Take a ride on the wild side and see the world more clearly in a pair of the best mountain biking sunglasses for small faces. This list is curated for our small-face friends who have difficulty finding frames that fit properly. Scroll through our SFW lists and learn more about why these frames are the best fit for your small face and mountain biking adventures.
Table of Contents
1. Video Review
2. What to Look for in Mountain Biking Sunglasses
1.1. Frame Technology
1.2. Lens Technology
3. Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses for Small Faces
2.1. Oakley Flak XS
2.2. 100% Speedcraft XS
2.3. Nike Maverick Small
2.4. Oakley Sutro S
4. Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx
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Check out our Buyer's Guide for a full dive into all the features you'll want to look for in your mountain biking sunglasses. For a brief explanation, keep scrolling.
Get ready to ride like the wind in your new MTB frames. You'll want them to be made of nylon, so they're lightweight and have helmet-compatible temple tips. 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.
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.
The frame we love so much: Oakley Flak XS is the scaled-down version of the high-sports frame Oakley Flak. Built with Oakley's proprietary O Matter™ frame material, equipped with their Unobtainium™ earsocks and nosepads, Flak XS is the perfect fit for your small face and your mountain biking adventures.
Key Oakley Flak XS Features:
- Oakley's O Matter™ frame material
- Oakley's Unobtainium™ earsocks & nosepads
- Three-Point Fit system
- Interchangeable lenses
- Polarized & Iridium lens options available
- SFW: 128 (Men's: Small) (Women's: Medium)
Crank up the tempo of your ride in the 100% Speedcraft XS sunglasses. This semi-rimless frame is built with sweat management systems, which means that while you're out there riding up a storm, your frames won't fog up or fall off. With ventilation on the temple tips and lens, there's no way you won't have a clear ride on any trail you take in the 100% Speedcraft XS.
Key 100% Speedcraft XS Features:
- TR-90 frame build
- Adjustable rubber nose pads
- Sweat management systems
- Ventilated lens & frame
- Hydrophobic & Oleophobic coating
- SFW: 128 (Men's: Small) (Women's: Medium)
A classic frame that never fails a mountain biking adventure. Nike Maverick Small is a great frame to take from the mountain, right to the bar for that post-ride brew. With its casual style and rubber temple tips with ventilated nose pads, Maverick Small is a fresh and comfortable fit for anywhere the road leads you down.
Key Nike Maverick Small Features:
- Full-rim hybrid frame
- 6-base frame
- Ventilated rubber nose bridge
- Flexible temple tips
- SFW: 130 (Men's: Small/Medium) (Women's:Medium)
Of course, there has to be a statement frame in this lineup. Oakley Sutro S is the boldly unique frame your MTB days are in need of. With its oversized lens and semi-rimless frame design, you'll have unparalleled vision for any trail or off-path you ride. Oakley's O Matter™ frame build makes Sutro S a comfortable and durable wear for all-day riding.
Key Oakley Sutro S Features:
- Oakley's O Matter™ frame build
- Oakley's Unobtainium™ pads
- Saddle style nose bridge
- PRIZM™ lenses available
- SFW: 132 (Men's: Medium) (Women's: Medium)
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