It’s that time of year. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and we are stoked about getting outside. There is nothing like that first invigorating feeling of Springtime while hiking your favorite trail. Your burning calves and deep breaths are nothing compared to that spectacular view when you finally summit. And when you reach that glorious viewpoint, you shouldn’t have to block the sunlight with your hand to see it clearly. Don't let low quality sunglasses ruin the reward of your hike! Keep reading to find the best Ray-Ban hiking sunglasses, so your summit view will be picture-perfect.
Ray-Ban Best Sunglasses For Hiking
Kicking off our list of best performance hiking sunglasses is a frame with superior lens tech - the Ray-Ban RB4264 Chromance. The lenses are polycarbonate, meaning they're lightweight and impact resistant. And on the RB4264, they feature Ray-Ban’s Chromance lens technology. Chromance lenses give brighter color, enhanced contrast, and better clarity, rendering nature’s colors like never before. These lenses come polarized with an anti-reflective coating, and are hydrophobic-treated. With rubber temple tips to hold these frames in place, these glasses are ready for all-day adventuring. For an added bonus, though not typically found on nylon frames, RB4264 Chromance comes with adjustable nose pads to ensure the perfect fit.
SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 141mm – men’s large/extra-large
Next on the list of best performance hiking sunglasses is the Ray-Ban RB3030 Outdoorsman. If the name doesn't already give it away, this frame is a great option for exploring the great outdoors. With functionality in mind, the RB3030 features an acetate sweat bar, keeping sweat and debris from obscuring the wearer’s vision. And, the Outdoorsman features the Aviator’s vintage style, but has cable temple tips that wrap behind the ear. These wrapped temple tips offer extra security, making sure your sunglasses stay in place during rigorous hiking adventures.
SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 143mm – women’s extra large
Not a fan of the temple tips? For nylon-covered temples, you will want the Ray-Ban RB3029 Outdoorsman II.
Last on our list of performance hiking sunglasses is the Ray-Ban RB2016 Daddy-O. A REXY Award winner, this wrap around frame follows along the curvature of the head, providing excellent protection from nature's elements. The rubber temple tips are an added reinforcement to lock these frames into place. Additionally, the Daddy-O is an awesome frame for hiking in areas like Yellowstone and Yosemite, where wildlife sightings are a common delight. The Daddy-O's build allows for a wide peripheral vision. So you can be the eagle-eye of your group, and the first one to point out the herd of elk in the distance. Lastly, this frame is great for those with strong prescriptions, as it accommodates a wide range of optical needs.
SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 133mm – men’s medium
Looking for more of an athleisure style frame? Check out the Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika. The oversized lenses of the Erika provide great coverage and style with the trendy round shape. The metal temples give this frame some dimension, while the covered temple tips ensure the comfort of a frame that stays in place. The Erika is available in an array of colors and finishes so you can achieve a look that suits your personality and hiking needs.
SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 137mm – women’s large/extra large
A new favorite, the RB3687 rectangular-shaped sunglasses offer the perfect mix of function and fashion. This mixed material frame is made of metal and acetate. While the metal frame-front offers the classic look of an all metal sunglass, the acetate temples provide extra comfort. RB3687 also has adjustable nose pads to help you find your perfect fit. The double bridge gives this aviator-style frame a cool look, and the rectangle-shaped lenses are wide, offering a good amount of visibility and coverage. Metal accents on the frame edges are the finishing touch, giving this sunglass an extra dose of style. Go from the trailhead to the afternoon barbecue at the campground in the RB3687 sunglasses.
SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 135mm - women's medium and men's small/medium;
141 mm – women’s extra large/men's large
Finally, we have the unisex Ray-Ban RB4340 Wayfarer Ease. Also known as the “No Tilt” Wayfarer, this frame delivers the same unmistakable frame shape of the original, minus the pantoscopic tilt. Losing the exaggerated tilt allows for a frame that is more comfortable while providing better overhead coverage. So you won't get that pesky sunlight coming in from the top of your frame. The Wayfarer Ease is the perfect hiking pal for when you want comfortable functionality, but also want to look stylin’ in your summit selfie.
SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 136mm – men’s medium/large, women’s large
Ray-Ban Authentic Lenses
Need prescription lenses to go with your new Ray-Bans? SportRx's prescription hiking sunglasses are made to fit your individual vision needs. With helpful guides throughout the customization process and a team of friendly opticians available seven days a week, the answers to your Ray-Ban prescription sunglass questions are at your fingertips. If you select Ray-Ban Authentic Lenses during checkout, your prescription hiking glasses will even feature the Ray-Ban logo! With a variety of lens options, you’ll get the clearest optics with Ray-Ban's renowned quality.
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