Snow is blessing the ski resorts at this time of year, and eager skiers and boarders are jetting off to catch some fresh powder. For protection against that bright mountain sun, a pair of performance sunglasses are an essential travel companion. We’ve comprised a list of the best for 2018…
Lifestyle brand Moncler too its name from the abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, an Alpine town near Grenoble, France. The French brand have become renowned for their luxury sportswear, especially for skiers. These Moncler round sunglasses feature in a distinctive shape, with thin metal frames set in round light blue lenses. They are ideal for relaxing at Apres ski in style.
Smith have fifty years of experience creating expertly designed glasses, goggles and helmets for snow sports. Athletes like: Emma Dahlstrom, slopestyle; Markus Eder, freeskiing; and Cody Townsend, big mountain, all wear smith on the slopes. The Outlier sunglasses in Havana are a classic sporty square shape, complete with a stylish keyhole bridge detail. The green mirror lenses feature ChromaPop technology which help see detail and colour beyond normal capabilities. Be comforted on the slopes knowing you’re styled with a premium Smith accessory.
Oakley have a strong legacy of leading the performance eyewear industry. Their sports technology has made advancements in the lifestyle market for years, providing optimum performance eyewear for professional athletes and every-day thrill-seekers. Mikaela Shriffin, Olympic skier, styled herself at the Pyeongchang games with Oakley this year. The Radar EV Path sunglasses are bold and the colourful lenses will have you standing out on the white snowy slopes. The geniuses at Oakley have engineered the lenses to enhance airflow, meaning the days of your shades misting up during activity are long gone. The sunglasses also feature in a patented O-matter frame material, with Unobtanium ear socks, making them robust and comfortable all day.
Dragon are a leading manufacturer for ski goggles and sportswear sunglasses. They continue to create innovative design and technology eyewear to support athletes in every sport. The Doubl DOS Polar 1 sunglasses are youthful and colourful. The black frames are complimented by plasma polarised lenses and a purple Dragon logo detail on the temples. They are lightweight and comfortable, with inlayed rubber nose pads and temple tips. These sunglasses are also part of the Dragon floatable collection so are diverse, being useful for skiing as well as water sports. They can accompany you on every adventure.
These Carrera Maverick Pilot sunglasses a nod to the heydays of 70’s sporting icons. Carerra are experts in creating sportswear, and these sleek black frames are both lightweight and durable. The metal bridge detail and the pale green lenses create a sleek look for styling yourself on the slopes.
Jetting off to the slopes this year? Explore our full range of sports sunglasses and find the perfect pair for you.