How to choose the best running sunglasses?

Every runner has a specific routine they go through before hitting their running trail. You lace up your shoes, do some stretches and take a sip of water to prepare for your run. You even remember to put on some sunscreen when you are running in bright, sunny conditions.

And some runners can't leave for their run without the perfect pair of sunglasses. If you too are looking to wear sunglasses on your runs, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available.

If you are shocked by the price tag on some of the running sunglasses, don't worry. The good news is that you don't necessarily have to shell out a huge sum to enjoy the benefits of running sunglasses.

MarsQuest offers a range of high-quality running sunglasses that don't cost a bomb.

In this post, we look at some important aspects to consider when choosing running glasses.


Comfort is an important consideration when it comes to running sunglasses. Be sure to invest in sunglasses that stay fixed to your face while you run.

You don't want to end up with sunglasses that pop up and down while you run, which will not only distract you from your activity but affect your performance and pace as well.

The sunglasses should not pinch your nose or even squeeze your temple area, which can cause headaches.

In short, you need shades that become a part of your body, so much so that you don't even remember wearing them.

UV protection

UV protection is the primary role of sunglasses. When choosing running sunglasses, it's important to ensure they offer UVA and UVB protection.

Why? Because constant exposure to the sun can damage your eye health, causing several issues such as pinguecula, pterygium, cataracts, aged-related macular degeneration and even cancer of the eye in some cases.


Look for sunglasses made of lightweight material. While you may not feel the difference when you hold a sunglass in your hands, this will have a huge bearing on your level of comfort after you put them on.

Modern running sunglasses feature frames made of lightweight materials like acetate and EMS. When it comes to lenses, polycarbonate is an excellent choice.


Fogging occurs when your shades get all steamed up. This happens when the layer of evaporated sweat around your body meets the (normally cooler) outside temperature, which results in the condensation of the moisture on your lenses. Things can get worse on cool and damp days.

Sunglasses that wrap your face too tightly without offering any air circulation will fog up the most. So, if fogging is a concern for you, be sure to invest in a pair of running sunglasses that sit off your face a bit and allow space for circulation. Alternatively, look for shades that have some kind of ducts that help with circulation.


Pick a pair of sunglasses with these features and you can improve your running experience

You want to invest in sunglasses you'd love to pick up before you head out for a run. That does not mean you have to choose the most expensive shades.

MarsQuest offers premium running sunglasses at affordable prices. Check out our collection today and take your pick!