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The best sunglasses for mountain biking in 2022

The best sunglasses for mountain biking in 2022

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Wednesday, Jun 22

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A decent set of sunglasses is an essential part of any mountain biker’s wardrobe, for a number of reasons. The most obvious is protection from bright sunlight to give you a clear view down the trail, with less glare, less squinting and less possibility of damage to your eyes from harmful UV rays.

They also provide physical protection from flying trail debris, whether that be roost from another rider’s back wheel, spray from puddles, bugs or errant tree branches.

Obviously, the larger the lens, the more coverage it will offer against these dangers, but it’s also important that they wrap around to give some side protection, cut out light from entering and prevent wind from making your eyes tear up.

Of course, that coverage needs to be balanced with how they fit on your face – if the lens or frame contacts you, the glasses will fog up more easily and can become uncomfortable or move around on your face.

Many riding glasses use a half-frame design, where the lens is only partially attached to the frame, This allows a greater and less obstructed field of vision, but it does mean the lens is more exposed to damage when not being worn.

Depending on your facial features and head size, different frames might work better for some people than […]

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