Need sunglasses for climbing, mountaineering, or traveling through snow and ice? We tested three pairs across three continents and two hemispheres to find out how they stack up.
See more of what you want, and less of what you don't, with these primo performance shades.
Who needs interchangeable lenses when one pair of glasses can do it all?
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.
What are the best sunglasses that lighten and darken with changing light conditions?
I'm looking for polarized prescription sunglasses, ideally with interchangeable lenses. I fly fish, paddle, sail, cycle, and ski, and I have a big melon, so smaller-fitting frames won't work. Am I asking for too much in a single pair of sunglasses?
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Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Adidas Adilibria Shield S Sunglasses.
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