Upgrade your eyewear for summer with these high-performance sunglasses.
Rudy Project Noyz | $185, E-rudy.com – Women’s Specific
With an adjustable nose bridge and narrow fit, these women’s-specific frames fit smaller faces better than unisex shades. Lenses can be swapped (Rudy offers more than half a dozen color options for various light conditions) and overall they’re light, durable and low profile enough to transition from cycling to running.
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Oakley Radarlock Path | $300, Oakley.com
Oakley’s latest frame now comes with polarized lens options, but everything else about the Radarlock Path is classic Oakley: a fit that is comfortable and totally secure; excellent peripheral vision; an easy, wear-resistant lens-changing system; and a rather steep price tag that’s totally justified.
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Spy Daft | $150, Spyoptic.com
Spy’s latest performance sunglasses boast the company’s Scoop ventilation system at the stems, but it’s the extensive peripheral coverage that the lenses provide, particularly above the eyes, that make these stand out.
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Tifosi Podium XC | $80, Tifosioptics.com
Tifosi is a reliable mainstay for its performance sunglasses at modest prices. The brand’s newest release, the Podium XC, offers a rimless design with hydrophobic lenses and a secure yet comfortable, barely-there fit.
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Smith PivLock | $239, Smithoptics.com
A longtime favorite of Triathlete staffers, Smith’s popular PivLock is back with photochromic lenses. The glasses remain as comfortable and unfussy as ever, and retain one of the simplest lens-changing systems around.
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Dual X12 | $60, Dualeyewear.com
If your vision could use some help up close, Dual manufactures only bifocal-lensed eyewear. The X12 fits well for its bargain price, and has three options of lens power available. The bifocals are easier to adjust than you might expect, and make reading your running watch or power meter data easier—should you need it.
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