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Best Cycling Glasses

Cycling glasses are an essential piece of kit whenever you ride. During the summer, these glasses shield your eyes from glare and harmful UV rays. At other times of the year, glasses keep rain, wind and debris out of your eyes too.

Here we’ve handpicked our best cycling glasses to show you what to look for in a good pair at a range of price points to suit all budgets.

If you’re planning on using the same pair of glasses all year round, then ones with interchangeable lenses are a great idea. By swapping one lens for another, you can optimise your glasses for UV protection, low light riding or even in the dark (a clear lens for rain protection). Most interchangeable glasses will come with 2 or 3 lenses. Another option is to go for a photochromic lens that tints with changes in light intensity. This means you can ride with 1 lens all year round.

Glasses with a wrap-around design naturally increase your field of view, but also offer greater protection. If you’re planning on using your glasses daily then a scratch proof coating is a benefit, while hydrophobic coatings on the lens will help shed water, so you can see clearly in the rain.

See below for our pick of the best cycling glasses.


Madison D Arcs Cycling Glasses

Madison D Arcs Triple Lens Set Compact Cycling Glasses
Madison

£26.99



Quick look

Design Interchangeable lenses


Lens Dark, Yellow & Clear


Frame Wrap-around with a rubberised coating


Extras Carrying pouch and retaining cord included


Review

Starting our list is the very popular Madison D Arcs with three interchangeable lenses at an affordable price point.

You’re getting a dark tinted lens for bright conditions, a clear lens for dark conditions and a yellow lens for overcast riding. The single piece lens also keeps wind and dust out the eyes. The frame is made with a rubberised material ensuring a non-slip fit.



Popular with everyday cyclists and commuters wanting value for money.


Sunwise Equinox Cycling Glasses

Sunwise Equinox Cycling Glasses
Sunwise

From £24.55



Quick look

UV Protection 100% UVA & UVB


Design Interchangeable lenses


Lens Clear, Yellow, Orange, Orange Platinum


Frame Wrap-around with a rubberised nose pads and sleeve


Extras Home grown British design complementary microfibre pouch


Review

Sunwise Equinox cycling glasses are lightweight, comfortable and offer wrap-around protection from the sun. These British designed glasses also come with four interchangeable lenses, for optimised clarity in a range of conditions.

The lenses include a clear lens, yellow lens, orange lens (for bright conditions) and an orange platinum lens (for very bright conditions). You’re also getting 100% UVA and UVB protection as well as high optical clarity for a safer ride.

The frame itself is built from polycarbonate plastic which is lightweight, durable and flexible; a great material for cycling glasses. Non-slip rubber nose pads and sleeves help keep the glasses in place as you ride.



Great sports glasses for a wide range of outdoor activities and plenty of lens options


Tifosi Eyewear Davos Cycling Sunglasses

Tifosi Eyewear Davos Interchangeable Cycling Sunglasses
Tifosi

From £43.99



Quick look

UV Protection 100% UVA & UVB


Design Interchangeable lenses


Lens Smoke, All Conditions Red & Clear


Frame Grilamid TR-90 with non-slip rubber ear & nose pieces


Extras Zipped hardshell case & microfibre cleaning pouch


Review

Tifosi Eyewear Davos cycling sunglasses also come with interchangeable lenses for daily practicality, with a close aero fit design and full adjustability for comfort and performance.

The lenses included are Smoke (ideal for full-sun conditions), Clear and All Conditions Red (increases contrast in sunny or cloudy conditions). These glasses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays.

The Davos sunnies are built from a material called Grilamid TR-90, which is super flexible and durable with a high bending strength. It’s also low density and resistant to chemical and UV damage. You’re also getting a wide field of view thanks to a wrap-around single lens design with added venting to prevent fogging.



Lightweight, durable sunnies for all conditions with UVA/UVB protection


BBB BSG-52PH - Impulse Photochromic Cycling Glasses

BBB BSG-52PH - Impulse Photochromic Cycling Glasses
BBB

£64.99



Quick look

UV Protection 100% UV protection


Design Quick Snap interchangeable lens


Lens Clear photochromic lens


Frame Grilamid TR-90 with non-slip rubber ear & nose pieces


Extras Zipped hardshell case & microfibre cleaning pouch


Review

Topping our list of the best GPS bike computers is the Garmin Edge 820 with advanced data capture, a lightweight and compact 2.3” high res touchscreen display and Strava Live segments.

Cycling specific navigation is pre-loaded with the Garmin Cycle Map for accurate turn-by-turn navigation. Grouptrack is a great way to keep tabs on all your riding buddies, so you don’t get separated.

WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+ mean you can easily synch to your sensors, smartphone and apps. The high-resolution touchscreen display makes flipping through your data panels a breeze – even when you’re wearing gloves.

When used with a compatible heart rate monitor the 820 tracks your V02 max along with a recovery advisor, to tell you how long to wait before attempting another hard ride. Sync to a Garmin Vector pedal-based power meter for total power, left/right balance and cadence. There are too many features to list them all here, click the ‘More Info’ button to see all the functions available.



Great sunnies for those who don’t want to change lenses for different weather conditions


Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Cycling Glasses

Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Cycling Glasses
Oakley

From £126.90



Quick look

UV Protection 100% UV protection


Design Switchlock interchangeable lens


Lens Prizm road lens


Frame Unobtanium soft hydrophilic earsocks and nose pads


Review

Topping our list of the best GPS bike computers is the Garmin Edge 820 with advanced data capture, a lightweight and compact 2.3” high res touchscreen display and Strava Live segments.

Cycling specific navigation is pre-loaded with the Garmin Cycle Map for accurate turn-by-turn navigation. Grouptrack is a great way to keep tabs on all your riding buddies, so you don’t get separated.

WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+ mean you can easily synch to your sensors, smartphone and apps. The high-resolution touchscreen display makes flipping through your data panels a breeze – even when you’re wearing gloves.

When used with a compatible heart rate monitor the 820 tracks your V02 max along with a recovery advisor, to tell you how long to wait before attempting another hard ride. Sync to a Garmin Vector pedal-based power meter for total power, left/right balance and cadence. There are too many features to list them all here, click the ‘More Info’ button to see all the functions available.



Premium glasses with a huge following in the pro peloton