Sunglasses and Goggles for Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Sports
High-altitude sunshine and the sparkle of pristine, white snow are beautiful things to those who ski and snowboard – but only if you are outfitted with top-quality eyewear to protect your eyes.
Julbo’s performance sunglasses for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports are made to withstand the intensity of the sun and glare, while its line of goggles also provides optimum protection against wind and snow.
Julbo’s renowned sunglass and goggle lenses restrict the amount of light that passes through to your eyes. Some lenses are anti-fogging and photochromic – they change like chameleons to the variable light conditions when you are on the snow. Julbo’s Bivouak sunglasses boast the world’s first magnetic sideshields; snap them into place when you need extra sun protection on the slopes, snap them off when you don’t.
Why athletes recommend these Julbo sunglasses and goggles for snowboarding, skiing and other snow sports:
- Low rate of transmission of visible light when you are on the snow
- Photochromic lenses on the goggles and sunglasses darken or lighten depending on the light’s intensity
- Anti-fog coatings make sunglasses and goggles resist fogging
- Features such as removable sideshields and moldable temples
- Wrap-around lenses offer an extra-wide field of view and coverage
Julbo Goggles for Snowboarding, Skiing and Snow Sports
Julbo Sunglasses for Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Sports
In the Press
In a January 2012 SKI magazine article titled “The Eyes Have It,” editors say this about Julbo Orbiter goggles: “Julbo's polarized, photochromic Camel lens automatically adjusts to changing light, transitioning from category 2 light transmission (good in low light) to category 4 (best in intense sunlight). No more swapping lenses or goggles.”
Backcountry Magazine featured the Glenak goggles in its 2012 Photo Annual edition. The editors wrote: “Julbo’s signature Camel lens is both photochromatic and polarized. Read: one lens that spans bright to dark days.”
Men's Journal had this to say in its Ski & Board Gear Guide 2012: “Thanks to an antifog coating and strategic vents, the Orbiter won't cloud up when you’re powering down the mountain. But the real star in these face-friendly goggles is the addition of Julbo’s Camel lens, which adapts to changing light and gets rid of vision-impairing glare.”
The Backpacker Fall/Winter 2011 Gear Guide reported: “The first all-conditions lens I've used that actually deserves the moniker,” declares one colorado tester, who favored interchangeables until the Around Excel changed her mind. From vertigo-inspiring whiteouts in Iceland to full sun on 10,000-foot Colorado peaks, the lens deleivered outstanding definitiion and the perfect tint — eliminating the need for multiple lens options. The trick? The lens blocks 87 percent of visible light, which makes it comfortable in bright sun, while Julbo’s orange tint provides excellent definition in low-light situations. ...”
Powder Magazine wrote in its 2012 Gear Guide: “A family-owned company from Eastern France, Julbo was foundied in 1888, and over three generations has evolved from a manufacturer of corrective lenses to a producer of protective eyewear for sports, with a particular forte in high altitude and glacier travel. The Orbiter is new for 2011 - 2012, and features Julbo’s spherical photochromatic lens to provide good peripheral vision.”
Outside Magazine Buyer's Guide: “With its fog-cutting yellow-based tint, the Revolution has the most effective photochromic lens we've seen, capable of going from a milk-bottle day to bright sun.”
Freeskier magazine gave a nod to Julbo's Superstar goggles in their 2011 Ski Gear Review Guide.
Ski Magazine: “Julbo's Revolution: Julbo's polycarbonate zebra lens keeps up with both you and the day's ever-changing light conditions.”
Skiing the Backcountry says, “The Julbo brand is known for high-quality sunglasses and has been a favorite among mountaineers for many years. They've made ski goggles for a few years now and I am very impressed with the clarity of vision.”
Outside Magazine writes, “With anti-fog photochromic lenses that darken from a low-light tint (for overcast skies) to ultra-dark (bright sun on snow), these lightweight shades [Bivouak] are made for the mountains.”
Outdoor Retailer reports on select models of Julbo goggles with category-four lenses: “Julbo is the first company to offer category 4 protection, which blocks 97 percent of visible light.”