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Tera

The Tera is our newest Alpine icon. Sun-blocking side shields provide glare protection, while the vintage round silhouette brings sophistication for all-day adventures under the sun. 25% off!

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Black Gold

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Tortoise Forest

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Stone Alpenglow

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Treeline

The award-winning Treeline is the godfather of the Sunski Alpine collection. This iconic silhouette pioneered our removable sunshield system and will get you out and back in style. 25% off!

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Tortoise Forest

$98$74
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Black Slate

$98$74
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Navy Silver

$98$74

Couloir

The Couloir features an oversized rectangular profile and is perfect for chargers that need a larger silhouette and maximum glare protection. 25% off!

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Matte Mist Amber

$98$74
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Black Forest

$98$74

Sun Shields

Wanna turn up your trail style to 11? Look no further than on our bonus sunshields for some nature-inspired color pops. Just make sure to choose the right product to match your silhouette. 25% off!

Alpine Style

The Alpine Collection embodies Sunski’s goal to deliver legit sun protection without compromising on style.

We spend a lot of time outside in very reflective conditions on snow and sea. These are the epic adventure days that demand total sun coverage. But we can’t stand wraparound sunglasses with the overplayed “action figure” look. And forget classic glacier goggles. They’re overdesigned, overpriced and unfit for Type-1 fun.

Our solve: innovative, perforated and removable sun shields that block glare, reduce fogging, and Helio Polarized Lenses with superior optics and extreme durability. Every pair in the Alpine Collection features these nifty adventure enhancers. Give any style a whirl and embrace long days in the sun like never before.

GEAR FOR TYPE-1 FUN

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Sun Shields

Our glacier sunglasses feature side shields for protection against extra glare. We want you to adventure safely and worry free, so throw on your favorite pair and get out there.

Polarized Lenses

Whether on the mountain or the water, our Helio polarized lenses provide superior optical clarity and extreme impact & scratch resistance. We use quality polycarbonate lenses with a scratch resistant coating and 100% UV protection.

Lifetime Warranty

From the slopes to the sand we want you to be confident in your purchase. With lifetime warranty and durable construction, our polarized mountaineering sunglasses are ready for life’s great adventures.

The Inception of Glacier Sunglasses

As you climb higher in elevation, so does your need for proper sun protection. In the 1800s, French mountaineers were after a pair of sunglasses that could do three essential things: protect their eyes, prevent glare from all angles, and stay put on their faces. Thanks to French eyewear designer Jules Baud, glacier sunglasses were born.

Well over a hundred years later, high altitude adventurers still have a need for glacier sunglasses. But only a handful of companies are creating quality, polarized glacier sunglasses with side shields. As a team of full-send outdoors people, we totally get the importance of sunglasses that keep your line of vision clear and strain-free.

Why Sunski glacier sunglasses?

When you’re in pursuit of summits, there’s extra logistics to contend with. You shouldn’t be worrying about bulky sunglasses falling off when you’re hitting a technical pitch. In crafting our own line of glacier sunglasses, we wanted to create sunglasses that can handle the task at hand without compromising on style.

Magnetic Side Shields

All of our glacier sunglasses—Tera, Couloir, and the award-winning Treeline—come with easily detachable side shields. These side shields give your eyes full protection against glare, making them ideal for activities on the water or in the snow. Plus, they are breathable, so your sunglasses won’t fog up at crucial moments. Just pop ‘em on before you hit the mountain, and pop ‘em out when you head in to grab a beer at the local brewery.

Lightweight Durability

Our frames are made from SuperLight Recycled Plastic, but don’t be mistaken! They are extremely light, but these side shield sunglasses are built to last. We specifically designed them to be stronger, lighter, and more affordable than anything else on the market.

Still don’t believe these lenses are sturdy? Our sun-inspired Helio Lenses are constructed from polycarbonate and pass the FDA basic impact test. The optical clarity on our glacier sunglasses also makes for an epic view at the summit.

Visual Light Transmission (VLT)

Paying attention to the VLT of your sunglasses can give you an idea of how much light is actually reaching your eyes. Without getting too technical, lower VLT means less light passes through the lenses. Most sports sunglasses fall between 60% and 30% VLT, but we wanted to take it up a notch for you. Sunski glacier sunglasses with side shields are all below 14% VLT rating, ensuring you have top-tier protection from the glare.

Polarized Glacier Sunglasses with Side Shields

Honestly, our side shield glacier sunglasses look equally awesome on everyone. Our goal was to give you options for your adventure sunglasses, so you can find a pair that suits your unique sense of style. Since most sporty sunglasses have that bulky action figure look, we took that as our cue to design timeless, laid-back frames. Wear your Sunski glacier sunglasses at the summit, or dress them down for a chill beach day.

But if you don’t need this level of alpine intensity, we get it! Check out our Ramble Collection of polarized sport sunglasses, perfect for lower altitude adventures.

Glacier Sunglasses for Everyone

Not only are the sun’s rays more intense at altitude, but the light coming off the sun bounces off the snow and (potentially) straight up into your eyes. When the sun impacts your ability to see, it not only obstructs your view, but it can be dangerous if you’re mountaineering or backcountry skiing.

So it’s important to us that all Sunskis, including our glacier sunglasses, are polarized and block 100% UV rays. Whether you’re strapping on your spikes or checking another 14,000 footer off your bucket list, be sure to grab the best adventure sunglasses with side shields on planet Earth.

What is the point of glacier glasses?

Glacier glasses are designed to protect your eyes by reducing glare. When the sun reflects off snow or water, it creates more intense light that can damage your eyes. Sunski glacier glasses include removable side shields that block sunlight and glare from getting in through the side of your shades.

Do glacier glasses need side shields?

Sunski polarized glacier glasses are all equipped with magnetic removable side shields. The side shields are there to give you that extra layer of protection. With all the extra glare that comes with getting out and adventuring brighter heights, glacier sunglasses with side shields will give your eyes the little break they deserve.

How do glacier glasses differ from regular sunglasses?

Everyday sunglasses are great for the everyday sunshine. However, wear them on a snow-covered mountain, and that everyday sunshine will reflect off the snow and hit you from all angles. Enter glacier glasses. Built to protect your eyes from all angles, glacier glasses are better equipped to take on that extra glare.

Should glacier glasses be polarized?

Adding polarization to glacier glasses can help reduce glare even more and further help with light sensitivity. Luckily, all Sunski shades are polarized. Your eyes will thank you on that mountain for having polarized glacier glasses.

What are the best glacier glasses?

Sunski’s Alpine collection features three styles of glacier sunglasses with side shields:

  • Treeline. A classic aviator silhouette with extreme coverage and sun protection
  • Couloir. A bold, rectangular style inspired by architecture and the automotive industry.
  • Tera. A round silhouette inspired by our classic Dipsea frame.

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