Sunglasses should be an essential part of your wardrobe no matter the time of year. Whether its sunny or overcast, sunlight can damage your eyes. A great pair of sunglasses shouldn’t just be fashionable, but protective. On your next trip to Europe, you should take both categories into suggestion; but you shouldn’t skimp on comfort as you will be wearing them for hours.
Traveling around Europe can beat up your sunglasses, so don’t simply grab a cheap pair from the airport. A cheap pair is like using the cheapest, lowest UV-rated sunscreen when going to the beach that allows you to still get burned.
You should select a pair of sunglasses with polarized, anti-scratch, and/or UV-protecting lenses. You also want to buy a pair that are lightweight, reasonably priced, and durable as they will be going in and out of your luggage.
Native Eyewear Catamount
Active travelers that love to explore the great outdoors – or urban areas – should grab a pair of Native Eyewear Catamount sunglasses. These active sunglasses come with interchangeable SportFlex lenses allowing you to change them out. The lenses are good for light and overcast conditions. They stand up to conditions from early morning all the way through the late afternoon. A second pair of lenses are included with the Native Eyewear Catamount sunglasses allowing you to change them. The other pair of lenes blocks up to four-times more infrared light than the original lenses. Add in that the lenses are impact resistant and the sunglasses are made from eco-friendly material.
Wildwood Eyewear Zebra Wood
Wildwood Eyewear is made for the world traveler seeking to keep their carbon footprint low. The company makes eco-friendly, handcrafted wooden sunglasses for men and women. Each pair comes with polarized lenses and cool wooden frames. The biggest decision you will have is which color to select: Zebra Wood, Walnut, or Laguna. Wildwood not only makes its sunglasses from wood, but it uses recycled materials as well. The company’s materials are FSC certified. Wildwood’s Zebra wood sunglasses come with a UV400 rating and offer full UVB, UVC, and UVA protection. If you drop your Zebra Wood sunglasses you won’t lose them as they float in water.
Cressi Spike Sunglasses
Italy’s Cressi Sunglasses have been around since 1946. Nearly 100 years have passed and the company continues to manufacture some of the best sunglasses for travelers on their journey around Europe. Whether you want sport sunglasses to wear as you walk around Europe’s capital cities or you prefer a fashionable pair to wear to the beach, you will find it in Cressi’s extensive range. One of the coolest pairs to don on your European vacation is Cressi’s Spike Sunglasses. These unisex sunglasses come in 15 different colors. We personally like the Avio with mirrored blue lenses.
TAIQX Polarized Sunglasses
TAIQX makes lightweight sunglasses that can be worn all day long. The lightweight design offers comfort throughout the day whether you are driving through northern Europe or sitting on a beach on a Greek island. TAIQX’s unisex sunglasses offer 100% UV400 protection. Each pair blocks harmful UVB and UVA rays. The polarized lenses reduce glare and haze. The comfort and style of TAIQX’s sunglasses makes it possible to wear them casually around town or while doing outdoor activities.
Oakley has remained a top sunglasses brand for over 40 years. The brand’s Frogskin style is a pop culture icon. Frogskins reached their peak in the 1980s before the company focused more on another iconic pair, the Blades. Oakley resurrected the Frogskin style recently, giving it a modern-day update. Each pair of Frogskins come with technology packed in such as High-Definition Optics, impact protection, and polarized and Iridium lenses (which are optional). You won’t just protect your eyes while on a trip to Europe. You will attract them to you as well.
Ray-Ban Unisex Aviator Sunglasses
There is nothing more iconic in sunglass eyewear than Ray-Ban Unisex Aviator Sunglasses. Ray-Ban is the leader in sunglass eyewear and make high-quality products to protect your vision from harmful UV rays. The Unisex Aviators come with anti-reflective coating, scratch resistance lenses and impact resistance lenses. Ray-Ban’s Aviators are a true legend of sunglass eyewear. You will look cool as you walk around town or explore the beach in these iconic items of eyewear.
Rapid Eyewear Vogue Sunglasses
Not all travelers are able to wear sunglasses. Many tourists wear eyeglasses, which makes sunglasses an impossibility. If you are one of the tens of millions of travelers who wears eyeglasses, then look no further than Rapid Eyewear for a high-quality pair of sunglasses to wear on a trip to Europe. Rapid Eyewear’s sunglasses fit over your eyeglasses. The company’s Vogue Sunglasses are slim and stylish. They come with polarized lenses to remove glare. The lenses also feature a flash-mirror finish that ‘hide’ your eye glasses when outdoors. The Vogue Sunglasses come with impact-resistant polycarbonate frames and lenses. You will also receive UV400 protection. Now, you don’t have to go without sunglasses just because you wear eyeglasses.
If you want a pair of wooden framed sunglasses, but didn’t fancy the styles of Wildwood, then check out the Woodies Polarized Sunglasses. While some wooden sunglasses lack comfort, GoWood has put an emphasis on making sunglasses that look and feel good. Wooden sunglasses are a fashion statement, but also provide protection against UV rays. Woodies Wood Sunglasses offer a combination of 100% Zebra Wood arms that support a plastic frame. Each pair is completely unique and has its own wood striations. The lightweight wood offers a comfortable fit that is durable and sturdy at the same time.
SODQW Photochromic Sunglasses
If you want a pair of sunglasses that resemble Ray-Ban Aviators but are far cheaper, then check out the SODQW Photochromic Polarized Sunglasses. SODQW designed the Photochromic with scratch resistant lenses and unbreakable TAC materials. The company updated the classic Aviator style design to make the Photochromic more comfortable. Each pair provides UV400 protection. One of the main features of the Photochromic is that the lenses become darker as the sunlight becomes brighter.