4 of the best running sunglasses for hot and sunny weather

Sports-specific sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from UV light and stay in place when your face sweats up
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THERE are lots of running-specific sunglasses designed to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays while crucially staying put during even the sweatiest of sprints. Here's our pick of four...

1. Smith Attack Mag, from £149.99 (

These come with two sets of lenses, which you can easily switch in and out using a clever magnet system, depending on the light conditions. Great for heightening contrast on duller days, making things clearer and more defined, so you won't trip on oncoming stones or branches. The wrap-around design provides excellent coverage for the eyes, with 100 per cent UV protection and a smudge and moisture resistant coating.

2. Oakley Radar EV Advancer, £136 down from £170 (

These rose-tinted shades have a comfortable, lightweight frame that won't rub or irritate on long runs. Durable and fitted with anti-fog technology, they're ventilated enough that they won't steam up when you get sweaty. They use a ‘Prizm' technology that enhances colour, contrast and details. We also like that they have pads on the temple and nose area, to increase grip and help keep them securely in place.

3. Kalenji Runtrail, £19.99 (

Looking for a pair of sunglasses with anti-fog lenses and sun protection that won't break the bank? You won't find better than these affordable sunnies from Kalenji. The lenses have a 100 per cent UV filter and and a wrap-around design that shields the eyes from wind and insects. This pair also has a clever ventilation feature on the nose grips plus a two-year warranty.

4. Spektrum Blankster, £135 (

Swedish brand Spektrum make some of the coolest looking sunglasses on the market. This pair have great UV protection, with a larger lens shape to halt damaging rays before they reach your retina. The rubberized grippers don't move on sweaty faces and a snug brow bar makes everything feel nice and secure on runs. An impact-resistant coating on the lens means they won't scratch or damage easily if you drop them.

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