I am looking for recommendations on sunglasses to use primarily for hiking. I'm only a day hiker but will be out for 5-6 hours usually going in and out of shaded areas. There are so many options I'm kind of at a loss as to where to begin.
@TammyS Thanks for reaching out!
You're right, there are a lot of different options for sunglasses! Additionally, appropriate fit can come in to play as well. Your best bet, if possible, is to check out some of the suggestions we make here and consider some of your needs (like how much side coverage you need and whether you have a smaller sized face, for example). Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to allow customers to try on sunglasses in the store.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Hopefully this helps get you started. Feel free to reach back out with any other questions you may have!
For hiking get polarized sun glasses.
If you are going somewhere where lightening is a potential get something with plastic frames.
Some wrap around can be helpful if it is windy.
Other than that it is all about fit and style. Sizing has to do with eye spacing and bridge width. If you have some glasses you find comfortable then you can take measurements and try to find sunglasses that have similar measurements.
@TammyS Great replies already but i'd add to consider the color of the glass. I use shooter yellow polarized sun glasses that get rid of glare but allow you clear vision. Since I hike in snake areas, that is very important.