10 Best Tifosi Sunglasses Reviewed

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Don’t think you need sunglasses, caps, or visors when you’re out on your run? Think again. According to the Vision Council and doctors everywhere, runner’s eyes are more susceptible to UV damage because of the times and environments in which we run. In fact, runners are bombarded by UV rays a shockingly 300% more than non-runners. Think about this: asphalt, concrete, and sand reflect an additional 25% of the UV rays back up at runners, so you get hit from the top and from the bottom.

Additionally, the peak running times of 8am-10am and 2pm-4pm are the absolute worst times to be outdoors because of the manner in which the angle of the sun makes UV rays bounce and reflect off of surfaces. Even when it’s raining outside, the rain increases the reflection on surface UV rays to 100 percent. Still don’t think you need sunglasses? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Tifosi is the go to name in running glasses, and our buying guide contains the absolute best that they have to offer.

Whether it’s the bright summer sun or the glare of a stark winter sky on the snow, UV rays pose a unique challenge for outdoor runners of all kinds. A protective pair of glasses is a must-have, and Tifosi is a practical yet affordable name in active wear. With a great variety of frames, features, and prices that are hard to beat, Tifosi finds popularity in cyclists, golfers, and runners alike, keeping your vision clear and allowing you to get the most out of your gear.

Last Updated: June 30, 2018
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By Max Knapp:

We regularly update all reviews and are delighted to present 10 top Tifosi sunglasses to ensure you get a broad choice of good quality sunglasses. To fully understand how we select the top models, enjoy a read of our criteria for comparative review. For answers to your questions, please read our informative section on FAQs 6/30/2018 This update includes edits to the top ten list, bringing the number of items to reflect the title and adding a more relevent product choice. FAQ questions were changed to match the subject and provide helpful advice. The article body was edited for readability and accuracy.

Dolomite 2.0
  • Dolomite 2.0
  • 5 out of 5
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  • 100% UV Protection Coating
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Veloce Wrap
  • Veloce Wrap
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • Interchangeable Lens
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Lust Wrap
  • Lust Wrap
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Grilamid TR-90 Frame
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Best Tifosi Sunglasses

 

Dolomite 2.0

Dolomite 2.0
A comfortable pair of non-slip, bendable sunglasses that allows ventilation and comes with 3 pairs of lenses.
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Fit / Style
These will be a quite comfortable pair of running sunglasses since they have no-slip features on the nose and ear. The temples and nose pieces are adjustable allowing for a custom fit. The lens design offers improved ventilation, and prevent fogging allowing you to focus on your run.

Durability / Quality
Since these are made from the durable and pliable TR-90 material, they bend easily to better shape your face. You will find that these sunglasses are quite durable and will last a long time. Runners that use these are quite satisfied with the quality with only very few reports of the lenses being easily scratched.

Polarization / UV Protection
These are polarized sunglasses that provide UV protection.

Cost / Value
Since you get 3 pairs of lenses, a cleaning bag, and a case to hold it all, the price of these Dolomite 2.0 polarized Wrap sunglasses is definitely worth your while.
Pros

Hydrophilic rubber provides a slip resistant fit on the nose and ears

Adjustable temples and nose pieces for custom fit

Ventilated lenses improve air circulationand prevent fogging

You get 3 pairs of lenses, a cleaning bag, and a case to hold it all.

Provides 100% protection against UV rays

Extreme Contrast provides less blurring and decreases contrast in bright light conditions.

TR-90 material allows for bendability

Cons

Lenses scratch easily

May fit too tight to the head

Veloce Wrap

Veloce Wrap
Runners love these Veloce wrap sunglasses because they fit great to your face and stay on nice and snug.
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Fit / Style
These will be a quite comfortable pair of running sunglasses since they have no-slip features on the nose and ear. The temples and nose pieces are adjustable allowing for a custom fit.

Durability / Quality
You will find that these sunglasses are quite durable and will last a long time. Runners that use these are quite satisfied with the quality with only very few reports of the lenses being difficult to snap into place, and some wished that the tinting on them was a bit darker.

Polarization / UV Protection
Provides UV protection from the sun's rays.

Cost / Value
The quality and durability of these non-slip glasses will be worth every penny, but you won't need to worry about breaking the bank on these because the cost is quite average.
Pros

Allows for bendability

100% protection against UV rays

Rubber ear and nose offers a non-slip fit

Adjustable ear pieces

Well Ventilating lenses

Frames are  compatible with the Veloce Rx adaptor

Lenses snap in and are replaceable

You get 3 pairs of lenses, a cleaning bag, and a case to hold it all.

