Looking to take your game to the next level? Whether you’re an avid triathlete, a die-hard cyclist, or a weekend team sport player, the right pair of prescription sunglasses will make a huge difference in both the level of your enjoyment and your performance ability. In this post, we will be going over the top 10 sport sunglass picks for 2019, their features and why they made the cut.
Ultimately, it all comes down to one goal: pristine enhanced vision without compromising eyes protection. This is achieved through frame tech and lens tech working together seamlessly. For frame tech, it’s important to have a good grip, sufficient coverage and a snug fit so you can focus on . For lens tech, the primary features are contrast enhancement, transition lenses, and polarization. Each part plays a crucial role in providing you with ultimate performance and protection all with one goal in mind: functioning so perfectly they disappear during your event.
If you want to learn more about choosing the right pair of prescription sport sunglasses, check out the Sport Sunglass Buyer’s Guide for an in-depth guide.
Top Sport Sunglasses of 2019
1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
2. Oakley Half Jacket 2.0
3. Nike Bandit
4. Nike Rabid
5. Oakley Mainlink
6. Oakley Radar EV Path
7. Oakley Jawbreaker
8. Smith Tempo Max
9. 100% Speedcoupe
10. Adidas A425 Wildcharge
Coming in at spot number one, is the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL. Their amazing durability and ultra-lightweight comfort comes from being constructed with Oakley’s proprietary O-Matter. Another awesome feature is the Unobtainium (special rubber) earsocks and nose pads which help keep your glasses securely in place even if you break a sweat. The XL stands for extra long lenses, providing better coverage for the majority of face shapes. If, however, you have high cheekbones or a wider face shape, the Flak 2.0 or Flak 2.0 Asian Fit could be a better fit since the lenses are narrower. Flak 2.0 XL are perfect for baseball, cycling, golf, hiking, mountain biking, tennis, and triathlon to name a few.
Ranking number 2, Oakley Half Jacket 2.0. These sunglasses were made for keeping up with the competition and the different light environments. With easy-to-use interchangeable lenses, you can optimize your sunglasses for the changing light conditions. These sport sunglasses are made with O-Matter frame material for a durable, lightweight fit, and the Unobtainium temple material is designed for increased grip the more you sweat. To further customize your Half Jacket 2.0s, consider Oakley’s Prizm lens for sport specific fine tuning.
In 3rd place, the Nike Bandit sunglasses combine versatile style, built-in cooling, and intuitive comfort to make up an unparalleled sports frame. With rubber nose pads and temples, the Bandit stays in place through every bump, jostle and play. If you're looking for a pair of prescription sports sunglasses that have the perfect blend between lifestyle and performance, leave it to a pair of Nike Bandit prescription sunglasses to fulfill all those desires.
Coming in 4th, Nike Rabid sunglasses give you superior coverage and stability for all your outdoor adventures. The 8 base sports wrap design maximizes coverage and minimizes interference for a clear and full view of the beach, running trail or fairway. The Nike Rabid is perfect for cycling, golf, hiking, motorcycle, running, softball, team sports, triathlon to list a few. Customize the Nike Rabid with SportRx prebuilt lenses to get the most out of these prescription sunglasses.
Ranking number 5, the Oakley Mainlink prescription sunglasses. Mainlinks integrate a classic look with the versatility of an active lifestyle. The Mainlink strays away from the common features of a sport frame, high wraparound curve, edgy lens design, and crazy colors, and rather goes for a casual look with sport functionality. With frame features like Oakley’s signature rubber nose pad and temples, and O-Matter frame material, you are ready to tackle whatever life throws at you in style.
In 6th, the Oakley Radar EV Path bring a futuristic edge to your game. By providing an extended view with improved upper peripheral vision and taller lens design, and an improved ventilation system for an anti-fog view, the Radar EV is taking style and function to an all new level. These shield lenses design and interchangeable lenses give you ultimate options and versatility whether you are heading out to the field, or the trails.
SIDE NOTE: This frame is unavailable in prescription.
Coming in 7th, Oakley Jawbreaker prescription sunglasses are straight up mean-looking with their aggressive lines and tough, O Matter frame. Taller and wider lens are optimized for cycling providing extended upper peripheral vision. Adjustable temple lengths allow for a custom fit and amazing helmet compatibility along with more versatility in sport performance. The frames feature adjustable rubberized nose pads, rubber temples, and interchangeable lenses.
SIDE NOTE: This frame is unavailable in prescription.
Ranking 8th place is the Smith Tempo Max. Tempo Max is geared toward helping trail runners and cyclists perform better than ever. The Tempo Max frame is made with extended coverage interchangeable lens, giving you ultimate clarity when competing, whatever the conditions. You’ll never have to worry about it sliding off your face as the megol (specialized rubber) temple and nose pads ensure a secure fit. The Smith ChromaPop lenses filter out the light and enhance color. Built for a medium-sized head, the Tempo Max will give you the visual performance you need to cross the finish line first.
Coming in 9th, 100% Speedcoupe sunglasses are designed to elevate your cycling performance to its maximum potential. With its dual-lens semi rimless design, the Speedcoupe ensures that your high performance prescription sunglasses stay in place even during the most challenging rides. Also, th straight rubber temples give you great helmet to sunglass compatibility, all with great grip. Integrated air scoops prevent fogging and increase airflow to your face every time you're wearing these 100% sunglasses. Speedcoupe are great for the trails, whether on your feet or wheels.
Last but certainly not least, The Adidas A425 Wildcharge are coming in 10th place. These prescription sunglasses blur the line between sport and lifestyle with a well designed lightweight and robust frame. Also featured are adjustable rubber nose pads and rubber temples to keep your frames secure throughout your adventures. The rounded style of the frame give good coverage but still keep the cool factor.Adidas A425 Wildcharge are perfect for hiking and running adventures.
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