What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

Do I need special sunglasses for cycling?

You should wear your cycling sunglasses in any weather and in any light. If it’s dark choose a clear or low light lens. You need your sunglasses for protection (just like your helmet) from the stones and debris that can flick up from the, road, or from the cyclist in front of you, dust from vehicles and insects.

Are transition lenses good for cycling?

In addition to being good for cycling, they can be useful for just about any other activity. Whether you’re on the water or just going for a walk, transition lenses are useful. You can even use your photochromic lenses indoors because when they’re not in sunlight, they’re regular clear lenses.

Why do pro cyclists wear sunglasses?

There are only two reasons you wear sunglasses: to protect your eyes and to look cool. You have available to you both safety and style engineered into sport-shield sunglasses for cycling. Now you can have functional and fashionable glasses while riding your bike and look like the stars of the field.

Which cycling glasses are the best?

Our pick of the best cycling sunglasses you can buy today Oakley Sutro. Basic in function but brilliant in form, these are the best cycling sunglasses for the fashion conscious. 100% S3. POC Aspire. Oakley Flight Jacket. Rudy Project Defender. 100% Glendale. Rudy Project Cutline. Scicon Aeroshade.

What is photochromic cycling glasses?

Thankfully, humanity invented photochromic sunglasses. By using light-sensitive molecules, these sunglasses allow seamless transitions from dark to bright environments without having to change your specs.

Why are cycling sunglasses so big?

Extra coverage to help to stop stones and pebbles and grit from smashing into your eyes at speed, and the frames don’t block your vision. I agree with previous comments, plus will add that larger glasses help block the wind from your eyes as well.

What are blue cycling lenses for?

This tint guarantees cyclists better vision with less light, in other words, in darker light conditions with less sunshine. In average to strong sunshine, blue attenuator lenses (e.g. Skylet from Carl Zeiss Vision) are especially useful.

What are orange sunglasses lenses for?

Copper, orange, yellow/amber and brown/bronze lens tints make your environment appear brighter and are commonly used in low-light conditions. These lens tints block blue light and enhance contrast and depth perception making them helpful for overcast, hazy and foggy conditions.

How can I protect my eyes while cycling?

Select frames that fit the contours of your face and sit close to your eyes, so they block out more sunlight. Nylon or plastic frames are lightweight and safer than metal frames. Shield or wrap-around frames offer the most protection from the sun and debris.

Are photochromic lenses good for night cycling?

In fact photochromic won’t darken in the car. You need the UV. I have the Oakley photochromic prescription lenses in my glasses and they work extremely well. Use them at night no problem.

What color lens is best for cycling?

Amber and rose lens tints increase visual acuity and are highly recommended for cycling. They provide the brightest field of vision and are ideal for weak to no sunlight. Thanks to their strength in color contrast, these tints are particularly recommended when cycling on roads.

Can sunglasses be prescribed?

Prescription sunglasses are available for almost all corrective prescriptions, with several options including bifocals and progressive lenses. Many people enjoy the convenience of clear vision with the luxury of shade from the bright sun.

Can you get prescription cycling glasses?

UK Eyewear offers a comprehensive range of prescription cycling glasses. We have carefully selected the range to meet the needs of the road cyclist, mountain biker and extreme off-road cyclist.

Are photochromic lens good for cycling?

The versatility of photochromic lenses makes them perfect for cycling, as it’s a sport with changing light conditions caused by the weather and unpredictable terrain.

Can you wear cycling glasses over regular glasses?

Yes, they’re safety specs, like your chemistry teacher used to wear. On the other hand, they cost two quid and you can wear them over the top of your prescription glasses to keep rain off and to provide more protection than your normal specs from wind and anything carried on it.

How do cycling glasses fit?

Fit is key. Your cycling glasses will need to be comfortable with no pinch points or excessive tightness. They should be close to your face, but not so close that they’re hindering your vision. Many manufacturers, like Oakley and POC, offer styles with a narrow design or a women-specific fit.

Can you put prescription lenses in any sunglasses?

You can add prescription lenses to any sunglasses. In fact, they don’t even have to be the same color of the original lens. You can choose different tint colors for your lenses.

Can you wear sunglasses while cycling?

Wearing sunglasses through the summer is the norm and sunglasses are as much a part of a cyclist’s kit as a jersey or bib shorts, but when it’s murky and overcast, rather than ditching dark glasses, it should a case of switching out our lenses to let more light in.

What sunglasses does Mark Cavendish wear?

It’s no secret that Cavendish has been a longtime ambassador for Oakley. The two have previously collaborated on a design, with Oakley creating a ‘CVNDSH’ range, and he has helped the brand design some of the best cycling sunglasses available today.

What color lens is best for night cycling?

Clear lenses are best for night time riding or low light conditions. Cyclists benefit from eye protection; wind, dust and UVA and UVB rays.

What sunglasses do pro cyclists wear?

The best cycling sunglasses, in order of preference Rapha Pro Team Full Frame Glasses. Style meets substance. Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road. SunGod Velans FF. Tifosi Eyewear Alliant Gunmetal Fototec Light Night Lens. Oakley Custom Holbrook. Koo Open Cube. Oakley Jawbreaker Sunglasses. POC Do Blade Cycling Glasses.

What are Polarised cycling glasses?

Cycling sunglasses can have normal sun protection of various categories, either photochromic or polarised. Polarised sunglasses are those that include a filter that eliminates reflections and glare caused by light on the surface (water, puddles, road, etc) and offers vision with natural colours and greater contrast.

Is Polarized sunglasses good for cycling?

This feature makes for a good lens when you are in bright conditions where the reflected glare can strain your eyes. Polarized lenses are recommended for water activities and driving, but are not ideal for road cycling because there are situations in which seeing glare can actually be a benefit.

Are pit vipers good for cycling?

Pit Viper sunglasses are perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and outdoor ice skating. They fit other mountain sports as well, like mountaineering, hiking, and mountain bike riding. Plus Pit Vipers are ideal for cycling, motor racing, fishing, running, and triathlons.