Affordable sunglasses

Cons

Lenses can be difficult to snap in

Some wearers wished the tint was darker

Lust Wrap

Lust Wrap
A fairly inexpensive pair of comfortable, yet durable non-slip sunglasses.
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Fit / Style
It's non-slip features helps to provide comfort and stability in all the right places. In fact, many runners say that they will stay on in spite of the amount of sweat that is produced on your face.

Durability / Quality
The Lust Wrap glasses will be quite durable. Although they tend to run on the big side of size, you will find they last a long time and are built quite well.

Polarization / UV Protection
Provides UV protection from the sun's rays.

Cost / Value
These are a fairly inexpensive pair of sunglasses that will be great for running.
Pros

100% UV protection from sun rays

The durable yet pliable TR-90 material allows a more custom fit

Lenses can be for prescription 

Lightweight, but strong frame

Most runners find them quite comfortable

Cons

May fog up in humid or cold conditions

Not polarized

The size seems to be a bit big for some users

Tyrant 2.0 Wrap

Tyrant 2.0 Wrap
An interchangeable pair of non-slip sunglasses that repel water and sweat with the right lense.
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Fit / Style
These will be a quite comfortable pair of running sunglasses.The nose and ear pieces are adjustable and bendable providing you with the comfortable fit you desire. Most runners found these Tyrant 2.0 Wrap sunglasses to be quite comfortable, but a few did note that the nosepiece required some adjusting.

Durability / Quality
The Tyrant 2.0 wrap sunglasses are quite durable and made of quality materials.The pliable TR-90 construction allows for bendability.

Polarization / UV Protection
provides UV protection from the sun's rays. It comes with 3 interchangeable lenses: clarion green which repels water and sweat. The clear lenses are best for indoor, low light conditions, and the high contrast red lenses are best for cloudy conditions.

Cost / Value
The Slip Wrap sunglasses are quite inexpensive in price.
Pros

Adjustable ear pieces allow for comfortable fit

Lenses allow decent air flow

100% UV protection of sun rays

3 interchangeable lenses

Cons

Nose piece may not be comfortable to some users

Lore Dual Lens

Lore Dual Lens
A non slip pair of shatterproof lens sunglasses that has interchangeable lenses which are made for specific weather environments.
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Fit / Style
These will be a quite comfortable pair of running sunglasses since they have no-slip features on the nose and ear.You can adjust the nose piece to give you the comfortable fit you desire. There have been no reports of fogging, and they seem to provide adequate ventilation due to the vents on the edges.

Durability / Quality
Looking for a pair of shatterproof sunglasses? Look no further! The Lore Dual Lens will be quite durable. These are made from a new material which will bend easily to better shape your face. You will find that these sunglasses are quite durable and will last a long time. Runners that use these are quite satisfied with the quality with only very few reports of some stating the lenses may be difficult to change.

Polarization / UV Protection
provides UV protection from the sun's rays. The 3 lenses enable you to choose a lense based on the weather. For example the clear lenses are best for indoor, low light conditions. The high contrast red lenses are best for cloudy conditions, and the smoke lenses are best for bright sunlight.

Cost / Value
The quality and durability of these non-slip glasses will be worth every penny, but you won't need to worry about breaking the bank on these because the cost is quite affordable.
Pros

Shatterproof lenses

100% UV protection coating

Rubber ears and nose provide a non-slip fit

Adjustable nose piece allows for comfortable fit

Lenses adjust rapidly to changing light conditions

Allows for a good amount of ventilation

Comes with 3 lenses for different lighting conditions

Cons

Nose piece may be small if you have a larger nose.

Lenses may be a bit difficult to change.

Envy T1281

Envy T1281
A lightweight pair of sunglasses that have adjustable nose and ear sections and comes with 3 lenses for different lighting conditions.
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Fit / Style
These will be a quite comfortable pair of running sunglasses since they have no-slip features on the nose and ear.You can adjust the nose and ear pieces to give you the comfortable fit you desire. Most runners found these Envy T1281 sunglasses to be quite comfortable, but a few did note they wished the ventilation was a bit better.

Durability / Quality
Looking for a pair of impact resistant sunglasses? Look no further! The Envy T1291 Lenses will be quite durable. You will find that these sunglasses are quite durable and will last a long time. Runners that use these are quite satisfied with the quality, and most find the lenses easy to change.

