Foster Grant’s Air Boss have two ugly, thick bars that join the 2 lenses, which create a extra extreme and distinct look. Whereas this may increasingly work for some individuals, they didn’t work amongst our panel. They’re additionally shorter and wider than we might’ve favored.
Hawkers’ Darkish Lacma have been advantageous in most respects, and a few of our panel appreciated their dimension. Updates author James Austin stated, “The lenses have been a superb dimension, they usually felt like they’d truly keep on my face, which wasn’t true for a lot of of those.” We in the end dismissed them as a result of different aviators scored higher on our testing panel as an entire, and I personally didn’t like that the Hawkers’ body was black on the prime, and turned grey in direction of the underside. Maintain your ombré designs away from my sun shades, thanks.
The Kirkland Signature M40 have a boxier, extra extreme reduce than the remainder of the aviators we examined, and the bar that bridges the highest half of the sun shades is thick, which makes them distracting to have a look at.
Everybody who examined the Knockaround Mile Highs stated their lenses drooped too low and made you seem like you’re attempting to cowl baggage beneath your eyes. One other panelist famous that the arms felt free. Though I personally favored the look (as a result of I’m continually attempting to cover the luggage beneath my eyes), we agreed that for most individuals, the J+S Premium or the Kent Wang Aviators supply a greater look and higher building.
Of all of the sun shades we examined, the polarized Luenx Aviator Sun shades felt the most affordable (whereas truly being on the pricier aspect of our take a look at pool), and we frightened about breaking them after only a bit of sunshine use. They arrive with various equipment, although: a fats, soft-shell case, plus a cleansing material and a storage pouch.
For essentially the most half, the Sunglass Warehouse Vista seem like each different aviator we examined. However the reviewers on Sunglass Warehouse’s web site remark that the shades scratch simply—one thing that we seen throughout testing, too—and I’m sorry, however that all-caps “POLARIZED” textual content over the fitting shade is actually hideous.
Thomas James LA’s Cruise sun shades have been a bit of too massive on my face—and I’ve an enormous face—they usually felt simply breakable. Though their colour sample is fascinating (black and darker black on the lenses, and a silver coating on the body) that wasn’t sufficient of a cause for it to be a choose.
Cat eye sun shades
Goodr’s Breakfast Run to Tiffany sun shades have been a bit of too massive, and the accents have been a bit of too loud, for many panelists.
The Thomas James LA Tart and Thomas James LA JJ sun shades felt clean in opposition to our ears, they usually appeared correctly constructed. However their thick frames have been rather more pronounced than our cat eye sun shades picks, and we predict they’re over all much less interesting than the EyeBuyDirect Cartel or the Lulu.
The XOXO Pacifica sun shades, which we examined however have been out of inventory at time of publication, have been a extra delicate tackle the cat eye sun shades class, however the glasses solely are available one colour—floral—that felt limiting in comparison with our favourite cat eye sun shades, which are available quite a lot of colours.
The ZeroUV C822 and ZeroUV C828-01 cat eye sun shades are a superb purchase for the value; they have been fairly comfy, they usually appeared well-made. Even so, the design on each was a bit of outlandish for many of our panel testers, who shuddered on the sight of them.
Spherical sun shades
The Hawkers Black Gradient Moma have been a bit of small for our faces, so whereas they could be defending your eyes from the solar, you’ll seem like a beetle within the course of.
The Knockarounds Mai Tais scored completely common marks in our panel testing. Senior employees author Nick Man stated that they have been “good and lightweight, with a lovely form and good plastic high quality. The tapering makes them seem like cat eye sun shades—which I wouldn’t put on—though they’re not fairly there.” When selecting to spend $16 or $25, we in the end determined that the Sungait have been a greater purchase for anybody who needs spherical sun shades.
The Sunglass Warehouse Phillips have been a advantageous pair of UV-protected, polarized sun shades, however they didn’t look nearly as good on our faces as different choices. The metallic bridge that comes throughout the nostril has a number of distinctive ridges on it that draw consideration away from the shades; we most popular the Sungait and the Kent Wang frames, as a substitute.
Just like the Phillips, the Sunglass Warehouse Potrero have been acceptable, however we didn’t like how shiny the frames are.
The gold body on the Thomas James LA Fame sun shades appeared low cost in comparison with the opposite sun shades we examined, and the glasses felt much less sturdy than the competitors.
Tiny sun shades
The Fierdio Classic Oval Sun shades failed our polarization checks they usually felt free; we had bother maintaining them in place. Though we don’t suppose that tiny sun shades essentially have to be polarized, because you’re meant to put on them on the tip of your nostril, sun shades normally ought to a minimum of have ᕦ(･ㅂ･)ᕤ.
Foster Grant’s Hugo have been a bit wider than the opposite sun shades on this class, and a bit of shorter in peak. Though they’re UV-protected and polarized, we don’t suppose they’re expansive sufficient to cowl most individuals’s faces comfortably.
Though beforehand a prime choose on this information, and armed with UV safety and polarization for an inexpensive worth, Gamma Ray’s Polarized UV400 Traditional Type Sun shades—which are available a pack of three, for $17—proved too huge for a lot of panelists’ faces in 2019, which we took under consideration whereas making these suggestions. We nonetheless suppose they’re an important deal, although, particularly for a three-pack. (And particularly when you’re liable to dropping them.) They’re inexpensive, comfy, and sturdily constructed, and the width may go for some individuals. Inside our testing pool, they didn’t.
Goodr’s BFGs Large Foot’s Fernet Sweats frames have been thicker than the Goodr wayfarers that we at present advocate. When you’re searching for an even bigger pair of sun shades, with a glossier, extra grey coloring, then they’re an important selection, however we predict most individuals will like The OGs A Ginger’s Soul greatest.
The Knockaround Premiums have plastic hinges, and we frightened about breaking them when extending the arms outward to check flexibility. They have been additionally much less comfy than our picks in testing. Though they’re good to have a look at, they didn’t carry out in addition to our prime picks in observe. Knockaround has all kinds of sun shades to select from, although (and you’ll even construct your individual sun shades precisely how you want them, which is extraordinarily cool).
The Polarspex Polarized Traditional Sun shades have been squeaky to open and shut, regardless of its metallic hinges. We simply scratched the sun shades throughout sturdiness testing, they usually got here bundled with a material case that’s heavier and stiffer than the included microfiber circumstances for many different pairs.