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Shades that’ll make you, and the scenery, stand out

Shades for charging hard and aprèsing harder

Shades that’ll protect your eyes and turn heads

Cool capability returns with the best shades for winter

Retro style meets future tech

Wherever you find your bliss this winter, it’ll be all the better with these sunnies

Look good and see better with these seven specs

Wherever your cold-weather escape trajectory leads, these best-in-class shades improve the view.

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Nothing beats a good view

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

Is there a more important piece of gear than the one that lets you see the world clearly? Of course not.

See more of what you want, and less of what you don't, with these primo performance shades.

A nervous dad hopes his daughter finds as much confidence in the dance studio as she did on the ropes course.

We find more joy in our kids' pleasures than our own, especially when it’s joy about a surprise present from the big, wild world

Yes, you can tour France with kids without ever setting foot in the museum. And it’s cheaper (and a hell of a lot more fun for everyone) than you’d think.

The family that learns to chillax correctly will be much safer on or near water. Here are some easy tips.

Choice is good. Here are three outdoorsy desserts that may jazz you more than the obligatory roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate squeezed between graham crackers.

The founder of a SoCal startup is gearing up to give us equipment for car camping that’s right for the job and looks hot. Please, let it be so.

Last week, Mike Steere shared some tips to help parents survive their child's first year at sleepaway camp. This week, he attempts to pacify his own miserable camper, and finds out it isn't as easy as it looks.

Even the most timid kids can get over their separation anxiety and have a great time at summer camp—as long as mom and dad don’t screw it up

Rapture for the watersports set: Goggle-like, smudge-free, water-shedding.

14 simple habits that will change your life.

Two truths: First, we need sunglasses for protection against malign solar wavelengths that cause eyestrain, burning, itching, headaches, and much worse. (And the corollary, that inadequate protection from inferior shades is worse than nothing at all.) Second, buy up for downright delicious visuals. But don’t panic too much over price.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Smith Scientist sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Julbo Zulu Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rudy Project USA Gozen Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Optic Nerve Dolby sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Maui Jim Backyards sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Native Apres sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Oakley Batwolf sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Kaenon Hard Kore sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Revo Guide sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Bollé Vortex sunglasses.

IMPULSE BUY You don’t have to think too hard about springing for a pair of these affordable and versatile shades. Oversize wrap-back lenses give protection high, low, and peripherally, while the brownish polycarbonate produces a bright, sharp-edged view on par with glasses twice the price. The toric lens design—which follows…

GO THE DISTANCE Serious photochromics make the Trails ideal for long race days. A yellowish tint, perfectly tuned for low light, deepens to amber in full sun, and this color spectrum kicks up contrast and depth. The biggish lenses are also soft and flexible, so they won’t add to the…

This svelte wonder is eminently forgettable—high praise for sports shades, which should be neither seen nor felt. Light weight is only part of the disappearing act. The rimless design means there’s no frame to impede your view. The wrap lens shape covers eyes so well, you barely notice the…

Mad Multisporter The Jawbone is available in multiple lens options that include vented, polarized, and photochromic. We loved the polarized persimmon seen here, but our favorite was the vented copper-mirrored Fire Iridium, which offered crisp, hi-res views and made this big wrap look like it might bite, with its toothy…

MEAN AND LEANA smidge less of anything and the ultra-minimalist Kicker would be missing something important. But it’s all there: optics, protection, and security. Since the gray polarized poly lenses present a slightly flattened view, the Kicker is best suited to sailing, say, or riding your cruiser bike—activities that don’t…

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