How to Choose Hunting & Shooting Glasses

Precision sports call for precision gear. That’s why RE Ranger has mastered clay shooting glasses, designed to meet your optical needs on the range.

But when you walk off the range, you shouldn’t have to compromise. The Adventure Collection brings decades of precision expertise to all-new sport sunglasses — this time, engineered for competitive hunting and fishing.

Clay shooters have long trusted Ranger for an edge in their shooting game and protection on the range. Now, you can bring that same high level of performance on all outdoor adventures.

THE ADVENTURE COLLECTION

Precision sport sunglasses for competitive hunting.

Hunting glasses for deer, duck, bear, moose, rabbit & more game.

Adventure Collection Specs:

  • Ranger Clearsight™ Hydrocoat incorporates multiple features providing a superior durable lens surface protecting the lens in daily wear and tear.
  • Bluz™ backside AR coating prevents unwanted interior reflections and increases visual acuity.
  • Precision lens colors that provide enhanced contrast and sharpness during ever-changing lighting conditions.
  • Wrap around frames for a comfortable and secure fit.

What are Shooting Glasses?

Shooting glasses are designed to add visual precision to your aim. Clay shooting requires very high visual contrast, as this sport occurs on a range and requires the shooter to hit bright targets. Hunting, on the other hand, often occurs in a wooded area. The conditions are very different, but still call for precision shooting glasses.

The best hunting glasses must be durable with very sturdy lenses, anti-glare, polarized to block the sun’s rays including blue light, resistant to fog, excellent in all light conditions, offers a contrast in natural settings for added depth perception, and a snug fit to remain on your face throughout your hunting trip.

4 Types of Hunting Glasses

Shooting and hunting glasses come with as much variety as the game you might be aiming for.

Your location is key. It might be a relatively bright and sunny day, but you’re hunting in a shrouded forest. It could also be a cloudy day, but you’re hunting beside a lake with extra glare. The best shooting and hunting glasses will allow you to switch the lens for these unique environments.

Luckily, you can rely on some common situations when it comes to the game you’re hunting, such as the time of day your game will most often be found and the level of light you can expect when hunting for it.

RE Ranger

Engineered for precision in all light conditions.

Hunting glasses for deer, duck, bear, moose, rabbit & more game.

1. Deer Hunting Glasses

The most common type of hunting is deer hunting. This occurs in medium to low light conditions surrounded by natural greens and browns. Deer hunting glasses should help bring out your target from varied backgrounds, such as movement behind trees.

Vermilion or orange is a commonly recommended color in this environment for medium light and contrast, while gray is also recommended as a great color to reduce glare while highlighting natural colors. If you are most concerned with low light settings, such as near dawn or dusk, yellow will provide excellent contrast. The Adventure Collection’s Phoenix allows you to easily switch lenses so that you can rely on one frame for all hunting conditions.

Phoenix Frame with HD Medium Lens

Semi-rimless frame with vermilion lens for medium-light and wooded conditions.

Deer hunting glasses with vermilion orange lens for competitive shooting. | RE Ranger

BENEFITS:

  • Polarized
  • Phoenix contains a semi-rimless frame for you to switch lenses in various scenarios
  • HD Medium is best used in medium light conditions in a wooded areas as a high-def lens that offers a clear and crisp target view while providing the proper balance of contrast and clarity between the target and background

2. Duck & Waterfowl Hunting Glasses

If you are hunting for waterfowl, such as ducks, you are likely near a body of water. This adds additional challenges to your visual line of sight as water creates more glare. You will also be met with more blues in your vision and could use contrast against this color. You also will want a pair of sunglasses without a mirrored reflection so that you do not scare off your game.

Choose a lens that is best suited for polarization and anti-glare. The Phoenix with a brown colored lens is great for waterfowl hunting as it is great for abundant scenery and you can change the lens based on your environment.

Phoenix Frame with Condor Lens

Semi-rimless frame with brown lens for low light and contrast against green, reds and yellows.

Hunting sunglasses with brown lens for duck and waterfowl hunting. | RE Ranger

BENEFITS:

  • Polarized
  • Phoenix contains a semi-rimless frame for you to switch lenses in various scenarios
  • Condor is designed for low light, cloudy days, and dawn/dusk conditions. Brown enhances contrast in greens, reds and yellows. Great for situations with abundant scenery.

3. Bear & Moose Hunting Glasses

Much like with deer hunting, when bear or moose hunting you’re aiming for targets with varied backgrounds containing greens and browns. Bears typically hunt for food during early morning and dusk, so you are likely to want a low light lens when bear hunting.

Choose similar colored lenses as when deer hunting with vermilion for general contrast, gray for highlighting greens, and yellow or brown for contrast in low light conditions. Light purple is another option to dampen the greens and blue sky for high contrast in darker conditions, such as night shooting under lights.

Phoenix Frame with Condor Lens

Semi-rimless frame with brown lens for low light and contrast against green, reds and yellows.

Hunting sunglasses with yellow lens for bear and moose hunting. | RE Ranger

BENEFITS:

  • Polarized
  • Phoenix contains a semi-rimless frame for you to switch lenses in various scenarios
  • Hawk is a yellow lens to highlight surroundings and increases contrast and definition. This is excellent for low light, overcast conditions, hunting and fly fishing.

4. Rabbit & Squirrel Hunting Glasses

Rabbit and squirrel hunting occurs in wooded areas but these animals are often found in open field settings or by looking up towards the trees. This calls for a lens option with protection from brighter light.

Avoid lenses suited for low light and instead try a blue, gray or clear lens. Clear is best suited for indoor use and allows in maximum light for clear, sharp vision. It allows the most light in while still offering protection from UV light and an anti-reflective coating from glare. Gray is another good color to choose for hunting purposes as well as bright sun, general outdoor activities, fishing, boating and water.

Phoenix Frame with Clearvue Lens

Semi-rimless frame with clear lens for maximum light and sharp vision.

Hunting sunglasses with gray lens for rabbit and squirrel hunting. | RE Ranger

BENEFITS:

  • Polarized
  • Phoenix contains a semi-rimless frame for you to switch lenses in various scenarios
  • Eagle II’s gray lens allows in additional light in the green portion of the spectrum while keeping colors and surroundings natural throughout all terrains.

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2 replies on “How to Choose Hunting & Shooting Glasses

  • James Garrett

    I just received my Ranger shooting glass. I bought the 3 lens kit. I cannot get the lenses to seat properly in the frame. I need to know if I am doing something wrong. There is a space between the lens and frame. Is this the way it should be? Jim Garrett

    Reply
    • Sarah Fawle

      Hi James, sorry you’re having trouble fitting your lens into your frame. We will follow up with you in email today to make sure you can wear your Ranger shooting glasses.

      Reply

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