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Julbo Vermont Classic Spectron 3 Sunglasses

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Vermont Classic Spectron 3 Sunglasses

While big names steadily dropped out of the glacier glasses game in recent decades, Julbo remained one of the staunch suppliers of the frames it pioneered. Originally developed to help mineral seekers track down treasure on the blinding slopes of Mont Blanc, the Vermont Classic Sunglasses are back to help Julbo celebrate the brand's 125 years of outdoor sunnies. Whether you're a mountaineer gearing up for a trip, or a hiker with longstanding awe and respect for the frames, grab a pair now to welcome glacier glasses back.

With the Expedition offering a more modern take on mountaineering frames, Julbo retained the Vermont's classic look and made no changes to its timeless design. Round mirrored lenses shield you from harsh alpine light, preventing eye fatigue and damage during long periods of exposure. Soft leather nose pieces and wraparound leather side shields prevent light from bouncing and reflecting from above, below, or either side of you, and endlessly adjustable arms allow you to dial in just the right fit. Their light, flexible construction ensures sore sports and aching temples don't slow down your progress when you have a full day ahead.

  • Prep for your next alpine adventure with this heritage frame
  • Original style pioneered by Julbo in the early 20th century
  • Lenses block high-elevation rays to limit damage and fatigue
  • Leather nose pieces and side shields block reflecting light
  • Adjustable arms allow you to dial in an ideal fit
  • Item #JUL006H

Lens
Base 6 spherical (polycarbonate)
Nose/Temple Pads
leather
Recommended Use
mountaineering, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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>Rating: 5

Love the classic style

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

I LIVE in these glasses when I'm mountaineering, on glaciers all day, and even day-touring. I also LOVE the retro, original style, and the history behind it. 100% recommend.

I
>Rating: 1

disappointed to say the least

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought
normal
Height
6` 5"
Weight
220 lbs

I've had the cheaper sherpa version of the julbos. And i absolutely loved them, a pair i'd have to this day, if i hadn't last them. But these glasses were shipped in a bag, the box was ripped and crushed that contained the glasses in that bag, and there is no logo with the spectron 3 on the lens, the "adjustable " temples, are simple not that. With the exception of the leather side shields, none of it feels on par with the $50 sherpa's i had years ago. And shipping a pair of $149 glasses that don't have a case (sherpa's had a tuff and practical case, as well as a neck lanyard so you don't loses your glasses while taking them off) and a very light weight cardboard box that was clearly not tuff enough to handle a 3 day trip. All i can say is why would you ship them like this? From a customer service standpoint, I'm very disappointed and will be looking anywhere else before i buy here again. And then i have to pay to return them. Im sorry i read the better business bureau and the reviews there you explanation as to why you handle returns in this way is ridiculous imho. This is only the second place I've shopped online that does this. But its your business and if you want to lose customers over shipping labels, then thats your call. I will be returning the glasses in a better more protected box than you shipped to me in. Please is anything stop shipping glasses in BAGS! dont know if you guys know this but most packages at some point get handled kind of ruff at some point on their journey. It would benefit your customers and your business to stop this practice. Disappointed and extream hesitant to order from you again Lcalrizzi

I've
>Rating: 1

disappointed to say the least

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought
normal
Height
6` 5"
Weight
220 lbs

I've had the cheaper sherpa version of the julbos. And i absolutely loved them, a pair i'd have to this day, if i hadn't last them. But these glasses were shipped in a bag, the box was ripped and crushed that contained the glasses in that bag, and there is no logo with the spectron 3 on the lens, the "adjustable " temples, are simple not that. With the exception of the leather side shields, none of it feels on par with the $50 sherpa's i had years ago. And shipping a pair of $149 glasses that don't have a case (sherpa's had a tuff and practical case, as well as a neck lanyard so you don't loses your glasses while taking them off) and a very light weight cardboard box that was clearly not tuff enough to handle a 3 day trip. All i can say is why would you ship them like this? From a customer service standpoint, I'm very disappointed and will be looking anywhere else before i buy here again. And then i have to pay to return them. Im sorry i read the better business bureau and the reviews there you explanation as to why you handle returns in this way is ridiculous imho. This is only the second place I've shopped online that does this. But its your business and if you want to lose customers over shipping labels, then thats your call. I will be returning the glasses in a better more protected box than you shipped to me in. Please is anything stop shipping glasses in BAGS! dont know if you guys know this but most packages at some point get handled kind of ruff at some point on their journey. It would benefit your customers and your business to stop this practice. Disappointed and extream hesitant to order from you again Lcalrizzi

I've
>Rating: 1

disappointed to say the least

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

I've had the cheaper sherpa version of the julbos. And i absolutely loved them, a pair i'd have to this day, if i hadn't last them. But these glasses were shipped in a bag, the box was ripped and crushed that contained the glasses in that bag, and there is no logo with the spectron 3 on the lens, the "adjustable " temples, are simple not that. With the exception of the leather side shields, none of it feels on par with the $50 sherpa's i had years ago. And shipping a pair of $149 glasses that don't have a case (sherpa's had a tuff and practical case, as well as a neck lanyard so you don't loses your glasses while taking them off) and a very light weight cardboard box that was clearly not tuff enough to handle a 3 day trip. All i can say is why would you ship them like this? From a customer service standpoint, I'm very disappointed and will be looking anywhere else before i buy here again. And then i have to pay to return them. Im sorry i read the better business bureau and the reviews there you explanation as to why you handle returns in this way is ridiculous imho. This is only the second place I've shopped online that does this. But its your business and if you want to lose customers over shipping labels, then thats your call. I will be returning the glasses in a better more protected box than you shipped to me in. Please is anything stop shipping glasses in BAGS! dont know if you guys know this but most packages at some point get handled kind of ruff at some point on their journey. It would benefit your customers and your business to stop this practice. Disappointed and extream hesitant to order from you again Lcalrizzi

