When it comes to finding the perfect pair of shades for hiking, there are features that you simply cannot go without.
Hiking sunglasses need to be lightweight, comfortable, protective, and most importantly, they need to have the perfect fit.
Cable temple sunglasses (or sunglasses with ear hooks) can tick all of those boxes, giving you a snug and secure fit around the ears without weighing you down.
Good fitting glasses ensure that you can concentrate on your hike without irritation, leaving you hands-free to tackle any terrain ahead. If you’ve ever been on a walk or expedition with sunglasses that don’t fit well, you will understand the frustration of constantly having to readjust your frames when you just want to concentrate on the view in front of you.
There’s nothing worse than poorly fitting sunglasses when hiking, so invest in a pair of sunglasses with cable temples / ear hooks for your next adventure. You’ll wonder how you ever walked without them…
Ray-Ban RB3030 Aviator (Outdoorsman)
These Ray-Ban RB3030 Aviator ‘Outdoorsman’ sunglasses are the ultimate hybrid between style and sports, giving you a functional yet fashionable piece of eyewear for all year round wear.
A classic aviator combined with the signature top bar of the Outdoorsman, it’s finished with lightweight and comfortable ear hooks for all of life’s activities.
Available in two classic colours for any outfit.
Maui Jim Kapalua
If you’re looking for ultra lightweight hiking sunglasses with superb coverage from the sun’s harmful UV rays, these Maui Jim Kapalua frames are a top pick for 2018.
The rimless lenses offer an excellent fit across the frame front, with outstanding flexibility so they can mould to your face shape. The curved design of the ear hooks ensure that there is zero pressure on your temples, and they will stay in place for running and exercise, cycling any other sports.
For active outdoor types who want a ‘barely there’ feel and all day comfort, this design ticks all the boxes.
Julbo 010 VERMONT CLASSIC
A classic pair of steampunk inspired sunglasses that are perfect hiking, exercise or any outdoor activity.
Whilst these Julbo 010 VERMONT CLASSIC frames can’t compete with the aforementioned Ray-Bans or Maui Jim Kapalua shades on weight, they can offer a very secure fit and extra coverage for high sun conditions.
The leather side shields not only protect your eyes from UV damage, but they can also be handy for wind and dust coverage.
With the cable temple design and ear hook, you can trust these glasses to stay in place even when you need to pick up the pace.
Adidas a164 Adivista L
Available to buy in a multitude of colourways, the Adidas a164 Adivista L sports sunglasses are a stylish choice for active men who are also fashion conscious.
The ergonomic silhouette ensures comfort for all day wear, whilst the curved temples with a small hook allow a secure fit even when you’re running, riding, cycling or taking on a big summit.
The nose pads are also designed to be extra comfortable and will not budge no matter the impact of your exercise.
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