Anyone who shoots regularly knows that Shooting Safety Glasses Prevent Injuries and Improve Results. When shooting in sunny conditions, make sure your shooting safety eyewear also protects against the sun’s harmful rays and gives you the best visibility possible.
There are many options available in shooting sunglasses. Our list of the 5 best shooting sunglasses helps narrow down your search. These safety glasses all come with ample features, so you’re sure to find one that meets your needs.
5 Best Shooting Sunglasses
The Wiley X Saber Advanced has adjustable temples customizable for length or replaceable with a tactical strap. Interchangeable lenses available in several tint options provide distortion-free clarity, and the foam brow bar keeps debris and sweat from affecting your vision. The Wiley X Saber Advanced exceeds the military’s MIL-PRF 31013 ballistic standard and is ANSI Z87.1-2010 certified.
Designed for high-performance protection, the Uvex XMP Tactical comes with comfort and adjustability to meet the high demands of those working in law enforcement, security, and the military. Features include:
- Soft, flexible nosepieces that minimize slipping
- Streamlined temples that provide a comfortable, secure fit
- Dura-streme dual anti-fog/anti-scratch coatings on the amber, yellow, and clear lenses
- Ratcheting temples for comfortable wear with hats, helmets, hearing protection, and communication devices
These sunglasses are designed for extreme indoor and outdoor environments and tactical situations. The Uvex XMF Tactical meets ANSI Z87.1-2015 and CSA Z94.3 standards. They also exceed the U.S. Military ballistic impact resistance requirements for eyewear.
The Smith and Wesson Magnum defends against impact hazards and provides distortion-free viewing. It is available in anti-fog option and clear, mirror, smoke, or yellow lenses. Additional features include:
- Contemporary styling
- Adjustable temples
- Non-slip rubber nosepieces
- 99.9% UV protection
- ANSI Z87.1 certified
With several lens and frame colors, Edge Tactical Hamel safety sunglasses are designed for durability and comfort. Features include:
- Soft thermoplastic rubber temple grips
- 3X anti-scratch lens coating
- Vapor shield technology on the clear, Tiger’s Eye, and G-15 lenses for fog-free performance
The Edge Tactical Hamel meets ANSI Z87.1+2010, Military Ballistic MCEPS GL-PD 10-12, and EN166 F CE standards.
The Randolph Phantom 2.0 has a sleek lens design and is made with the latest in frame materials. It provides 100% UVA/UVB protection and also has the following features:
- Vented windows in lenses to increase airflow
- Matte frame coating to eliminate glare
- Blue Ice lens options with anti-reflective coating
- Non-slipping temples
- Durable screw hinging
While the Randolph Phantom 2.0 would likely pass ANSI testing, they are not stamped for safety compliance. They are also not designed for industrial safety applications, and Safety Glasses USA cannot endorse them as “safety glasses.”
Bonus: Elvex Rimfire
Combining modern style with a robust tactical frame, the Elvex Rimfire provides a comfortable fit and ballistic-rated performance. The impact protection of the Rimfire is 7X higher than ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity standards. They are also CE EN166 certified and VO Ballistic rated. The Elvex Rimfire has FlexGrip nose pads and form-fitting padded temples. They come in a clear, copper, or gray anti-fog lens, clear lens, or polarized gray lens.
This list of the best shooting sunglasses helps you narrow down the many options available when you need both shooting protection and sunglasses. For help decided the best lens tint, check out our post on Understanding Shooting Glasses Lens Colors.