Golf Sunglasses for Big Heads

Dash BoogieDash Boogie Hole in ThreeMembers Posts: 130 ✭✭
I have a size 7 7/8 noggin and I often find it difficult to get sunglasses that can keep up. My go to sunglasses for regular wear are RayBan New Wayfarers in a size large (58-18 I believe). Sometimes I'll wear them out on the course, but I find their bulkiness to be a bit of a distraction. I am a runner as well, and ideally I'd like to find a pair that can double as a golf/runner pair of shades.



Fellow big heads, what sunglasses do you sport? I feel like every pair of Oakleys I've tried on is way too narrow in the face. RayBan makes a "Chromance" new wayfarer that seems nice and light, but the lenses options aren't as good. Open to suggestions.

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  • double or triple?double or triple? Members Posts: 1,971 ✭✭
    I’ve used Oakley “Asian fit” glasses before and they rested comfortably on my head without feeling like they were about pop off my face.
  • Dash BoogieDash Boogie Hole in Three Members Posts: 130 ✭✭
    I've seen "asian fit" on their website. Like clothing, I just automatically assumed that meant smaller. I will look into that further. Thank you for the suggestion!

    Driver: Ping G400 Max, UST Mamiya ATTAS Coool 6S
    Fairway: Ping G25 4 wood, UST Mamiya VTS Red 7S
    Irons: Taylormade P790, Mitsubishi OTI 105 S
    Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4, 56 and 60
    Putter: SeeMore DB4X

  • DK<80DK<80 Members Posts: 271 ✭✭
    edited May 14, 2018 #4


    I've used Oakley "Asian fit" glasses before and they rested comfortably on my head without feeling like they were about pop off my face.




    I have a pair of these "asian fit" Oakley's. I think it refers primarily to the nose bridge piece being bigger.....that's what worked for me. Most other glasses slide down my face because my nose is small. Can't say for sure if it does have something to do with a wider size as well?



    But I do have a bigger head and these fit perfect!
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  • bmellisenbmellisen Members Posts: 1,124 ✭✭
    I golf and run. And have a big head. Tifosi makes a pair that works for me for both. Don’t remember what style but google would probably help you figure it out.
  • MoshjeanMoshjean Members Posts: 155 ✭✭
    +1 for Oakley

    I have a pair of Oakley Radar Prizm and they are top notch in quality and fit (I have a big head too 7 3/4)



    I also wear Ray Ban Justin’s with no issue when I golf, but YMMV
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  • WannabePaperTigerWannabePaperTiger Members Posts: 169 ✭✭
    Another vote for tifosi and Asian fit Oakley’s. The Asian fit is for wide faces/heads and lack of nose bridge. There are smaller nose pieces though so you could change them.
  • pollopollo Members Posts: 260 ✭✭
    Huge head here, size 8. I've been using Oakley Sliver XL's and they fit great and lightweight. Tons on color/lens combos.
  • dhartmann34dhartmann34 Members Posts: 670 ✭✭
    I've got the same size noggin as you. I use Reks. I have both Slingblade and Sports. They're comfortable, durable, and affordable. Honestly, the best pairs of sunglasses I've ever purchased.






    I have a size 7 7/8 noggin and I often find it difficult to get sunglasses that can keep up. My go to sunglasses for regular wear are RayBan New Wayfarers in a size large (58-18 I believe). Sometimes I'll wear them out on the course, but I find their bulkiness to be a bit of a distraction. I am a runner as well, and ideally I'd like to find a pair that can double as a golf/runner pair of shades.



    Fellow big heads, what sunglasses do you sport? I feel like every pair of Oakleys I've tried on is way too narrow in the face. RayBan makes a "Chromance" new wayfarer that seems nice and light, but the lenses options aren't as good. Open to suggestions.
  • Sh00terMcgavinSh00terMcgavin Members Posts: 294 ✭✭
    Oakley Radar XL. They are a bit on the tight side at first, but I have found after a few weeks of wear, they will stretch a bit. My head isn't quite as big as yours (7 1/2") but they seem to work well for me.
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  • Dash BoogieDash Boogie Hole in Three Members Posts: 130 ✭✭
    For those wondering, I went the Hunter S. Thompson / Walter Sobchak route and got some amber tinted Generals from Ray Ban.

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    Fairway: Ping G25 4 wood, UST Mamiya VTS Red 7S
    Irons: Taylormade P790, Mitsubishi OTI 105 S
    Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4, 56 and 60
    Putter: SeeMore DB4X

  • SilverBulletsSilverBullets BMW Members Posts: 5,885 ✭✭
    Checkout Goodr... they released a BFG line which is for big head dudes. $35, polarized, super lightweight, they don't slip/slide down your face at all (made for running actually), they look good and they have cool colors. I really like this company.
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  • maineultraclassicmaineultraclassic Members Posts: 9
    edited Oct 3, 2018 #13
    http://www.fatheadz.com



    Great sunglasses and glasses for big head people.



