Adrenaline pumping, sweat dripping, and breathing ragged — you've made it to the top after a harrowing climb. Fully enjoy the view with sunglasses designed to optimize your experience on the bike. Ready to rock? Stay with us as we cover the best women's mountain biking sunglasses of the year.

Best Women's Mountain Biking Sunglasses

1. Video Overview
2. What to Look for
2.1. Frame Technology
2.2. Lens Technology
3. Best Women's Mountain Biking Sunglasses
3.1. Native Eyewear Braiden
3.2. Tifosi Mira
3.3. Rudy Project Spinair 56
3.4. Oakley Sutro S
3.5. SMITH Ruckus
4. Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx

Video Overview

Join Sarah as she introduces the best women's mountain biking sunglasses! Read on to learn more about the frames.

What to Look for in Mountain Biking Sunglasses

What makes a pair of sunglasses good for mountain biking? Read all about it in our Buyer's Guide, or continue for a brief explanation of what to look for in a frame and lenses that help boost your performance.

Frame Technology

When you're out on the trails, you need shades that are comfortable, have plenty of coverage, and rubber grip. Choose a frame that's lightweight, like nylon, and has temples that are compatible with your helmet so they don't squeeze your head. A semi or full wrap will keep your sunglasses securely on your face and offer added protection from the sun, dust, and other debris you may kick up.

Lastly, rubber grip on the nose pads and temples are your best friend. Not only do they provide a little more comfort, they give you the non-slip fit you need when you really start grinding.

Lens Technology

As far as your lens material goes, select something that won't shatter if you take a spill, like polycarbonate or safety-rated lenses. Whether or not you choose a polarized lens is up to your discretion, as it can be helpful in bright light conditions, but it can also negatively impact your depth perception.

One feature we always recommend for mountain biking sunglasses is high contrast lenses. Lens technologies like Oakley's PRIZM™ and SMITH's ChromaPop™ boost color and contrast to give you an amazing visual experience to help you better spot slight changes in the terrain.

Best Women's Mountain Biking Sunglasses

Much like carving over the summit to head downhill, it's time for the fun part! Without further ado, check out our list of the best women's mountain biking sunglasses, as chosen by our expert in-house Sports Opticians.

Native Eyewear Braiden

A frame that will elevate all your moments on the mountain, the Native Eyewear Braiden sunglasses. Packed with cam-action hinges that prevent scratching on the interior of the lens, your ride is risk-free. They're also made with trilaminate bio-based plant resin material, which means Braiden is super lightweight, comfortable, and durable.

Native Eyewear Braiden

Native Eyewear Braiden in Matte Grey/White/Peach Lens

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Key Native Eyewear Braiden Features:

  • Trilaminate frame construction - lightweight & durable
  • Oleophobic & hydrophobic coating - repels water, oil, girl, debris
  • Hypoallergenic cushional - nonslip grip
  • SFW: 130 (Medium fit)

Tifosi Mira

Tifosi's Mira sunglasses will take your ride up a few thousand feet of elite elevation. From their strong, lightweight frame to their hydrophilic rubber grip, and even their semi-rimless style, these sunglasses will have you riding the rocks like a star.

Tifosi Mira

Tifosi Mira in Black/ Pink with Smoke Lens

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Key Tifosi Mira Features:

  • Strong, lightweight Grilamid TR-90 frame
  • Adjustable, hydrophilic rubber ear & nose pieces for a non-slip fit
  • Semi-rimless, vented lenses for fog-free vision
  • SFW: 131 (Medium fit)

Rudy Project Spinair 56

Blending a round-shaped athleisure design with performance-ready features, the Rudy Project Spinair 56 frames will ride any mountain with absolute certainty. With super-soft rubber nosepiece and fully adjustable temple tips these frames maximize comfort and fit for hours on the bike.

Product image of Rudy Project Spinair 56 in Crystal Graphite with Polarized 3FX HDR Multilaser Green Lens

Rudy Project Spinair 56 in Crystal Graphite with Polarized 3FX HDR Multilaser Green Lens

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Key Rudy Project Spinair 56 Features:

  • Unique double bridge design
  • Soft rubber nosepiece
  • Adjustable temple tips
  • SFW: 132 (Medium/Large fit)

Oakley Sutro S

Amping up protection and style in the Oakley Sutro S sunglasses, your mountain bike ride will be a never-ending fun run. Designed for those who love to spin their wheels, Sutro S is a bold, versatile look that's built with O-matter frame material and Unobtainium™ nosepads that will make your ride an easy breeze down the mountain.

Oakley Sutro S

Oakley Sutro S in Matte Black with a PRIZM Road Lens

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Key Oakley Sutro S Features:

  • O Matter™ frame material - durable & lightweight
  • Unobtainium™ nose pads - increase grip with sweat
  • PRIZM™ lens shield offers tons of wind & sun protection
  • SFW: 132 (Medium/Large fit)

SMITH Ruckus

Ready for the ride ahead, SMITH Ruckus sunglasses are made for the adventurer in you. With thin, non-slip temples that are designed to fit with your helmet, a raised-brow design with two interchangeable Chromapop lenses, and easy-swap PivLock technology, you'll be ready to take on any mountain in the Ruckus frames.


SMITH Ruckus

SMITH Ruckus in Black with Photochromic clear to gray+ Chromapop contrast rose

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Key SMITH Ruckus Features:

  • TR-90 frame - flexible, durable, lightweight
  • Autolock Hinges - easy switching capabilities
  • Megol temple & nose pads - non-slip grip
  • SFW: 132 (Medium/Large fit)

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx

Need prescription mountain biking sunglasses? 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, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription mountain biking sunglasses.

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