Great Sunglasses for Outdoor Adventurers

These sunglasses are designed for those who enjoy life on the water


July 15, 2021
Pair of sunglasses on teak deck
Don’t hit the deck without a quality pair of sea-worthy sunglasses. Pixabay

Whether the sun is rising or setting on your yachting adventure, a great pair of sunglasses should be a part of the experience. Protecting your eyes from UV damage and keeping the glare to a minimum are only two of the most important features sunglasses can provide. Style and strength are important too! With those factors in mind, here are the sunglasses we recommend for those who enjoy high-sea adventures.

Oakley Men's OO9416 Split Shot Rectangular Sunglasses

Deep-water polarized lenses

This frame offers extended coverage on the temples, top and sides to reduce glare. Oakley

This model from Oakley was designed for a day on the water. It has a detachable leash to keep them safe and secure while deep-water polarized lenses enhance colors and contrast to give you a better look at the water. It’s lightweight, durable and comfortable enough to wear all day. Plus – let’s face it – they just look great.

Costa Del Mar Men's Blackfin 580p Round Sunglasses

Reduces eye strain and fatigue

What makes a pair of shades so effective for anglers makes them great picks for yachters too. Costa Del Mar

Costa Del Mar sought to create a pair of sunglasses that excelled in clarity and comfort, and the result is their Blackfin model. The 580 polycarbonate lenses are scratch-resistant and lightweight. They’re also 99 percent polarized to help reduce eye strain and fatigue. The frames are made of a bio-based nylon frame material, which offers a super comfortable fit.

Ray-Ban Rb3136 Caravan Square Sunglasses

Aviator style

This model has been a pop-culture icon since Maverick wore them in “Top Gun” but they’ve been the mainstay of sailors since the ‘50s. Ray-Ban

This famous-looking set of sunglasses are called “aviator” style shades, but they’ve been popular with discerning yacht enthusiasts, outdoorsmen and fans of fashion for decades. The frames are metal and have clear nose pads and a slim top bar – traditional features of this style. They can accommodate glass, plastic or even prescription lenses.

Huk Fishing Polarized Full Frame Sunglasses with Scratch Resistance and UV Protection

Non-slip rubber ends

Block the glare that creates a hazard when you’re on the water with these high-performance lenses. Huk

Premium polarized polycarbonate lenses are the big feature to these shades from Huk. They offer 100 percent UV protection and look great in the wrap frames. Non-slip rubber ends keep the sunglasses on your face no matter how rocky the seas are. Users rave about how these affordable shades are as comfortable as pricier brands.

DUCO Men's Luxury Carbon Fiber Temple Polarized Sunglasses for Men Sports UV400 DC8206

Heavy-duty construction

The sleek black design and price tag sets these shades apart. DUCO

A broken pair of sunglasses is a nightmare for life on the water. Thankfully, this model from DUCO has frames built with carbon fiber (sometimes also called graphite fiber). It’s a material five times stronger than steel. Triacetate, polarized lenses complete the set, which draws raves about the quality from consumers.



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