10 Best Under Armour Sunglasses Tested

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Under Armour has come a long way from selling tee shirts from the owner’s (Kevin Plank) grandmother’s basement. Having established itself as a real competitor in the athletic apparel market, Under Armour has expanded into many other sports-related areas including bags, fashionable accessories and sunglasses.

UA Rival
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UA Zone 2.0
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UA Nitro Youth
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10 Best Under Armour Sunglasses

 

1. Rival

1. Rival
The basic Under Armour Rival sunglasses are a flashy, multisport vision protector featuring high fashion colors and decorative elements supported by the standard Under Armour sunglass features.
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Style
These stylish sunglasses come in five color combinations. They have distinctive temple pieces that alternate the two main colors lending a fanciful, attention-getting element to already striking sunglasses.

Comfort
Rivals include the adjustable nose and temple pieces that distinguish the comfort of Under Armour sunglasses. Under Armour makes both of these elements from pliant yet strong plastic for comfort and durability.

Value
Under Armour produces a “Freedom” version of this model, distinguished by the red/white/blue Under Armour logo at the temples, for which they donate a percentage of their income to veterans groups and first responders. Of the other Rivals, one is designed for baseball and the third is the basic version. All are very good values.
Pros
  • Under Armour features in dashing colors
  • Comfortable and interesting
  • Optional donation opportunity
Cons
  • Under Armour does not offer a polarized version of the Rival.
  • Some users do not think the lenses on these are sufficient for bright sunlight.

2. Zone 2.0

2. Zone 2.0
Under Armour did not design the Zone 2.0 sunglasses for any specific sport, but rather as high performance, utility glasses. Offered in unconventional color combinations, many users report dedicating this model to running specifically.
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Style
The slim temple stems and abbreviated frames help eliminate weight from these all-purpose sunglasses. They are less dramatically curved than other Under Armour sport-specific offerings and do not include ventilation holes, but the lenses do enable cooling air to prevent fogging and advance the comfort of the eyes.

Comfort
Lightweight with adjustable nose and temple stems supported by UA airflow technology, these are comfortable glasses.

Value
Very good value for sunglasses of this quality – toward the less expensive end of the range for elite sunglasses.
Pros
  • Offered in stylish color combinations
  • Move easily from track to picnic
  • Lightweight to enable long wear without fatigue
  • Offered in various lens tints.
Cons
  • Some users report they are not designed for large heads.
  • Some users report difficulty using the included case; the sunglasses do not fit back in easily.

3. Captain

3. Captain
Ahoy, matey! Advance and meet the Under Armour Captain sunglasses designed specifically for sports. Conquer the run sessions with these cloud-like sunglasses protecting and even enhancing your vision.
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The attraction to runners of this style lies in the anti-fatigue facilities provided by the polarization and reflective surface. These are a great companion for white-out running, running near large bodies of water or on the beach or for competitions that include water hazards and mud.

Style
With all the features, these look like the sunglasses that the Men in Black wear. Some may find them a little foreboding, but the overall effect is cool.

Comfort
Even with the features designed to supply comfort, some find these a little heavy. The contrasting viewpoint is that runners do not generally wear sunglasses as long in a day as people who fish, which may account for some of that judgement.

Value
Though the price tag may surprise you, these glasses are packed with features, so this really is a good price for the product.
Pros
  • Excellent eye protection for hours on the water
  • Excellent anti-glare facility
  • Very good air circulation to keep the eyes cool
  • Storm protection is ideal for wet conditions
Cons
  • Some users found the scratch resistance was insufficient.
  • Some users found these heavy.

4. Big Shot

4. Big Shot
Though it was a close call between the Big Shot sunglasses and the Igniters, we’re putting the Big Shot at the number 4 spot on the list. Though they were designed by Under Armour for baseball players, these are versatile enough that many athletes will enjoy wearing them. These are large sunglasses. The lenses protect a lot of real estate, which is a good thing in sunglasses.
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Style
Big Shots have style and some to spare. The lenses themselves are roughly rectangular. The thick frames stop at about the mid-point of the lens, leaving the bottom free from frame, which considerably lightens the appearance of these substantial frames.

Comfort
Users find these very comfortable with the available adjustments and wrap-around temples.

Value
Under Armour sells Big Shot sunglasses with an attractive, hard case and a soft case. The three models are averaged priced for elite sunglasses. Under Armour offers this model in a basic version, a Storm Polarized version and in a version with Multiflection.
Pros
  • Offered with different finishes so you can select one to match your budget and needs
  • Excellent quality
  • Lightweight
  • Attractive
  • Packed with features runners will love
Cons
  • Some users report premature wear issues.
  • Some users report the lenses were uncomfortably large.

5. Force

5. Force
Also designed for sports, the Under Armour Force sunglasses are making a splash as excellent utility sunglasses especially when ordered with the polarization and storm options.
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Style
The Force sunglasses are svelte and graceful, forming a smooth, rounded profile when viewed from above. The full frames draw attention to the lenses while lowering the overall profile of the individual. Think “spy sunglasses."

Comfort
Very comfortable when users take advantage of the provided Under Amour comfort, customization features.

