SMTIH ChromaPop™ lenses.

SMITH Pinpoint sunglasses

SMITH Pinpoint in Crystal Mediterranean with ChromaPop™ Red Mirror Lenses


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Key SMITH Pinpoint Features:

  • TR-90 frame material - durable & lightweight
  • AutoLock hinges
  • ChromaPop™ polarized lenses
  • Interchangeable saddle bridge nose pads
  • SFW: 140 (Men L, Women’s XL)

Native Eyewear Wells XL

A frame built to go the distance and speed your mountain biking adventures seek. Native Eyewear Wells XL is a size larger than its little brother Wells, but is built with all the same great technology. Wells XL is made of plant-based resin, equipped with cushinol on the nose pads, a mastoid temple grip, and features Rhyno-Tuff Air technology, which allows them to withstand high-velocity collisions and temperature extremes.

Native Eyewear Wells XL

Native Eyewear Wells XL in Smoke Crystal with Blue Reflex Polarized lens

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Key Native Eyewear Wells XL Features:

  • The larger version of Wells
  • Eco-friendly, bio-based resin frame material
  • Hypoallergenic cushionol nose pads
  • Premium polarized lenses
  • SFW: 140 (Men L, Women’s XL)

Oakley Mainlink XL

Mainlink XL is the larger frame to its relative Mainlink. Oakley builds their frames with O Matter™ material, which is lightweight and durable and meant to make your sweat a great one. With Unobtainium™ earsocks & nose pads, Mainlink XL is the perfect comfort for doing what you love most.

oakley mainlink xl in grey ink with blue prizm sapphire lenses

Oakley Mainlink XL in Grey Ink with PRIZM Sapphire Lenses

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Key Oakley Mainlink XL Features:

  • O Matter™ frame material
  • Unobtainium™ earsocks & nose pads
  • Three-Point fit system
  • PRIZM™ lenses available
  • SFW: 142 (Men’s/Women’s XL)

SportRx Huckson

A bonus gift to this year's list, our very own SportRx Huckson. Designed specifically for the passion and love of mountain biking, this is one of our most versatile MTB frames we carry. Our team is full of MTB riders, so we are sure this fit is a great one to close out the best mountain biking sunglasses for big heads.

SportRx Huckson

SportRx Huckson in Matte Black with Grey Lenses

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Key SportRx Huckson Features:

  • Eco-friendly, bio-based resin frame material
  • Rubber grip on the nose pads & temples for a comfortable, secure fit
  • Available in Polarized, Transitions®, or Mirrored/Gradient lens
  • SFW: 136 (Men’s/Women’s L)

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx

Need prescription mountain biking sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, 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, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians, who can help you build your prescription mountain biking sunglasses.

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