Eyes need to be very focused during sports. Hiking, ski, cycling, running, kitesurfing... Sports sunglasses are necessary to protect your eyes from UV rays and possible damages. So, how to make sure to choose suitable sunglasses?
There are 3 different types of sports sunglasses: mountain sports sunglasses (hiking and skiing), water sports sunglasses (sailing, kitesurfing, kayaking) and cycling & running sunglasses.
1. Hiking and Ski Sunglasses
In the mountains, UV rays are even stronger. Wraparound sunglasses are more suitable for hiking and ski. These sunglasses have a curved shape to fit your skull and face shape and to protect your eyes. It is even more important at high altitude, with stronger brightness, reflection on snow, wind, etc
2. Sailing and Kitesurfing Sunglasses
If you sail on the open seas, if you kitesurf on a board or kayak on rivers, sunglasses are necessary to protect you from sun rays.
However, the sunglasses can easily drop in the water. Therefore, floating sunglasses are ideal for water sports.
3. Cycling and Running Sunglasses
Cycling and running sunglasses have a specific shape to prevent from fogging.
With a semi-rimless shape, those sunglasses are very comfortable to wear Very convenient for endurance sports such as cycling, mountain biking, running, trail racing, etc
Whether you run, sail, play pétanque, kayak or ride horses, doing sport outdoors in the summer is pure bliss. To make sure you keep having fun and stay safe, remember to stay hydrated and protect your skin and eyes.