Value
The Under Armour sunglasses offer consistent value and the Force sunglasses are no exception.
Pros
  • Users compare them favorably with much more expensive sunglasses.
  • Comfortable
  • Multifunctional
  • Streamlined appearance
  • Available in conventional yet stylish colors
Cons
  • The frames are not notched for additional ventilation.
  • Some users report that the temple piece with the logo falls off even with limited use.

6. Thief

6. Thief
These totally cool flip-ups have excellent styling details for maximum air circulation around the eyes. Regular users report that the flip-up mechanism is smooth and reliable and the temples grip securely, even while flipping the lenses up and down.
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Style
The distinctive cutouts of these frames and the unusually-shaped lenses add to the high-tech, modern appearance of these sunglasses, while detracting from the weight. The lenses are large enough to protect the eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes without appearing to dominate the face.

Comfort
These lack the heavy feeling of traditional flip-up sunglasses partially because they do not require a strap to hold them in place, but also because they include all of the Under Armour comfort features including the wrap temple pieces and adjustable nose grip. The temple arms conclude in ventilated, textured anchors designed to hold with comfort.

Value
Good features at a good price.
Pros
  • Flip works very smoothly
  • Quality comfort features
  • Specifically designed for air flow
  • Specifically designed for use with caps, baseball or other.
  • Very thin, unobtrusive frames
Cons
  • Some users expressed problems with premature wear.
  • Some users expressed issues with the price.

7. Igniter 2.0

7. Igniter 2.0
As cool as the Big Shots but with a slightly different lens shape, the Igniter 2.0 has the same panoply of features available, covers less of the face and is a smaller, lighter model.
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Style
Because they are smaller, these sunglasses don’t dominate the face as much as the Big Shots, probably because they are cut smaller to enable players to wear caps with the sunglasses while playing.

Comfort
Very comfortable, employing all the Under Armour customization features.

Value
The Igniter 2.0 sunglasses are available in basic, Storm Polarized and Multiflection versions and reflect good value for the investment. Under Armor offers slightly different models designed for baseball and fishing with appropriate lens colors. For example, the fishing Igniter 2.0 sunglasses are Storm treated and polarized and have very dark lenses as appropriate for people on the water all day.
Pros
  • Less expensive than many Under Armour sunglasses
  • Cap-gripper to hold glasses when upside down on the cap
  • Cushioned hinges absorb shock and ensure comfort
  • ArmourSight peripheral vision feature
Cons
  • The flexible nose piece is subject to fatigue.
  • With Storm and Polarized treatment, they get expensive.

8. Hammer

8. Hammer
The Under Armour Hammer sunglasses are lightweight utility sunglasses with a totally cool name. Use them for sports or running errands – they look a treat wherever you go.
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Style
The Hammer sunglasses are styles with contrasting touches on the temple stems as well as ventilation cutouts that are cooling and cool-looking. The full frames of these wrap-arounds hug your head for comfort and stability.

Comfort
Consistently comfortable.

Value
Excellent – among the least expensive of UA’s performance fleet.


Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Packed with features at a very reasonable price
  • Conform to head shape
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Some users feel the hinges stretch out.
  • Some users feel the glasses permit sun to enter through the top of the lenses.

9. Ranger

9. Ranger
Someone in the Under Armour hierarchy must be a sports fan to explain the prevalence of sunglasses designed with high frequency activities in mind. Either that, or the designers enjoy addressing the unique challenges of sun and extended hours on the track with sunscreen and a good run thrown into the bargain.
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Style
The Rangers are understated elegance - it’s all there, but is displayed without bombast or glitter.

Comfort
The comfort features of the Ranger are put to the test in the fishing environment, but these sunglasses accept the challenge and stay cool and light all day long.

Value
Rangers conform to the Under Armour standard of value, which is very good to excellent.
Pros
  • Designed to meet and beat the challenges of sun
  • Durable
  • Improve vision
  • Unobtrusive
Cons
  • Some users feel they sit low on the eyes.
  • Some users report premature wear issues.

10. Nitro Youth

10. Nitro Youth
Under Armour did not neglect the youngest athletes when designing sunglasses. Parents concerned that extensive, unprotected sun exposure that can lead to sun damaged vision would do well to consider investing in youth sunglasses, such as these admirably cool Nitros.
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Keep in mind that Under Armour has a series of sunglasses targeting young athletes. In this list we include only one example by way of introducing the concept and because of their excellent performance.

Style
Totally stylish – featuring interesting cutouts and colors without sacrificing quality.

Comfort
Lightweight, comfortable features we expect from Under Armour.

Value
These are a good value. Some may scruple at paying a significant price for kids’ glasses, but these cannot compare to the sunglasses purchased at the food store checkout line that have pictures of dinosaurs or fairies on them.
Pros
  • Very cool youth performances sunglasses
  • Available in Multiflection, polarization
Cons
  • Some consider them a little pricey for kids’ sunglasses.

Though Under Armour does not manufacture specific sunglasses for running, they do make many models that we can apply to running situations.  The reviewers find them to be stylish and of high quality with great features, so feel free to take some for a run and tell us what you think!

 

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