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Take on the most demanding mountains in the world with the professionally designed Julbo Explorer Sunglasses protecting your eyes from the high-altitude sun.

Julbo gave their high-tech Explorer Sunglasses incredible Alti Spectron 4 Lens that provide 95% visible light reduction to protect your eyes on high-altitude mountaineering trips. Take these Julbo glacier glasses to Rainier, Alaska, or even the Himalayas. Designed with help from Chamonix mountain guides, these glacier glasses features removable side shields and a wrap-around design that rivals the protection offered by goggles in high winds and blowing snow. The Explorer Sunglasses also include a removable stretch headband to keep them in place and let you drop them to your neck when you crawl into a tent. Julbo added frame vents to reduce fogging because you can't climb if you can't see.

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4 5

Very nice glasses

I loved these glasses, the filter is very good for the brightest enviroments (I tried it over snow and over fresh water in sunny days).

I put 4 stars and not 5 because the case in which they send the pair I bought (The photo I uploaded) is not the same as the one showed in the photo showed in the detailed views, and is a lot bigger than that one. Even though the case I got is very good and protects perfectly the glasses is kind of bulky and when you are backpacking and need to save space, it just doesn't do the work...I upload a photo for you to see the case.

Very nice glasses

Would you recommend these glasses for...

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Would you recommend these glasses for general outdoor use and paragliding?
These should be strong enough and block out the wind, also offer good sun protection. Pretty tempting :-)

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These would be excellent for what you intend to use them for. I think they would be awesome for paragliding .

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And which version do you recommend? alti arc, spectron or cameleon? Thanks!

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These would be perfect for those activities. The coverage is very good and they block out all the harmful rays without making things too dark.

they even make my dad look cool

they even make my dad look cool

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very nice glasses, just got them and haven't tried them in The Mountain, but very comfortable, light and nice looking

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He's one Rad-Dad!

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Do you have the X large version of these...

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Do you have the X large version of these glasses available?

5 5

Explorer with spectron 4 lens

I have had a pair of these glasses for several years. My eyes are very sensitive to light. I use these on the water, in the mountains, on bike (motorized and pedal) and anytime I am outside. They are amazing. Easily the best glasses I have ever owned. They are equal to the two pairs of Julbo micropores (glass lenses) I also own. I was worried about the lens durability of the spectrons but they have been great. They are much lighter than the micropores. I find myself wearing these more than the micropores. I will definitely buy another pair when these are done.

4 5

Sweet!!

Have not gotten them out in the mountains yet or even out of the house yet tbh. However these things fit like a glove and seem of a fairly good quality. I think i will really like them?

So far so good, just buy them if you think you want them. So long as they fit your face these are the business!! If not return them...

Sweet!!

I recently purchased julbo explorer alti...

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I recently purchased julbo explorer alti arc glasses which are not polarized, I want to use them for skiing.
I considered the cameleon lens which are polarized, however, my past experience with polarized lenses is that they dont work well on snow in sunny conditions as you cant see the terrain in detail well enough, any thoughts or experience would be welcome?

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If you are going to use them in the sun only, then I would say go with polarized... yes you sacrifice a little bit of terrain detail, but the ease on your eyes at the end of the day will be appreciated...

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Agreed, the polarization is really nice to have and you eyes will be happier at the end of the day.

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I have the spectron 4 lenses. I use them primarily for mountaineering. I like the versatility of this lense as it functions well in daytime sunlight as well as flat light, cloudy conditions where you still need eye protection and good clarity. I have not noticed a dramtic difference in not having the polarization. my 2 cents.

5 5

Keeps out the UV's

These are fantastic glasses. I have tried all the different ones and when I look up, down, left, right along the periphery of my vision, these let in the fewest UVs. When I'm up high on a mountain I don't want to take any chances with my vision. The fit is great too. I have a low bridge on my nose so glasses love to slip down, especially when I glance down to check my footing. The adjustable ear hooks and rubber cinch keep these in place even when my face is sweating. I got the Spectron 4 polycarb lens because I didn't want to risk glass shattering on a fall. The white also looks sleek and cool. Great glasses - highly recommended.

Anyone run or biked in these??... looking...

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Anyone run or biked in these??... looking for something that would cover it all..

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These are exceptionally dark glasses, really only suitable for wear on snow or glacier. Not what you're looking for.

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I have found that these aren't too dark and would work for biking. I think they would be a bit heavy for running.

High Camp On Rainier...hiding from UVs...

High Camp On Rainier...hiding from UVs...

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Not the Alti Spectron 4lLenses, but the Camel Cat 2-4s.

5 5

Mountaineers Shades!

Love these for general mountaineering and expeditions...fits a beko really well too! Recommend you replace the rubber cinch with a barrel lock to keep them locked on your face, it will get loose after a while. Good value for money from Julbo in general...

How scratch resistant are the lenses on...

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How scratch resistant are the lenses on the explorer with the spectron 4 lenses?

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The glass is hard. Just don't drag on the rocks & you'll be OK. Typical Julbo quality.

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The Spectron 4 is polycarb, not glass. Get the Alti Arc 4 if you want glass.

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I've used these for a couple of years (polycarbonate lenses) and have no scratches. But, I do take good care of them so that plays into things.

Any ideas when you will have stock? I need...

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Any ideas when you will have stock? I need a pair for a trip to Palmer Station...

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Hey Dave,The best thing to do is jump on "live chat" and ask those folks. They'll be able to look up if there are any on order, and if so they can give you an approximate arrival date.

would this type of glacier sunglass be...

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would this type of glacier sunglass be suitable for Mount Kilimanjaro?

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This would be a great sunglass for Mount Kilimanjaro!

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Just used these on my Kili climb and they worked very well. There is not a whole lot of white stuff up there unless you are planning to traverse the Heim glacier, so you could probably get by with a less expensive pair. I was very happy to have these and you will look cool in the photos.

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You would love these for Mt. Kili, perfect.

Are the #JUL0044 plastic or a glass...

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Are the #JUL0044 plastic or a glass lens?

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The lens is glass and polycarbonate.

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No, it's not, that specs box up top is incorrect. Alti Arc is glass, the Spectron - which this page is for - is a polycarb.

I HAVE JUST HAD CATARACT SURGERY SUN IS...

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I HAVE JUST HAD CATARACT SURGERY SUN IS BRIGHT I AM MICHINAG
WOULD THESE WORK

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They worked for jashelton in his review above. 16,000 ft in the deserts of chile.

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This is by far my favorite question on this page.

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Everyone knows ALL CAPS gets questions answered faster.

5 5

Julbo Explorer Glasses

When I received these glasses from Backcountry I noticed that there was some sort of reflection on the inside of the left lens. So I cleaned the lens but it was no better. I then called Julbo USA and ask if knew of any problems and to see if they could correct the issue. I was going to be traveling to the Atacama desert in Chile in just two days and needed a good pair of glasses.I had ordered the glasses from Backcountry and got them in just two days, thanks for the fast shipping. The guy at Julbo could not determine the problem by my explaination. So, he said he would send me a new pair next day shipping so I would have them before I left for Chile, and I could send the pair in question back when I returned from my trip. So the next day I got the glasses and they were perfect, no glare or reflection, and when I returned from my trip I sent the others back to Julbo. The UV is quite high there, we were working at 10,000 to 16,000 feet elevation in the desert and the glasses worked great, I was very glad I had them. I have a small face and they fit very well with the bendable ear hooks and they look cool too. I can not say enough about the exceptional customer service I got from Julbo. The glasses are great and Julbo's customer service should be the model for all companies. If you think these glasses are a little expensive don't, you are getting what you pay for, a great product from a great company