How to choose the best travel sunglasses with SmartBuyGlasses

For someone who swears by travel sunglasses today, I must confess I wasn’t always comfortable wearing sunglasses. For years I shunned them, believing firmly that I didn’t really need them, and that everything I was looking at, was best seen with my naked eyes. It’s taken a whole lot of coaxing from Charles for me to invest in a pair of Ray Ban Aviators, and I haven’t been able to travel without them ever since. So when SmartBuyGlasses asked us to take our pick from their whopping collection of 80,000 products, we knew we’d have to do some serious research to find the best travel sunglasses. Here’s how we narrowed it down to the Porsche Design P8478:

Consider the shape of your face

For a square face, rounded or aviator frames work best. If your face is round or triangular, look for rectangular sunglasses. Longer faces should stick to frames that have an equal width to length ratio.

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Pick polarized over tinted

Charles keeps singing praises of polarization, not just with his photography, but with his sunglasses too. And I saw the difference for myself through a pair of Polaroids he once picked up at Seychelles Airport. It’s particularly useful in neutralizing the sun’s glare, reducing the harmful effects of UV rays and I’ve never seen the sea look so blue! Tinted lenses on the other hand, are like a cheap imitation of the real deal.

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Weigh your options

There’s a fine line between lightweight and flimsy, but it is important that you don’t choose a pair that’s too heavy for your face, or you’ll end up with headaches, which definitely doesn’t make for the best travel experience. The Porsche Design P8478 that Charles chose from SmartBuyGlasses are beta-titanium and polycarbonate – that’s super sturdy, but really light too!

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Find something versatile

While you don’t want to be carrying multiple pairs of sunglasses on a single trip, you don’t want to be stuck with a frumpy pair in a nice place, or an OTT blingy pair in a casual environment, so go with something clean and classy, and you won’t go wrong!

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We were thrilled with how fast the sunglasses shipped out and landed in our hands. The packaging was the original brand’s, with a warranty card, spare lenses and a pouch. So now that you know our top tips to pick out the best travel sunglasses, which ones from SmartBuyGlasses.com are you eyeing? Check out their amazing Summer campaign #FindYourOrange where you can stand a chance to win some amazing prizes too!

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