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Serious Shields: The 4 Best Tactical Sunglasses Under $100

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* Tactical sunglasses provide extra protection against the sun’s rays
* Drive easier without having to worry about your glasses slipping or falling
* New shapes and silhouettes make them more stylish than geeky

After one of the coldest winters in recent memory, that warm summer sun is a welcome sight. Unfortunately, driving towards the sun is anything but comfortable. If your generic sunglasses simply aren’t working anymore, check out these four great tactical sunglasses to keep the sun’s UV rays at bay.

5.11 Tactical started out making clothing and accessories for law enforcement in 2003. They’ve since expanded their range – and following – to include fitness buffs, campers, hikers and more.

Their line of tactical eyewear offers extra protection against the sun’s rays, and are durable enough to take a beating — from sweat or from accidental drops on the ground. Invest in one of these pairs to last you through the summer and for seasons to come.

1. Elevon Full Frame (FF) Sunglasses

Subtle, stylish and extra effective, these full-frame sunglasses offer 99.99% UVA/UVB protection and are both scratch- and fog-resistant. Made of durable, lightweight material, you’ll hardly even notice they’re there.

Elevon Full Frame (FF) Sunglasses Image Courtesy 511tactical

  

2. Shear Eyewear

Able to provide superior vision enhancement without ever getting the way or feeling obtrusive, these glasses feature selenite polycarbonate die-cut lenses and provide impressive 100% UVA/UVB protection.

Shear Eyewear Image Courtesy 511tactical

  

3. Tomcat Polarized

Modeled after the classic Aviator style, these polarized frames feature spring hinges for less temple pressure and full UVA/UVB protection. With a sleek build and an impressive scratch-resistant outer coating, these glasses also come with their owns stylish microfiber drawstring bag. The “Tomcat” wouldn’t look out of place in a Tom Cruise movie.

Tomcat Polarized Image Courtesy 511tactical

  

4. Burner Half Frame Sunglasses

These stylish sunglasses not only make a bold fashion statement, they provide unparalleled UV protection. Built-in smoke lenses offer 100% protection from UVA/UVB light. They also feature three interchangeable die-cut lenses orange lenses that help block outside distractions without ever dimming them.

Burner Half Frame Sunglasses Image Courtesy 511tactical

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