People will make jokes about these cause they are different from their standard issue Coastas, aviators or their Mickey Mouse Ray-Bans, but they will always ask where you got them and wish they had the confidence to branch out. These shades block sun like an eclipse! They seem a little bug eyed (more like goggles) and would suit snowboarders and skiers very nicely. However, here in the Southeast, they seem a little out place, but I love them nonetheless.
These are the ideal glasses for glacier travel and mountaineering. They provide full coverage from the sun/wind and are comfortable to wear with the flexible earpieces and adjustable cord. They are also way more stylish than the old-school glacier glasses. I don't know if I'd go with the changing tint lense though, just stick with the darkest tint you can get.
"Great fit for med/small heads, nice and dark, fogs easily with the guards on"
These glasses are great for snow! I have the white spectron version and they seem pretty scratch resistant, very dark and quite comfortable. I have a pretty small head and usually glasses are too big for me. With a slight adjustment to the bendable arm tips, these fit me perfectly!The strap that comes with the glasses works perfectly and so do the removable guards.One complaint is that the glasses seem to fog pretty easily when the guards are on. Also, the included case is way to big to bring on a trip to the mountain.Overall these are a great pair of glacier glasses!
When I was choosing a sunglasses at the end I look on Julbo Explorer but with two different glasses. Mineral - Alti Arc 4 Plus and Polycarbonate Spectron 4. Main differences is that first is scratch - resistant, second impact -resistant. To my mind mineral glasses more convenient but they can be only in black frames. So I choose design instead of scratch -resistance becouse I would like white frame. Total this is a great sunglasses which do its work. I bought them for climbing on Elbrus summit.
I have been blessed with sunny weather for the majority of my winter excursions and my Julbos have shined (or reduced shine - glare) during each trip. I did experience some minor fogging in the beginning but this was quickly remedied using an anti-fog solution. Totally positive experience!!!