The Most Durable Sunglasses That Won't Break This Summer

There's nothing worse than the realization that you've broken yet another pair of sunglasses. It's time to upgrade to these styles that are as durable as they are stylish.

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Summer and shades go together like a cookout with burgers by the pool. Nothing screams summer like a great pair of sunglasses. But, you won’t be alone if you’re one of the countless people who often find themselves breaking their sunnies. Either you don’t put them in a case so they get crushed in your bag, or you misplace a pair, only to realize you sat on them. If you’re tired of destroying your sunglasses, give these sturdy pairs a go.


Aviators never really went out of fashion, but they’re definitely holding strong as a trend that hasn’t gone anywhere over the past few years. Warby Parker’s Raider shades are an homage to all your memories of Top Gun, in a stylish and sturdy frame. Choose between three frame styles: polished gold, brushed ink, and polished silver. And then customize the lenses to your liking. Featured here is the polished gold with brown gradient lenses—a classic choice.


If the classic, angulated aviators don’t compliment your face, then give Abe a try. The squared lenses give these shades a more modern effect. And if you’re concerned about sensitive skin and metal frames, you can rejoice. Warby Parker’s metal frames are crafted from hypoallergenic stainless steel. And whether you need prescription lenses or not, all of their lenses are scratch-resistant and block out 100% of UVA and UVB rays.


Not everyone likes metal frames, and that’s okay! Barkley is a great classic shape that’s constructed from cellulose acetate, another skin-friendly material. This frame style has been a fan favorite since it first hit the scene in the mid 20th century and there are no signs of it losing popularity. All Warby Parker glasses come with a hard-sided case for safekeeping and a polishing cloth to keep your lenses looking pristine.

Dragon DR Proflect

Circular frames are always an awesome choice for people that like to make a statement. Often associated with artistic types, these dark yet dramatic shades are a surefire way to get noticed. The Dragon DR Proflect’s metal brow bridge and keyhole effect give these a fashion-forward effect. Available in three colorways, including this bold matte blue chalk option, you can be sure that your glasses will act as a conversation starter.

Ray-Ban Blaze Double Bridge

No brand is more synonymous with cool and fashionable sunglasses than Ray-Ban. And with their Blaze Double Bridge sunnies, everything will be coming up roses thanks to the rose-hued lenses and rose gold metal frames. These shades are perfect for someone who loves the idea of aviators, but not the prominence of the frame. Instead of angulated lenses, these sunglasses feature round lenses with a metal frame that sits behind it for a more low-profile effect. All Eyeconic glasses are made from polycarbonate lenses that are scratch-resistant and durable.