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    25 Reviews


    Professional mountain guides designed the Julbo Explorer Sunglasses to make you have all the features you need when you go to the mountains.

    By paring the professionally designed Explorer Sunglasses with photochromic Camel Antifog Lenses, Julbo created high-tech eyewear for any mountain in the world. Chamonix mountain guides teamed up with Julbo to ensure the Explorer glacier glasses include every feature an alpinist needs.

    Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

    • Camel photochromatic lenses are light-sensitive, which means they turn darker or lighter depending on the amount of available light
    • Polarized lenses reduce glare and improve contrast and detail
    • Removable side shields that offer goggle-rivaling protection
    • Front vents fight condensation and fogging
    • Curved, wrapping temples offer better hold and a more ergonomic fit
    • Grip Tech sculpted inserts help the glasses stick to your face without sticking to your hair
    • Item #JUL0054

    Tech Specs

    Camel NXT
    Interchangeable Lens
    Case Included
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    California Proposition 65


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    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    My customer Marianne enjoying a Kilimanjaro Summit with her husband. I took 10 years of planning for this trip to transpire. The Julbo Explorers helped Marianne persevere all the way to the top.


    Great protection

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Regular
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I've climbed and skied with these in CO and on Mt Rainier. More than enough sun protection - even for sunny days on Mt Rainier glaciers. I have also worn on misty cloudy days and the contrast is excellent. Camel lenses adjust beautifully. You can loosen the strap a bit to improve the venting if your forehead gets hot and leads to fogging. I have a large head and pretty big face. These fit well in the regular size.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I've used these glasses for two years in challenging environments. Eye protection, check. Clear vision, check. Durable, check. Light weight, check. Blocks wind, check. Adjustable, check.

    A well thought-out, high performance product.


    Pretty Good

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    These sunglasses work really well. Block out the sun great and allow you to see in all types of light. only reason i give it 4 star is the size. they look odd if you have a larger head, even some people that seem to have a normal average sized head, these look too small.

    Great shades

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Had these bad boys out on Mt Shasta a month or so ago and they worked great. Camel lens worked good in cloudy conditions and when it was insanely bright. They fit my face so well that I would forget just how bright the snow fields get until I took them off. The adjustable ear pieces work great for fitting it under a helmet and they somehow manage to not fog over during heavy aerobic activity. And as others have said, they almost eliminate the need for goggles

    Great shades

    Absolutely NOT recommend

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    1. It is hard to adjust. There is always some sun light leaking from the top of the frame hurting my eye no matter how hard I tried to tune it.
    2. During my 2 weeks trip to Mt Denali in 2014 with these glasses, my ears were so painful that I had to take it off for several hours. It caused me snow blindness that I had to stay at 14000 camps for next two days with sore eyes. It almost ruined my entire climbing.

    Definitely I do not recommend this product.

    Protect My Eyes

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

    Was wondering should I give it a four stars or three stars. This one does the job to protect the eyes and can put on for the entire day before sunset. Look directly to the sun without being uncomfortable. The problem with this is it doesn't fit my face perfectly and my ears get painful after a long wear. Not sure how it does with the other people. Also the small rubber in the back for fixing it to the head, is getting slippery after months' use. I believe one day it will break out.

    Protect My Eyes


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    ok i havent used them yet so just wanna say few words on initial impression build quality is good, fit very comfortable ( on my face) the first time i took them out of the box i thought i ve got the kids' version or something but when i put them on they fit perfectly. also very light and sides all covered very well.


    atleast a glued strap over the nose for padding for 1-2mm would make them complete.

    you need a bachelors degree to take side covers off after playing for 10 min i just left them there while being scared of breaking anything, not a word about it in the manual.

    Cool style and doesnt fog

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

    They don't fog and look good. If it fogs its because your doing something wrong. The tips can be adjusted and the nose padding also. I've used it for backcountry skiing/mountaineering and they've been just solid. On very cloudy day the vision is OK, otherwise its just perfect visibility & protection.

    More than happy..

      I got these even though my wife is a rep for Oakley... Sorry Honey.

      I think they are one of the best glasses for mountaineering. I agree that they don't allow enough ventilation when you are sweating like a pig, for general climbing I think they do an awesome job protecting your eyes from the harsh glare.

      Pretty sweet mountain glasses

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Everyone else pretty much hit all the highlights. Don't buy into the "anti-fog" stuff though. They are pretty easily to fog up during hard/fast skinning, especially with light or no wind conditions. Anyone that says otherwise is either moving too slowly or has sufficient air movement through the vents. Regardless, I really like the Explorers.

      not for warm weather

        used these for a summer traversing the juneau icefield - high albedo and pingpong ball conditions. it being summer never used them below freezing. that said i was sweating like mofo skiing and digging snowpits. the camel lenses are fantastic in various light conditions but the anti fog fails in warmer conditions (duh). the goggle like design causes the frame to rest on/near your eyebrows and once sweat starts running down the inside of the frame you will fog. one other annoyance was the bendy ear pieces - too flexible. pulling on the croakie strap to loosen will straighten out the ear pieces and leave glasses fighting to stay on your head.
        all in all amazing lens but wrong glasses for warmer weather or high sweat activities.

