Lightweight shades with maximum ventilation.
A no-budge sunglass with interchangeable lenses.
If you want one pair of shades that are both stylish and functional the Zeal Penny Lane fit the bill.
A lightweight, single-lens, do-anything frame with great coverage and durability.
Full-coverage lenses that let zero light seep, but shades that don't overwhelm a small face.
Protect your eyes with versatile shades.
These mountaineering sunglasses keep perspiration away.
Our favorite interchangeable-lens sunglasses are also stylish and affordable.
For changing conditions, look no further than these specks by Bollé.
Seeing is important. Looking good is nice too. Do both with these sunglasses and goggles.
High summer is no time to go without shades. These models will protect your eyes no matter where your adventures take you.
Frontcountry looks meet backcountry performance with these shades.
With vented wrap-around sidewalls, dark lenses (5 percent VLT), and a face-hugging frame, the Tensing provided high-altitude sun protection rivaling heavier, spendier mountaineering models.
Full-coverage lenses without the huge frames.
These sunglasses will stay in place and won't mist up, even during your most difficult hikes and climbs.
Four pairs of shades that perform in the wild
Bargain sunglasses that perform
Sunglasses made for hiking, climbing, and mountain biking
No-fog sunglasses that are built for the active user
Interchangeable lens glasses that both sturdy and easy-to-use
Protect your eyes from sun, snow, and debris with these goggles and sunglasses.
A pair of sunglasses that can handle glare from water, snow, and alpine environments.
These goggles have all-conditions lens that really perform in all conditions.
These goggles have excellent optics and the best-in-test ventilation.
Fog-free full-coverage eye protection
Close out the season in style, with sandals, eyewear, a wearable air conditioner (for your dog), and a proper skinny-dipping accessory.
Worth the price, the Costa Del Mar Zane sunglasses have polarized lenses perfect for spotting fish despite the water's glare.
Socks to hats to sports bras–the essential gear for any female hiker.
Good-looking performance shades that fit a woman's face.
High performance shades scaled down to fit small and medium faces.
High-elevation glasses that have city street style.
High quality interchangeable optics for one low price.
Rimless and interchangeable
Sporting a pair of Oakley's Radars gives your eyes as much protection as they can get, this side of a welding helmet.
From sunglasses to binoculars to goggles these six items will help you see better.
Can't see a thing and forgot your shades at home? We've got a solution for you.
The large frame and polarization of these sunglasses will keep your eyes fresh all day.
The struggle between user and lens is over with these magnetic interchangeable lenses.
These sunglasses come with three interchangeable lenses, so you're ready for anything.
Transition seamlessly between seasons with these year round sunglasses.
Sunglasses that provide super clarity and eye protection.
Protect your eyes by picking the right shades for any activity.
These tough, ultra-lightweight sunglasses are Special Forces worthy–literally.
Having the right boots, packs, bags, and tents is never enough. Here, a roundup of all the other "essential" pieces of gear you'll want in the great outdoors.
These sunglasses come with four lens for lasting protection.
Protective shades for your kids
Women's glacier glasses that transform to daily shades
Lightweight, rugged shades that work for city or trail
Glare proof photochromatic sunglasses at a sweet price
With transition lenses, these sunglasses are great for winter low light.
Block the glacial glare with these stylish Julbo shades.
BACKPACKER contributing editor John Harlin III first summited Mt. Hood at age 11 and has climbed the peak in every season. Here, he gives you his gear checklist for hitting the mountain right.
Tent leak like a sieve? Boots stink like a compost pile? Don't worry. Class is now in session. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, this in your one-stop, do-it-all user's guide.
We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.
Get technical layers that work everywhere from hotel bars to high-mountain trails. Our testers vetted more than 50 products from the Alps to the Andes to bring you these top systems.
The BACKPACKER ladies tested made-for-trail clothes that can double as street wear–wherever the streets may be.
Block out the rays with these stylish shades.
Take in those sweeping mountain vistas with the polarized Kaenon Bolsa sunglasses.
Save yourself from squinting, and get the most of the view you've worked for with these essential specs.
Packs, tents, boots, and bags–that's easy. Now comes the hard part: Everything else. Below, you'll find our top picks for all the lust-worthy backcountry essentials you'll need to make your trip safe, fun, and simple.
A leading US manufacturer of apparel and accessories announced a number of new distribution partnerships in Canada, Western Europe and Japan.
Expert tips for improving your night vision
Sunglasses built so strong they'd knock out ZZ Top--despite the price.
Two tried-and-true favorites--the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero and the Smith Sliders sunglasses--join our gear hall of fame
Winners of the 2005 Editors' Choice Gold Award, these innovative shades continue to lead eyewear evolution.
Winter sun damage can be just as bad as in summer.