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The Lowdown Slim is one of our favorite all-around sunglasses ever. “I find myself reaching for this same pair every day, no matter the activity,” our tester wrote. The Slim 2 is even better: it’s smaller and lighter, but still has the rubber nose pads that keep it…

With a pair of Army SPECS and a little ingenuity, Pit Viper’s cofounders built a brand that nobody could have predicted

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The Singlefin is one of our favorite pairs of women’s sunglasses. “They’re nice and snug, so they stay put for hours on the trail or working out without slipping,” wrote our health editor. “They are ideal for running, but pass for casual shades just as well.”…

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

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