Serengeti Lipari Sunglasses are Lightweight and Elegant

Serengeti Lipari Sunglasses are Lightweight and Elegant Practical Travel Gear 1

Giant sunglasses that take up half your face might be a good bet if you're a celebrity trying to stay incognito, but if you're driving down a sunny highway or carrying a pair of sunglasses in your shirt or jacket pocket, you probably don't want something twice as big as your smart phone. These Lipari sunglesses from euro-cool Serengeti do the job of protecting your eyes in a minimalist, elegant fashion.This is one of those designs that looks like it either defies physics or would fall apart … [Read more...]

Costa Tippet Sunglasses

Costa Tippet Sunglasses Practical Travel Gear

Summer is the perfect time of year to get a second pair of sunglasses, especially when your primary pair is sports-specific, like for cycling or running. If shades with wrap-around lenses or those that are so large they make you look like a bug, consider the Costa Tippet model. They’re made especially for those who prefer a smaller fit.These sunglasses have a heavy-duty TR 90 nylon frame, and also have an optical spring hinge. Both are important is you’re hard on your shades. Whether you … [Read more...]

Smith Optics Tioga Sunglasses

Smith Optics Tioga Sunglasses Practical Travel Gear

Sunglasses have advanced quite a bit in the past 20 years, but for those who love the old-school frame styles, you’re in luck. Smith Optics’ Tioga sunglasses were originally released in 1993, but still have that classic cool look, yet modernized for the outdoor fans of today.While these shades are listed as men’s sunglasses, don’t let that stop you from getting a pair if you’re not a dude. I’ve been sporting the Smoke Split frames with Purple Sol-X mirrored lenses for the past couple months, … [Read more...]

Swift Sunglasses From Guideline Eyewear

Swift Sunglasses From Guideline Eyewear Practical Travel Gear 3

Sometimes you just want a good pair of sunglasses, for a good price, that will do the job and be comfortable on your face. This Swift model from Guideline Eyewear is a solid performer that won't cost you three figures.We review a fair number of brands on here that do break that $100 barrier, some even double that. Often the gripe I hear from people about shades with that kind of price tag is not that they're overpriced---after all, many people are used to paying much more for regular … [Read more...]

Bolle Weaver Sunglasses

Bolle Weaver Sunglasses Practical Travel Gear

It’s one thing for sunglasses to look good, or really, make you look good. But when you also need them to be tough enough for your travel adventures, some of the flimsier models need to be tossed by the wayside, even if they make you look like a movie star. Your best option: Find a pair of shades that look good and can hang with you in all your outdoors endeavors, regardless of where your travels take you.Bolle Weaver sunglasses have a stylish wrap-around shape, which is handy especially for … [Read more...]

New Serengeti Misano Sunglasses

New Serengeti Misano Sunglasses Practical Travel Gear 1

On my last few trips I've been wearing sunglasses that do a good job of making me look much more classy and sophisticated than I really am: the new Misano shades from Serengeti. As I've traveled around on multiple travel writing assignments like an international jet-setter, I've crossed paths with jet-setters that have a few more zeroes on their bank balance than me. At least from the neck up, I can look like I fit in.Serengeti sunglasses are not ostentatious or blingy though. They don't … [Read more...]

Bold Cortez Sunglasses From Costa

Bold Cortez Sunglasses From Costa Practical Travel Gear 1

This new Cortez model from Costa del Mar is a great-looking pair of sunglasses that performs well anywhere near the water. The hard part is keeping someone else from snagging them."Those are too big for you and I need some new sunglasses."That my friends is how your significant other convinces you to hand over your shades. She has gotten a lot of compliments on them and my head is a bit narrow, so I guess I need to concede defeat on this one. The lesson learned here is, sunglasses are … [Read more...]

Costa del Mar Loreto Sunglasses

Costa del Mar Loreto Sunglasses Practical Travel Gear

Known for their popularity with fishermen and seafaring travelers, the Costa line of sunglasses has a strong loyal following. The new hybrid sport metal Costa del mar Loreto pair is modeled after the cool scenery of the Baja California Sur region of Mexico. Its brushed metal finish features sandy hues and the lens can be personalized with one’s color preference.What many people like about these sunglasses are the cool, aviator frame and lens. It is a medium fit (so not oversized), but wide … [Read more...]

Tifosi Just Sport Sunglasses are a Deal

Tifosi Just Sport Sunglasses are a Deal Practical Travel Gear 2

With several attractive frame colors, an adjustable nose piece, and ventilated lenses, these $50-$70 Tifosi sport sunglasses are a terrific value.If you want to spend $200 or more on a pair of sunglasses for active outdoor pursuits like biking, you can find plenty of brands that will be glad to make that happen for you. If your budget is not that lofty though and you still want high performance, check out these Just sunglasses from Tifosi.I've worn these on two trips lately that … [Read more...]

Under Armour Zone 2.0 Sunglasses

Under Armour Zone 2.0 Sunglasses  Practical Travel Gear 2

From Under Armour's new Storm line of sunglasses, the Zone are sleek, tough, and ready to tackle outdoor adventure. You start with all the features you'd expect from high-end, performance sunglasses: polarized lenses (check), rimless frames (check), and UVA, UVB, and UVC blocking (check, check, and check). Then you add features that sets Under Armour apart. The Storm Zone glasses have an aggressive, face-fitting shape that helps the frames from getting in the way of whatever … [Read more...]