Guideline Eyegear has traditionally marketed sunglasses to fishermen, but the glasses can work just as well on the snow as on the water. Guideline’s Vista ($60) and Current ($50) models are particularly suited to skiers and boarders opting for a more casual alternative to goggles on bluebird days.
The Vista glasses are among the widest lenses in the company’s collection for better eye coverage on the slopes. The Current has similarly sized lenses and has an advantage over the Vista in terms of wind protection. The wraparound frame style of the Current helps keep the wind out of a skier’s eyes on fast cruising runs. In this regard, the Current cannot match the protection of goggles or glacier-style glasses, but the style beats most typical sunglasses.
In both the Vista and Current, the polarized lenses with 100 percent UV protection are made of polycarbonate. Both styles can be ordered with prescription lenses for prices starting at $169.
Disclaimer: Sunglasses were provided for the purposes of testing.