Is there a pair of sunglasses you always grab when you head out on a run? As that’s often the case, it’s important to have that pair that provides everything you need in performance eyewear. The Rudy Project Propulse, released in early September 2019, was designed after consulting with professional runners. After testing them myself this fall, I’ve confirmed theses sunglasses to be a great ultralight option that stays put on your face, and they’ve definitely become the sunglasses I grab every time before hitting the trails.
Weighing just 26 grams, after a minute of wearing the Propulse I don’t even feel them. What’s especially unique is how they featherlight sunglasses don’t move around when you run. The Propulse delivers a perfect and natural compression fit without any annoying pressure on the head. They stay stable with proprietary Hi-Grip integrated temple tips and also feature large vents on both front frames, on the temples and on the bottom of each lens to prevent fogging. The lenses are wide so the vents aren’t within the wearer’s vision and the eyes stay protected from sun and wind.
The Pacific Blue Matte frame comes with ImpactX-2 photochromatic lenses that transition from clear to red as light changes. This version is the most expensive at $174.99, but the convenience of not having to change lenses is ideal when they are your go-to running sunglasses. $124.99 to $174.99. Buy now.