Snow glare and high altitude sun can zap your eyeballs faster than a defibrillator wielding paramedic. Julbo has long been famous for their glacier glasses, first giving protection to crystal hunters in 1888. 125 years later the company, still family owned and headquartered in the Jura Mountains of France, is making sunglasses and goggles that blow us away with how effective they are for mountain sports.
Over the past year, we’ve been wearing Julbos during our mountain pursuits and they’ve earned the WildSnow 5 star stamp of approval. They pamper our eyes better than a chilled bottle of Visine. At the Outdoor Retailer show this January, we eagerly descended on the Julbo booth to check out what’s new and noteworthy.
Interchangeable lenses are a hassle to switch out in the backcountry, so we’re anxious to test out Julbo’s photochromic ski goggles. Four styles offer fast response to a wide variety of light conditions. A sign of the times, Julbo offers a lens selector app at their website to help customers pick the right lens for their situation. We’re intrigued with Zebra Light which goes from category 1 (almost clear) to category 3, making it a goggle we hope will work for days that start or end in the dark
We wear our Julbos all over the world, in places so stupendous that it would be a crime to view them through the haze of a crummy lens. Here’s proof:
Jeepers creepers, where’d ya get those peepers? Now you know. Get your own pair here. Some of our favorites are even on sale.
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