We've got plenty of snow goggles for when you're shredding the slopes, but what about the après ski? Or maybe you live in a snowy area but sports just aren't your thing? We've got a list of the best sunglasses for snow coming right up.
What to Look For in Sunglasses for the Snow
- Wraparound design: Having a wrap pair (preferably with a foam gasket) will keep snow and cold air out of your eyes. If it's a bright day, these sunglasses will also help block out peripheral light.
- Contrast-enhancing lenses: It can be hard to spot details when blinding white snow is all around you. To better see things you've been missing, consider a contrast-enhancing lens tint such as copper or rose.
- Mirror coating: Mirror coatings aren't just a fashion statement. They reflect excess light away from the lens, which comes in handy in the snow.
- Polarized lenses: This one is a maybe. While polarized lenses will reduce glare coming off the snow, it can make it much harder to discern snow from ice. If ice is a serious concern for you, consider opting out of polarized lenses for the time being.
With that said, let's take a look at some of our favorite sunglasses for the snow!
1. Wiley X Gravity
The Wiley X Gravity includes all of the above features, making it a great candidate for snowy weather. Part of Wiley X's Climate Control series, these sunglasses reduce fogging and are made of nylon, which is capable of handling extreme temperature fluctuations. Look stylish wherever you go in the snow with the Wiley X Gravity.
2. 7eye Panhead
The 7eye Panhead can be customized to your liking with various lens options and a removable and replaceable AirShield. The temple arms are even adjustable to give you that hat compatibility, and the wrap design ensures you'll be snug all day long.
3. Oakley Clifden
The Oakley Clifden lets you enjoy all the perks of PRIZM Snow lenses in a pair of sunglasses. These new Oakleys have side shields and a wide bridge to protect against wind, and they even include a leash to keep you secure no matter where you go. All of these features are detachable, so you can go about your day with a unique-looking pair of sunglasses that get the job done. Watch our first look of the Clifden for more info.
4. Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0
The Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 is a great pair of sunglasses that still has all the perks of a pair of snow goggles. The single shield lens wraps fully around your face, and it's equipped with temples rather than a strap for a more everyday look. The triple-layer face foam also keeps you snug and warm even in the most biting chill.
Note: These sunglasses are non Rx-able.
5. Julbo Explorer 2.0
The Julbo Explorer 2.0 is a pair of mountaineering sunglasses ready for your next snow day. With side shields and a vented frame, the Explorer will stay clear during all your adventures. They also come with an adjustable strap for additional comfort.
Prescription Sunglasses for the Snow at SportRx
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