Since their creation in 1987, Wiley X has been a pioneer in the protective eyewear industry with a commitment to safety in every design. Their unwavering dedication to providing the highest level of safety, quality, and optics, has kept Wiley X sunglasses as the preferred eyewear of choice of the US military and civilians alike for more than three decades. Today, Wiley X sunglasses continue to push the envelope with innovative designs and advanced technologies to create styles for every situation. Join SportRx to learn more about what sets Wiley X apart from the competition and discover opticians’ TOP five picks for the best Wiley X sunglasses.

Table of Contents

A. What to Look for in Wiley X Sunglasses
B. Best Wiley X Sunglasses
1. WX Saint
2. WX Romer III
3. WX Gravity
4. WX Peak
5. WX Boss
C. WX Sunglasses FAQs
D. Buy Prescription Wiley X Sunglasses Online at SportRx


What to Look for in Wiley X Sunglasses

Veteran-founded and family-owned, Wiley X continues to hold safety at the core of every design. That’s why all Wiley X sunglasses have passed strict safety standards testing and regulations to meet, or exceed, ANSI-certification. All frames in our lineup of the best Wiley X sunglasses boast both ANSI Z87.1-certification and ANSI Z87-2-certification (the prescription equivalent of Z87.1). In addition to safety ratings, let’s review what makes Wiley X sunglasses so unique.

Frame Technology

Wiley X sunglasses are made of Triloid™ nylon, an extremely resilient and durable material, which makes them virtually indestructible. Designed to protect you in harsh environments and during the most intense situations, Wiley X frames are built to last. Many styles also feature strategically placed rubber grip to keep your frames exactly where you want them. This is particularly helpful for prescription-wearers who need perfect optical alignment to get the best visual experience from their Wiley X prescription sunglasses.

Lens Technology

While Wiley X frames are built to the highest safety standards, their lenses also provide the protection you need with the clear vision you require. All Wiley X sunglasses feature shatterproof Selenite™ polycarbonate lenses, which ensure visual accuracy with minimal distortion. Like the frames, Wiley X lenses are also ANSI-certified and feature lens markings to ensure compliance. If you get Wiley X prescription sunglasses, your Rx lenses will also feature the same ANSI certification and markings.

Finally, all the frames in our lineup of the best Wiley X sunglasses are available with prescription CAPTIVATE™ lenses. CAPTIVATE™ is Wiley X’s proprietary lens technology that enhances color and contrast, while providing more accurate depth perception and greater clarity. There are eight lens colors to choose from, each designed to enhance a specific environment and set of lighting conditions.

fisherman on water vision through wiley x captivate lenses compared to without


Best Wiley X Sunglasses

Now that you’re a pro at all things Wiley X, let’s check out the frames!

WX Saint

You may recognize the first frame in our lineup, the Wiley X Saint. Famously worn by Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, the WX Saint is a ballistic-rated frame that will keep you safe on the battlefield — or during any of your greatest outdoor adventures. It features an 8-base wrap design that creates maximum coverage from harsh UV rays, while providing a wide field of view. The semi-rimless lens design increases air flow and prevents fogging, so you have clear vision at all times. It also features an interchangeable lens system that allows you to swap lenses based on your environment or activity.

Wiley X Saint sunglasses in matte black with semi-rimless grey lenses.

Wiley X Saint in Black Ops Matte Black with Smoke Grey Lenses

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WX Saint Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z87-2, MIL-PRF-32432, & OSHA 1910.133
  • Semi-rimless design & interchangeable lens system allow you to swap lenses on-the-go
  • Straight-back temples fit seamlessly under helmets & headgear
  • Rx-able
  • SportRx Frame Width: 130 (What is SFW?)

WX Romer III

Both our previous frame and the Wiley X Romer III are members of the Wiley X Changeable Series. Every frame in this collection features an interchangeable lens system that guarantees the perfect lens color for every situation. What sets this frame apart from the WX Saint is the full-rim design and slightly thicker temple. Designed to contour your face, the WX Romer III prevents wind, debris and peripheral light from entering your vision. Because of this, Sports Opticians often recommend the Romer III for motorcycle riding.

Wiley X Romer III sunglasses in matte black with smoke grey lenses.

Wiley X Romer III in Matte Black with Smoke Grey Lenses

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WX Romer III Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z87-2, MIL-PRF-32432, & OSHA 1910.133
  • Full-rim design, thick temples, & 8-base wrap block wind & debris
  • Rubber nose pads provide comfortable & secure grip
  • Rx-able* (Note: If you get the Romer III in prescription, the lenses will no longer be interchangeable.)
  • SFW: 131

WX Gravity

The WX Gravity is part of the Wiley X Climate Control Series, which features a removable Facial Cavity™ Seal in every design. This open-cell foam gasket creates a plush, complete seal protecting your vision from outside elements like wind, dust, debris, and moisture. The Facial Cavity™ Seal is ideal to wear on freeway motorcycle rides, then is easily removed upon reaching your destination. It is also replaceable so you can continue wearing your Wiley X Gravity sunglasses for years to come.

