Hit the trail fully equipped for adventure with sunglasses designed by American Optical. When you’re out on the trails, the right pair of polarized hiking sunglasses can make all the difference. Browse our selection of sunglasses engineered with polarized lenses to protect from glare and provide clarity and comfort on even the most demanding treks.
When you’re out on day hikes or backpacking, the sunlight reflecting off surfaces like snow and water can cause painful glare. Wearing sunglasses is essential for eye protection and optimizing vision in bright conditions. Without proper protection, prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to conditions like cataracts.
Backpacking sunglasses allow you to see the path ahead clearly in very bright conditions and spot potential hazards like roots. The right scratch-resistant pair also prevents dust and insects from blowing into your eyes while trekking. For comfortable, safe outdoor adventures, always remember to wear a great pair of hiking sunglasses.
When choosing your hiking sunglasses, be sure to look for key features that will enhance vision and be comfortable out in the elements. American Optical hiking sunglasses provide total protection from UV light, polarized lens coating, scratch resistance, lightweight durable frames, slip-resistant nose pads, and temple tips. Let American Optical sunglasses be your go-to hiking companion.
With over 100 years of expertise, American Optical offers a range of good hiking sunglasses to match your style.
With their lightweight metal frame, these classic aviator-style shades are great for hiking. The adjustable rubber nose pads and bendable ear stems provide a secure, customized fit that stays put even during active use. You can also choose bayonet temples to be able to put on and remove sunglasses without interfering with your headwear. The aviator frame offers full protection from glare and UV rays with its wide lens coverage.
Channel a retro vibe with the Saratoga, American Optical’s modern take on the classic frame. These sunglasses feature a durable nylon frame and flexible temples so they stay firmly in place. The Saratoga sunglasses offer stylish protection from sunlight glare and harmful UV light for casual hikers who value both eye coverage and timeless fashion.
American Optical’s round sunglasses provide full eye coverage with their circular lens shape and contoured frame. Crafted from lightweight material, these durable frames hug the face comfortably thanks to adjustable nose pads. The round lenses maximize peripheral vision while blocking 100% of UV rays, making these shades ideal for hikers seeking total glare protection in an easy-to-wear, retro style.
American Optical offers an array of lens tint options so you can choose the right one for your hiking needs. Our gray lenses provide the truest color definition while reducing brightness. Brown lenses enhance contrast and depth perception, while green lenses filter blue light and boost visibility in low-light conditions. Yellow lenses excel in hazy or overcast environments by enhancing contrast and clarity. Select the tint that will help your vision most based on the trail and weather conditions you expect.
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