Polarization / UV Protection
Provides UV protection from the sun's rays. The 3 lenses enable you to choose a lense based on the weather. For example the clear lenses are best for indoor, low light conditions. The high contrast red lenses are best for cloudy conditions, and the smoke lenses are best for bright sunlight.

Cost / Value
Really the cost of these sunglasses is rather cheap when you consider all of the qualities it possesses. You really are getting the most for your buck.

Podium Shield

Podium Shield
A perfect pair of running sunglasses that provides you with non-slip features and is adjustable for a comfortable fit.
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Fit / Style
It's non-slip features, and adjustable fit around the nose and ears help provide comfort and stability in all the right places.

Durability / Quality
The Escalate SFH glass lenses will be quite durable. You'll enjoy the ease of each frame type having a notch system that fits into frame. Just move the arm up onto the notches until it clicks into place. Easy Peasy! Runners that use these are quite satisfied with the quality, and most find the lenses easy to change.

Polarization / UV Protection
Provides UV protection from the sun's rays.This model comes with 3 lenses. The GT & EC, and smoke lenses. The GT & EC lenses will help you see things that are moving, and to read surface contours and terrain breaks, and the smoke lenses are best for bright sunlight.

Cost / Value
Considering the qualities these sunglasses posses the price of these is actually quite reasonable.
Pros

100% UV Protection from sun rays

Frameless sunglasses allow you to see what's around you more easily

Adjustable ear pieces for a non-slip fit

Comes with 3 lenses

Cons

May be seen as pricey

Jet Wrap

Jet Wrap
A bring it on, I can deal with it, a pair of sunglasses designed for use during any type of active sport, great for runners and bags of non-slip tech built in so when you put these on for a run, they stay protectively in place and feel secure and comfortable.

Full protection for your eyes while also providing comfort, serious appealing style, top-grade lens and FIT functionality. They come with a shell carrying case, lens cleaning kit and the case sports a secure zip system, it is light, easy to carry and durable.

Sunny seasons, cold snowy and wet seasons, these work for all types of weather.

Read our review and choose if these belong as an important part of your gear.
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Fit / Style

Great streamlined styling combined with a sturdy open lens structural design, these are ideal for runners looking for high performance.

They sit securely on the nose bridge through innovatively designed in stability tech and supported by a lock system for the temples, this means once you put them on they are not able to slide or slip while you are running. These are light-weight at only 26 grams, once on your going to forget they are there.

The secure nose tech is made from hydrophilic-rubber, this means that even if you sweat, the nose system holds firm and keeps the glasses at a good level of FIT



Durability / Quality

Built from highly durable Nylon ( TR-90 ) durability is superb while lightness is guaranteed, highly resistant to UV exposure or chemical damage.

Hinges are durable tough Grilmid nylon and so wear and tear will not be a problem, the durability factor for these is high quality and performance.

For lens durability, the glasses feature top quality polycarbonate lenses with a width of only millimeters.


Polarization / UV Protection

These are Non-Polarized so vision feels more natural and the lenses provide a UV protection level set at 100%.



Cost / Value

The price is very buyer friendly for a pair of high performing, comfortable, protective and durable running glasses.

Core Wrap

Core Wrap
Tifosi Core Wrap Polarized Sunglasses

A stylish pair of sunglasses giving secure and stable wrap-around FIT which is further enhanced through the nose and ear hydrophilic durable rubber to ensure non-slip.

Light-weight glasses at only 27 grams and built with high tech performance in mind, the frames can bend without breaking and shape back to give a very secure FIT.

Read our review and see if these sunglasses should be part of your running gear.
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Fit / Style

A secure FIt is guaranteed with the stylish and comfortable sunglasses.

The bridge section of the sunglasses sits securely and measures 16 millimeters, which allows for a snug FIR over the bridge of the nose.

The temple hugging arms are 123 millimeters in length and wrap securely for a firm hold, the glasses are at a height of 4' and the overall width is 7'. The sturdy, stylish frame has a degree of flexibility while holding firm and the frame is built to house polycarbonate lenses which are optically decentered and shatterproof.

Durability / Quality

Durability is given through the use of a tough but lightly flexible TR-90 Grilamid nylon frame, this frame will not break when the glasses are dropped or accidentally knocked against a hard surface. Two high-quality lenses with a height of 35 millimeters and a width of 35 millimeters.


Polarization / UV Protection

A stylish polarized polycarbonate lens which gives one hundred percent UV protective capability.


Cost / Value
A little higher in price than other standard Tifosi sunglasses and a great long-term pair of glasses.

