Polarized shades are your secret weapon
Sunglasses are an essential piece of gear when you’re getting outside, but did you know that polarized shades can actually help you see more clearly when you’re trying to perform in your favorite outdoor sport? Whether you’re hitting the slopes, crushing a climb, or sending the gnarly switchbacks, polarized glasses are the best choice for all your outdoor adventures!
Get rid of glare
Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from UV rays, and all Sunski sunglasses block 100% of UVA/UVB/UV400 wavelengths, so you can trust that your eyes are safe on even the sunniest days.
But polarized shades are superior to other types of sunglasses because they go beyond stopping UV rays – they also block reflected light to significantly reduce glare. If you think of all the times you’ve been momentarily blinded by reflected light when checking the surf or carving down the slopes, you’ll understand the appeal of polarized glasses. Polarized shades eliminate the crazy bright sunlight that reflects off water and snow so you can watch the waves or hit that mogul just right.
How polarized shades work
It’s actually pretty cool how polarized shades work! All light rays either appear in a horizontal or vertical pattern, and polarized glasses are designed with a special coating on the lens that only lets light rays of a vertical orientation filter through. Reflected light rays, which are horizontal, are blocked, so the glare is cut out.
You can check if lenses are polarized by holding them up to a reflected light in front of you and then turning the lenses to a ninety degree angle. If the sunglasses are polarized, you will immediately see a reduction in glare. All Sunski sunglasses are polarized, so you can select your favorite pair with full confidence that you’ll get the awesome benefits of polarization no matter the style you choose.
Amp up the saturation
Another awesome thing about polarized shades is that they make colors appear more vibrant. By softening the glare, polarized glasses almost act like an Instagram filter to saturate colors and increase contrast. You’ll definitely notice the vibrance on your next hike! Blue skies will appear a deep sapphire, green leaves will look like emeralds, and red sandstone will be extra bronzed.
Polarized shades are made for bluebird days
Polarized shades should be your best outdoor buddy, especially on bluebird days! You’ll see the biggest benefits of polarized glasses on the brightest and sunniest days, so polarized shades are obviously the best bet for getting outside on the water, snow, or sunny mountain biking trails. When you wake up and realize there’s not a cloud in the sky and grab your bike, skis, or surfboard, don’t forget to grab your polarized glasses, too!
Polarized shades to fit your style & your lifestyle
At Sunski, we are so psyched on polarized shades that all of our sunglasses come with polarized lenses. So whether you prefer the classic style of wayfarers or a more modern, rounded shape, you will bring the advantages of polarized glasses to the trails around town or treks in the mountains. And you can choose from a variety of colors, too, from understated to in-your-face. If you’re taking things to the extreme, check out our polarized glacier sunglasses, which provide extra glare protection for the high alpine.
You’ll also never have to worry about durability even when you’re crushing hard, since Sunski polarized shades feature durable, lightweight frames that can stand up to whatever you throw at them. Each pair of polarized glasses comes with a lifetime warranty, and we offer replacement polarized lenses if yours get scratched up on a try hard adventure!