Ride 100% S2$175 1 of 8
You may not ride like cycling superstar Peter Sagan, but at least you can look like him with the new S2 by Ride 100%. We were immediately drawn to the S2's bold design and loud colorways, and we couldn't help but enjoy the performance of the glasses even more. The oversized lens was sharp and promoted an unrivaled peripheral vision. Plus, the Ultra-Grip rubber nose piece and temple tips guaranteed no slippage time and time again.
Our Favorite Feature: The S2 features an interesting laser-etched edge on the bottom of the lens, giving the glasses a full-frame look without the weight or bulk.
Oakley Flight Jacket$223 2 of 8
No fog, no problem. With just a flick of a lever built into the nose piece, the Flight Jacket frame moves slightly further from your face to promote greater airflow. While not a feature we used very often, it is well executed and appreciated during warm, humid rides. The Flight Jacket is similar in style to the ultra-popular Oakley Jawbreaker but lacks the top portion of the frame above the brow. This gives a rider an unobstructed view out the top of the lens, especially in an aggressive riding position.
Our Favorite Feature: The Flight Jacket is compatible with eight different lenses, including Oakley's high performance (and our personal favorite) Prizm lenses.
ROKA A.P.EX SR-1$190 3 of 8
The multisport brand ROKA has been on an absolute tear as of late, so it's not surprising that its newest line of performance sunglasses follows suit. The SR-1 is impressively light, includes lenses coated by Carl Zeiss Vision and features earpieces built with a titanium core that are stable yet allow the user to dial in for the perfect fit. The patented GEKO rubber in the nose piece and temple tips are comfortable, durable and keep the sunglasses in place—no matter how sweaty and damp our skin was.
Our Favorite Feature: You can add your own personality to the SR-1 through ROKA's Custom program. The frame, lenses, temple grips and nose pad can all be customized with your favorite colors (or, let's be honest, to match your bike).
Smith Attack$249 4 of 8
We're no stranger to Smith's Attack line of performance eyewear, and the 2018 edition takes a tried-and-true design and finetunes it even further. The Smith MAG interchangeable technology allows for quicker lens swaps—simply slide the temple into place to attach, or press on the hinge to remove. Also, the ChromaPop lenses feature a new lower brow profile to increase ventilation without sacrificing protection.
Our Favorite Feature: Two ChromaPop lenses are included with the temples, perfect for both high- and low-light riding conditions.
POC Do Half Blade$230 5 of 8
Worn by Taylor Phinney and Mike Woods of the EF Education First—Drapac cycling team, the POC Do Half Blade has quickly become a popular go-to option for cyclists. Its straightforward design and wraparound lens provides an unparalleled rider experience and all-day comfort. The Carl Zeiss lenses are crystal clear and the bottom is frameless, providing extended peripheral and lower vision. Plus, the temples fit over helmet straps like a glove.
Our Favorite Feature: Their bold stylings combined with a multitude of eye-catching colors and lens tints are sure to compliment even your most fashion-forward kit.
Shimano S-Phyre XPrice to Come 6 of 8
Long known as the industry standard for cycling components, Shimano jumped headfirst into the sunglasses market in 2018. Its flagship model, the S-Phyre X, was developed in conjunction with professional cycling team Lotto NL-Jumbo. We took the Metallic Blue model out for a spin, and immediately loved the full-coverage lens for its wide field of vision, as well as the non-slip temples and nose pad. Also, the additional "Cloud Mirror" interchangeable lens was a nice touch when conditions were less than optimal.
Our Favorite Feature: The lower section of the frame is completely detachable (for an increased lower field of view), and Shimano includes black replacement pieces to switch up the look depending on preference.
SOLOS Smart Glasses$499 7 of 8
Tired of looking down at your cycling computer when you're deep into a hard effort? The team over at SOLOS has created a pair of cycling glasses with an integrated heads-up display that projects your performance metrics in real time. Simply pair the sunglasses to your phone (for GPS), your ANT+ and BLE sensors, and you're off. Just like a cycling computer, the display is completely customizable.
Our Favorite Feature: The Vista pupil display features razor sharp graphics that are impressive for a screen of that size. We were pleasantly surprised how sharp and clear the display was across all light levels.