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. What to Look for
1.1. Frame Technology
1.2. Lens Technology
2. Best Women’s Mountain Biking Sunglasses
2.1. Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL
2.2. Rudy Project Rydon Slim
2.3. Nike Breeze
2.4. Oakley Flak XS
2.5. Tifosi Mira
2.6. Nike Sentiment
2.7. Rudy Project Horus
3. Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx


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, are high contrast lenses. Lens technologies like Oakley’s PRIZM and SMITH’s ChromaPop boost color and contrast to give you an amazing visual experience and 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 sport opticians.


Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL

The ultimate sports sunglasses, Oakley’s Half Jacket 2.0 XL has everything you need and more to excel on the trail. Go ahead and soak in that summit view, you earned it!

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:

  • Lightweight & durable O Matter™ frame
  • 8-base wrap for full coverage
  • Unobtainium™ earsocks and nosepads for a non-slip grip
  • Interchangeable lens system to accommodate varying lighting conditions
  • PRIZM contrast enhancing lens tech

Rudy Project Rydon Slim

Sleek and slender, the Rudy Project Rydon Slim allows you to fully customize your fit for maximum comfort and protection. The interchangeable lens feature ensures each ride is tailored to your lighting conditions for ideal vision and impeccable views.

Rudy Project Rydon Slim

Rudy Project Rydon Slim in Carbon with Polar 3FX HDR Multilaser Green Lenses

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Key Rudy Project Rydon Slim Features:

  • Flexible, dynamic acetate frame
  • 8-base wrap for full coverage
  • Total Comfort Fit
  • Adjustable rubber nose piece & temples
  • Interchangeable, impact-resistant lenses

Nike Breeze

For a frame less aggressive than the others, check out the Nike Breeze. These shades have performance features that can handle the trail, and a look that fits right in at lunch with a friend, or an evening walk.

Nike Breeze Cycling Sunglasses

Nike Breeze in Tortoise/Gold & Dark Brown

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Key Nike Breeze Features:

  • Lightweight & durable nylon frame
  • Versatile 6-base frame
  • Soft, comfortable rubber nose pads and temple tips
  • Nike Max Optics lens tech for precise vision

Oakley Flak XS

A scaled-down version of the best-selling Flak 2.0, Oakley’s Flak XS fully equips you to conquer any trail. Look and perform your best in sunglasses engineered for your favorite sport.

Oakley Flak XS

Oakley Flak XS in Polished White with PRIZM Field

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Key Oakley Flak XS Features:

  • Lightweight & durable O Matter™ frame
  • Three-Point-Fit system for a secure fit
  • Unobtainium™ earsocks and nosepads for a non-slip grip
  • Interchangeable lens system to accommodate varying lighting conditions
  • PRIZM contrast enhancing lens tech

Tifosi Mira

Tifosi’s Mira sunglasses motivate you to get up, get out, and get it. The 2020 REXY winner for the Best Women’s Sport Sunglasses category, the Mira encapsulates everything a sport sunglass should be. From their strong, lightweight frame, to their hydrophilic rubber grip, and even their semi-rimless style, these sunglasses will have you setting out in confidence every time.

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

Nike Sentiment

Much like the Breeze, the Nike Sentiment is characterized by comfort and versatility. They can easily transition from a morning ride, to afternoon errands, and even happy hour. Their easy-going attitude will follow you wherever you go.

Nike Sentiment

Nike Sentiment in Tortoise/ Gunmetal with Green Lenses

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Key Nike Sentiment Features:

  • Lightweight & durable nylon frame
  • Versatile 6-base frame
  • Soft, comfortable rubber nose pads and temple tips
  • Nike Max Optics lens tech for precise vision

Rudy Project Horus

Ride more and stress less with the Rudy Project Horus sunglasses. Their simple aesthetic is complemented by innovative performance features aimed to help you achieve your goals.

Rudy Project Horus Cycling Sunglasses

Rudy Project Horus in Anthracite/Graphite & Smoke

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Key Rudy Project Horus Features:

  • Lightweight & durable frame
  • Total Comfort Fit
  • Adjustable rubber nose piece & temples
  • Interchangeable, impact-resistant lenses

Prescription Mountain Biking Sunglasses at SportRx

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