Gear Geek: Seven Killer Sunglasses

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Gear Geek: Seven Killer Sunglasses

National Sunglass Day, June 27, might have passed you by—yes, they have a day for everything—but taking another moment here, in early September, to think about stylish shades still makes sense. It is always a good idea to promote eye safety … not to mention a simple excuse to think about buying a new pair of shades. Because, after all, sunglasses are a year-round necessity. Here are some of our favorites.

1. SunSki Taravals, $58; 2. Raen Figurative; 3. Kaenon S-Kore; 4. Vuarnet Romy, Starting at $255; 5. Zeal Optics Decoy; 6. Julbo Vermont Classic; 7. Zungle Panther, $150.

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).