Sports

Different sports require different sunglasses, our blogs detail the best design for each sport.

Athletes can often be seen on the tracks with sunglasses. Usain Bolt is very often wearing Puma sunglasses whereas Mo Farah regularly sports Nike sunglasses.

The common ground though is that most athletes can be seen with semi rimless sunglasses.

Who makes the best fishing sunglasses?

For many people, the idea of sitting by a lake on a sunny day with a fishing rod in hand is the perfect past time. But when it comes to enjoying this sport to the full, did you know that having an appropriate pair of fishing sunglasses is essential?

If your favourite hobby is fishing, then you need to have a pair of designer sunglasses that will not only reduce the glare of the sun on the water, but will also allow you to clearly see under the surface, as well as spot floats and rod tips too. In addition, they also provide an important safety aspect by protecting your eyes from the danger of fish hooks – well no one wants to end their fishing trip with a trip to A&E do they?

When it comes to choosing a new pair of fishing sunglasses, you might be concerned about the price, especially if they are a designer brand. However, we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that thanks to Designer Sunnies, your new pair of fishing sunglasses could cost much less than you think!

If you’re looking for a brand new pair of fishing sunglasses but aren’t sure which brand is best, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite fishing designer sunnies to help you decide.

Oakley fishing sunglasses

Fuel Cell

These Oakley Fuel Cell designer sunnies are perfect for your next fishing trip. With their wraparound frames and polarised lenses, they’ll protect your eyes from the powerful glare of the sun and keep you looking super trendy too.

Turbine

Another of our favourite pairs of designer sun glasses from Oakley are the Turbine style, with their ruby coloured polarised lenses. Guaranteed to provide strong UV protection, and the wraparound frame will ensure that wind doesn’t spoil your day by the lake too.

Revo glasses for fishing

Bearing

Prepare to stand out with this super cool pair of fishing designer sunnies from Revo. The Bearing style features white plastic frames which are complemented by their blue lenses – fashionable yet durable!

Guide

Another standout pair of designer sunglasses from Revo which we think would make perfect designer sunnies are the Guide style. In this brand’s signature trendy style, these sunglasses feature green coloured lenses and a matte black frame – perfect for fishing but also any other outdoor sport too.

Now you know which brand of designer sunglasses are best for fishing, you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses that are perfect for fishing from a range of big name designer brands such as Oakley and Revo. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of sunglasses fishing, we’d love to know which brand and style has caught your eye – so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!

Hosted for the first time in Helsinki in 1983, the IAAF World Championships are in 2017 in their 16th edition. And for the first time, the IAAF World Championships and the World Para Athletics Championships will be held in the same summer, in the same city. Hosting 3,300 of the world’s best athletes from over 200 countries, the World Championships promise some very exciting moments. And with the World Championships having been held in London between the 4th and the 13th of August 2017, we thought this was a great time to have a look at our favourite athletes and at their running sunglasses.

 

Highlights of the London World Championships

After winning the gold medal for the 10,000 metres, Mo Farah finished second to Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia in the 5,000m. “It’s all good but I am a bit tired – that was a tough run after the 10k final but I can just go back and rest and see what I can do”. It is his third world title for a 10k and his sixth gold medal in World Championships. The athlete is positive about his performance though and even said about retirement: ‘Everybody must come to the end at some point in life. It’s better to end it here than anywhere else’. Another disappointment for Britain was the loss of Laura Muir during her 1500m race. Indeed, the Scottish athlete finished 4th, behind Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Jenny Simpson (USA) and Caster Semenya (South Africa). And she sadly missed out on a medal by seven hundredths of a second.

For Usain Bolt, his last race was a little disappointing as well. Indeed, the internationally adored Jamaican finished the 100m race with a bronze medal, behind Justin Gatlin (USA) and Christian Coleman. Elegant as always, Bolt however immediately hugged Gatlin, bowed to him and congratulated him on his performance. “London, I really appreciate the support you gave me. I’m just sorry I couldn’t deliver as I wanted. It is one of those things”, he said. It was Bolt’s first defeat for more than four years though and he remains the world’s greatest sprinter and showman.

 

Some Advice on the best running sunglasses

If it is not always the case with running, both athletes can often be seen on the tracks with sunglasses. Usain Bolt is indeed very often wearing Puma sunglasses whereas Mo Farah regularly sports Nike sunglasses.

