* These folding shades won’t snap in your bag
* From brands including Ray-Ban and Persol
* Upgrade your summer travel essentials
Sunglasses are easy to break, but there is a clever solution: Folding shades.
Folding sunglasses utilize tiny hinges on the nose bridge and arms to collapse into a small, packable square that won’t snap under pressure. This means you can throw them in your pocket, everyday bag or suitcase without worrying about breakage. Plus, the compact, square design makes them more convenient to store than traditional sunglasses.
Folding sunglasses have just started to take off with smaller, affordable brands such as Foldies at the forefront of the trend. However, a few major brands such as Ray-Ban and Persol have also adopted the clever feature into their best-selling frames. Below are some of the best folding sunglasses from both categories, so you can pick the perfect pair for your summer activities.
1. Foldies Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses
As you probably guessed from the name, Foldies specializes in folding shades. These classic wayfarers are one of their best products with a timeless look that comes in 16 modern colors. They all feature Foldies signature collapsible design, as well as premium polarized lenses.
2. Foldies Folding Aviator Sunglasses
Another great pair of folding shades from Foldies are these aviators. They’re a stylish adaptation of the classic style, and make a great go-to for traveling because they look good with everything from swim trunks to a suit.
3. Persol PO Folding Sunglasses
Persols were made famous by one of the coolest guys of all time, Steve McQueen, and in 2019 they’re more stylish than ever. We love these Persol 714s because they update the timeless look with a convenient folding design that doesn’t interfere with the style.
4. Ray-Ban Foldable Clubmaster Sunglasses
Ray-Ban has upgraded a few of their best-sellers with a foldable design, and the Clubmaster is our top pick for summer 2019. They feature a unique look that’s somewhere in between a wayfarer and an aviator, and a high-quality build you’d expect from Ray-Ban.