Mountain biking is an extreme sport. Even with years of experience under your belt, clear vision and protective eyewear can make all the difference to enhance your performance and safety. Continue on to find out which frames made our list of the best prescription mountain biking sunglasses of 2020.


Best Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses

1. What to Look for
2. Best Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2020
3. Best Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2019


What to Look for in Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses

Picking out the right pair of prescription MTB sunglasses can be difficult. Besides choosing the color and frames for your head size, here a few features to look for when searching for the perfect pair. Step one, comfort.

  • Rubberized nose bridge and temples to keep your glasses from falling or sliding off your face, especially while sweating.
  • A wraparound frame helps keep dust, wind, and other small objects from getting in your eyes.
  • Many MTB glasses also will come with small vents built into the lenses for airflow and helps to prevent fogging.
  • Color and contrast enhancing lenses. For example, Oakley makes PRIZM, designed for maximizing your performance, SMITH features ChromaPop, and 100% created HiPER.

Best Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2020

You made it to the top! Now breeze downhill as we cover our best mountain biking sunglasses of 2020.


SMITH Pathway

SMITH Pathway is packed with performance features to make every ride better than the last. REXY-winning for the Best MTB Sunglasses category, they’ve got everything from a secure, wrapped fit, to non-slip rubber grip, and even a feather-light feel for all day comfort. The Pathway is also equipped with ChromaPop lens tech to ensure you read every slight change in the terrain with ease.

SMITH Pathway MTB Sunglasses

SMITH Pathway in Matte Black

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Key Features:

  • ChromaPop contrast-enhancing lens tech
  • AR (anti-reflective) & moisture-resistant lens coatings
  • 8-base wrapped fit
  • Megol rubber temple & nose pads
  • Lightweight & durable Evolve bio-based frame material

Rudy Project Spinair 57

Whether you’re tackling a new trail or heading to happy hour, the REXY-nominated Rudy Project Spinair 57 sunglasses look awesome and stay comfortably in place. Inspired by other Rudy Project athleisure frames, the Spinair 57 maintains their classic double bridge without sacrificing any sport capabilities.

Rudy Project Spinair 57

Rudy Project Spinair 57 in Carbonium Multilaser Red

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Key Features:

  • Lifestyle look + sport performance
  • Adjustable temple tips
  • Soft rubber nose pads

Julbo Renegade

REXY-nominated for the Best MTB Sunglasses category, the Julbo Renegade prescription sunglasses are the perfect combination of comfort, style, and protection for your eyes. On or off the bike, these shades are going to perform.

Julbo Renegade in Black/Red with Zebra Light Lens

Julbo Renegade in Black/Red with Zebra Light Lens

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Key Features:

  • 6-base frame with curved temples to achieve a wraparound fit
  • Shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge
  • Wider temples for added sun protection
  • Soft, Grip Tech temples

100% Hakan

The REXY-nominated 100% Hakan is geared up for an awesome MTB experience. A wrapped frame keeps them secure on your face, rubber grip keeps them slipping (even if you’re sweaty!), and the frame and lenses are lightweight and impact-resistant for comfortable wear you can count on.

100% Hakan in Soft Tact Rootbeer

100% Hakan in Soft Tact Rootbeer with HiPER Silver Mirrored Lenses

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Key Features:

  • Wraparound frame for ultimate security
  • High-impact resistant and lightweight polycarbonate lenses
  • Shatterproof and lightweight Grilamid TR90 frame
  • Ultra-grip rubber nose and temple tips for a secure fit
  • Scratch-resistant & HYDROILO lens coatings

Rudy Project Rydon + Rx Dock

Is your prescription a little higher than most? The best-selling Rudy Project Rydon is available with an optical dock that clicks securely into place. Poor vision shouldn’t hold you back from doing what you love – take advantage of glasses designed for ease of wear, durability, and to accommodate strong prescriptions.

