Are you thinking of getting cycling sunglasses for your child? Or do you want a review of the trendiest and sporty sunglasses for your actively cycling kids?
If you have an active child, then a pair of sports sunglasses are pretty indispensable. These sunglasses are designed to protect eyes from UV rays, but their protective role extends to bugs, dust, and rocks.
The thing is, finding shades that appropriately fit the kid’s face, stay on, and reduce the sun’s glare effectively can be a daunting task for most if not all parents. Kids are always on the lookout for the fun and ‘cool-looking’ ones, but as parents, you know that ‘looks’ alone aren’t going to fit the selective criterion.
That is why we have compiled a list of protective, effective, and stylish sunglasses that will satisfy both you and your child. Regardless of the sport that they partake in, these shades will come in handy.
Let’s jump straight into it.
If you are looking for a kid-friendly pair of sunglasses that are stylish at the same time, then these Duco KO14 sunglasses perfectly fit the description.
That said, the main selling point of these glasses is that the lenses are polarized, allowing them to effectively reduce the sun’s glare and offer 100% protection of the little rider’s eyes from UV rays.
One of our favorite things about these sunglasses is that they are bendable, which basically means that there is no chance of them breaking off. This is thanks to the food-grade rubber material that makes the frame.
They also happen to be super lightweight, and they fit most kids aged five to ten comfortably and snugly as they wrap around really well. To back that up, they come with a lanyard for attachment to prevent them from falling off.
The package also includes a cute car-shaped case, cleaning cloth, polarizing test card, and screwdriver for tightening if need be.
And they hold up well to abuse, so you can be sure that they will serve you for a long while before the next purchase.
The icing on the cake is that they come at a price that will not break your bank.
Our only reservation about these sunglasses is that they tend to run small, so if your kids’ size lies on the bigger end of the size scale, then they might not be the best fit. However, if you’re an adult whose face lies on the smaller side, then these sunglasses can be an excellent consideration.
Otherwise, these are great shades for kids who love the outdoors and parents who love a sweet deal!
UV400 polarized TAC lens
Lens width of 2.1 inches
As you may or may not know, children’s cornea tends to be clearer than adults'. And this leaves them more susceptible to ultraviolet rays, which is why Duco has made it a priority to manufacture sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection for kids.
These are a high-quality pair of sunglasses made of polycarbonate material that is highly durable and does not compromise on weight. We love that other than being ultra-lightweight, they wrap around the eyes ever so slightly to prevent the sun’s glare from the side profile.
Recommended for kids between three and ten years of age who are tired of experiencing eye fatigue after being exposed to the sun for long periods, the dark lenses are perfect for cycling and other sports that involve reflective surfaces.
These shades stretch, and their fit is just perfect; not too big to fall off and not too small to leave pressure marks on the temples. Plus, they are not prone to scratching or shattering.
On the flip side, they do not come with a string for neck attachment, which means that you’ll have to buy a lanyard separately to avoid the sunglasses falling off and/ or getting lost.
But the good news is that whether your child is a fan of cycling, golfing, baseball, or any other sport, these shades can serve across all borders of the sports spectrum.
You definitely get value for money if you choose to invest in this pair!
First things first, the eye protection from these sunglasses is stellar! The lenses offer 100% shade against the sun’s ultra-violet rays.
The frame is super light, which makes it perfect for young riders, plus they fit appropriately close to the face and nose. The food-grade rubber material used to make it is soft, flexible, and extremely comfortable for toddlers.
True to Duco, the sizes tend to run smaller, so they are not the best choice for kids with ‘average to larger than average’ head sizes. But for the smaller sized 3 to 10 year old, these are a perfect fit.
Another thing that will be loved is that the color selection for these glasses is broad and fun. Each child is guaranteed their favorite!
Besides, their 30-day money-back guarantee is a sure bet that your needs will be met if the glasses are not satisfactory.
Aside from that, there few complaints about the paint finish coming off relatively early into the purchase. However, if that is not a deal-breaker for you, then these shades are just what you need for maximum protection of your little one’s eyes.
If you are running on a budget, then this half-frame pair of Khan Sunglasses is just the one for your child!
