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The Best Polarized Sunglasses of 2022

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Ray-Ban RB3025 Classic Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

These classic-looking sunglasses are known for being durable with their 100% UV protection and 85% absorption of most visible light. Read More

Pros

  • Multiple size, frame, and color options
  • 100% UV protection

Cons

  • Some say they feel flimsy
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Oakley Frogskins Square Sunglasses

These have a smaller, more standard shape and are great everyday use in medium-to-bright light conditions due to their PRIZM Sapphire lens technology. Read More

Pros

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Available in various colors
  • Polarized or nonpolarized

Cons

  • May not feel as sturdy as other Oakleys
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Costa Del Mar Brine

Made in the U.S. with resin frames and light, impact-resistant polarized 580p polycarbonate lenses, these sunglasses protect against 100% of UV rays. Read More

Pros

  • Vents in side
  • Impact-resistant lenses

Cons

  • None that we could find
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Maui Jim Kahuna

The Kahuna style can be a little heavy due to the fact that they have a metal frame. Their lenses feature PolarizedPlus 2, which eliminates glare. Read More

Pros

  • Prescription version available
  • Expensive

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Expensive
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Polarized WeeFarers Children’s Sunglasses

Best for children up to age 12, WeeFarers come in four sizes with ten different colors to choose from. Read More

Pros

  • Great customer service
  • Stylish version of cult classic

Cons

  • Might not fit all faces comfortably
  • Run large

Summer’s upon us, and with that comes longer days outside. Sure, you’ve packed your sunscreen, but did you stop and think about how you’ll protect your eyes? While plenty of people have sunglasses, not all are made equal, and you’ll want to be sure you’re getting enough UV protection to keep your peepers safe in the sun. While polarized lenses won’t protect your eyes from more damage than standard 100% UV lenses, they do offer a clearer and more accurate vision, which in turn alleviates eye strain. They also make outdoor activities more fun by giving images more dimension and a wider range of colors, unlike non-polarized sunglasses that just dim the world around you.

To find the best polarized sunglasses, we researched thousands of product reviews. Here are some of the best pairs you can get online now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.



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Ray-Ban RB3025 Classic Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Classics with a cult following, we’d be remiss not to include Ray-Ban’s aviator sunglasses in our list. These oversized aviators come in three sizes and a ton of fun colors to fit your personal style perfectly. First introduced in the late 1930s for U.S. aviators, these sunglasses have a thin metal frame and crystal lens that delivers clear vision, made better by the fact that they’re polarized. While the frames are thin, these sunglasses are durable and offer 100% UV protection and 85% absorption of most visible light, as well as most blue light. We love the Ray-Ban aviators because they’re great for a variety of activities without compromising on style. If you love Ray-Bans, be sure to check out our list of the best Ray-Bans.

Pros

  • Multiple size, frame, and color options

  • 100% UV protection

Cons

  • Some say they feel flimsy



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Oakley Frogskins Square Sunglasses

Made in the U.S., Oakley sunglasses are popular among the sporty crowd looking for a lightweight, quality pair of sunglasses for their adventures. These sunglasses fit true to size and their O Matter stress-resistant frame is lightweight & durable for all-day comfort & protection. While not all Frogskins are polarized, the HD polarized lenses block 99% of reflected glare and are designed for bright light conditions to make the environment appear more vibrant, yet natural—the ideal pair of sunglasses for cycling or running. And there isn’t a metal hinge, so if they get stepped on or leaned on by accident, you can easily pop the arms back onto the frame without having to take them somewhere to get fixed. Lenses are easy to pop in and out for replacement or upgrades, so this is a great pair of sunglasses for someone who likes the style but may want to switch it up occasionally with new lenses. If you’re an Oakley fan, check out more of the best Oakley sunglasses.

Pros

  • Lightweight and durable

  • Available in various colors

  • Polarized or nonpolarized

Cons

  • May not feel as sturdy as other Oakleys



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Costa Del Mar Brine

Costa Del Mar’s Brine sunglasses are a little expensive, but that doesn’t dissuade fans of the brand from sticking them on their best-of lists. Made in the U.S. with resin frames and lighter, impact-resistant polarized 580p polycarbonate lenses, these sunglasses protect against 100% of ultraviolet rays and show vivid color detail when fishing or working outdoors. Pick your pair from lots of color options, and know that no matter which pair you pick you’ll be investing in a comfortable pair of polarized sunglasses. If you’re familiar with Costa, you should know these sunglasses are said to be a bit smaller than other Costa styles, but they’re a big favorite.

Pros

  • Vents in side

  • Impact-resistant lenses

Cons

  • None that we could find



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Maui Jim Kahuna

A Maui Jim bestseller for over 15 years, the Kahuna is a classic style with an average-sized frame, making these polarized sunglasses a great gift. The Kahuna style can be a little heavy due to the fact that they have a metal frame and are fitted with Maui Jim’s SuperThing Glass lenses featuring PolarizedPlus 2 technology, which eliminates reflective, direct, and bounce-back glare. These sunglasses were designed for driving and general use and can be made into prescription lenses if you so choose. Known for their excellent customer service, Maui Jim has consistently high ratings on their sunglasses and so Maui Jim customers remain loyal to the brand. When faced with any issues with these sunglasses, customers were met with a quick and easy repair process.

Pros

  • Prescription version available

  • Expensive

Cons

  • Heavy

  • Expensive



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Polarized WeeFarers Children’s Sunglasses

Best for children up to age 12, WeeFarers come in four sizes with ten different colors to choose from. A great dupe for the classic RayBan Wayfarer, these sunglasses were designed by parents for a secure, comfortable fit without skimping on style or sun protection. In fact, the WeeFarer sunglasses have impact-resistant polarized lenses and have 100% UVA and UVB protection. Made with rubber for a flexible and durable frame, WeeFarers can withstand strong toddler hands and come with a one-year guarantee, meaning you have a year to get a free replacement in the event that they get damaged or even misplaced. Included is a microfiber carrying pouch and an easily adjustable strap for tiny heads. While children often find these sunglasses comfortable, they might not work for kids with lower nasal bridges, and they may run a little bit big. If you aren’t sold on these sunglasses, be sure to read about more of the safety benefits from investing in a pair of sunglasses for your favorite kiddo.

Pros

  • Great customer service

  • Stylish version of cult classic

Cons

  • Might not fit all faces comfortably

  • Run large


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