Whether you take to the seas on a mighty catamaran, a swift dinghy, or other type of sailboat, you need top-quality sailing sunglasses to safeguard your eyes from sun and wind during long days on the water. Our selection of sunglasses for sailing includes lightweight but durable frames with proprietary lens tech from the makers you trust.
Technically advanced prescription lenses from Costa, Oakley, Wiley X and other makers are available in many glasses and sunglasses for sailing. FramesDirect is an authorized retailer of these authentic designer sunglasses and guarantees the quality of each pair of frames.
Consult our list of this year’s best sailing sunglasses to learn more about the shades we love for sailing.
Many sailors also consider the color of their lenses when selecting a new pair of shades for sailing. Versatile gray lenses are the most common, but amber, yellow, or pink lenses offer better optics in low light and cloudy conditions. Blue lenses are especially useful in fog or haze, and green lenses work well in bright sunlight and on overcast days.
Yes. Polarization is a specialty lens coating that helps reduce glare from reflective surfaces (like water) in bright conditions. Polarized sunglasses are important for sailing, as they help cut blinding light and boost contrast, so you never miss an important moment when slicing through the water. Renowned makers like Smith, Maui Jim, and Costa offer sailing sunglasses with proprietary lens technology for some of the clearest, most distortion-free views available.