Fishermen & golfers, this lineup is made for you.
Like you, our Sports Opticians are made up of fellow fishing & golfing enthusiasts who love to get out on the water or the green. By combining our optical expertise with our passions, we understand how important proper eyewear is for enjoying our favorite sports. We've got you covered for your next fishing trip or golf competition. Join SportRx as we review the Best Sunglasses for Fishing & Golf!
Best Sunglasses for Fishing & Golf
When selecting a frame that can perform on the golf course and the boat, there are a few main features to keep in mind. Take a look at the criteria used by our expert Sports Opticians when choosing the best sunglasses for fishing & golf.
Vision is key in spotting your next big catch or hitting that hole-in-one. Protect yourself from all angles with lenses that provide maximum coverage. Available in many forms, these frames have either an 8-base wrap or tall and wide lenses to keep UV rays from entering your line of focus.
Whether you're looking down to a tie a hook, or teeing-up for your next swing, sunglasses that stay in place are a must. Today's lineup has strategically placed rubber grip so you can say goodbye to frame slippage and constant readjustments.
Contrast-Enhancing Lens Technology and/or Interchangeable Lens System
Give yourself a competitive advantage with contrast-enhancing lenses. You'll be able to better read the green and track your fish in textured waters thanks to impressive lens technologies. To get specific lens color recommendations on your favorite sports, visit our blog on the Best Lens Colors for Fishing and our Golfing Lens Color Guide. As a general rule, we recommend a good polarized lens for fishing and a non-polarized contrast-enhancing lens for golf.
Here's the catch: from a lens feature standpoint, fishing and golf are not very compatible. For fishing, polarized lenses are a must, but for golf, polarized lenses can negatively affect your depth perception. In this case, most of the frames in our lineup include an interchangeable lens system which allows you the versatility to have the perfect tailor-made lens in your frame for the sport you're taking part in. Swap out lenses on the go to easily get the best performance for your environment and activity.
Best Sunglasses for Fishing & Golf
Time to tee up this lineup!
In addition to the key features we just covered, all of the frames in today's lineup are available in your prescription at SportRx. Give us a call and we'll be happy to review these options with you personally!
One of Maui Jim's most popular sports frames, the Ho'okipa sunglasses are the perfect companion for your next day out on the green or water. This is the only frame here without interchangeable functionality. We see this frame on the course a lot and despite its polarization, golfers love it! This is the most seamless choice for the compatibility between the two sports. This is certainly due to the excellent quality of polarized technology from Maui Jim.
This modern rimless style has an 8-base-curve, so you get maximum sun protection and unobstructed peripheral vision from all angles. Ultra-lightweight to wear you may even forget they're on. In the optical world, it doesn't get much better than that!
It doesn't stop there with the Maui Jim Ho'okipa. Despite its minimalist look, this frame packs a punch. Saltwater-safe and with anti-corrosive hinges, this frame is designed to last. Ridged rubber nose pads and textured temple tips ensure grip even on sweaty summer days. The most impressive part? Your vision through Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lenses. They cut 99.9% of glare while boosting color and contrast, thanks to 3 rare earth elements. Read more in our guide of PolarizedPlus2® lens technology.
Maui Jim Ho'okipa in Tortoise with Maui Rose Lenses
Maui Jim Ho'okipa Key Features
- Ultra-lightweight & flexible fit
- Saltwater-safe & anti-corrosive hinges ensure longevity
- Ridged rubber nose pads & textured temple tips provide a comfortable grip
- PolarizedPlus2® lens technology increases color, contrast, & depth perception
- SFW: 134mm (What is SFW?)
A SportRx fan favorite, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is one of the most versatile sports frames on the market. With its 8-base wrap and list of Oakley proprietary materials and technologies, it's no wonder this made our list of the best sunglasses for fishing and golf. It does it all!
Made from Oakley's propriety material, O matter, you'll receive lightweight wear in this flexible and durable frame. Unobtanium rubber details appear on the nose pads and temples for extra grip and a comfortable fit. We also love the straight-back temples because they fit seamlessly with hats for long days spent under the sun.
Finally, Oakley PRIZM lenses will have you experiencing your world like never before. Learn more about the sport's world's favorite lens technology with our PRIZM Lens Guide. Our top picks for lenses would be Prizm Golf and Prizm Deep Water Polarized!
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Key Features
- O matter frame construction is lightweight, durable, and flexible
- Unobtanium rubber accents on nose pads and temples
- Three-Point-Fit System delivers a secure & comfortable fit
- Available with Oakley PRIZM lenses made to enhance your environment
- SFW: 135mm (What is SFW?)
We love the sleek design of this low-profile frame. Made from a mixed composition, the frame front is durable nylon, while the temples are lightweight metal. The flying lens design encourages airflow and fog-free vision, even on the hottest summer days. As for fit, you can customize this frame to your unique facial features thanks to the fully adjustable temples and nose pad! Our top lens picks would be the SportRx Sport Optimized lenses: the "Birdie" for golf and the "Deep See Blue" for offshore fishing and "Freshwater Green" for all other fishing.
Rudy Project Rydon Key Features
- Mixed composition delivers sleek design & lightweight wear
- Fully adjustable rubber nose pads & temples allow for a custom & secure fit
- Interchangeable lens system has photochromic options
- Also available with Rx dock or in a smaller size as Rudy Project Rydon Slim
- SFW: 138mm (What is SFW?)
Whether you're on a weekend fishing trip or competing in a golf tournament, these sunglasses will keep you covered during any sport. Contoured lenses deliver 8-base-wrap, while their semi-rimless design is extremely lightweight to wear. High-tension hinges ensure a comfortable grip that stays in place no matter where you're looking. You'll also get increased airflow thanks to the ventilation on the temple tips and floating saddle bridge. Similar to above, our top lens picks would be the SportRx Sport Optimized lenses: the "Birdie" for golf, the "Deep See Blue" for offshore fishing, and "Freshwater Green" for all other fishing.
Nike Trainer Key Features
- 8-base wrap-around nylon frame
- High-tension hinges ensure a secure & comfortable fit
- Floating saddle bridge is ventilated to encourage airflow & decrease fogging
- Available with Nike Max Optics Lenses or prescription Sport Optimized Lenses
- SFW: 136mm (What is SFW?)
A member of Kaenon's Cross Sport Collection, the Arcata SR sunglasses are a versatile frame that can keep up with your day. Their semi-rimless design (defined by the "SR" in its name) provides expanded downward vision so you can more easily view the terrain below. Built from TR-90 Nylon, you'll get a flexible, lightweight, & durable fit even during long stretches of time. Longevity is enhanced with hidden pin hinges that don't loosen over time and provide a secure fit.
Available in prescription, select from Kaenon Authentic Lenses or SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses. Our top lens picks would be the SportRx Sport Optimized lens called the "Birdie" for golf, Kaenon's Ultra G12 + Pacific Blue Mirror for offshore fishing, and Ultra B12 + Coastal Green Mirror for all other fishing.
Kaenon Arcata Key Features
- "SR" stands for semi-rimless design
- TR-90 Nylon is lightweight & durable
- Hidden pin hinges provide a secure fit & don't loosen over time
- SFW: 138mm (What is SFW?)
Need prescription sunglasses for fishing & golf? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips 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, give us a call! We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians, who can help you build your prescription sunglasses for fishing and golf.
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