The best cycling sunglasses will not only protect your eyes from the sun but also keep you shielded from the wind, bugs and any debris thrown up on your ride.
We’ve taken a look at all the options available on the market from new arrivals for 2021 to returning top picks across all price ranges to help you get the perfect cycling sunglasses.
If you’re not sure where to start or what’s the best style option for you then check out our Cycling Sunglasses buying guide first.
Best Entry-Level Eyewear 2021
If you’re looking for a wallet friendly pair of sunglasses, here are our top picks on the market at the minute.
Blending the line between casual and sporting sunglasses dhb’s Clark sunglasses come with a casual look and feel while utilising high-performance technological designs.
They come with a lightweight and comfortable fit with rugged construction that is suited to a range of everyday activities.
Great entry level performance eyewear, the Tifosi Intense Single Lens Sunglasses are designed for comfort and stability.
The lenses are made from impacts and abrasions to protect the surface from scratching – keeping your vision clear. Also, keeping the lenses clear is an integrated vent system that boosts ventilation to avoid fogging.
Tifosi’s Intense Interchangeable Lens Sunglasses offer top-quality features you’ll struggle to find in similarly priced sunglasses. They include three interchangeable lenses to give you optical clarity, day or night and a microfibre cleaning pouch that has external slots for storing the 2 sets of unused lenses.
The Sledge glasses come with a wide field of vision created by a single polycarbonate lens that ensures intense protection against impacts and abrasions. The lens is optically decentred to create a more restful vision experience with a greater level of clarity. To keep your vision, clear the lenses are vented to prevent fogging and Glare Guard technology.
The interchangeable lens system allows you to find the perfect coverage in any environment. The lenses are easy to switch in and out of the frame.
Best Mid-Level Eyewear
With extra performance features and lens options to suit a range of lighting conditions, these glasses are great if you want to spend a bit more cash.
Incredibly lightweight and ready for extreme action, the Tifosi Sledge Matte Interchangeable Lens Sunglasses come with three lenses, offering a range of coverage for a range of lighting scenarios.
Built for both road and MTB cyclists dhb’s Vector Revo Lense Sunglasses come with a bold, full framed design with a wide field of vision. The large single lens design stretches the peripheral vision out and provides a large surface area of protection. Integrated vents across the lens help to keep your vision clear from fogging.
The adjustable nose piece provides a comfortable fit that keeps the glasses in position during even your most intense movements.
Tsali comes with three interchangeable polycarbonate lenses which are shatterproof and provide 100% UV protection.
They are extremely light weight with nose and earpieces that are adjustable for a custom fit. They are designed to stay in place at your most energetic with the use hydrophilic rubber, a material that increases grip as you sweat.dhb Upsilon Frameless Sunglasses
Rimless sports sunglasses that are built to perform with a lightweight and adaptive design that is suited to Road, MTB and Run.
The large lens and rimless frame design offer an unobstructed field of vision that protects against impact. Best suited to bright lighting conditions the glasses come with a light transmission of 8-18%.
Best Performance-Level Eyewear
If you’re on the lookout for a pair of high quality performance sunglasses, these are for you – developed in conjunction with pro riders, these lightweight glasses use the latest lens and frame technology.
Oakley’s Radar EV Path Matt Black Sunglasses are advanced sports sunglasses that can really help you up your game whether your cycling or running.
The sunglasses come with Oakley’s performance shield lens technology which protects your vision from impacts and abrasions. The lenses also come with a collection of cutting-edge technologies patented by Oakley, coming under their umbrella term of High Definition Optics (HDO), which optimise your vision with increased contrast.
Unlike any other cycling, high-performance sunglasses Oakley’s Sutro glasses come with a high-wrap shield design that offers the ultimate in protection and a huge field of vision. The large, single, plutonite lens comes with a road specific tint and Prizm lens technology which enhances colour and contrast.
Oakley’s Jawbreaker™ Prizm Road Sunglasses are the pinnacle accessory, which conveniently answer the demands of world-class athletes.
Infused four decades of experience, Oakley knows how to make performance sunglasses; their innovation has reached the pinnacle of performance by offering everything from Switchlock™ so you can switch your lens as quickly as possible.
The iconic Racing Jacket was the inspiration for Oakley Plazma, a lightweight dual lens sport frame designed to accommodate high prescriptions. The functional sport design with three-point architecture is designed to hold eyewear in precise optical alignment, and also includes Unobtainium® nosepads and earsocks for a no-slip grip.
Purpose-built for use across multiple sport categories, Encoder is a sport performance style designed with hat and helmet fit functionality in mind. The progressive wrap design creates a unique look with superior coverage and enhanced field of view.
The extended wrap of the lens, coupled with calibrated rigidity and low-profile temples make Encoder an obvious choice for a broad range of sports across a variety of light conditions.
The Oakley Kato X Black PRIZM Black Sunglasses provide an enhanced performance fit that is customisable with three different sized nosepads included.
Aim for gold with the POC Aim Sunglasses, the high-performance set of eyewear that combines an oversized lens with a half-rim, ultra-stabilised frame that is great for pro cyclists and runners.
Photochromic lenses automatically adjust to the level of light surrounding you, meaning they’re ideal for situations where the light constantly changes or for anyone who doesn’t want to constantly switch out their lenses.
Adaptable, high-performance sunglasses that are suitable for Road or MTB riders. The glasses come with a bold, full-frame with a comfortable fit with adjustable nose piece which helps stabilise the glasses.
The large lens utilises photochromic lens technology which adapts the coverage of the lens to changes in your lighting environment offering a large range of coverage in one lens. Vents are also integrated into the top of lenses to keep the lens clear from fogging.
A new milestone in the heritage of performance, Radar® EV takes breakthroughs of a revolutionary design even further with a taller lens that extends the upper field of view.
From the comfort and protection of the O Matter® frame to the grip of its Unobtanium® components, this premium design builds on the legacy of Radar innovation and style.
They combine a full rim frame, a large lens, and photochromic lens technology to optimise your vision and boost protection.
The large shield lens provides an extra wide field of vision. The lens is rugged and keeps your vision clear with additional treatments, including: anti-scratch, anti-fog, and oleophobic. Integrated lens vents also boost airflow and prevents the lens from misting.
The Best Goggles for 2021:
Whether you’re on a budget or after the latest performance goggles, we’ve selected our favourites below.
The Accuri from 100% Goggles delivers ultimate comfort with a snug, adjustable fit. Featuring a strong urethane frame and an extra-wide silicon strap for the optimal fit to your helmet, these 100% Accuri Goggles are ready for action.
Offering a triple-layer foam moisture management system, these 100% Goggles also utilises an anti-fog lens to ensure that you are always focused on the trail ahead in complete comfort.
Great value goggles, the Fox Racing Main Stray Spark MTB Goggles deliver a large field of vision with an impact-resistant Lexan lens which also offers UV protection. 2
Easily swap in and out lenses with the Variable Lens System which allows you to fit both standard and injection moulded lens’ into the frame.
The large polycarbonate lens offers a durable, wide field of vision which enhances an unobstructed peripheral view.
The lens is polarized which helps filter out glare and provides UV protection for a more restful and protected vision experience. Keeping your vision clear the lens is treated with an anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating.
They come with a clear lens with a 93% light transmission which is ideal for use during low lighting or night time rides. The lens also comes with Oakley’s High Definition Optics which provide full UV protection and improve clarity.
The plutonite lens construction also helps protect against high impact and abrasions keeping your vision clear even in the harshest of terrains.