Q. Dear Gear Guy, When I’m out camping I need to keep my eyes safe. I want to buy some sunglasses. But where can I find a pair for under $50?
—Dylan Bright Eyes, Cass, Michigan
A. Hey Dylan, I totally hear where you’re coming from—it’s important to protect your eyes, but there are tons of very expensive sunglasses out there. And where are the affordable ones? Lucky for you there are actually plenty of inexpensive options under the $50 mark. For example, check out these cool polarized shades with lightweight nylon frames and shatter-proof lenses: Pepper’s Empire Maker ($35; peppersusa.com). Pepper’s has many other styles in the $35 range. Also check out other affordable brands like Ryders (ryderseyewear.com), Optic Nerve (nerveusa.com) and Sun Cloud (suncloudoptics.com), which is a lower-end brand manufactured by high-end Smith Optics. REI also carries a sunglass brand called Chili’s which hover in the $20 to $25 range (rei.com).