The Four Pairs of Sunglasses Every Traveler Should Own

Whether sitting on the beach or reading on a balcony, your eyes need protection. These shades will do the trick.

January 16, 2020
A perfect pair of sunglasses should look good and serve a purpose. Shutterstock

Wearing sunglasses is about more than looking stylish on a sunny day; there’s also a significant utility factor that comes with them, especially for beach days and other sunny, outdoor activities you can partake in while on vacation. But who says you have to sacrifice one for the other? Go for style with any of these brands while knowing these brands have your eye protection as a priority.

Our list of these four stylish pairs of sunglasses will have you looking ready to take on the sun and the world on your next adventure.

Styling and Profiling

Costa Fernandina Amazon

Combine a classic look with an aggressive vibe when you strut this pair of eyewear on your next vacation. The Costa Fernandina sunglasses boast a lens height of 43 millimeters, as the bridge and arms measure out at 15.8 millimeters and 130 millimeters, respectively. The lenses on this pair of glasses are polarized, too, so fret not when traveling to the Sunshine State or one of myriad Caribbean islands.


Costa’s C-Wall technology with a molecular bond on plastic lenses help make these glasses scratch-resistant and smudge-free, staving off sweat, water and oil. It has a narrow frame fit, and they are also prescription-ready.

Feeling Sporty

Hawaii Lava
Maui Jim’s Hawaii Lava Amazon

In addition to a stylish look, these Maui Jim sunglasses help make the world around you more vibrant. Using PolarizedPlus2 technology, these sunglasses are, of course, polarized, protecting you from glare and harmful UV rays while enhancing colors around you. The lenses are made of MauiPure material and are shatter- and scratch-resistant. The frames are lightweight, injected nylon.

Lens width is 56 millimeters, and lens height is 41 millimeters. The bridge and arms measure at 16 millimeters and 130 millimeters, respectively.


Something a Little Different

LUCYD Sherman Shades Amazon

For a cheaper yet reliable option, consider the LUCYD Sherman Shades. They have an acetate frame made of high-quality polycarbonate material with metal hinges, and the lenses are mirrored and polarized, helping protect against blue light and reducing eye strain when in front of the computer for long periods of time.

The lens width is 54 millimeters, and its height is 42 millimeters. Temple length is 150 millimeters, frame width is 145 millimeters, and the nose bridge is 18 millimeters.

A Classic Look

Oakley Frogskins Amazon

These polycarbonate sunglasses filter 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400 millimeters. The O Matter stress-resistant frame helps with long-lasting durability, withstanding gradual deforming and manipulation of the glasses themselves. Oakley’s patented High Definition Optics (HDO) is said to help improve vision quality, as well. Lens width of the Oakley Frogskins range can be 53 millimeters, 55 millimeters or 56 millimeters.


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