The common ground though is that most athletes can be seen with semi rimless sunglasses. We would, therefore, recommend the Oakley Radar EV Path. Featuring unobtanium ear-socks and nose-pads, they will help you keep your glasses in place. One thing is sure: wearing sunglasses is beneficial because they improve performance and reduce risk. Indeed, wearing them can prevent the development of cataracts and other eye problems. So visit DesignerSunnies.com today and get your own running sunglasses.

Oakley running glasses

Roland-Garros is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. Founded in 1891, it is currently the only major tournament held on clay. It is also the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The last tournament just finished, going on from the 21st of May until the 10th of June. So it is a good time for us to have a look at the main events of Roland-Garros this year and at some good tennis sunglasses.

 

What to remember from the 2017 Roland-Garros?

This season was an interesting Roland-Garros. Indeed, we saw Rafael Nadal and Jelena Ostapenko winning singles titles, with Rafael Nadal winning 15 Grand Slam titles. A great win for the Spanish tennis player, who is getting closer to Roger Federer’s 18 titles. For Rafael Nadal, that means that he has chances to become world no. 1 again after Wimbledon. Another surprise was the loss of Novak Djokovic against Dominic Thiem, who knocked him out of the quarter finals. If some people blamed the fact that his coach Andre Agassi could only stay for three of his matches, Djokovic admitted: “I’m not close to my best, and I know that.”

Regarding the win of Ostapenko, even if the common cliché is that ‘she came out of nowhere’, people can actually see that she had been a long time coming. Indeed, she had slowly been rising since she became the 2014 junior Wimbledon champion. For many people, she is now a rising star for women’s tennis, showing an enthusiastic and fearless behaviour. And she says herself: “If I play my best tennis I can win. You just have to play; you don’t have to expect anything.”

Women's tennis

Some advice and thoughts on tennis sunglasses

If tennis does not seem like the right sport for you to wear sunglasses because professionals do not wear them, then keep on reading. Sunglasses can cause alterations to your visual acuity or depth perception. And at a pro level where a very precise undertaking is needed, it is not a risk players are ready to take. But we think that if you are an amateur, it could be a great option. Indeed, if you play tennis in the sun you might really need them in order to prevent you from blinking.

So here is some advice about the best qualities for tennis sunglasses.  They should be light in weight so that you can play freely and wrap around for a clear view. In terms of lenses, smoke lenses help improve visibility, yellow lenses improve contrast, grey lenses help reducing glare and amber lenses help enhancing the vision. In terms of design, the two most popular shapes are semi-rimless (as worn by Janko Tipsarevic) and wraparound shield (as worn by Samantha Stoser). Therefore we would recommend the Oakley Flak 2.0 or the Oakley Radar EV Path. So if you want to get a pair of sunglasses to play tennis, visit Designer Sunnies and grab your own pair.

 

Oakley Flak 2.0 sunglasses

The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, in the United Kingdom. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. The race was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley. Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the race begins at three separate points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall alongside St. James’s Park. The event has raised over £450 million for charity since 1981. It also holds the Guinness world record as the largest annual fund raising event in the world. Held on the 23rd of April this year, we want to look at the main events of the run and at the best sports sunglasses for such an occasion.

 

Some noticeable moments for the Marathon

One of the most noticeable moments of this year’s marathon was when runner Matthew Rees stopped to help his fellow competitor David Wyeth after he almost collapsed just metres from the finish line. It is common for runners’ legs to turn to jelly but the solidarity of Matthew Rees made this moment viral. “I saw David and his legs had completely collapsed beneath him,” the Swansea Harriers runner told BBC Breakfast. “I went over and he said ‘I’ve got to finish’ and I said ‘you will’ and I helped him up.” Training for a marathon, pacing yourself and the correct fuel and hydration is important in avoiding hitting the wall and the so-called “jelly legs”, says London Marathon Coach Martin Yelling.

Another unusual event is the man who is crawling the London Marathon dressed as a gorilla. He is approaching the course’s half-way point, three days after the race began. Tom Harrison (who calls himself Mr Gorilla) is aiming to complete the 26.2 mile route on his hands and knees, “gorilla-style”, in aid of The Gorilla Organization.

