Hiking boots are on, water bottles are filled, and keys are in hand. Time to grab the next item of your gear before stepping out the door: hiking prescription sunglasses! Get 20/20 vision to enjoy the view with the best prescription sunglasses for hiking. Our Sports Opticians have curated the top five frames that deliver enhanced contrast and clarity in comfortable, stylish designs. Discover the lineup below!

Table of Contents

A. Video Overview
B. What to Look for in Hiking Prescription Sunglasses
C. Best Prescription Sunglasses for Hiking
1. Rudy Project Spinair 57
2. Julbo Shield
3. Oakley Portal X
4. Zeal Optics Northwind
5. Nike Mavericks RGE
BONUS: SportRx Huckson
D. Shop Hiking Prescription Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Video Overview

Join Sports Optician TJ as he introduces the best prescription sunglasses for hiking! Read on to learn more about the frames.

What to Look for in Hiking Prescription Sunglasses

In addition to Rx-ability, let's review what makes a great pair of hiking prescription sunglasses. We'll cover frame and lens technology, so you know what to look for in your next pair.

Frame Technology

Hiking sunglasses should be comfortable, lightweight, and stay securely in place. To achieve all three, look for frames that are made of nylon, or Grilamid TR-90, that have rubber grip. This combination will ensure a lightweight fit that doesn't budge, no matter how much you sweat. Sports Opticians also recommend frames with generous coverage to block harsh UV rays. Hiking sunglasses with an 8-base wrap design, or tall and wide lenses, will keep bright sun away from your precious peepers.

Lens Technology

For lenses, contrast-enhancement is key. Coppers, browns, and rose tints will enhance details of the terrain, so you can easily spot areas to avoid. If you prefer a more true-to-color visual experience, greys and greens will provide the sun protection you need without changing the beauty of nature's colors.

If you would like to learn more, visit our Hiking Sunglasses Buyer's Guide.

Best Prescription Sunglasses for Hiking

Time to get into the lineup! Let's check out the top five picks of the year.

Rudy Project Spinair 57

Our first frame is a member of the Spinair Collection, which embodies the Rudy Project active lifestyle philosophy. The Spinair 57 combines a laidback design with performance tech that makes these the ultimate hiking prescription sunglasses. Lightweight, and durable, the Spinair is comfortable to wear for even 8-hour trails. Soft rubber nose pads keep them comfortably in place and fully adjustable temple tips allow you to customize the fit.

As for the lenses, the generous square shape holds a range of prescriptions with ease. Choose from single vision, progressive, or bifocals, and a plethora of lens colors. Need help picking a color? Check out our Hiking Sunglasses Lens Guide!

rudy project spinair 57 sunglasses in grey black with red lenses and temples

Rudy Project Spinair 57 in Carbonium with Multilaser Red Lenses

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Rudy Project Spinair 57 Key Features:

  • Active lifestyle frame is ultra-versatile
  • Soft rubber nose pads keep frames in place
  • Fully adjustable temple tips can be moved in any direction for a custom fit
  • Rx-able with SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SportRx Frame Width: 134 (What is SFW?)

Julbo Shield

If you're an avid hiker and need a frame to match your dedication, the Julbo Shield is up for your most thrilling adventures. It's 6-base design makes it Rx-friendly, but performance details give you extra coverage similar to 8-base wrap around sunglasses. Fabric side shields deliver peripheral protection from light leak, dust, and wind, and they're removable for versatility. A built-in ventilation system and keyhole bridge encourage air flow, so your vision remains fog-free on even the hottest desert trails. If your hikes take you anywhere and everywhere, the Julbo Shield will cover you with unwavering protection in any terrain.

Julbo Shield hiking prescription sunglasses in black and orange with brown lenses.