    My hat size is 8-1/2, so finding sunglasses used to be as hard as finding a hat.
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,824 ✭✭
    Try the EVZero Paths with the Prizm Golf lens. They are probably the largest/widest Oakley has to offer and fits my big cranium. At least, until they snap like my old Zero XL's back in the 2000's;)
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  • gibbyfangibbyfan Members Posts: 1,191 ✭✭
    Those of you looking, I would actually encourage you to see your eye doctor. I, like you all, have a larger head and finding the sunglasses off the shelf was a challenge. I ended up at my eye doctor a looked through their collections of frames. I found a pair that was close to the Raybans line and had them order me a pair. They fit way better and I could specify the lenses. I didn't need my RX in them. They ended being way less than it would have been at a Oakley store.
  • dikaia22dikaia22 Treat Yo'Self! Members Posts: 996 ✭✭
    I was a long time oakley guy and recently went to Costa. They have a width selector you can filter by on their website, and I will be honest the quality of the optics if far superior to anything else I have gotten previously. I was worried about how the polarized may effect depth perception on the golf course and it really has had no ill effect.
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  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    pollo wrote:
    Huge head here, size 8. I've been using Oakley Sliver XL's and they fit great and lightweight. Tons on color/lens combos.




    Was coming to post the sliver XL. I have 2 pair. Love them.
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  • regiwstrukregiwstruk Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    Had trouble nailing down the sporty look - Oakley, Smith, Nike, etc. Big fan of the Electric California Knoxville XL. Hat is 7 7/8 as well.
  • Pcola KenPcola Ken Members Posts: 143
    Costas fit my large melon and don't slip when I'm sweating down here on the Gulf. I always get polarized so I can wear them by the water.



    I wore Oakleys for a long time, but only certain versions. They make great glasses too.
  • dikaia22dikaia22 Treat Yo'Self! Members Posts: 996 ✭✭
    Pcola Ken wrote:


    Costas fit my large melon and don't slip when I'm sweating down here on the Gulf. I always get polarized so I can wear them by the water.



    I wore Oakleys for a long time, but only certain versions. They make great glasses too.




    Better Batten down the hatches man. Sounding like it may get Nautical down your way later this week!
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  • GuacGuac Members Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Smith Lowdown XL. Best glasses I've ever owned.
  • Pcola KenPcola Ken Members Posts: 143
    dikaia22 wrote:

    Pcola Ken wrote:


    Costas fit my large melon and don't slip when I'm sweating down here on the Gulf. I always get polarized so I can wear them by the water.



    I wore Oakleys for a long time, but only certain versions. They make great glasses too.




    Better Batten down the hatches man. Sounding like it may get Nautical down your way later this week!




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  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,394 ✭✭
    Oakley M Frame?
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  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,254 ✭✭
    These should do the trick.





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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 924 ✭✭
    I have Costa Tuna Alleys the fit is great but they are fog machines in humidity and they are way too expensive for me not to be perfect, so I’d go another way
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  • jibsliderjibslider Members Posts: 17
    I'm an optometrist.



    Not necessarily a comment specifically for XL size frames, but I have a patient that while hitting out of a bunker unearthed a hidden rock that struck his sunglasses and shattered his glass lens into one of his eyes and he now doesn't have any functional vision in that eye.



    Ever since then, I've recommended impact resistant lens materials for golf and find that tint really is just personal preference regardless of the science behind the brand's explanation.



    FWIW, my patient still plays golf and says he now just blames his missed putts on his blind eye.
  • moosehead222moosehead222 Moosehead Members Posts: 27 ✭✭
    My recommendation is:



    (1) I think places like Lens Crafters should be able to bend the frames to fit you. They heat the plastic so when they are done it is semi permanent.



    (2) Expensive option - Oakley but one of their top of the line frames. Of course you need to try them but they will not get loose over time.

    I am still wearing two pairs after 10 years and never had to tighten them.



    ps. A company benefit was to get a few pair every year otherwise I would have never tried them due to the cost.

    ps2. A side bar is that their golf lens is great because it lets more light in so you can play in clouding weather.

    ps3. Another side bar is that they have a custom location for bi-focals that does not interfere with your golf swing.. Retail stores probably do not know about this feature but it is fantastic if you need readers.
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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 303 ✭✭
    Multiple pairs of Smith's. Redmond's, 7 5/8, but their offerings have 3 base curvatures, all measured (I've found 60 width of lens with at least 125 arm.length has been enough.



    They also have a version of a sunglass then a "XL" version as well. All sorts of styles, I like copper and bronze lenses from them, chromapop (plastic - but amazeballs) or techlite glass. Have owned 4 pair, game two now.
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