“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before” – Dalai Lama
Whenever I read this quote by the Dalai Lama it transports me to a place so beautiful and dream-like. It’s also a sign that says stop dreaming and go travel, visit places you haven’t before and tick them off your bucket list. If you’re looking for someplace quiet yet packed with a lot of adventure, travel up north; you will love it. Whenever I dream about this place all I can think of is peace, tranquility, bikers traveling to new heights, their travel stories, the snow-clad mountains, and of course their super cool sunglasses!
The best way to explore the north and northeast of India is on a bike, so if you can ride one you’re going to have one of the best trips of your life. However, before you ride off into the beautiful mountains, remember safety comes first. Here are some of the safety gear you’ll need – elbow guards, jacket, chest protector, gloves (of course) knee guards, boots, and a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays at higher altitudes and reduce glare, thereby making it easy on your eyes while you ride for hours at a stretch. Bikers who travel up north almost every year highly recommend polarized sunglasses. Traveling is their expertise and they probably understand this better than most of us.
If you’re an adventurer who wants to keep exploring, loves road trips and monasteries here’s a list of places you must visit:
- Leh Ladakh
- Himachal Pradesh
And here’s a list of biker sunglasses you need throughout your travels.
Biker Sunglasses For Your Road Trips
Keepin’ It Simple With Wayfarers
These matte, full-rim wayfarers are perfect for someone who likes to keep it plain and simple. Wayfarer sunglasses are one of the most iconic shapes and will never go out of style. So rest assured, you can look stylish even with a frame as simple as this one. The greyish-black polarized lenses will allow you to see clearly even when it is super sunny outside. Made from TR-90, these all-black sunglasses will give you the most comfortable wear, all thanks to their super-light material.
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Go Bold With Geometrics
These sunglasses truly speak for themselves.
These sunglasses truly speak for themselves. They feature an oversized frame and lenses that lend it a stylish look while protecting your eyes from all sides. Furthermore, it comes with UV-protected, polarized lenses for that added layer of protection. The flexible and adjustable nose pads are an add-on feature – it makes them so comfortable to wear, especially during long road trips. These sunglasses are perfect for someone who wants to try something bold. Just pair it up with a leather jacket, high ankle boots and you’re good to go.
Play It Safe With Sports Sunglasses
Designed specifically for bikers and sportspersons, the Vincent Chase Polarized Black Half Rim Sports Sunglasses is an absolute must-have. The unique design, comfortable temples, and nose pads as well as the UV-protected and polarized lenses are just some of the main highlights of this pair of sporty sunglasses. To experience the rest of it, you’ll probably have to try them yourselves. These are one of the best biker sunglasses if you’re on a budget.
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It’s A Square Affair
Struggling to find the perfect sunglasses for the traveler in you? We got exactly what you need. Check out the John Jacobs Silver Full Rim Square Sunglasses. When you’re at an altitude that high, wearing UV protection sunglasses goes without saying. It’s like a rule that we’ve got to live by. But when it comes to sunglasses where style meets purpose, you’ve got to try these.
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Aviators For The Innovators
Aviator sunglasses have become quite a fashion statement today and it’s so obvious why. Most people, whether they ride a bike or not, choose to wear aviators simply because they’re classic and make you look a lot cooler. However, there is logical reasoning as to why bikers pick aviators as their first preference. Aviator sunglasses feature huge frames that protect your eyes from dust, debris, and glare. Apart from that, those large frames also keep heat and sunlight from affecting your eyes which is a major challenge for bikers.
Play Around With Round Sunglasses
Featuring minimalist volumes in easy-to-wear tons of gold and brown, the John Jacobs Gold Full Rim Sunglasses give you that irresistible contemporary appeal. Round sunglasses are not something you’d usually see on a biker but there’s always space for some experimentation. The flat-top design on this pair of round sunglasses reminds me of classic aviators and I absolutely love it. If you’re bored of the regular styles, you should definitely give these a shot. Believe it or not, these sunnies will give you that rugged biker look.