For Driving: Smith Optics Nomad

Styled like classic navigators and so light you'll barely feel them, the Nomad shades have titanium-framed polarized lenses that amped up clarity and color during test drives. Even when the sun peeked around the corner as we accelerated through an elbow-shaped turn, the antireflective mirror coating on the lenses was able to keep distracting rays from our eyes. [$269; smithoptics.com]