The Best Sunglasses for 5 Different Types of Travelers

Sunglasses are the essential item to carry while on the road. It shields you from the glaring rays, it makes you look photogenic in a jiffy and it protects you from dust in the wind…

Nonetheless, all of us have different travel needs as well as sartorial preferences. In this post, I will provide a list of recommendations for different types of travelers. All these sunglasses can be found at the Spectacle Hut outlets in Singapore!

Different sunglasses for different travelers
Relaxing in front of Cafe La Nuit (Van Gogh Cafe) with my Ray-Ban Aviators at Arles.

#1: The Adventure Seekers

You indulge in plenty of sports during your travels – biking, trekking, rafting, golfing… we name it, you have done it. A pair of lightweight and durable sunglasses that is able to withstand the demands of such endeavors would be suitable for you.

Best Sunglasses for Different Type of Travelers
Oakley PRIZM Road Sunglasses

Oakley shades tend to be made of lightweight frame and enhanced lenses for specific sports and environment. The above PRIZM Road sunglasses is able to provide good coverage and according to Oakley, “filter out 99% of reflected glare without the haze and optical distortion that can come with traditional polarized lenses.”

#2: The All-Rounder

Your trips consist of occasional hikes and walks, but also city tours and museum hopping. Therefore you prefer a pair of versatile shades suitable for physical activities, yet able to transition to the laidback itinerary without appearing out of place.

Best Sunglasses for Different Types of Travelers
Ray-Ban Erika

The Ray-Ban Erika boasts a light nylon/plastic frame makes it ideal for some light physical activities. Yet you would look fashionable and trendy with its flattering rounded edge shape.

#3: The Beach Bum

If you are spending your entire holiday at the beach, I would suggest going for oversized frames that would give the maximum coverage against the glaring sun while sunbathing.

And I have been lusting after the Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses for a long time because their huge rounded shape looks so adorable! This pair of shades have been seen on several celebrities and so far, everyone looked stunning in it. Seems like a flattering pair of shades to bring to the beach.

Best Sunglasses for Different Travelers
Prada Minimal Baroque Sunglasses

Best Sunglasses for Different Travelers

#4: The Glamour Mama

High tea, gallery viewing, shopping… the glamour mama looks immaculate and poised at every place she visits. This is the frequent flyer who is every inch a travel fashionista in every city she steps foot in.

Best Sunglasses for Different Travelers
Jimmy Choo Vivy 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Sunglasses

The Jimmy Choo limited edition shades features a Swarovski crystal-embellished clip that is detachable! That allows you to customise your shades according to your outfit without having to carry separate sunglasses. This pair of sunglasses is retailing at S$738 before any festive discount.

#5: The Business Traveler

For no-nonsense business traveler, you will need a pair of classic shades that would match easily with your power suit. I would recommend the Ray-Ban aviators, which is my favorite pair that I own in different shades and tint.

Best Sunglasses for Different Travelers
Ray-Ban Aviators

Which one am I?

I have quite a number of sunglasses at home, but none of them are ideal for physical activities like trekking or cycling. I eventually chose an Oakley Stringer, which has a flattering curve rounded shape that suits my face. Besides the durable light frame, the violet iridium lens looks futuristic and cool.

What do you think?

Best Sunglasses for Different Types of Travelers
Oakley Stringer

About Spectacle Hut

Thanks Spectacle Hut for helping to select the sunglasses for this post. They house a wide variety of branded eyewear including exclusive brands such as Victoria Beckham, Loewe, Linda Farrow, Sting and A Bathing Ape.

With the festive season round the corner, this is a good place to purchase a gift for your loved ones and family. You could also find good selection of spectacle frames and contact lenses at their outlets too. 

Best Sunglasses for Different Travelers


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