Best Mountaineering Sunglasses

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Ulimate Cover

THE ULTIMATE COVER

Julbo’s newest mountaineering sunglasses, the ULTIMATE Cover, combines the versatility of an ultra light performance frame, with the sun protection of glacier sunglasses. The Ultimate Cover pushes the limits of what it means to perform in and out of the mountains and is the ideal frame for those who enjoy a variety of endurance sports as well as alpinism. The ULTIMATE Cover features removable side shields and nose cover made from an extremely durable and light synthetic material. Designed for the athlete in mind, the ULTIMATE cover redefines what glacier sunglasses are capable of.

Lenses available: REACTIV and Spectron Lens size: 133

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • 3D Nose Fit : Special nose-pads are adjustable in every direction so that glasses fit every type of nose shape and ensure unbeatable hold in all conditions.
  • Comfort Fit with Helmet
  • Cord Attachment : Allows attachment of a cord.
  • CustomFIT Temples : The temples are designed for precise adjustment to guarantee perfect and long-lasting grip. No readjustment of grip required for each outing.
  • Full Venting : Highly vented sunglasses structure allowing full circulation of air to prevent fogging.
  • Grip Tech Temples : Exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn’t stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort.
  • Panoramic View : Wide lens surface for maximum field of vision.
  • Removable Spandex Shields : Spandex side protection from sunlight. Spandex is soft synthetic material that is light and comfortable. This material is heat, cold and water resistant.
  • Total Cover : Maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions.

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Explorer 2

EXPLORER 2.0

Julbo’s flagship model hits all the bases for what glacier mountain sunglasses require. With a more ergonomic shape, better ventilation, and slimmer frame, the Explorer 2.0 takes all of the features of the beloved Explorer and ramps it up a notch. With large, removable shields, 360 degree adjustable temples and high protection lenses, the Explorer 2.0 are the ultimate glacier sunglasses ready to tackle the most extreme conditions.

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Lenses available: REACTIV and Spectron Lens size : 61

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Nose Grip : Flexible, shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge.
  • 360 ° adjustable temples : The ends of the temples can be moved in all directions. Under a helmet, over a hat or on the head, the frames are held in place.
  • Front Venting : Natural front venting of air created by the lens shape.
  • Grip Tech temples : Exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn’t stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort.
  • Panoramic view : Wide lens surface for maximum field of vision.
  • Removable side shields : Side protection from sunlight.
  • Total Cover : Maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions

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Vermont Classic

VERMONT CLASSIC

Originally introduced in the 1950s, the iconic glacier sunglasses revolutionized eyewear for big mountain climbing and allowed some of the greatest to push the limits of mountaineering, such as Yannick Seigneur who summited Everest, Makalu, K2, and Annapurna to name a few. Whether you need a retro shade for sunny spring laps or are conquering Chamonix, the Vermont Classics combine timeless style, an authentic connection to the mountains, and industry leading technology. This traditional mountaineering model sports round lenses and leather side shields that provide 100% UV protection.

Lens available: Spectron Lens size : 51

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Flexible temples : Flexible temple ends for good grip around the ears
  • Grip Tech temples : Exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn’t stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort.
  • Leather side shields : A special feature of glacier sunglasses, leather side shields have protected the eyes of generations of mountaineers and now create an unmistakably vintage look.
  • Metal-Frame : The iconic metal frame tested and approved by generations of mountaineers
  • Total Cover : Maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions.
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SHIELD

SHIELD | SHIELD M

The Shield and its slightly smaller sibling, Shield M, combine technical ability with modern style. Easily remove the side shields, and transform the Shield into a performance lifestyle sunglass ready for climbing, biking, running, or whatever you decide to throw at it. Keep the side shields on and tap into an industry leading frame with non-slip curved temples, shock-absorbing nose-grip, and air flow ventilation ready for the demands of mountaineering.

Lenses available: REACTIV and Spectron Lens size : 59 and 54

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Nose Grip : Flexible, shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge.
  • Air Flow : Venting incorporated into the frame to facilitate air circulation and prevent fogging.
  • Cord attachment : Allows attachment of a cord.
  • Fabric side shields : They are soft-touch to provide maximum comfort and do not cause irritation in contact with skin.
  • Grip Tech temples : Exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn’t stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort.
  • Removable side shields : Side protection from sunlight.
  • Total Cover : Maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions.

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Monterosa 2

MONTEBIANCO 2 | MONTEROSA 2

The Montebianco 2 and slightly smaller, Monterosa 2, got a redefined upgrade with modernized lines and a contemporary look, but still includes all of the quality and performance the original models became known for. Both models also received new Grip Tech temples and a non-slip bridge, increasing the overall comfort. While the Montebianco 2 and Monterosa 2 were released in 2021, they are quickly becoming a favorite among established mountain climbers and ski mountaineers.

Lenses available: REACTIV and Spectron . Lens size : 56 and 54

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TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Nose Grip : Flexible, shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge.
  • Curved temples : Ergonomic profile for good grip on the face and head.
  • Grip Tech temples : Exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn’t stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort.
  • Removable side shields : Side protection from sunlight.
  • Total Cover : Maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions.

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CHAM

CHAM

Similar to the Vermont Classic and inspired by the Mountaineers of Chamonix, the Cham’s authentic frame with leather shields embodies the spirit of first summits and pushing the limit. With a slightly larger frame than the Vermont Classic, the Cham is a perfect option for those looking for a classic shape with proper glacier mountain credentials. While it looks equally at home on a rockstar, the Cham is more than ready for the high mountains. Paired with high-performance mirror lenses, the Cham are a great option for backcountry skiing and mountaineering.

Lenses available: Spectron Lens Size: 58

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • 360 ° adjustable temples : The ends of the temples can be moved in all directions. Under a helmet, over a hat or on the head, the frames are held in place.
  • Grip Tech temples : Exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn’t stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort.
  • Leather side shields : A special feature of glacier sunglasses, leather side shields have protected the eyes of generations of mountaineers and now create an unmistakably vintage look.
  • Metal-Frame : The iconic metal frame tested and approved by generations of mountaineers
  • Removable side shields : Side protection from sunlight.
  • Total Cover : Maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions.

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