One item that I swear by is my trusty sunglasses. Whether its out on the bike section or during the run these are a must.
There is nothing worse that getting a stray fly or a bit of grit in your eyes when you are flying down the road on your bike. Its hard enough to keep the pace as it is without having to perform some minor eye surgery while going at 50 kilometers an hour on your tri bike.
Or when you are out on the run section of the race and are in the zone. You don’t want to have to worry about something as simple as dirt in you eyes impacting a chance to get a personal best…
You might be lucky enough to have a built in visor on your helmet that removes the need for sunglasses for cycling.
You can check out some of our Giro triathlon helmets if that is a requirement. If not then you should invest in a quality pair of sports sunglasses as a priority.
Our Top 10 Triathlon Sunglasses for 2017
Best Sunglasses for Triathlon,Running and Cycling
Not all sunglasses are equal and when looking for a decent pair you want to make sure they stay in place while you are active. These come in the modern style of wrap around sunglasses.
Face hugging frames make sure they stay in place while you are head down cycling out on the course or track, or bouncing down the road during the final run section of any race.
Lets take a look at out top Three sunglasses for running
First up are the superb entry level Xloop Silver Sunglasses. If you are looking for a pair of sunglasses on a budget then you cant go wrong with these little beauties. For something that is sub 10 dollars these are a great start. When starting out I didn’t really have a proper place to store all my triathlon gear so thing tended to get smashed a fair bit. At this price they were great because I bought a few pairs to keep me going.
They have both plastic frames and plastic lenses that are not polarized. But again for sub 10$ what do you expect. All in all a great entry level pair of sports glasses and should be part of your kit from day one, and also as you progress – even as a spare pair.
Next up are the Tifosi Tyrant 2.0’s. These sports running and cycling sunglasses are top quality and come with all the features you would expect from Tifosi.
The Tifosi brand set out with the mantra that you should have all the features of a really expensive pair of sports sunglasses without the astronomical price point. And this still stands today.
The Tyrant glasses have managed to capture this. Solid on your face when running on the trails, yet lightweight and super comfy when riding the bike.
If you are looking for quality without spending the life savings then these are the sports sunglasses for you.
The final pair we want to review are the Oakley Mens Half Jacket 2.0 Iridium Sunglasses. With Oakley you never have to worry about quality. They are at the pinnacle of sunglasses design and produce world class leading kit.
The Iridium coating on the lenses is designed to reflect bright light and aid your vision when running or cycling into the sun. The curved shape of the lenses helps these little beauties from Oakley stay firmly in place on your face when active and although a bit pricier that the other brands we have mentioned above will provide that extra you need on race or competition day.
You can check out the full range of sports cycling and running sunglasses here on Amazon. Why Amazon?? Best prices and guaranteed quality every time.