        The best

          Used these for a long hike on snow last weekend. Plusses: they have awesome coverage being that the lens is large. They really turn dark on the snow, almost too dark when the sun went behind a cloud! The antifog treatment works pretty well but don't expect miracles if you are sweating they will fog. Finally the built in neckstrap works well and can be synced tight to hold the glasses in place. Minor problems - the lens can be hard to clean on the inside being so deeply recessed. And they are a bit loose on my face. I must have a thing nose bridge. I wish the bridge part would be a bit more like my oakleys. In any case the neck strap can be used to keep them put on your face.

          Are the Julbo Explorers with the camel...

          Are the Julbo Explorers with the camel lenses able to handle bifocal lenses?


          Per they don't do bifocals. However, the people that do most of their work can make all sorts of things happen for real glacier glasses or ski goggles. should have what you need.

          Which model will fit a small face better:...

          Which model will fit a small face better: Treck or Explorer?

          Best Answer

          I can't personally speak to either of these, but I can say that from when I've seen people wearing the Explorers, they looked to be a big large, insofar as the frames themselves are concerned. I do, however, have an abundance of experience with Julbo's Bivouack style sunglasses with the Camel lenses; my face is relatively small, as far as faces go, and the ability of the Bivouack's to basically mold to your face with the adjustable stem ends makes them perfect for essentially any face, so long as you don't mind being less-than-chic, per se.

          Like I said, I cannot speak to these, so take this review with a grain of salt (I also notice this particular model is geared more towards alpine-based or glacier travel), but if you want a set of Julbo's just for general performance capability and everyday usefulness, I would look into the Bivouacks.

          Dumb question: How do you attach and...

          Dumb question: How do you attach and remove the dang adjustable strap? Perhaps I've lost too many neurons at high altitude. Used them on Mt Rainier today (white out), loved them!! Almost better than goggles.

          can someone comment on the differences of...

          can someone comment on the differences of spectron 4 vs. alti arc vs. camel?

          In terms of using these glasses for mountaineering, Rainer, Denali, etc.

          Spectron 4 is our polycarbonate lens and Category 4 is the darkest. The alti Arc is a glass lens and the camel is Ballistic material , has anitfog, and is Photocromatic ( lens changes from Category 2 ( light) to Category 4 camel is also polarized.

          all of these work great I prefer a Camel or Spectron as the are a bit lighter and essentially shatterproof.

          Are these good for water sports - sailing...

          Are these good for water sports - sailing and canoing?

          No, these are way overkill for water sports. These have very dark lenses for high altitude glacier mountaineering. Get something that does not have a really dark lens, but is polarized. Julbo should have some other products that would work well, probably cheaper.

          Ryan is right a bit overkill. The camel lens is good for Water sports though maybe try out the Julbo Run , Dirt or Race . The brown polorized lens is very good for brown water ( rivers , lakes )The octopus lens is better for the ocean.. its a gray lens

          Unanswered Question

          Can anybody comment on camel vs spectron...

          Can anybody comment on camel vs spectron lenses in terms of protection and anti-fogging performance? I tend to fog up just about any glasses or goggles. I am looking for glasses for use in v. bright/high altitude use. Have used Julbos with spectron lenses and was pleased with light protection, but am considering camels for their variable light transmission.

          I fog glasses pretty easily, but am looking...

          I fog glasses pretty easily, but am looking for max protection. Nobody is specifying which lens they are using on these reviews. Looking for opinion on glass vs camel vs spec4. Gonna be on 14ers in a few weeks, and hopefully Rainier next summer. Thanks!!

          Best Answer

          I have the Explorer with the alti-arc glass lens. I didn't mean to get the glass specifically, but I used it on a 12-day mountaineering course in the Alaska Range--and loved them! Several others in our group had the Spectron lenses (the polycarbonate ones). From what I've heard, the glass lenses scratch less easily, though potentially are weakened if they do scratch and may be slightly heavier. Polycarbonate lenses are safer but scratch much easier, though they are not weakened when scratched. Again, please confirm this with Julbo as I have only heard the glass vs. polycarbonate via hearsay. Anyways, the alti-arc glass lens is not mirror coated while the Spectron lenses are. Again, I loved my glasses, and they performed amazingly well. It was extremely bright out on the Kahiltna Glacier--like walking in a solar oven, yet my eyes never fatigued whatsoever.

          Unanswered Question

          What are the main differences and benefits...

          What are the main differences and benefits between the glass Alti Arc lens and the plastic Spectron 4 lens?

          Are the Camel Anti-fog lenses worth it? These...

          Are the Camel Anti-fog lenses worth it?
          These glasses cost quite a bit more than the standard Julbo Explorer glasses, is it worth it to fork out the extra for these?

          Best Answer

          If you would actually benefit from the anti-mist treatment, there's no reason not to go for it.

          For most people, however, the only noticeable difference is probably the weight: Alti lenses are glass (heavier), whereas NXTs (these) are polycarbonate (lighter). The lens tint is also slightly different: Altis have no color; Camels are slightly yellowed, apparently an attempt to restore color in "washed-out" conditions. (Just for the record, the glasses appear black when actually worn; the yellow color is only visible when the glasses are off.)

          If you shop around, you can get Camels for the price of Altis and avoid the question altogether.

          Do they block UVA, UVB, UVC abd if so to...

          Do they block UVA, UVB, UVC abd if so to what extent? What is the maximum % of light that they transmit? I am looking for high altitude glasses that eliminate at least 93% of light and eliminate 100% UV-A,B,C.

          Can I buy these and have them shipped to...

          Can I buy these and have them shipped to Australia?

          Can I have presciption lenses put into...

          Can I have presciption lenses put into this frame?