Polarized sunglasses not only shield your eyes from harmful rays, but also reduce glare and eye fatigue when spending time in the sun.
We’ve picked the best sunglasses and accessories for 2020 including belts, gloves, and sunglasses for outdoor activities.
These are the best polarized sunglasses and accessories for 2020
|Promar ProGrip Gloves
These gloves are a must have for various tasks while fishing. Our tester used them when pulling anchor in the river, when pulling in crab pots and handling Dungeness crab, and when halibut fishing both early and late season. The fleece lining keeps your han be glad to have a pair of these onboard. They are available in both orange and blue and in L or XL.
|Costa RX Waterwoman
These performance glasses will help women anglers see better into the water and look better while doing it. Our tester loved the feel and function of these polarized glasses. They sport a narrow-fitting large frame, with angled temples. Customers have the choice of four different frame colors, and three lens options. Publisher Melissa Norris is an ardent Costa sunglasses fan.
|Rep Your Water No Pebble Mine! Hat
This hat features a sockeye salmon and the No Pebble Mine message on the gray cotton-twill front, and couples with a black mesh back. It’s a sharp-looking hat that says it all. 50% of the proceeds from this hat goes to the Bristol Bay Defense Fund.
Smith has been making fashionable polarized sunglasses and performance eye wear for a long time. The Hookshot is yet another winner from this iconic brand. These are equally at home on the river or at the beach. We tested the dark amber tort frame with ChromaPop polarized copper lenses. ChromaPop polarized copper is one of the most versatile for angling, performing well in a wide range of light conditions. Megol nose and temple pads provide comfort for all-day angling.
|Sunday Afternoons Charter Escape Hat
The hat is attractive, light and easily packable. The neck strap is well designed and glides easily. It has a sturdy brim that holds its shape. Our tester appreciated the sizing adjustment and a hidden pocket inside the hat.
|WILEY X WX Omega
WILEY X makes a wide range of polarized sunglasses aimed at the angling market. We tested the WX Omega with Kryptek Neptune frames, prescription polarized-polycarbonate copper lenses with solid emerald mirror. Our tester commented that the prescription turned out spot-on, and the glasses proved to be very comfortable during long days on the water. The glasses come in a black, zippered clamshell case and include a cleaning cloth and a leash cord with rubber grips. The WX Omega is stylish, comfortable, functional, and meets or exceeds the ANSI Z87.1 industrial standards for high-mass and high-velocity impact protection. Combat fishers take notice.
|Conner Handmade Hats Legionnaire Recycled Waterproof Sun Cap
The hat has a nice back sunshield with a size adjuster. It is waterproof, adjustable and easily packable. Our tester found it to be soft and comfortable.
|Arcade Belts Guide Slim
This stylish belt provides both form and function. Made from elastic tech webbing, the belt is secured with a non-slip, low-profile, metal-alloy buckle. It is 1.25 inches wide and fits up to 37-inch waists. It comes in five colors: black, wine, grus green, golden rod, and aztec. We are big fans of Arcade Belts for wading and general wear.
|Costa Tuna Alley Readers
Combining both polarized sunglasses and magnifying readers, these glasses are handy for a lot of the population that’s getting older, which includes many of the testers on our staff. The bifocal lenses are seamless, and the magnifiers are available in three magnifications: +1.5, +2, and +2.5. Glasses are available in two frame colors and two lens colors.
|Oomingmak Nelson Island’s Diamond pattern Nachaq
This might be our tester’s favorite qiviut item of all time. Super soft and warm, this smokering by Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-Operative in Anchorage, is a great neck warming layering piece for a day on the water. It’s natural beauty also works well for everyday wear.
|Maui Jim Sugar Cane
Our tester tried these polarized sunglasses in the Lilac Sunset frame color and Maui Rose lens choice and liked them. Both comfortable and good-looking, she reported optical acuity when looking into Alaska’s rivers for fish to catch. Multiple frame and lens colors are available.