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Our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide tester Mike Steere picked the Switchfoot as the best pair of shades for driving: “In the sun, the polarized synthetic lenses offer incredible depth, detail, and glare reduction,” he wrote. “You won’t look so bad, either, in these big shades that harken…

We like the Cascade for bike commuting. Its large lenses “provide ample coverage to keep debris out of your eyes, but still look good with a button down,” wrote our tester Jakob Schiller. “We also appreciate that Zeal makes the frames with a plant-based material instead of…

Pups don’t need sunglasses, but certain dogs “could benefit from dog goggles, or Doggles, because of the decreased UV exposure,” contributor Jade Kolker explained in 2014. “They’ve become a regular fixture on family adventures when my dog sticks his head out the window on the way to…

A simple mechanism makes Julbo's Aerospace goggles effective and easy to use

The Ombraz Leggero forgoes sidearms for an innovative nylon strap, which is both good and bad

Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line

Shades for charging hard and aprèsing harder

Whether you're hunting, bird-watching, or visiting a national park, the six-ounce Kestrel Glassing Systems Monopod will drastically improve your experience

There are those that help you see and those that help you be seen. Here's the difference—and how to buy the ones you need.

Shades that’ll protect your eyes and turn heads

Cool capability returns with the best shades for winter

Two newcomers shake things up, while a couple of old hands succeed with clever tech

The new Maven S.2 isn't much heavier than a pair of binoculars so you can take more magnification into the backcountry

Croakies uses miniature nylon climbing rope for this burly retainer. PVC rings slide onto your sunglasses’ arms, and the whole thing weighs just nine grams, so you barely know it’s there, even as it’s keeping your shades from hitting the deck.

Is the Vault overbuilt? Maybe. But if you really want to protect your shades, this semirigid case pairs a crush-resistant exterior with a soft liner to ensure that both lenses and frames remain intact. The mesh pocket in the lid can hold a cloth or a retainer, but it also…

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