Pros

Polarized polycarbonate lens

UV protection set at 100%

TR-90 Grilamid nylon frame

Secure FIT

Cons

Cost a little more for a very good pair of sunglasses

Women’s Alpe 2.0

Women’s Alpe 2.0
Plenty of running sunglasses are made with functionality in mind, but the Women’s Alpe 2.0 sunglasses have an added element of style and may be a better choice for those in need of smaller frames.
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Style/Fit

Less bulky than other running sunglasses might be, these frames are built to be sleek and fit smaller faces. They are stylish without sacrificing practicality.

Durability/Quality

These frames have a wraparound fit and shatterproof materials, complete with rubber nosepads and ear pieces to prevent slip.

UV Protection/Polarized

Non-polarized but UV protection coating.

Cost/Value

Slightly more costly than other sunglasses on this list
Pros
  • Sleek fit
  • Shatterproof
  • Comfortable rubber nose and ear padding
  • More stylish and subtle than some other Tifosi sunglass frames
  • Variety of colors and styles
Cons
  • Not adjustable
  • Smaller size that may not fit everyone
  • Non-polarized

 

Comparable to Oakley and Under Armour in their quality, Tifosi sunglasses are half as expensive and have all the necessary benefits a runner needs. To make sure that you’re really getting more than what you’ll pay for in a pair of these frames, we’ve created a list of criteria to find the 10 best Tifosi sunglasses. You can use these criteria to make your own decision while shopping around.

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Here’s What We Looked For When Choosing The Best Tifosi Sunglasses:

 

Durability and Quality

Sunglasses are an essential piece of gear for any runner, so when choosing a pair you’ll want to make sure that they are made of materials that will stand up to rugged routines and the test of time. If you have to constantly replace your shades because of scuffs and scrapes, the cost will add up and you’ll find yourself wondering why you spent the money in the first place. Lightweight, shatterproof materials will help you stretch your dollar and keep your glasses going and going, as well as keeping you comfortable. Non-slip nose and ear pads can help secure things in place, preventing drops and keeping your run from turning into a balancing act. UV resistant and Polarized lenses will help protect you and the lenses themselves, minimizing the fading effects of the sun. All these things and other various perks and features can all make or break your choice in sunglasses.

Style and Fit

When shopping for sunglasses, there’s plenty of shapes, colors, and styles to choose from. On top of the endless variety of looks, there’s plenty of different sizes and fits. It’s important that you’re able to find a combination that will fit your personal sense of style and fit on your head! Some frames are adjustable, sporting moveable, non-slip nose and ear pieces so they fit snug. Other frames might have a wrap-around shape, allowing them to easily fit most wearers. Keep a look out for features like these, especially if you aren’t given the opportunity to try on a pair of sunglasses before you buy.

 

Polarization and UV Protection

For runners, this is one of the most important qualities that their sunglasses should have. These will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Sunglasses that are just tinted or colored are not necessarily UV protected, so you’ll want to find out for sure whether or not a pair of sunglasses is UV safe before purchasing or wearing them.

 

Cost and Value

Cost is more than just the flat price of a pair of sunglasses, it can be the overall value you’ll get out of the pair after you purchase them. Plenty of sunglasses are low cost but will break easily or won’t protect you from the sun’s rays. It’s important to take into consideration all of the benefits and perks a particular pair of sunglasses might provide and to compare that to the price as a whole. Are you getting your money’s worth? Are you paying for something that won’t hold up? Or are you buying sunglasses that will make you glad you spent the money and leave you feeling like you stole them?

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Other Reasons to Choose Tifosi Sunglasses

As you can see (pun intended), there are a number of important factors that set Tifosi apart from their competition. The wide range of feedback and data we went through when compiling our selections is merely a starting point. What matters to us is that this will help you choose running gear that’s right for you.

Non-Compromising Protection
First and foremost, all the selections found on this guide contain one hundred percent protection from UV rays. In addition, they all meet the highest frame and lens safety standards in the industry. The frames and lenses found on all Tifosi eyewear are meant to take spills and be put in harm’s way and keep the runner as safe as possible by not breaking into tiny little sharp pieces of material. Tifosi is very serious about protection, and they have a trusted track record in the running world for good reason.

Non-Slip Fit
We made sure to listen to real world user feedback when it came to running long distances in their Tifosi sunglasses. We know how annoying it can be to fumble with sunglasses or other pieces of running gear while you are trying to focus on your stride and breathing. It’s important to always go to runner feedback when it comes to properties like these. We are happy to report extremely high marks on the hydrophilic rubber that is found on the nose and ear sections of the eyewear and it’s ability to stick to the testers as they ran.

