Summer is just around the corner which means only one thing: it’s time to start planning what trips you’re going to take. Whether you’re planning a beach holiday, city breaks or trips that will get your adrenaline pumping, it’s important to have the right gear while you’re at it.
While you decide which places to discover or peaks to conquer, we’ve come up with a run-down of protective eyewear that doesn’t scrimp on style so you can look the part wherever the road takes you.
For The Mountaineer
Julbo is one of those storied brands whose exquisite craftsmanship and expertise outweighs all of its predecessors.
Worn by hikers, adventurers and rock stars alike, the Vermont Classic sunglasses are one of the brand’s most famous silhouettes, and rightly so.
Reissued for the Julbo’s 125th anniversary, these specs will see you through adventures in the most extreme conditions.
They have round lenses and side shields for the utmost protection to your eyes, keeping out dust, dirt and irritants while also preventing damage from UV rays. A must for the intrepid traveller.
For The City Slicker
Wandering around and discovering the hidden gems in the world’s most stylish cities calls for suitably stylish sunglasses to match.
These BOSS Hugo boss 0440 S will do nicely. Known for slick fashion, the brand’s eyewear is no different, and these frames will look just as at home in independent coffee shops as they will in museums and other tourist hotspots.
Not only do they come in timeless black with thick acetate frames and discreet branding, they’re also prescription ready so you won’t miss a single detail as you explore.
For The Beach Bum
No day at the beach is complete without some protective sunnies. Think strong rays reflecting from the water’s surface and limited opportunities to hide in some shade.
That’s why you need sunglasses that will work hard whether you’re chilling on a sun lounger or dipping your feet in the sea.
Enter: Bolle Crest sunglasses. With their wraparound frames for full 180 protection and blue reflective lenses that will match the surface of the water, they’re just what you need to look the part when you’re at the edge of the earth.
What’s more, they have sport-grade lenses that block all harmful UV rays as well as nylon frames for improved flexibility and a lightweight feel.
For The Walker Explorer
For those who prefer to go wherever their feet take them, it’s best to opt for eyewear that’s as functional as it is cutting-edge.
No matter how long a route you’ve got planned, these Cebe S’Track sunglasses will see you from the start to the finish line of whichever trail you’re on.
Made with lightweight frames to suit both walking and running, these sunglasses are designed with V-shaped temples to ensure the most secure fit.
Plus, not only do the lenses offer full UV protection, they have integrated ventilation to provide extra coverage from the sun and elements.
Don’t say we didn’t tell you these were a game changer.
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