‘Comfortable, lightweight, cool-looking, very sturdy, and highly protective’ perfectly describe the entirety of this eyewear.
The half-frame glasses are endowed with rubber legs to ensure comfort, making them compete with high-end brands in terms of comfort.
Besides, they fit kids between eight and sixteen years, and they can also fit adults who fit smaller shades.
These glasses not only offer excellent UV protection for kids, but we also love that they are not vulnerable to stretching.
Here’s the best part; the fit is so good that despite not having an attachment string, they still do not risk falling off! This makes purchasing a supporting string an afterthought if your child tends to lose stuff frequently rather than a must-have to prevent them from falling off.
What’s more, they are nicely packaged in a drawstring pouch for storage when not in use.
We will warn that they do tend to fog up, which can affect the vision of the wearer accordingly. But for the price, we were pleased about the construction and performance of these sunglasses
Kids and parents alike will love this half-frame stylish pair of X LOOP sunglasses.
To start, they are very affordably-priced. And from the consumers' viewpoint, they might think that they should expect an average quality pair of sunglasses, but these sunglasses tick off all the right boxes in our checklist.
In fact, the only drawback to them is that they run small.
What we loved the most is that in spite of their minimized look- these glasses fit a broad range of users, and they do so without slipping off the nose bridge! This is owing to a precise fit and non-slip nose pads and temple tips.
That aside, these glasses are a perfect fit for three to ten-year-olds. This wide range of user-fitness is thanks to a wrap-around design.
Their lightweight nature is another plus for us in terms of comfort for the user.
They enhance vision by blocking out the sun and thereby protecting from UVA and UVB rays.
And the view is perfectly covered even from the side profile. This means that even when the user twists their head from side to side, the view remains undisturbed by the sun’s glare. That is exceptionally great news for most sports enthusiasts.
What’s more, they do not fog up, nor do they get affected by water splashes.
The sturdiness of these glasses comes at both an advantage and a disadvantage. On the one hand, they can hold up well to damage, but on the other hand, in case of a hard impact, the wearer is likely to get injured. Although, the lenses will hold up a fight against impact.
These are a stylish, durable, and high-performance pair of sunglasses for all outdoor adventure lovers aware of the risk of eye damage in the outdoors.
The quality is superb, the comfort is one-of-a-kind, and the protection is as expected. These sunglasses are just outstanding in their design.
The polarized lenses effectively block 100% of the sun’s harmful (UVA & UVB) rays, and by eliminating the protected light, they simultaneously make the view clearer.
The cool Rimless jacket frame design enhances a clear lower vision field, which is great for fast riders. Plus, with seven lenses, all of which are highly effective at their roles, you can be sure that your child is getting the most out of these glasses, especially in terms of UV protection and durability.
The TR990 polycarbonate frame is extremely light, so much so that the wearer can easily forget that they have them on. Not only that, but they are also scratch and impact resistant.
With a soft rubber nose pad, wearers are bound to alleviate any discomfort that they would otherwise experience from other sunglasses. This makes them ideal for children between 3 and 9 years old who would definitely not suffer discomfort in silence.
Common to many of the sunglasses we’ve reviewed, they also come in a variety of sun and striking colors and are assembled with a sturdy case that will definitely hold up to abuse, as well as a soft cleaning cloth.
Although more expensive than most in our review, these glasses are worthy of the price tag, and they can compete with higher-end brands.
Highly protective and fashionable; if your child loves sports, then there’s nothing to stop them from loving these sunglasses.
Under Armour glasses are simply like no other.
These glasses will survive a beating with no damage, like no other sunglasses in our review can. They are simply well-made, and that is why they have gained an excellent reputation.
The lenses offer great clarity, and although they are not polarized, they still reduce the sun’s glare outstandingly. The thing is that these wrap glasses are just as functional as they effectively increase the rider’s vision under the sun as the ArmourSight lenses are engineered to deliver superior optical clarity.
Their lightweight nature makes them perfect for the eight to twelve-year-old size spectrum that they are recommended for.
