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We featured the Crossrange in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Its lenses “pump up detail and depth, even in flat light, while mirroring mitigates glare,” wrote tester Mike Steere. “It comes with swappable temple and nose pieces—one set more heavily rubberized for sport, one toned down for…

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

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…

These quick-change sunglasses are some of our favorites for cycling. The glasses come with two interchangeable lens options that switch out with magnetized clamps. The ChromaPop lenses provide sharp, high-contrast color definition to keep you seeing clearly on the bike.

The Explorer has been part of our Gear Guy’s spring ski-mountaineering kit for nine years

It’s 2021. Let’s retire the cringeworthy label already.

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

Not only do we use this stuff for 130 days every summer—we're not exactly nice to it in the process

Shades for charging hard and aprèsing harder

As summer gives way to fall, these are the items that our staff has been reaching for time and again

These glasses aren’t techy—they have polarized lenses and a tight, secure fit that we love—but they are super fun, especially if you customize them on Knockaround’s website by picking the frames, lens color, and arm design. You can mix and match options until you come up with…

Randolph Engineering aviators are made in America and actually worn by military pilots

These understated specs are more than meets the eye: the polarized lenses increase clarity while cutting down on glare, and the adjustable temple tips keep the glasses in place. Thanks to the durable frame, they’ve survived countless drops and missteps.

Running is simple, but the basics are important

Shades that’ll protect your eyes and turn heads

Contributor Jakob Schiller wrote about these sunglasses in his roundup of his most-used quarantine gear. “They’re great for activities because they have rubber grippers on the nose that keep them in place when I’m hiking or running,” he wrote. The polarized Chromapop lenses provide crisp, detailed vision on drives…

From tech gadgets to apparel upgrades, some of our best-reviewed gear make great presents.

After tireless testing, these were our favorites under $150

From wind-resistant undies to traction devices, build a kit to brave the cold this season

From reading material to the perfect breezy outfit, these 10 items deserve space in your suitcase

The Sunski Treelines are great for skiing and everyday adventures

This bag is wildly useful and perfect for your weekend adventures

“We couldn’t help but love every part of the Glendale, and that earned it Gear of the Year,” we wrote in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The Glendale’s interchangeable lenses are high-impact and scratch resistant. We especially liked the front vents that kept our lenses fog-free even during our…

Sunski’s version of the classic wayfarer silhouette features polarized triacetate cellulose lenses that offer a full spectrum of UV protection in a frame that weighs just one ounce. Plus, all of Sunski’s frames are made from recycled plastic and come in non-plastic packaging.

Technical pieces that breathe new life into old materials

Cool capability returns with the best shades for winter

Because remote, untracked snow is worth the effort

Gear editor Jeremy Rellosa talks us through his two-week test of blue-light-filtering glasses

Howler Brothers just launched an entire collection of cool-weather gear that will have you covered—head to toe—from now until Thanksgiving

Better products may come at a higher price, but their value will serve you on many occasions, in some cases decades

Forget dorky sun hats and zip-off pants. These versatile pieces will keep you looking great and your carry-on light—no matter the adventure.

The Rambler’s polarized lenses reduce glare, while the nylon frames are flexible enough to withstand the wear and tear of a hectic, on-the-go college schedule. And these sunnies are stylish enough to fit in most settings.

Your pops is a good man. Get him something that will last.

It’s not fancy, but this polyester-cotton pouch will keep lenses from getting scratched and smudged when you drop them in a pocket in your backpack. And we don’t mind the flashy floral hibiscus print one bit.

The biodegradable spray in this kit is a simple combo of water and mild soap. Make a habit out of giving your lenses a spritz after a hard day on the trail, then wipe them clean with the included microfiber cloth. The ritual will go a long way toward maintaining…

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.

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