The trick to finding the perfect performance sunglasses is to find a pair that can seamlessly make the transition from cycling to running. If you’re in the market for a new pair of shades, make sure they rate high on these six scales.
Field of vision
An unobstructed view no matter your head positioning is of paramount importance.
Top pick: 100% Speedcraft Long Lens; $175, Ride100percent.com
It’s tough to find a product that appeals equally to triathletes and enduro mountain bikers, but the Speedcraft fits the bill because of its extended lens coverage and moto styling. 100% is a brand best known for outfitting downhillers with goggles, but the Speedcraft packs plenty of performance features triathletes will appreciate, such as the extended upper part of the lens that increases visibility when your head is tilted down. Extra space between the water-repellent lens and your face increases airflow while the wrap-around design holds the frame in place. Each model comes with extra lenses and interchangeable nose pads.