Winter is coming and that means it’s time to trade the surfboard for a pair of skis and make a beeline for the slopes. This time of year is also your ticket to swapping out the Havana turquoise wayfarers for some slicker, more alpine-specific sunglasses.
Normal sunnies struggle to deal with the glare of the sun reflecting off the snow during those long days spent in the alpine. Don’t underestimate a pair of polarised lenses with detachable leather eye-protectors that shield your eyes from the elements.
Whether you’re after a stylish pair to match your winter threads or solid eyewear suitable for all manner of outdoor activities, these are our top picks for the best glacier-inspired sunglasses you’ll find on the market today.
IZIPIZI Sun Glacier Plus
As a company, IZIPIZI has only been around for nine years, but in that time has established itself as one of France’s premier brands creating attractive and affordable eyewear. IZIPIZI’s Sun Glacier Plus sunnies are perfect for those who enjoy the snow with a vintage aviator shape and category 4 lenses that provide 100% UV protection.
Northern Lights NL 24
Designed with input from outdoor adventurer and photographer Chris Burkard, Northern Lights NL 24 style aviators have a vintage frame inspired by early explorers. Removable leather shields mean these sunnies can be worn during everything from harsh snowstorms to a solid apres session in the Alps.
Serengeti have been a leader in the optical game for over a century. The American brand claim to be “the most advanced eyewear” manufacturer in the world, and it’s hard to disagree when it comes to the Serengeti Leandro Glacier. The sturdy tortoise frame holds the unique Serengeti polarised ultra light mineral lens that protects against all conditions. A great pair of all-rounders.