Having the right pair of triathlon sunglasses can improve your performance and overall experience. With so many sunglasses to choose from, it can be tough to narrow down your selection. We put this list of the top triathlon sunglasses together to help you find exactly what you want.

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1. What to Look for in Triathlon Sunglasses
2. Best Triathlon Sunglasses of 2020


What to Look for in Triathlon Sunglasses

There are a few main features to consider when finding a pair of triathlon sunglasses. Many triathletes seek to shorten their transition times, so getting swimming goggles and one pair of sunglasses that can work both on the cycling and running legs is in your best interests.

For sunglasses, a wraparound frame with grip and sufficient coverage is preferred. This will protect your face, stay in place, and be more comfortable for extended periods.

Lens colors vary for the conditions you will be exercising in. If you are in brighter conditions, or plan to race in something long like the Ironman, a darker tint like grey or brown is the best. But if you are in overcast or low-light conditions and don’t expect the lighting to change, a lighter tint lens like rose is more advantageous.

And if you need prescription, don’t sweat it, we can do that too! Particularly for longer triathlons, contact lenses can be a hindrance, and many kinds can’t even make it into the water in the first place. So if you normally wear glasses and are an avid triathlete, consider getting prescription sunglasses for your next race.

Need more information on specific frame or lens features? We have a complete Triathlon Sunglasses Buyer’s Guide.


The Best Triathlon Sunglasses of 2020

Swim Goggles Feature: Wiley X Propulsion

Think you can get by without prescription swim goggles? Think again. The new Wiley X Propulsion swim goggles are here to get you through the swim leg of your triathlon.

Wiley X Propulsion prescription swim goggles

Wiley X Propulsion in Matte Black

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Key Wiley X Propulsion Features:

  • Rx-friendly—holds a wide range of prescriptions
  • Comes with four interchangeable nose bridges to fit every nose shape
  • Distortion-free lenses provide clarity from all angles

100% Centric

These athleisure sunglasses from 100% make a good fit for either cycling or running. You can even wear the Centric for a chill afternoon relaxing at the beach.

100% Centric prescription triathlon sunglasses

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

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Key 100% Centric Features:

  • Super lightweight frame makes these ideal for longer races
  • Flatter lens shape is suitable for a high Rx
  • Ultra-grip TPE rubber on nose pads and temples

Nike Brazen Boost

Another athleisure frame, but with more of a hint of “sport” to it. The Nike Brazen Boost is a great help on any run, including a triathlon!

Nike Brazen Boost

Nike Brazen Boost

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Key Nike Brazen Boost Features:

  • Rubber temple tips ensure a secure grip
  • Super lightweight frame is perfect for longer races

Nike Breeze

Though these sport sunglasses are meant for women, their Rx range makes them an ideal choice for anyone. They’re best for running, but the shields on the side block enough wind to make them work for cycling too.

Nike Breeze

Nike Breeze in Tortoise/Gold with Brown Lenses

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Key Nike Breeze Features:

  • Grips on nose pad and temples keep these sweat-proof
  • Ultra-lightweight frame ensures minimal interference

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL embodies every feature you need in a sport sunglass. These sunglasses are best to ace that last running leg of a triathlon, but are great for cycling too.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL prescription triathlon sunglasses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Grey Smoke with PRIZM Road Lenses

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Key Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • Unobtainium grips on nose pads and temples for a no-slip grip
  • O-Matter frame makes these both lightweight and durable
  • PRIZM lens technology helps you see the road like never before

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL

The Half Jacket 2.0 XL has all the same great features as the Flak 2.0 XL but a size down. If the Flak 2.0 XL is too big for you but you love the sunglasses otherwise, give the Half Jacket a try!

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Golf Lenses

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Key Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Features:

  • The XL in the name refers to the extra-long lenses, which provide more coverage than the standard Half Jacket
  • O-Matter frame has a great strength-to-weight ratio
  • PRIZM Road lenses boost contrast to help you navigate the terrain

Rudy Project Exception

The Rudy Project Exception is your go-to if you have a very strong prescription. Because these sunglasses were designed around their Rx insert, they can accommodate a much higher prescription range than most other sports sunglasses.

Rudy Project Exception SportRx Exclusive Kit

Rudy Project Exception in SportRx Kit 1: Racing Red

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Key Rudy Project Exception Features:

  • Flip-Up lens technology lets you adapt to changing light conditions without having to switch glasses
  • Super adjustable temple tips ensure all-day comfort
  • Available in 6 SportRx exclusive kits featuring different lens tints

Rudy Project Rydon + Rx Dock

The Rudy Project Rydon is one of our favorite all-in-one sunglasses that can stay with you all through the cycling and running portions of your triathlon. Get these with photochromic lenses and become a true force of nature in any conditions.

Rudy Project Rydon Matte Black + RX Dock

Rudy Project Rydon + Rx Dock in Matte Black

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Key Rudy Project Rydon Features:

  • Fully adjustable nose piece and temples provide a secure fit whether you’re wearing a helmet or not
  • Impact-resistant, vented lenses keep your eyes protected and fog-free
  • Rx dock makes these compatible with a stronger prescription

Get the Best Prescription Triathlon Sunglasses of 2020 at SportRx

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