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Julbo designed the Explorer XL Sunglasses to give you the sun-protection you need when you're getting after it in the high mountains. The Spectron 4 Lenses protect against the harsh high-altitude light, and built-in side shields ensure no light creeps in from the temples. Julbo gave these glacier glasses a wrap-around shape and a removable strap to ensure they don't slip from your head and take a 3000-foot fall back to the start of the route.

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Rockn Mountaineering Eye Protection

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

These glasses just plain rock on the glaciers, cycling, hiking, or just style'n. No matter where I've worn these they've preformed beyond all other sun glasses I've ever owned. Yea, the best thing is that I've actually been able to hold on to these for 3 years and still going. They've seen Rainier attempts many times along with other PNW volcanoes and peaks. They totally give you comfort and protection and the removable side shields work great for glacier travel.

Did I mention skiing? Yep, they rock out on that too. The moldable ear pieces help to hold your glasses snug. Hey even upside down in a crevasse.

You can't go wrong with these glasses.

Rockn Mountaineering Eye Protection

Amazing glasses, but adjust the arms!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I'm going to echo PhilB's sentiment. No glare at all... and an absolutely crystal clear image. I use mine for mountaineering and skiing, and in both roles they are top notch. A few friends have decided to pick some up for skiing as well.

One caveat... adjust the flexible arms. Its possible to have these adjusted so that they put pressure on some very sensitive areas around and even behind your ears. You'll know when they aren't adjusted right. It aches... and you'll have a headache in minutes. Be patient in figuring out how you like the arms adjusted. Once you've got that down you'll have a pair of mountaineering glasses that will last as long as you care for the amazing lenses.

PS. These are glacier glasses. The Spectron lenses block the majority of visible sunlight. Please do not use these for driving at dusk!


Great sunglasses

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

No glare. Crystal clear lenses. With the side shields on peripheral vision is a little restricted but not a big deal. Also had issues as others with headaches until I figured out the best adjustment on the arms, then perfect fit.

Unanswered Question

Does the XL indicate that these are extra...

Does the XL indicate that these are extra large? The description here makes it unclear the difference between these and regular Julbo Explorer. And no Frame Measurements are listed.


Great all around sport glasses

    Love these sunglasses. I've had them for three years now the longest I've ever owned sunglasses a few marks but nothing for what I've put them throught. Love them for skiing, hiking or just riding in the car. I'll be sticking with Julbo for life.

    Great all around sport glasses

    How is the Spectron 4 different from the...

    How is the Spectron 4 different from the Arc 4 Lens please

    it looks like the alti arc lenses are glass and the spectron lenses are polycarbonate


    sick eyewear = sick photos

      8600ft/easton glacier/mount baker, wa - they work well, vent nicely, and are sweet looking

      sick eyewear = sick photos

      Took me some time to get them right

        Bought these glasses for a 2 week desert trek in Central Australia. Would have liked to have had a small soft bag to carry them in as the storage box they come in is huge (not practical for carrying them in a pack). The first week I used them they would become really uncomfortable behind my ears giving me a horrible headache but I finally worked out that I could bend the arms to suit my head shape. So the second week they were fabulous - took me some time to work it out but they are great (and look good too)


        XL fits my XL dome

          The regular Julbo Explorer was ever so slightly tight between the ears...not enough to take them off right away, but after awhile a headache developed...used the regulars for a trip up Rainier and I thought my headache was altitude related....not so

          The Explorer XL fits me like a headaches, no matter how long I wear them.

          I have quite the large head...A Bern XL helmet doesn't fit me