Rudy Project Rydon + RX Dock

Rudy Project Rydon + RX Dock

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Key Features:

  • High Rx-compatible
  • Lightweight & flexible design
  • Adjustable rubber nose pads & temples

100% Centric

With the 100% Centric MTB sunglasses, you have the option of protecting your eyes going downhill on your mountain bike or looking casual relaxing on a sunny day. This lightweight pair of shades provides 100% UV protection and has great durability.

100% Centric in Matte Crystal Black

100% Centric in Matte Crystal Black with Red HiPER Multilayer Mirrored Lenses

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Key Features:

  • High-impact resistant and lightweight polycarbonate lenses
  • 6-base spherical lens
  • Shatterproof and lightweight Grilamid TR90 frame
  • Ultra-grip TPE rubber nose pads and tips for a non-slip fit
  • Scratch-resistant & HYDROILO lens coatings

Oakley Portal

Oakley was after the optimal coverage of their iconic Sutro, but with Rx-able dual lenses when they created the Portal sunglasses. Their unique shape provides enhanced peripheral views without being heavy on your face. Oakley Portal showcases your individual style while staying put through all the ruts and rocks of a rough trail.

Oakley Portal

Oakley Portal in Navy with PRIZM Sapphire Lenses

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Key Features:

  • Lightweight & durable O Matter frame
  • Unobtainium earsocks & nose pads for tacky grip
  • PRIZM contrast-enhancing lens tech

SMITH Outlier 2

Don’t be fooled by the classic everyday aesthetic of the SMITH Outlier 2 – they’re fully loaded with performance features to help you up every incline. Easily transition from the trail to lunch with a buddy without a second thought, or stay out from sunup to sundown in total security and comfort.

SMITH Outlier 2

SMITH Outlier 2 in Matte Grey with ChromaPop Bronze Mirror Lenses

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Key Features:

  • ChromaPop contrast-enhancing lens tech
  • AR (anti-reflective) & moisture-resistant lens coatings
  • 8-base wrapped fit
  • Megol rubber temple & nose pads
  • Lightweight & durable Evolve bio-based frame material

Nike Brazen Boost

Constructed with comfort in mind, Nike Brazen Boost sunglasses have a flexible, relaxed fit and soft rubber grip to keep them from slipping or sliding. Their versatile aesthetic easily transitions on and off the bike, so you can stick with a single pair whether you’re hitting it hard, or taking a breather.

Nike Brazen Boost Sunglasses

Nike Brazen Boost in Matte Dark Grey/ White & Silver Flash

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Key Features:

  • 6-base curved lens
  • Ultra-flexible and lightweight temple arms
  • Soft, comfortable rubber nose pads and temple tips
  • Lightweight, durable nylon frame
  • Nike’s Max Optics lenses for precise vision

Rudy Project Exception

A unique frame all its own, the Rudy Project Exception sunglasses not only have the performance features you love for mountain biking, but they’re equipped with a special lens kit that allows you to excel in any environment. Specifically designed to accommodate a wide range of prescriptions, the Exception is the versatile solution you’ve been waiting for.

 

Rudy Project Exception Kit 1 limited edition sportrx colaboration

Rudy Project Exception Kit 1 – Racing Red Lens

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Key Features:

  • SportRx exclusive lens kit
  • Flip Up interchangeable lenses for every condition
  • Adjustable rubber nose pads & temples

Best Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses of 2019

Still need some other options? Check out our best prescription mountain biking sunglasses of 2019 list.


Read on below or simply watch our video review with Sunglass Rob and MTB Freerider Richie Schley. Richie started wearing prescription mountain biking sunglasses a few years ago and tells us about the life changing difference prescription sunglasses made for his ride.


Oakley Crossrange XL

The Oakley Crossrange XL sunglasses are perfect for those who love to mountain bike, but don’t care for a frame on the extreme side of style. This durable pair works great as an everyday casual pair of shades.

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses- Oakley Crossrange XL

Oakley Crossrange XL in Polished Black with Grey Lenses

Key Features:

  • PRIZM Trail lens technology
  • Rubberized nose bridge
  • 2 interchangeable temples – one sporty, one casual

Note: This frame is discontinued.


