Protect your eyes and take on the trail ahead in a pair of sunglasses, goggles, or eyeglasses from our selection of mountain bike glasses. With specialty mountain biking sunglasses from top brands like Revo and Smith, and easy-to-wear prescription frames from Oakley and Wiley X, our collection of mountain bike glasses offers the best performance frames for your needs.
When choosing a pair of glasses, sunglasses, or goggles for mountain biking, consider the terrain you’ll be taking on. If you’re shooting through dense tree coverage with low-hanging branches, a pair of impact-resistant, helmet-compatible goggles will provide optimal coverage and eye protection. If you’re headed out for a more leisurely day ride across flat, open trails, a pair of wraparound sunglasses for mountain biking will protect your eyes, and safeguard your vision from damaging UV light. For more on our favorite eyewear options for the MTB enthusiast, check out our list of the best sunglasses for mountain biking.
Yes! In fact, Oakley, a renowned leader in the world of sports eyewear, makes mountain biking-specific goggles and sunglasses with its Ridgelock Lens Change Technology, so you can switch between different lens tints with ease. If you prefer frames without interchangeable lenses, never fear. Our collection of glasses for mountain biking includes frames with clear lenses, many of which are impact- and scratch-resistant for extra safety and durability.
Yellow or amber lenses are best for mountain biking. Light cuts through the forest at different angles, making variable light conditions a reality in mountain biking. Yellow or amber lenses provide just enough tint to cut blinding light in full sun conditions; unlike gray and brown lenses, the lighter hue provides clarity in a heavily forested area where the light is dim even in midday. The lenses also boost the contrast between greens and browns, while reducing blue hues, giving you the advantage of seeing low-hanging branches and large obstructions in the pathway.
If you mountain bike at night, opt for light yellow tints or no tints at all to help you see clearly under the artificial lighting of popular mountains and ski resorts. Consult our Sunglass Lens Color Guide to learn more.
Yes, they can be. Polarized lenses filter out intense glare from reflective surfaces like snow, water, and asphalt. If you're planning to bike in bright, sunny conditions where glare is likely, then adding polarized lenses to your mountain biking sunglasses is a good idea. If you typically MTB in low lighting conditions under dense cover, photochromic lenses may be a better option for you.