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Updated Sep 7, 2021 4:05 PM

How do you protect your eyes while riding? If you wear a full-face helmet, then your face shield does the work. But what if you don’t wear a helmet that has a protective shield? Then you need a pair of motorcycle sunglasses. 

These aren’t just any sunglasses. They are designed with special frames, UV protection, polarization, and tinting. These features provide increased protection and functionality. So, check out the following sunglasses and choose a pair for your next ride.

Protect your eyes with these polycarbonate plastic lens sunglasses. Choose from either clear or dark smoke lenses. Each lens has closed-cell foam to create a sealed eyeport around each eye. This gives you extra protection from dust, dirt, bugs, and debris. There are rubber temple tips for extra comfort. The lens provides 100 percent UV protection and is shatter-resistant. The slender design of the frame helps to give these lenses universal helmet compatibility.

Unfortunately, you have to buy both pairs if you want eye protection while riding during the day and night. Neither pair is going to be safe to wear during its unintended time of day. The foam can also trap air, causing the lens to fog.

Key Features
  • Polycarbonate lenses
  • Plastic frames
  • Closed-cell foam eyeport surrounds
  • Rubber temple tips
Specifications
  • Brand Zan Headgear
  • Model Hawaii
  • Weight N/A
PROS

100 percent UV protection

Shatter-resistant

Small-sized frame

CONS

Clear lenses don’t block the sun

Dark smoke lens is too dark for night

Eyecups can fog

Slip these slim sunglasses on your face and have eye protection during the day and night. Their frameless design helps them to fit inside any helmet and reduce the amount of bulk on your face. They are made from shatter-resistant polycarbonate. There are several color options to choose from. Choose from amber frames with black accenting or smoke frames with red or blue accenting. The lens is a single wrap-around design and is lined with closed-cell foam. They also provide 100 percent UVA/UVB sun protection.

Unfortunately, the smoked lenses could be darker and may leave some people squinting. The temple tips are tight and can squeeze your head behind your ears. Also, the foam lining doesn’t sit against your face and can leak air at the corners.

Key Features
  • Frameless construction
  • One-piece lenses
  • Shatter-resistant polycarbonate
  • 100 percent UVA/UVB light protection
Specifications
  • Brand Bobster Eyewear
  • Model Shield II
  • Weight N/A
PROS

Wrap-around design

Lined with closed-cell foam

Frame color options

CONS

Don’t fit snug to your eyes

Temple tips squeeze your head

The lens could be darker

These sunglasses feature the iconic Harley-Davidson shield logo on the sides. Both the frame and the lenses are made from plastic, and each pair comes with a hard case for storage and a cleaning cloth.

Harley is known for producing well-made and durable motorcycle products. These glasses are no different. You can depend on these glasses to stick with you and perform to your expectations. If you wear prescription glasses, you can have the plastic lenses taken out and prescription lenses put in. This will enable you to wear them instead of your regular glasses.

Key Features
  • Plastic frame
  • Plastic lens
  • Hard case and cleaning cloth included
  • Black frame
Specifications
  • Brand Harley Davidson
  • Model B00HTT7FG2
  • Weight 1 pound
PROS

Well-made

Prescription lens compatible

From a trusted company

CONS

Non-polarized

Expensive

No obvious UV protection

Enjoy wider peripheral vision with this pair of wrap-around sunglasses. They are made from high impact-resistant and lightweight polycarbonate. The lenses are interchangeable, making it easy to transition from day to night. Feel protected with the 100 percent UV 400 protection. These sunglasses stand out because they have a hydrolio treatment that repels dirt, oil, and water. Another unique feature are the air scoops to increase ventilation and reduce fogging. Thanks to the ultra-grip TPE rubber nose and tips grips, you’ll appreciate how well the sunglasses stay in place.

Unfortunately, the airflow vents are located on the front, allowing dust and micro debris in, which could get in your eyes. There is also no cushioning to seal the top, bottom, or sides of the glasses. The wide design can be incompatible with some helmets.

Key Features
  • Single-lens
  • 100 percent UV protection
  • Hydroilo lens treatment
  • High impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses
Specifications
  • Brand 100%
  • Model Speedtrap
  • Weight N/A
PROS

Increase peripheral vision

Follows the contours of your face

Cooling vents

CONS

Wider width can conflict with some helmets

No eye cup cushioning

Vents on front

Look good and easily see where you’re going while wearing these 1980s-inspired sunglasses. They come in a wide range of colors and designs, letting you express your personal style. Their durability makes them stand out with frames constructed of high-quality propionate, five-barrel hinges, and six-base polycarbonate ARC lenses. The lenses are protective and deliver 100 percent UV protection. Know whether or not they’ll fit with the provided measurements of a 17-millimeter bridge, 145-millimeter temple length, and 57-millimeter lens width. You’ll like that you can wear these sunglasses both on and off the bike. The retro styling and color-contrasting lenses help you to stand out from the crowd.

Unfortunately, these sunglasses may have a bulky fit in some helmets. They also don’t have foam lining or rubberized touchpoints.

Key Features
  • High-quality propionate
  • Sturdy five-barrel hinges
  • Six-base polycarbonate ARC lenses
  • 100 percent UV protection
Specifications
  • Brand Spy Optics
  • Model Discord
  • Weight N/A
PROS

1980s-inspired design

Color contrast lenses

Wear on and off the bike

CONS

No foam lining

No rubberized pieces

Bulky fit

Secure these sunglasses to your head with molded frames and an adjustable head strap, and ride with confidence. You can also wear them without the strap like a regular pair of sunglasses. The frame and lenses are made from shatter-resistant polycarbonate, making them durable and safe. You get three pairs of lenses that are easily interchangeable. The lenses have an anti-fog coating and are 100 percent UV-protective. You’ll appreciate the soft belt case that comes with the sunglasses to prevent damage and scratching when not in use.

Unfortunately, the head strap can be uncomfortable and not compatible with your helmet. Thankfully, you don’t have to use it. The lenses also tend to fog because they are so well-sealed around your eyes. The solid construction of the frame slightly limits your peripheral vision.

Key Features
  • Shatter-resistant polycarbonate
  • Three polycarbonate lenses
  • Anti-fog coating
  • 100 percent UV protection
Specifications
  • Brand Bobster Eyewear
  • Model Spektrax
  • Weight N/A
PROS

Easy to change lenses

Soft belt case

Adjustable strap

CONS

Slightly small size

Lens can fog

Peripheral vision reduced

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