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The Best Budget Sunglasses

Quality sunglasses don't have to be expensive

These are the best deals on stylish shades. (Hannah Morgan/Unsplash)
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Quality sunglasses don't have to be expensive

You can get knockoff shades for next to nothing, but if you want technical features from a trusted brand, you typically have to pay for it. We scoured the web looking for the best deals on stylish shades from some of the most popular brands in the business. They all have the features you’ve grown to love, and but none of them will cost you more than $75. 

Julbo Wellington ($70) 

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Julbo is known for its round shades with side flaps that helped cut down on glacier glare back in the day. The Wellington is decidedly more “street friendly,” with simple black frames and polarized lenses that go well with a suit or skateboard.  

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Bolle Recoil ($30) 

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Bolle’s wraparound Recoil has been a favorite with runners and bikers for years, thanks to the full eye coverage and lightweight frames that have just enough flex to keep them from getting wrecked. 

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Native Eyewear Roan ($60) 

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(Courtesy Sierra Trading Post)

The Roan is a bit of a hybrid, offering the wraparound coverage of performance shades, with a more stylish aesthetic. Polarized lenses, whisper-light frames, and grippy nose and ear pads make these your go-to sunnies regardless of the activity. 

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Zeal Riviera ($70) 

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(Courtesy Backcountry)

Zeal is probably best known for their ultralight performance shades, but these frames have more of a ‘70s movie producer vibe. Don’t let the aesthetics fool you: they’re made of modern bomber stainless steel and polarized lenses.  

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Smith Clayton ($45) 

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(Courtesy Smith)

Smith’s Clayton features polarized lenses (upgrade to ChromaPop for $85) wrapped in a durable metal reinforced frame, all set within a stylish, vintage round lens.

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