Oakley Jawbreaker

Nobody will doubt you’re a biker in the Jawbreaker. Designed as a single shield with air slits for maximum airflow, Oakley Jawbreaker prescription MTB sunglasses are meant for speed and pushing the limits. This protective pair of glasses is also available with a clear lens perfect for night riding.

oakley jawbreaker prizm trail torch

Oakley Jawbreaker in Carbon with PRIZM Trail Torch

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Key Features:

  • Vented lens design
  • Rubberized nose bridge
  • Wraparound rubberized temples
  • No PRIZM available with prescription

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is an all-time best-seller. Its lightweight yet durable frame is the go-to pair for athletes in just about every sport.

flak 2.0 xl w prizm trail

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Trail

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Key Features:

  • PRIZM Trail lens technology
  • Dual lenses
  • Wraparound frame
  • Rubberized nose piece and temples

100% Centric

100% Centric

100% Centric in Matte Crystal Black with Red Lens

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Key Features:

  • High-impact resistant and lightweight polycarbonate lenses
  • 6-base spherical lens
  • Shatterproof and lightweight Grilamid TR90 frame
  • Ultra-grip TPE rubber nose pads and tips for a non-slip fit
  • Scratch-resistant & HYDROILO lens coatings

100% Daze

This lightweight yet durable 8-base frame is the perfect blend of a sporty and casual look for your MTB prescription sunglasses. More wrap than the Centric, the Daze is just a touch sportier than its cousin.

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses- 100% Daze

100% Daze in Soft Tact with Black Smoke Lenses

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Key Features:

  • HiPER lens technology available
  • PEAKPOLAR lens available for ultimate polarization
  • Wraparound frames
  • TPE rubber ultra-grip nose pads

Tifosi Veloce

The Tifosi Veloce prescription mountain biking sunglasses are the number one best-seller from the entire Tifosi line. These sunglasses provide substantial eye protection when you’re zooming down hills.

Tifosi Veloce

Tifosi Veloce in Matte Black AC Red with Clear Smoke Lenses

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Key Features:

  • Adjustable rubberized nose pads and temples
  • Vented lenses for airflow that you can actually keep with your prescription
  • Medium fit
  • Grilamid semi-rimless frames

SMITH Tempo

The SMITH Tempo was made for speed with its lightweight semi-rimless frame construction. Style up with the SMITH tempo on your next mountain bike excursion.

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses- Smith Tempo

Smith Tempo in Matte Tortoise with ChromaPop Polarized Brown Lenses

Key Features:

  • ChromaPop high contrast lenses
  • High-wrap interchangeable twin lenses
  • Rubberized nose piece

Note: This frame is discontinued.


Julbo Renegade

Julbo Renegade in Black/Red with Zebra Light Lens

Julbo Renegade in Black/Red with Zebra Light Lens

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Key Features:

  • 6-base frame with curved temples to achieve a wraparound fit
  • Shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge
  • Wider temples for added sun protection
  • Soft, Grip Tech temples

Nike Bandit

The Nike Bandit is another great pair of prescription mountain biking sunglasses. 100% sport and lifestyle, these shades grant comfort and protection for every situation.

Nike Bandit Sunglasses, Nike Bandit Prescription Sunglasses

Nike Bandit in Anthracite/Gunmetal with Grey Multi-laser Green

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Key Features:

  • Transition lenses
  • Large fit
  • Ventilated nose bridge for airflow
  • Micro-venting frames

Nike Fleet

The Nike Fleet is the same exact pair as the Nike Bandit, fit for smaller head sizes.

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses- Nike Fleet

Nike Fleet in Matte Anthracite with Dark Grey Lenses

Key Features:

  • Transition lenses
  • Small to medium fit
  • Ventilated nose bridge for airflow
  • Micro-venting frames

Note: This frame is discontinued.


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