• Weight <30 grams
  • Lens colours Mirror, Smoke
  • Frame colour You name it
  • Construction material Plastic frame, Polycarbonate lens
  • Cost $56.00

Goodr Sunglasses

Eye protection


Rating: 8.7 / 10
Value for Money  1.8 / 2
Durability 1.8 / 2
Comfort and Fit 1.5 / 2
Weight 1.8 / 2
Appearance 1.8 / 2

Goodr Sunglasses Review

Most of my life has been spent outdoor working in the open air. Very early on I realised that eye protection was very important so I’ve always worn sunglasses of some type ranging from the super expensive to those on the cheaper end. One issue I have always had is that I have a tendency to scratch sunglasses so I tend to opt for glass lenses, rather than polycarbonate, as a way to minimise this issue. Unfortunately this has always pushed me towards the upper price range.

In addition to eye protection and durability another key selection criteria is appearance – I like to have that ‘feel good’ factor with whatever I’m wearing, sunglasses included. So again this has always pushed me towards the upper end of the sunglass price range.

Now with the availability of Goodr Sunglasses in Australia you can now make a fashion statement without breaking the bank. I first heard about Goodr Sunglasses from a number of US podcasts so when they became available in Australia thought it was time to give them a go.

The first thing you need to know about Goodr is that as a company they are best described as ‘quirky’. They sunglass names include Beelzebub’s Bourbon Burpees (see Tim in his glasses below), Polly Wants a Cocktail, Iced by Sas-squat, Dr. Ray Sting, and many, many more. The colour range matches these names and if you want to make a fashion statement the sunglasses do just that. Having said that, they do make sunglasses that are fairly sedate so if you don’t want to stand out they have glasses to suit everyone’s tastes.

These sunglasses are a plastic frame and polycarbonate lens which means they are very lightweight; the two pairs we purchased weigh 18 grams and 29 grams respectively so they are very much on the lighter end of the scale

Size wise is where these sunglasses can be a bit challenging. Goodr produce a variety of sizes including ‘normal’ and ‘huge’! Initially I purchased the normal size and discovered that while I could wear them, they were too narrow so l purchased a pair from the larger  ‘huge’ sizing from a range called Big Friendly Giants which come with a wider/bigger fit. While the BFGS fit me well, the one and only downside of these sunglasses is that they are fairly flat in profile so are inclined to let sunlight enter from the sides. Goodr do produce a full wrap around pair of glasses which is aimed at cyclists and runners but I’ve never been a fan of this style of eye protection. And they are made for ‘normal’ sized heads which apparently isn’t me.

Price-wise these sunglasses sit around AUD $56.00 RRP which is relatively cheap as sunglasses go, particularly for such a fashion focused sunglass. While they aren’t likely to be as durable as a glass lens, at this price they aren’t going to break the bank. In fact for such a good looking and quirky range of sunglasses, these are great value.

All Goodr sunglasses are polarized with the lenses coming in smoked lenses as well as a mirrored finishes and given the sheer range, there is something for everyone.

So for those hikers out there with average sized heads who also want to make a bit of a fashion statement, this sunglass range is a great option.

Goodr Sunglasses

Tim in his Goodr BFGS (Big Friendly Giants Sunglasses). The BFGS range is made for those with larger heads but in my case I wouldn’t mind a slightly bigger fit. This particular colour is called Beelzebub’s Bourbon Burpees which is sedate as far as the rest of the range is concerned. In the image above me, the bright orange glasses are the same model but in a very lairy colour!

Gill in her Goodr Mach G Running Sunglasses. The colour on this model is Granite, I didn’t ground today!

We like

  • If you want to make a fashion statement with your sunglass choice then this is the range for you. For those who want more muted options they also exist
  • 100% UV protection
  • Optically correct polarised lens in a smoke or mirror lens which provides great vision around water
  • No-slip arms which helps eliminate slippage when sweating
  • No-bounce thanks to the snug and lightweight frame with a comfortable fit
  • Wide arms on the larger BFGS sizing that don’t dig in or give those of us with wider heads a headache
  • Polarised lenses are glare-reducing lenses with UV400 protection that blocks 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Gradient lenses are dark up top and light on the bottom to protect your eyes without losing the ability to see hazards in the shadows
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter-proof and anti-salt water coatings
  • Included is a pouch and magnetic snap box which makes for a great gift!
  • Floating frame technology so they float if you drop them in the water
  • Category 3 providing a high level of sun glare reduction and good UV protection

We don't like

  • The sizing is on the small side, even the BFGS (Big Friendly Giants Sunglasses) are a bit on the narrow side for me
  • The models we tried could have had a bit more curve on them at the side to reduce sunlight entry

Best Uses

  • Great for those of you with narrower faces

Buy One

You can purchase Goodr Sunglasses from Wild Earth or from Wildfire Sports

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AUD $56.00 RRP

  • The range varies but nearly every models sits just below or just about this price level

Other Versions

The Goodr range is enormous – there is something to suit everyone’s taste


This review was done with product purchased at a retail store by Australian Hiker

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