Having tested them out on different sports, we were very impressed with how they stay on the face, no matter the sport. The molded rubber nose pads and temple arms keep them in place in such a comfortable way!
With the perfect positioning on the face, they have perfect air condition, which does not fog up, affecting vision.
With an impact-resistant build of fame, these shades just might serve more than one child in your family!
We loved that despite being recommended for weight to twelve-year-olds, they can still fit adults with small head frames.
The only caution we would advise you to take is that because they do not come with support, purchasing some would do well to prevent damage by falling off.
Lastly, although they fall on the higher end of the price spectrum, these glasses will serve the users for several years and across several sports, so it’s a win-win at the end of the day.
What more could a parent ask for from sunglasses other than they protect their child’s eyes and do not damage easily despite multiple attacks?
That is precisely what these sunglasses offer.
For starters, the polycarbonate frame and lens used to make these glasses have passed safety requirement testing. That way, in spite of abuse, they do not scratch or damage easily and do a great job at protecting little eyes from bright sunshine.
What is thrilling about this pair is that they wrap around the eyes to block the sun even further. They also fit comfortably and snugly, all while being super light.
Besides, these sunglasses look stylish with their mirrored finish of the lenses. These make them cool not only on the streets but also on the sports playground.
Yet, being non-polarized does not make them unattractive as these glasses are still safe and functional when it comes to eye protection.
With a durable case with a clip for easy attachment, older kids and teenagers who are actively engaged in sports will enjoy this pair.
RIVBOS are synonymous with high-quality sunglasses, and these pair hold their end of the bargain well.
Safely and smartly constructed with soft silicon, these sunglasses rank high when it comes to user-friendliness. Being extremely flexible means that they will serve the users for years as they continue to grow. Plus, they can’t don’t hurt the user when worn.
We love how reflective the mirrored lenses are; perfect for protection against UVA, UVB, and harmful blue lights. That alone makes this pair worthy of a purchase.
But if that alone isn’t a guarantee, note that they also come with straps to help avoid losing the glasses, which is a risk factor for most 3 to 10-year-olds.
They also come with a cleaning cloth and pouch for storage and avoid damage that they would otherwise be subjected to.
That is on top of a fun and bountiful color selection that guarantees that no matter your kids' taste, they will not miss out on their favorite.
These glasses are also extremely durable and scratch-free. That way, you can be sure that even with the careless shoving and unprecedented falling that they are bound to experience in kids’ hands, these glasses will still come out looking strong- which can’t be said for many sunglasses.
So confident are the manufacturers in the sturdiness of the frame that they offer a lifetime warranty on breakage.
Need we say more? These are a highly affordable pair of fun glasses that will stay in your family for years on end.
The only drawback is that if your child likes to chew, they will wear these glasses faster than the average child would.
Child-friendly and 100% protective; one thing we can agree is that these are a pair of thoughtfully designed sunglasses for kids.
Polarized lenses are great at preventing the sun from reflecting on the road’s pavement, which generally makes these sunglasses great at keeping the sun out of the rider’s eyes. All in all, the vision of the child on the road remains unaffected thanks to this eyewear.
We love that the silicon frame is bendable, highly durable, and light that the wearer can hardly feel them on their face. Plus, being unbreakable means that the child’s face remains protected from any injury that would result from shattering.
They are very comfortable as they fit snugly without pinching, nor are they too bulky. Besides, the leash holds them in place when riding, and the case is just perfect for packing when the shades are not in use.
With various colors to choose from, kids will love getting their won personalized color choice to match their bikes.
Finally, they are very stylish, so your kid will be the coolest looking one on the block.
Lens width 57mm
Lens height 37mm
Another pair of sunglasses that fit the ‘highly-affordable’ description is this pair from AODUOKE.
Our favorite feature? These sunglasses surpassed all our expectations, especially for their price point!
You can expect year-round UVA/UVB protection and clarity for the little ones’ eyes
When it comes to durability, these sunglasses will survive a hard beating and outlast other expensive choices. Besides, lightweight nature is just dandy for most kids aged five to thirteen.
This is all thanks to a flexible and soft silicone frame.
