When the hunt for sunglasses becomes more of a struggle than a shopping spree, you can count on SportRx to turn things around. Get back to your good-time scroll with this list of the best sunglasses for big heads. Here at SportRx, we have a plethora of big head friends who know your struggles where it seems like every sunglass is too small. Finding your go-to pair of sunglasses should be worry-free, and only bring comfort and ease to your day. That’s why we’ve got you covered with the best sunglasses for big heads of the year!


Table of Contents

A. Video Review
B. Big Sunglasses FAQ
C. Best Sunglasses for Big Heads
1. Wiley X Boss
2. SPY Haight 2
3. SMITH Lowdown XL 2
4. Zeal Optics Incline
5. Maui Jim Big Wave
6. Costa Fisch
7. Nike Valiant
D. Best Sunglasses for Big Heads (Previous Years)
E. Prescription Sunglasses at SportRx


Video Review

Our very own Sunglass Rob, blessed with a wide face himself, goes over the best sunglasses for big heads.


Big Sunglasses FAQ

Big heads and wide faces gather round! Here we’re answering some questions we commonly get about large sunglasses.

How do I Know if I need Big Sunglasses?

People who have big heads tend to already know, but you may find you benefit from a larger fit if:

  • “Regular sized” sunglasses squeeze the sides of your face, leading to headaches and pain.
  • The edges of the frame are level with, or further in than, your cheekbones.
  • You’ve broken sunglasses from pushing out their temples too far.

With SportRx’s sunglasses for big heads, however, you’re sure to find a frame wide enough to fit you and look good.

What is Considered a Big Head?

Sunglass sizing can be inconsistent between brands and the likelihood that a frame will fit you depends on the style. Here at SportRx, we’ve come up with a standardized measuring system you can use between brands and styles. We call it the SportRx Frame Width, or SFW for short. To find yours, measure a pair of eyeglasses that fits you well from the inside of each temple. This measurement in millimeters is your SFW.

For men, an SFW of 136 or up is what we’d consider a big head. For women, it’s an SFW of 133 and up. The sunglasses on our list have SFWs of 140 and up, so they’re XL fits perfect for the biggest heads.

Where Can I Find Sunglasses for Big Heads?

Right here! Many of our opticians, Sunglass Rob included, relate to sunglasses being too small. That’s why we’ve curated our favorite picks for this year.


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Wiley X Boss

Built to take on big tasks, the Wiley X Boss is a great pick for this big head sunglasses list. The Boss is equipped with shatterproof selenite polycarbonate lenses that meet ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Standards as well as US Federal OSHA Standards. It features a T-shell lens coating, so no matter how intense the world you take on, Boss will make sure your vision is clear of scratches so you can keep on, keeping on.

wiley x boss fishing sunglasses for big heads in black with blue mirror lenses

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

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Key Features

  • Shatterproof Selenite polycarbonate lenses meet ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity & High Mass Impact Standards
  • Meets US Federal OSHA Standards
  • Removable Facial cavity – protection from dust & debris
  • SFW: 140 (Men: L-XL, Women: L-XL)

SPY Haight 2

Uncover all you were born to find in the SPY Haight 2 sunglasses. With its bold square design and strong temple arms, Haight 2 is a statement-maker. Haight 2 features SPY’s Happy™ lenses which protect against 100% UV all while enhancing color and contrast for an unmatched visual experience.

SPY Haight 2 in Soft Matte Black with Happy Grey Green lens

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Key Features

  • Made of durable, indescribable Grilamid frame
  • HAPPY lens; enhance color & contrast, increase clarity & improves mood
  • SFW: 143 (Men: L-XL, Women: L-XL)

SMITH Lowdown XL 2

When it’s time to get the 411 on what adventure you should take next, the SMITH Lowdown XL 2 has the scoop. These sunglasses are a very popular frame, and for good reason. They’re a great lifestyle frame that features performance Megol nose pads, anti-reflective lens coating, and SMITH’s ChromaPop™ contrast-enhancing lenses.

smith lowdown xl 2 sunglasses in grey with gold lenses in lineup of best athleisure sunglasses for big heads

SMITH Lowdown XL 2 in Matte Gravy with Polarized Gold Mirror Lenses

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Key Features

  • Megol nose pads provide extra grip & comfort
  • AutoLock hinges mean easy on and off with one hand
  • ChromaPop™ makes details pop by enhancing color and contrast
  • SFW: 144 (Men: L-XL, Women: L-XL)

Zeal Optics Incline

You know just by looking at the Zeal Optics Incline sunglasses that you have an inkling for something fantastic to happen. With its 8 base curve and ProFlex rubber temple inlays and nose bridge, you’ll be comfortably rocking a rad pair of sunglasses all day long. There’s nothing quite like a classic keyhole design, so when you’re done scratching your head over whether you should get the Incline sunglasses, they’ll be ready for a great fit and glorious vision with any decision you make next.

Zeal Optics Incline

Zeal Optics Incline in Matte Smoke

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Key Features

  • Made of plant-based Z-Resin frame
  • ProFlex rubber inlays on temple tips & nose bridge
  • Camloc hinges
  • SFW: 145 (Men: L-XL, Women: L-XL)

Costa Fisch

There may be a lot of fish in the sea, but you won’t find love like we have with the Costa Fisch sunglasses. Great for a big head with its integral hinge system for a customizable fit, and its heavy-duty TR 90 nylon frame for max durability. Fisch features Costa’s signature three-hole venting system, so when you start to feel the nervous sweats from reeling in the perfect one, these sunglasses will keep you calm and collected.

costa fisch sunglasses in tortoise brown with green mirror lenses

Costa Fisch in Tortoise with Green Mirror 580P Lenses

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Key Features

  • Made of bio-based TR-90 Nylon frame
  • Hydrolite rubber on nose & wraps along temple
  • Patented 3 hole ventilation for better airflow & fog-free vision
  • Costa 580 lens tech
  • SFW: 145 (Men’s & Women’s XL)

Maui Jim Big Wave

You may get hit by a few white caps during your days, but with the Maui Jim Big Wave sunglasses, nothing will take you down. These iconic Hawaiian-inspired frames feature MauiPure lens material for scratch and impact resistance, and they’re the lightest weight lens material you’ll ever come across. With their full rim and wrap around design, Big Wave sunglasses will hug your big head with comfort and confidence for any ocean you swim in.

maui jim big wave fishing sunglasses in olive tortoise with hcl bronze lenses

Maui Jim Big Wave in Olive Tortoise with HCL Bronze Lenses

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Key Features

  • Full-rim wrap around frame
  • MauiPure lens is scratch & impact resistant
  • Adjustable floating nose pads
  • Maui PolarizedPlus2® lens tech
  • SFW: 146 (Men’s XL & Women’s XL-XXL)

Nike Valiant

We know you were born to take on big things. Just look at that head of yours! In the Nike Valiant sunglasses, your courageous attitude and determined heart will be unmatched for it. Valiant styles a great everyday look and is built with lightweight materials for all-day, no-idea-you’re-wearing-them coverage. Be as strong and durable as the sunglasses you might just have to get, in the Nike Valiant sunglasses.

Nike Valiant

Nike Valiant in Matte Wolf Gray with Silver Flash lens

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Key Features

  • Durable, high-tension hinges
  • Polarized lenses for reduced reflective glare from snow & water
  • SFW: 146 (Mens XL & Womens XL-XXL)


Prescription Sunglasses for Big Heads at SportRx

Need prescription sunglasses for big heads? 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 sunglasses for big heads.

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