The Best Sunglasses For Golfers
Aah, summertime. The days are long. The temperatures are rising. And golfers, like you, are taking advantage of the conditions as often as they can.
But as you enjoy the summer weather and prepare for your next golf outing, don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun’s rays—not only with sunscreen and hats, but sunglasses as well.
Before you play another nine or 18, consider purchasing one of the following pairs of sunglasses, which will offer you years of protection. Not to mention, you’ll look great on the course too.
With their interchangeable lenses and nose pads, Oakley’s Flak Jacket sunglasses maintain the company’s reputation as a first-rate manufacturer. Their multiple lensesare easy to change and their coatings filter out 100 percent of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. Furthermore, through the Flak Jacket’s two nose pad options, customers can choose a fit that is the most comfortable for them.
Don’t let the price fool you. JiMarti’s JM01 brand of sunglasses are top-notch. Their polycarbonate lenses are guaranteed to be unbreakable—and they provide 100 percent protection from UV rays. Their frames are also resilient and quite light. In fact, the lenses and frames weigh less than an ounce. The sunglasses are also currently developed with seven color combinations, including blue lenses and black frames and green lenses and blue frames.
Tifosi’s Jet FC Tactical sunglasses are highly affordable and lightweight. Their frames are designed with a nylon material (known as TR-90) that protects users from UV rays, while their interchangeable lenses are polycarbonate, ensuring their longevity. The sunglasses’ ear and nose pads are adjustable and designed with hydrophilic rubber, so they won’t slip off when they’re wet.
Kaenon Rhino’s frames are also designed with TR-90 nylon to provide customers flexible products that are built to last. The sunglasses’ patented “Variflex” nose pads are hypoallergenic, while their “SR-91” lenses are polarized and, if consumers prefer, prescription as well. The sunglasses are currently available in three colors—black, matte black, and tobacco—and their lenses, which have a lifetime warranty, are created with two tints: gray or copper.
Under Armour’s Igniter 2.0 sunglasses are also very light, but unlike the other brands mentioned, their frames are developed through a unique combination of titanium and Grilamid, a lightweight, sturdy polymer. At the same time, these lenses are highly durable, scratch-resistant, and designed to provide nearly 20 percent more peripheral vision than most other lenses on the market. In addition, they block 100 percent of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.
Featuring lightweight nylon frames, Nike’s Tailwind 12 sunglasses provide users an adjustable nose bridge to ensure they fit properly and offer as much comfort as possible. Presently available in seven different frame/lens color combinations, the sunglasses also block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.
As is the case with the company’s Jet FC Tactical sunglasses, Tifosi’s Alpe 2.0 brand is affordable, lightweight, and durable, from its interchangeable lenses to its adjustable ear and nose pads. The primary difference? Unlike the Jet FC Tactical brand, Alpe 2.0 sunglasses are available with crystal pink and purple frames, amongst other colors.
With its unique lens shape, which angles inward towards the bottom of its side edges, Oakley’s Polarized RPM Edge sunglasses reduce glare considerably and protect users from UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. They are quite stylish too, from their gray lenses to their raspberry spritzer tinted frames—a trendy color combination for female consumers.