Best Safety Sunglasses 2024

19 September 2023  |  Sharman

If you work outdoors during the summer or on bright days all year round, you need a pair of glasses that offers mechanical protection, as well as resistance to UV and glare. Not only is this vital for the health of your eyes, it also maintains a clear field of vision which helps avoid accidents in dangerous industries like construction.

Whatever kind of tinted safety glasses you're looking for, we're sure we have a pair for you in this Best Safety Sunglasses 2024 guide.

What Does this Guide Cover?

Best Overall Safety Sunglasses

Our Winner: Bollé Komet PSSKOME408 Smoke Outdoor Safety Glasses

Bollé Komet PSSKOME408 Smoke Outdoor Safety Glasses

Why We Picked Them...

 Smoke-tinted lenses provide effective protection from glare and UV
 Offer a comfortable and ergonomic fit with flat temples and thin arms
 Suitable for wearing around electrics and live wires with metal-free build

Ideal For...

 Bright conditions and working outdoors
 Working around electrical work and exposed wiring

Not the Best For...

 Dusty conditions (See Our Solution)
 High-energy impacts (See Our Solution)

Our Verdict: Combining a lightweight, but tough polycarbonate build, a close-fitting, wraparound design, along with maximum UV and sun glare protection, it’s easy to see why Bollé Komet PSSKOME408 Smoke Outdoor Safety Glasses are some of our bestselling safety sunglasses. If that’s not enough, they’re sustainably made and completely metal-free, perfect for wearing around electrics.

Best Mirror Safety glasses

Our Winner: MCR Safety Fire Blue Mirror Lens Safety Glasses 83005-20

MCR Safety Fire Blue Mirror Lens Safety Glasses 83005-20

Why We Picked Them...

 Blue mirror lenses reflect light away from your eyes
 Graded with maximum UV and sun glare protection
 Flexible temples and non-slip rubber nose for comfortable fit

Ideal For...

 Working in the very brightest environments
 Lightweight eye protection for low-level hazards

Not the Best For...

 Wearing with prescription glasses (See Our Solution)
 Working around dust and liquid splash (See Our Solution)

Our Verdict: When working outside on seriously bright days, blue mirror lenses are your best bet! The MCR Safety Fire Blue Mirror Lens Safety Glasses reflect light away from the eyes, as well as protecting them from UV and glare. Featuring flexible temples with non-slip, rubber  grips, they offer a comfortable and secure fit, too.

Best Impact-Resistant Sunglasses

Our Winner: Bollé Cobra Smoke Lens Safety Glasses COBPSF

Bollé Cobra Smoke Lens Safety Glasses COBPSF

Why We Picked Them...

 Sturdy design offers resistance to small object impacts at 120m/s 
 Wraparound design with wide lenses offers panoramic field of vision
 Also resistant to fog and mist to maintain visibility in extreme conditions

Ideal For...

 Construction and other jobs dealing with debris
 Protecting eyes from UV while retaining safe vision

Not the Best For...

 Overcast and foggy days (See Our Solution)
 Working at night (See Our Solution)

Our Verdict: They may look like a standard pair of safety sunglasses, but the Bollé Cobra Smoke Lens Safety Glasses are certified to withstand small object impacts up to 120 metres per second. This is seriously impressive and a level you’d normally only find in safety goggles. But they’re more than just sturdy and their lenses offer the highest level of UV protection as well as being resistant to fog and mist.


Best Over-Glasses Safety Sunglasses

Our Winner: Uvex Super Grey Over-the-Glasses Tinted Glasses 9169-081

Uvex Super Grey Over-the-Glasses Tinted Glasses 9169-081

Why We Picked Them...

 Fit comfortably over a pair of prescription glasses with wide box design
 Flexible arms and lightweight 37g build offer long-lasting comfort
 Robust design is resistant to scratches, fog, splashes and chemicals

Ideal For...

 Adding UV protection to prescription glasses
 Shielding prescription glasses from damage and obstruction

Not the Best For...

 Impact resistance (See Our Solution)
 People who don't need prescription glasses (See Our Solution)

Our Verdict: For those who normally wear prescription glasses and want added protection from UV and glare, OTG sunglasses are an ideal choice. The Uvex Sun Glare Goggles 9308-240 feature a single lens, box design that offers a completely unobstructed view and won't collide with your other pair. At 37g they're also really light, which is important because you’ll be dealing with the weight of both pairs. For added protection, the lens is also resistant to scratches, low-energy impacts, liquid splash and dust.

Best Tinted Safety Goggles

Our Winner: Uvex Sun Glare U-Sonic Goggles 9308-240

Uvex Sun Glare U-Sonic Goggles 9308-240

Why We Picked Them...

 Tinted lens with high level of UV and impact protection
 Liquid splash, chemical and dust resistance with enclosed design
 Ergonomic, ventilated and low-pressure design for lasting comfort

Ideal For...

 Robust eye and brow protection from from a variety of hazards
 Working with splash, chemical and dust risks 

Not the Best For...

 Extremely bright days (See Our Solution)
 Lower level hazards (See Our Solution)

Our Verdict: When dealing with a higher level of hazards in bright conditions, a pair of tinted goggles like these Uvex Sun Glare U-Sonic Goggles are your best bet. They’re really tough with robust resistance to impacts, chemical splash, dust and fog. For long-lasting comfort they’re also adjustable and ergonomically designed to be low-pressure and shape to the wearer’s face. 

Protect Your Eyes on the Brightest Days

The safety sunglasses in this guide are some of our very bestsellers, loved by our customers and made by our most trusted manufacturers. But if you haven't found the perfect pair for you, not to worry! Why not have a look at our full range of Safety Sunglasses, we're sure we've got something you'll love!

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