There are Tifosi models of our buying guide that have adjustable ear and nose pieces. Tester feedback demonstrated that even the pickiest of wearers really enjoyed the ability to adjust their fit and were more than happy with the comfort levels of the eyewear. Being able to make slight adjustments make the sunglasses feel as if they are molded just for you.

No More Fogging
You may notice that most Tifosi eyewear models feature a small opening on the sides of their lenses. That hole is actually an air vent that helps to improve air circulation and prevents fogging. This is one more thing that really separates them from other manufacturers, and a welcomed addition to runners that constantly find themselves removing their glasses to wipe the fog off. It’s quite amazing how such a tiny, little addition can have such a big impact.

Extreme Contrast
By far, there is nothing more impressive about putting on a pair of Tifosi sunglasses than the sharpness that you immediately notice. Objects that are off in the horizon look crisp and detailed while the amount of glare from the entire environment is practically eliminated. When running, this translates into a safer and more aware runner. User feedback was off the charts when comparing the contrast levels with their standard eyewear. Just slip them on and you will notice that these are more than just typical sunglasses.

Bendable, Flexible Frames
Have you ever owned eyewear that was too tight while you wore them? Tight eyewear presses down on your temples, which can be extremely distracting and even cause headaches with prolonged use. Tifosi makes sure that your sunglasses are snug yet comfortable by provided cutting edge material for the frame construction. They have used Grilamid for its ability to give the right amount of bendability, making each pair a custom fitted piece. This is why testers were more than happy to make the switch over to Tifosi.

Great Durability for Outdoor Performance
All Tifosi Sunglasses are extremely durable and get high marks for their ability to last. If your are an outdoor enthusiasts that finds themselves on the toughest of runs, or are just a little clumsy, you may want to consider picking up a model that feature shatterproof lenses. These will be the most rugged sunglasses that Tifosi has to offer and they can take pretty much anything that you can do to them. From high drops to being tossed in a full running bag, these glasses will make it out unscathed.

Customization
If you know that you like to have several options, consider a pair or Tifosi’s that come with 3 pairs of lenses that can be interchanged. This way, you can have all the customization that you like. In addition, it will also be a greater value as it’s like getting the pairs of sunglasses and different looks for the price of one.

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FAQ

We’re confident that by taking some of these factors into consideration when making your choice, you’ll find a pair of Tifosi eyewear that is right for you. Before you get out there, we’ve also compiled some frequently asked questions that commonly arise when searching for new running gear that can aid their vision.

 

Q: I have a well-known brand of standard sunglasses; aren’t those good enough?

A: Not really. In the running world, all gear should be specialized, and other than your footwear, nothing is more crucial that having a solid pair of sunglasses. Focusing on the run is important and when your wearing designer sunglasses that are meant for leisure, they will be uncomfortable and not give you the fit you need. You want purposely designed eyewear that will allow you to whip your head around without flying off your face.

 

Q: I wear prescription glasses; are these sunglasses out of the question for me?

A: Absolutely not. In fact, check our buying guide for the options that are specifically designed for use with popular prescription lens inserts. In fact, going this route will give you the most customized prescription glasses that you can find.

 

Q: Does buying a more popular brand mean a more reliable pair of sunglasses?

A: Some brands gain popularity because of their reliability, but this isn’t always the case. It’s always a good idea to stick to personal experience, real user reviews, and buyer’s guides like the ones on Runnerclick to find the best product for you. Just because you see a big brand name there’s no guarantee that it comes with reliability.

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This was our approach when selecting the right Tifosi Sunglasses. Remember that selecting the right gear is very important for safety, and the blocking of harmful UV rays. The detrimental effects can take years to make themselves known and by that time, it’s too late to treat. We hope this guide provided you with all the information you need when making you choice. Thanks for following along with us. Now make the perfect selection for you and keep running!


Here are some sources we used while conducting our research

It’s important to use a wide variety of sources to ensure quality information. We like to utilize trusted running enthusiasts and manufactures when providing our readers with the most up-to-date statistics found in all our buying guides. We are also very interested in taking what everyday users have to say about specific products, and we perform our due diligence to make sure that quality research goes into every guide. Here are some sources which helped us with this guide:

Sources

  1. Amazon, Amazon, Product Reviews,
  2. The Vision Council, The Vision Council, Clinical Website,
  3. Walk Jog Run, Walk Job Run, Running Blog ,
  4. The Active Times, The Active Times, Health Website,
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