Some advice on Sports Sunglasses

Some advice on Sports Sunglasses

In terms of sports sunglasses, Oakley both combines great technology and style, making them a very popular option. The Oakley Radarlock Path feature polarised lenses that completely shut out glare, dust and wind for a great running experience. They allow a peripheral view thanks to their curved lenses. The ear grips and nose pads options also means that the sunglasses stay on your face, no matter how much you sweat or how much you move. Worn by elite athletes and performance runners, the sunglasses are the ultimate in running performance.

So if you want to get great running sunglasses, visit DesignerSunnies today. Check out our fantastic range of Oakley and sports sunglasses and be ready for a run.

 

The Tour of Flanders, also known as De Ronde (“The Tour”), is an annual road cycling race held in Belgium every spring. Created in 1913, the Tour of Flanders has reached its 101st edition in 2017. The race was conceived in 1913 by Léon van den Haute, co-founder of the sports newspaper Sportwereld. At the time, cycling was in a poor state in Belgium and organising races was a way to promote circulation. It crosses the two western provinces of Flanders, West Flanders and East Flanders. The race has been starting in Bruges since 1998 and finishing in Oudenaarde since 2012. The last edition happened on the 2nd of April 2017. For the first time, the city of Antwerp was the start of the event. The race goes over 260.8 km and was won by Belgian national champion Philippe Gilbert with a time of 6h 23 minutes and 45 seconds. And obviously cycling sunglasses are an important part of the competition as well.

 

The importance of Good Cycling Sunglasses

In addition to protecting eyes from dirt, dust and projectiles, sunglasses are the best way to ensure cyclists won’t suffer from cataracts, keratitis and other negative effects of UV exposure. This is why in all Cycling Events; you will not see the eyes of the competitors anymore. Brands such as Oakley are particularly well-known for providing great sports sunglasses, some of them specifically created for cycling purposes. The Oakley M2 frame, for instance, provide an enhanced vertical dimension. That means that even if you head is tilted downwards, things that matter will still be in your field of view. That is why Oakley sunglasses are a great choice for cycling and very popular among cyclists.

Oakley M2 frame

Highlights of the 2017 race

There are a few things to be noticed on the last Tour of Flanders event. For instance that Philippe Gilbert dared to attack more than 50km from the finish line, which is one of the longest solo attacks in De Ronde‘s history. That makes the 2017 competition his biggest win since the 2012 world championships. One can also notice the disaster that struck Tom Boonen at the base of the Taaienberg with 36km to go when his chain slipped. It was obviously a great event for cycling fans, keeping them busy until the Tour de France next July.

Tour of Flanders event

So if you also want to get great cycling sunglasses, visit DesignerSunnies today. Check out our fantastic range of Oakley and sports sunglasses and get on the road!

Picking the right pair of sunglasses or ski goggles for ski season can be a difficult task. There are a few factors that should definitely be taken into account while making that choice. Consider the weather conditions you expect to encounter, comfort, safety and performance characteristics that you will need on the slopes. Fashion, obviously, even if not as vital as the other factors, can also play a part in your decision.

Picking the right ski goggles

Picking the right ski goggles

When picking the right goggles and sunglasses for skiing, there are quite a few lenses options to consider. While Polarised lenses are great for absorbing glare, they might make it difficult to discern ice from snow. Anti-fog features, such as anti-fog coatings – common on Oakley ski goggles, are a must have in order to help avoid fogging on the slopes. Lens colour also matters, as the various colours are designed for particular conditions, which might influence your decision. Grey and green will help reduce glare without disturbing colour perception, Brown is best for sunny days whereas Amber and Rose would be better for cloudier conditions. Finally, Yellow is best for poor weather conditions such as fog, dense cloud and low light.

 

Choosing your destination

Choosing your destination

Regarding the destination, there are many options available, depending on your budget and your expectations for a skiing holiday. Some of the most popular ski resorts are in the Alps. Chances are that you will at some point end up in France, Switzerland, Austria or Italy. If you are on a bigger budget, Canada is one of the best places in the world to go skiing. For lower budgets, Bulgaria is rapidly becoming well-known for its cheap but quality skiing holidays.

Other factors that might help you pick the best destination for you skiing trip include the time of the year you are planning on going. Check weather forecasts local to the resort(s) you’re considering for snow probability; your experience level, from beginner to expert – some resorts might suit you better than others; whether you are looking for a family friendly place, how high up you want to ski and the ideal size of your ski resort.

Ski Resort in the French Alps

Tignes Ski Resort in the French Alps