As for the frame itself, the WX Gravity features an 8-base wrap in a durable and lightweight Triloid™ nylon construction. It comes with an optional T-Peg strap that hooks into the temple tips, so you can get extra frame security in the moments you need it most.

Wiley X Gravity sunglasses in python print with polarized green mirror lenses.

Wiley X Gravity in Kryptek Neptune with CAPTIVATE™ Polarized Green Mirror Lenses

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WX Gravity Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • Facial Cavity™ Seal blocks wind, dust, & debris — it is also replaceable & removable
  • Optional T-Peg strap provides extra frame retention when you need it
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 135

WX Peak

Don’t let the casual sporty look of these Wiley X sunglasses fool you — the WX Peak packs just as much performance as the best of them. With a full-rim rectangular lens shape, the Peak delivers tons of coverage with the same 8-base design as our other wrap around styles. It has traditional bent temples which provide comfortable staying power for everyday wear. And if you find yourself in a pick-up game of soccer or fishing under the hot sun, the rubber nose pads will ensure your frames stay in place, even when you break a sweat.

Wiley X Peak sunglasses for driving. Matte black frame with grey silver lenses.

Wiley X Peak in Matte Black with CAPTIVATE™ Grey Silver Flash Lenses

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WX Peak Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • Rectangular lens shape & 8-base wrap provides maximum coverage
  • Bent temples create comfortable staying power with an optional leash cord that attaches to the tips
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 136

WX Boss

If you struggle to find a frame that fits, look no further than the Wiley X Boss. Designed for large heads who need extra frame real estate, the Boss has a large fit that provides all the coverage you could need. Similar to the Gravity, these Wiley X sunglasses are also part of the Climate Control Series. You’ll get a removable Facial Cavity™ Seal and optional T-Peg strap, so you can customize the level of protection and frame security you receive. It also has generously thick temples to block peripheral light from entering your field of vision.

Wiley x Boss sunglasses in black with blue mirror lenses

Wiley X Boss in Matte Black with CAPTIVATE™ Blue Mirror Lenses

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WX Boss Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • Former REXY Winner for Best Motorcycle Sunglasses & Fit Solution
  • Removable Facial Cavity™ Seal and T-Peg strap for ultimate customization
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 140

WX Sunglasses FAQs

Have a specific sport or activity in mind? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Wiley sunglasses and Sports Opticians’ answers!

What are the best Wiley X sunglasses for motorcycle riding?

For motorcycle riding, Sports Opticians recommend the Wiley X Gravity, Boss, and Romer III. These first two frames feature removable foam gaskets, which are ideal for windy days or freeway rides. As for the Romer III, its strength lies within its interchangeable lens system. Swap lenses in mere seconds to get the perfect lens color for your riding conditions. And, as with all things Wiley X, all these styles are safety-rated so you can ride confidently knowing that you’re protected.

To get even more frame recommendations, visit our lineup of the Best Wiley X Motorcycle Glasses.

What are the best Wiley X sunglasses for fishing?

The best Wiley X fishing sunglasses are the WX Grid, Omega, and Peak. All these frames have an 8-base wrap to block harsh peripheral light, polarized CAPTIVATE™ lenses that fight glare, and a hydrophobic lens coating to repel water and sweat. To learn more about why Wiley X polarized sunglasses deserve to be in your fishing gear, check out our blog on the Best Wiley X Sunglasses for Fishing.

Are all Wiley X sunglasses polarized?

Yes and no. If you get WX sunglasses with their proprietary CAPTIVATE™ lens technology, yes, they will be polarized. All seven CAPTIVATE™ colors are polarized to block glare and reveal greater clarity, contrast, and brighter colors. However, if you do not specifically choose a CAPTIVATE™ color, Wiley X offers both polarized and non-polarized lenses.

Can I get Wiley X sunglasses in prescription?

Many Wiley X sunglasses are available with prescription lenses made through their Rx lab. Their proprietary and authentic prescription lenses are known as Wiley X Digiforce™. Available in both single vision and progressive, you’ll get the same safety ratings as non-Rx lenses, but tailor-made to your vision needs. All Wiley X Digiforce™ Lenses also feature a “WX” in the lens as a stamp of approval for superior protection and clarity.

At SportRx, we’re proud to offer prescription Digiforce™ Lenses in all WX sunglasses. We work with the Wiley X Rx lab, so you get the real deal from the trusted brand you love. Our team of in-house opticians is standing by to answer any questions you may have, and our intuitive customization process will help you create your perfect pair of Wiley X prescription sunglasses. Want to chat with an expert? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!


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