From Julbo, a French company that’s been making mountain eye protection for more than 125 years, the Shield sunglasses provide uncompromising protection during mountain biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, trail running, and more. The glasses feature removable side shields to protect your eyes from bright glares and distractions, along with a wraparound design that allows for a wide field of vision with enhanced clarity. Slim GripTech temples create a firm hold and can be worn under a helmet, while curved arms keep the glasses firmly in place when things get rough. Finally, the nose pads are coated with a shock-absorbing rubber that prevents the frame from bouncing or being lifted up by the wind.
Note: At checkout, choose the dark blue/blue/green or translucent black/black frame with Spectron 4 lenses (base price), the matte black/red/red frame with Alti Arc 4 lenses (+ $25), the blue/blue/yellow frame with Reactiv Zebra lenses (+ $35), or the blue/blue/orange or dark gray/black/blue frame with Reactiv Chameleon lenses (+ $45).
The category-4 Spectron 4 lenses block 100 percent of UV rays and have a VLT of up to 95 percent, making them ideal for long, intense exposure high up in the mountains. The category-4 Alti Arc 4 lenses block up to 93 percent of visible light and boast a flash mirror finish and anti-reflective coating with an infrared filter. Finally, the category 2–4 Reativ Zebra and Chameleon lenses have a VLT of up to 95 percent and have anti-fog and photochromic coatings. The Chameleon lenses are polarized for even more glare reduction.
Named after its founder, Jules Baud, Julbo has its roots in the Jura region of France, dating all the way back to 1888. Baud started out designing optical eyewear, and at the request of crystal hunters braving the mountains of Chamonix, began making protective sunglasses for the most extreme conditions. In the 1950s, the company revolutionized the market with the Vermont glacier sunglasses, built for mountaineers conquering the highest peaks in the world. And that’s exactly where Julbo tested its products—on 8,000ers like K2, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Nanga Parbat, among others. In the ‘90s and early aughts, Julbo expanded its line to include a wide range of sports and terrains, and today it even makes eyewear for children.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 21, 2018 PT.
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