Julbo Shield in Black / Orange with REACTIV High Mountain 2–4 Lenses

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Julbo Shield Key Features:

  • Removable fabric side shields provide extra peripheral protection
  • Built-in ventilation system pulls out hot air to keep your vision fog-free
  • Keyhole bridge design encourages air flow
  • Rx-able with SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SFW: 136

Oakley Portal X

The next frame in our lineup of the best prescription sunglasses for hiking is the Oakley Portal X. This performance frame is packed to the brim with Oakley's proprietary technology. From the lightweight and impact-resistant O Matter™ construction, to the Unobtainium® rubber grip that gets tackier the more you sweat, the Portal X keeps up with even your most intense hikes. Rx-able PRIZM™ lenses are available in a variety of colors to complement your environment and provide enhanced contrast and color. Finally, if you don't hit the trails without your hat, you'll love the straightback temples that fit seamlessly with your favorite headwear.

Oakley Portal X prescription sunglasses for driving in black with PRIZM sapphire blue lenses.

Oakley Portal X in Polished Black with PRIZM™ Sapphire Lenses

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Oakley Portal X Key Features:

  • O Matter™ frame construction is impact-resistant & comfortable for hours on end
  • Unobtainium® rubber grip gets tackier the more you sweat on summer drives
  • Straightback temples fit seamlessly with hats & helmets
  • Rx-able with PRIZM™ lenses in Sport & Everyday options
  • SFW: 136

Zeal Optics Northwind

Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Take care of Mother Nature with eco-friendly frames that have a low impact on the environment. The Zeal Optics Northwind is a sustainable sunglass from their See Grass Collection, which combines 70% recycled plastics with 30% grass fiber. This unique mixture keeps waste out of landfills and instead converts it into stylish and comfortable sunglasses that make you feel good (and look good) while protecting the planet.

The Zeal Optics Northwind is available with Zeal Authentic Lenses in three polarized colors. Their polarized lenses block glare and feature a backside anti-reflective coating to reveal greater clarity and contrast.

Zeal Optics Northwind hiking sunglasses in moss green with copper lenses.

Zeal Optics Northwind in Moss with Copper Lenses

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Zeal Optics Northwind Key Features:

  • Eco-friendly frame from the Zeal See Grass Collection
  • Rubber nose pads & temple tips increase comfort & grip
  • Bent temple tips enhance frame security
  • Rx-able with Zeal Authentic Polarized Lenses
  • SFW: 136

Nike Maverick RGE

If you need a frame that can take you from weekend hikes to afternoon happy hours, look no further than the Nike Maverick RGE. A REXY Nominee for the Versatility Award, the Maverick RGE is ideal for any occasion and gives you clear optics for it all. Vented, rubber nose pads promote air flow and keep your sunglasses exactly where you want them. Rectangular lenses hold a range of prescriptions and work particularly well for progressives. Our offering of SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses for hiking will have you seeing clearer than ever, while enjoying the scenery.

Nike Maverick RGE running sunglasses in matte black with light blue temple tips and turquoise mirror lenses.

Nike Maverick RGE in Matte Black with Turquoise Mirror Lenses

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Nike Maverick RGE Key Features:

  • REXY Nominee for the Versatility Award
  • Vented, rubber nose pads encourage air flow & manage sweat
  • Flexible temple tips ensure a comfortable fit
  • Rx-able with SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SFW: 138

BONUS: SportRx Huckson

To close out our lineup of the best prescription sunglasses for hiking, we've got one of our own to introduce! The SportRx Huckson is is the brainchild of our years of optical expertise and your favorite performance features. We rolled all the best tech into one do-it-all frame that will keep you comfortable during hikes, weekend getaways, and everything in between. It's made from a plant-based resin, which is lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly. Rubber grip works as hard as you do, and generous square lenses can take on your most difficult prescription needs. The real kicker? These hiking prescription sunglasses start at a mere $99! Now, that's a bang for your buck.

SportRx Huckson sunglasses in matte grey with prescription grey lenses.

SportRx Huckson in Matte Grey with Prescription Lenses

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SportRx Huckson Key Features:

  • Plant-based frame is lightweight & easy to wear
  • Rubber grips offer a secure & stable hold
  • Square lenses hold a range of prescriptions
  • Rx-able with SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SFW: 136

Shop Hiking Prescription Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Need prescription sunglasses for hiking? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tool tips 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 hiking sunglasses. And if you want even more frame recommendations, check out our lineup of the best hiking sunglasses.

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