10 Best Under Armour Sunglasses Reviewed
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Under Armour features in dashing colors
- Comfortable and interesting
- Optional donation opportunity
- 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
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.
Lightweight with adjustable nose and temple stems supported by UA airflow technology, these are comfortable glasses.
Very good value for sunglasses of this quality – toward the less expensive end of the range for elite sunglasses.
- Offered in stylish color combinations
- Move easily from track to picnic
- Lightweight to enable long wear without fatigue
- Offered in various lens tints.
- 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.
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.
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.
Though the price tag may surprise you, these glasses are packed with features, so this really is a good price for the product.
- 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
- Some users found the scratch resistance was insufficient.
- Some users found these heavy.
4. Big Shot
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.
Users find these very comfortable with the available adjustments and wrap-around temples.
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.
- Offered with different finishes so you can select one to match your budget and needs
- Excellent quality
- Packed with features runners will love
- Some users report premature wear issues.
- Some users report the lenses were uncomfortably large.
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."
Very comfortable when users take advantage of the provided Under Amour comfort, customization features.
The Under Armour sunglasses offer consistent value and the Force sunglasses are no exception.
- Users compare them favorably with much more expensive sunglasses.
- Streamlined appearance
- Available in conventional yet stylish colors
- The frames are not notched for additional ventilation.
- Some users report that the temple piece with the logo falls off even with limited use.
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.
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.
Good features at a good price.
- 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
- Some users expressed problems with premature wear.
- Some users expressed issues with the price.
7. Igniter 2.0
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.
Very comfortable, employing all the Under Armour customization features.
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.
- 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
- The flexible nose piece is subject to fatigue.
- With Storm and Polarized treatment, they get expensive.
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.
Excellent – among the least expensive of UA’s performance fleet.
- Packed with features at a very reasonable price
- Conform to head shape
- Some users feel the hinges stretch out.
- Some users feel the glasses permit sun to enter through the top of the lenses.
The Rangers are understated elegance - it’s all there, but is displayed without bombast or glitter.
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.
Rangers conform to the Under Armour standard of value, which is very good to excellent.
- Designed to meet and beat the challenges of sun
- Improve vision
- Some users feel they sit low on the eyes.
- Some users report premature wear issues.
10. Nitro Youth
Totally stylish – featuring interesting cutouts and colors without sacrificing quality.
Lightweight, comfortable features we expect from Under Armour.
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.
- Very cool youth performances sunglasses
- Available in Multiflection, polarization
- 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!