Burning Man Essentials: Eyewear

Little Orphan Annie may think you’re never fully dressed without a smile, but she’s never been to the playa. What you really need on the playa are a good pair (or pairs) of sunglasses and goggles.

When it comes to goggles, the most important thing is that they seal to your face so that NO DUST CAN GET IN.

You also need TWO PAIRS of goggles – one for day which is tinted and one for night which is clear.

When it comes to sunglasses, the most important thing is style.

For my first burn, I bought a pair of cat eye sunglasses which sealed around my face HORRIBLY. Tejas read me a riot act and I had to go to the hardware store to buy a roll of thin window sealant foam which I used to build up the seal around my face until it was secure. Don’t be like me. Get a pair of good sealing goggles.  I wear ski goggle now.

I went on a shopping spree at zeroUV and bought a ton of cool sunglasses. Cheap, fashionable, disposable (off playa = no MOOP), so I’m including them with my lineup.

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