Every dad is different. There’s the Hawaiian shirt loving dad and the boating dad that keeps his nose white with sunscreen. There’s the dad that rocks his sandals with socks and the dad who brags about his secret fishing spot. But no matter what your dad is like, all outdoorsy dads share one thing in common: the love of practical and personal presents. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best sunglasses for dad based on his personality.
While it’s hard to top last year’s “World’s #1 Dad” coffee mug, we’re pretty confident our selection of floating, polarized and 100% UV blocking sunglasses will be his #1 Father’s Day Gift. Plus, he can add a fun, free magnetic koozie to his collection when you use code CHILLDAD at checkout!
The Boat Captain Dad - Reedy
The Reedys are made for the dad who thinks every day should be boat day. Whether he’s the self-appointed family boat captain or he’s a bit more serious about his need for speed out on the water, the new Reedy style is sure to be his best mate. Part of our limited Signature Series with Southern Tide, The Reedy offer a wrap-around frame for maximum wind and sun protection. Dad need not worry about his shades falling overboard or exposing his eyes to the elements while he navigates the waves anymore.
The Hang Ten Dad — Breakers
For the dad that’s always “hanging loose,” there’s the Breakers. A fun retro spin, these shades are sure to help dad break waves and maybe even break a few hearts. The Breakers sport an oversized flat top and the sun protection he needs spending all day shredding. Even the perfect dad surfer is sure to hit the water a little too hard. No worries here: like all of our sunglasses, these float even if he takes a nosedive.
The Rather Be Fishing Dad - Eddies
Does your dad spend most of his time thinking and or talking about fishing? He’s probably a “Rather Be Fishing” dad. Whether dad’s passions lie with fly fishing, offshore fishing, casual lakeside fishing, or his own unique blend, The Eddies are a huge catch. The lightweight design means these sit comfortably on his face and won’t slide down as he leans over to hook more bait on his line. Plus, the wraparound frame style offers added protection against sun and glare while he’s on (or in) the water.
The Paddler Dad — Waders
From kayaks to canoes to stand up paddle boards, The Waders are perfect for the dad who always has a paddle in his hand. If he’s sporting a rack for his board or boat on top of his car, he should be sporting a pair of shades designed to keep up with his lifestyle. The Waders protect his eyes from long exposures to sun and glare while out doing what he loves.
The Trendy Traveler — Seabrooks
Whether he’s a jet-setter always on the go or he prides himself on having a hip (hipster) sense of style no matter where he’s at, The Trendy Traveler dad may have found his match with the new Seabrooks. From our limited edition Southern Tide Signature Series, your on-trend dad will love the unique rounded octagonal frame available in uncommon colors like Sandbar and Boat Blue. Their versatility can help him bring his style A-game at the airport, around town, and while he explores the world.
The Always on the Green Dad — Sullivans
For the dad who prefers to spend his leisure time out on the green, The Sullivans add a subtle sophistication and coolness to his go-to attire. With a slim half-rim and metal details, these new frames are a hole-in-one. They’re uber comfortable too for days he decides to play an extra hole or two.
The Beer Snob Dad - Edistos
For the dad whose blood type is IPA+, the Edistos are a go to for days at local breweries and grill outs with his buddies. These classic shades from the limited edition Southern Tide collection feature a square block frame with a medium to large fit that looks insanely good on just about any dad, but especially yours.
The Beach Napper Dad - Coopers
Maybe your dad’s speed is more lounging on the beach with a snack or a beer (or both) in his hand. When it comes to the dad who spends most of his time, on vacation or not, looking for the best place to relax and take a snooze, the Coopers are the way to go. These classic bestselling shades are so lightweight and easy to wear that dad may even fall asleep forgetting he has them on. Rest assured, you can leave dad to catch his Z’s and make sure his eyes are protected (just don't let him forget sunscreen).
The Trail Dad - Bahias
Always ready to scout out a new sightseeing spot or get lost in the adventure, these dads need shades that can keep up with them, even if their families can’t. The Bahias are their natural companion, complete with wide side arms and a wraparound sports frame that keep the sun, wind and the occasional bump from slowing them down.
Dads love koozies, it’s science. Why not grab him another he’s sure to love?
Whether your dad cherishes koozies for his craft beers, swears by them for life by the water, or just loves making dad jokes about cold drinks wearing something, we’re sure he’ll be proud of you for getting something free. Use code CHILLDAD at checkout to land dad a free koozie to go with his new shades.
Here’s a quick test to see if floating sunglasses are right for your dad:
Ask him, “Why don’t crabs give to charity?” If his answer is “Because they’re shellfish,” you’ve found the right brand.