They fit well, but they also look cool, so if your child is the fashionable type, you will definitely have a hard time convincing them to take them off. Plus, knowing kids, they take better care of items they happen to value.
With a lanyard to keep them on the neck, their safety is guaranteed even when cycling at high speeds. What’s more, the packaging includes a test card, cleaning cloth, and a bag for storage.
We also love that they come in fun colors for kids’ customized choices- which is great for kids with specific taste.
If your child loves to look stylish and your budget does not allow expensive purchases, these glasses are worth trying.
Before settling on a particular pair, here is a list of factors that you should consider to guide your purchasing process.
It goes without saying that if sunglasses don’t do anything else, they had better protect eyes from the UV rays.
Here’s the thing that most parents are aware of; kids take in about three times as much UV exposure in comparison to adults. And that’s because their eyes aren’t as capable of filtering the sun’s rays as adults.
So what you want to look for are the type whose lenses provide 100% protection against both UVA and UVB rays to protect your little one’s eyes effectively.
At the same time, the shade offered by the lens shouldn’t be so dark that the rider struggles to get a good view of the road. The right balance is key.
You also want one with a wrap-around design as these offer complete protection from the sun, including rays coming from obtuse angles.
If your child is an adventure junkie or participates in sports that have them exposed to highly reflective surfaces such as water, road surfaces, and snow, then shades that offer polarized lenses will be handy.
This is because they protect the sun’s glare from reflecting on flat surfaces and, in turn, interfering with vision. By eliminating the reflection of these surfaces, they work to protect the user’s eyes from harmful rays.
To gauge whether sunglasses appropriately fit your child, consider whether they are comfortable or they dig at their temples as well as whether they stay on instead of slipping off their noses and falling after a while.
Finding one-size-fits-all sunglasses can be tough. That is why most sunglasses we’ve mentioned come with a recommended age bracket.
To aid with the fit, some sunglasses (especially the more professional type) usually come with grippers and nose pads so that the glasses stay in place even at high speeds or in the vent that the cyclist is using screen navigation.
At the same time, look for a pair that not only fits their current size but also promises to stay with them as they grow. Sunglasses that allow stretch are very capable of staying with your child throughout their growth spurts as they can adjust to fit their size as they grow.
With full-frame, half-frame, and frameless designs being similar in function, you want to go for the one that suits your personal preference.
Comfort can depend on a number of factors. As aforementioned, the right fit will be comfortable. But you also want to consider whether they feel heavy or not.
A pair of lightweight sunglasses are worth the investment as they won’t weigh down on your child as they go about their sport. Plus, the lighter they are, the more likely, your child will keep them on.
Even with a perfectly fitting pair of sunglasses, bands can be of great use. With toddlers, chances of misplacing sunglasses or breaking them when they fall off accidentally are very high.
There is less worry about these straps if the sunglasses fall off as they won’t land on the ground. And if the kiddo feels like taking them off, then they can do so without misplacing.
Strappy sunglasses or ones with croakies are just perfect for both toddlers and older kids. You can be sure that the shades will stay in place.
Like any other product, durability is a significant factor to look upon. Sunglasses should hold up well to abuse, especially considering how inevitable that is with most kids.
The frame design plays a considerable role here, such that the best frames are the ones that are highly flexible as these are not susceptible to damage by breaking.
The worth of a pair of sunglasses is based on the perfect balance of all the factors mentioned above, especially durability.
The truth is that a high-quality shade will last longer than a lower quality one, and the price will match the quality.
One of the tell-tale signs of a low-quality pair of sunglasses is how easily it breaks off. Of course, taking into account that kids are notorious for breaking off these products.
The warranty offered varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, with the best ones replacing broken lenses and/or lost glasses. Be on the lookout for such offers.
Performance eyewear is vital for cyclists, especially because when they are on the go, they never realize how much damage the sun is doing to their eyes. But even with that in mind, the best sunglasses offer more than eye protection from the sun and other elements.
With an assortment of brands to look through, the process can be discouraging. However, we’ve made it simple for you. Finding the right pair of sports sunglasses can be very satisfactory, especially when following the above procedures.