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Be Cool in the Shades
light, letting you better operate in
altitudes where sun and white snow
We shine some light on five of the best
make the electromagnetic spectrum
most intense.
sunglasses for slopes, trail, or road. But style points aren’t taken
anymore to compromise for techni-
THE THEORY OF SUNGLASSES as streaked water. As a bonus, you’ll cal add-ons. All of the shades below,
performance gear might have been protect your eyes. All the models from the high-end Julbos to a budget
construed as marketing hype not so featured here block harmful ultra- buy from Ryders, can be worn in
long ago. But optical clarity in the violet light—UVA and UVB—at the woods, on a mountain, or while
JULBO BIVOUAK
form of rugged frames and shatter- 100 percent, according to their driving around town. You’ll look cool $120, JULBOUSA.COM
proof lenses is now almost mandatory manufacturers. and feel visually savvy in the sun. ¿ In the snow or high in the mountains,
for many activities in the outdoors. For an alpine environment, put on
eyes can fall victim to glare seeping in
Try fishing without sunglasses. a pair like the Julbo Bivouak. These
from the side. Julbo’s Bivouak glasses
STEPHEN REGENOLD writes “The Gear
block errant light from all angles via
No, wait, don’t. With the right shades full-coverage glasses have dark lenses Junkie,” a column on outdoors equipment
magnetized clip-on shields. Simply snap
you’ll see the trout through the sun- to block a high percentage of visible at gearjunkie.com.
on the included protective temple plates
to eliminate radiating interferences that
can hurt your eyes. Strong magnets
guide the shields into place, letting you
add the optic protection with gloves on.
For normal wear, ditch the wraparound
SMITH OPTICS VANGUARD
design by unclicking the shields to open
your peripheral scope and take in a
$90, SMITHOPTICS.COM
wider view.
Style and performance coexist with the
Vanguard, a model that features a look-at-me
silhouette frame along with good fit and
NATIVE EYEWEAR WAZEE
performance-oriented optics. Smith touts
$89, NATIVEYEWEAR.COM
“inimitable style” and high-end lenses that have
Named after an edgy street in downtown
precise tapering from the center of the lens
Denver, the Wazee glasses have an
to the periphery, compensating for curvature
aggressive, urban look. But these
and ensuring crisp vision, according to the
sunglasses are made for the outdoors—
company. There are metal details for style on
hiking, biking, skiing, and trail running
the temples. You can choose from polarized and
ZEAL SWAPIT SUN
are among the venues where these airy
nonpolarized options, and the Vanguard’s big,
shades can perform. They weigh less
bold lenses provide ample coverage—on the
$110, ZEALOPTICS.COM
than an ounce, providing an illusion of
slopes or on the trail. The
Among the most adaptable sunglasses
weightlessness. Interchangeable lenses
polarized version is
on the market, the Zeal SwapIT Sun have
let you swap tints and colors for the best
$29 more.
a “layered” polarized lens, touted to cut
performance in varying light.
horizontal glare encountered with water
and snow activities. But the kicker is an
optional convertor kit that adds a strap and
rubber gaskets to transform the SwapIT
into goggles. Vents on the rubber fitting
allow venting and prevent fog. The strap,
which has a Neoprene pad for comfort,
cinches the sunglasses tight to your face,
sealing out wind and water for activities
ranging from sailing to whitewater rafting.
The goggle kit is $20 extra.
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