I've
>Rating: 1

disappointed to say the least

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

I've had the cheaper sherpa version of the julbos. And i absolutely loved them, a pair i'd have to this day, if i hadn't last them. But these glasses were shipped in a bag, the box was ripped and crushed that contained the glasses in that bag, and there is no logo with the spectron 3 on the lens, the "adjustable " temples, are simple not that. With the exception of the leather side shields, none of it feels on par with the $50 sherpa's i had years ago. And shipping a pair of $149 glasses that don't have a case (sherpa's had a tuff and practical case, as well as a neck lanyard so you don't loses your glasses while taking them off) and a very light weight cardboard box that was clearly not tuff enough to handle a 3 day trip. All i can say is why would you ship them like this? From a customer service standpoint, I'm very disappointed and will be looking anywhere else before i buy here again. And then i have to pay to return them. Im sorry i read the better business bureau and the reviews there you explanation as to why you handle returns in this way is ridiculous imho. This is only the second place I've shopped online that does this. But its your business and if you want to lose customers over shipping labels, then thats your call. I will be returning the glasses in a better more protected box than you shipped to me in. Please is anything stop shipping glasses in BAGS! dont know if you guys know this but most packages at some point get handled kind of ruff at some point on their journey. It would benefit your customers and your business to stop this practice. Disappointed and extream hesitant to order from you again Lcalrizzi

I've
>Rating: 3

Not for those with small faces

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

I was really hoping these would work for me as all the mountaineering glasses I have tried so far are either way too big, or extremely unflattering for my small face. I was hoping that the adjustable length for the ear pieces would help. I did manage to adjust the glasses so that they would eventually stay on, however, there was too much light coming through from the top and nose piece. As these have very positive reviews, I am sure this is just because I have such a small face. Probably look and function great on those with normal noggins.

>Rating: 5

Great Mountaineering glasses

These fit my face perfect. I am 5'7 120lbs. The arms are very pliable to fit around most ears. They are very comfortable glasses. If your looking for a cool retro pair of glacier glasses these fit the bill. They do a great job reducing the glare and the light.

>Rating: 5

Very Practical and Old School Style

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have used these glasses over several days in the alpine and they do great at blocking out all the sun and glare on high altitude hikes and across snow and glaciers. And they also look very cool! I get tons of compliments on them and feel that are my eyes are very protected.

>Rating: 5

Block sun

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Look good block sun. Would buy again

>Rating: 5

Could be faster

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These aren't a pair of glasses that will increase your speed exponentially, but they do protect your eyes from the glaring sun. Fits well.

>Rating: 5

Gorgeous

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I purchased the white version of these sunglasses and they're beautiful. My face is a little smaller than average and they fit me really well. The lenses are closer together in this model than the Sherpa Spectron model. My boyfriend owns those and they're too big for my face and too far apart! I wish that these were vegan, but they are really nice.

>Rating: 5

Outstanding Glacier Glasses

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 4"
Weight
190 lbs

I've had a pair of Julbo glasses in the past that I liked, but this is my first pair of the Vermont. I wore them for four days straight on the snowfields of the Bailey Range in Olympic National Park and my eyes didn't notice the extra sun a bit. Full on protection from these and they look really cool!! One downfall from this purchase. It comes in a box with only a cloth tote bag to carry them in. Not useful if storing in a pack. So I went to REI and they sold theirs with a hard case. Fortunately, the REI guy just gave me a case. You have to have a hard case for carrying glacier glasses in your pack on approach to the snows. Hopefully this gets fixed.

>Rating: 5

Not gas-station sunglasses

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
190 lbs

These have and will always be my favorite style of sunglasses. Not just because of form, but function. Professionally, my typical 9-5 job is that of a Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer, and I seasonally work as a guide (rock/alpine/climbing) between Utah and California. I previously had a pair of Julbo Vermont Classic (black side shields/leather, chrome frames, black lenses) with the polarized Spectron 4 lenses. These glasses, however, were stolen from my RV by a sticky-fingered hobo while I has guiding a climb last fall. I might mention said hobo also stole my backpack, containing lots of my climbing/survival gear - and of all the items, it was like losing a child when I came to find my glasses were gone. I used them every day, snow/alpine, climbs, hikes, summer free climbs, regular every day hikes, mountain biking, road biking, at work on engineering and construction sites; and i could beat the crap out of them without worry of them breaking. I had to get by with some Aviator knock off gas-station glasses for almost a year, when I thought to replace them after seeing a Backcountry.com sale. This time around I bought the Vermont Classic (brown side shields with CF mirror brownish colored lenses) with Spectron 3CF lenses, non-polarized. I actually like these lenses far better than my previous Vermonts, because I have a little wider application in their use. The polarized glasses blocked computer/device screens while in the field for work, and were a little too dark for a lot of purposes. I never drove with my previous glasses, but I now ride my motorcycle, mountain bike, drive car, everything with the Spectron 3CF's. Plus the Spectron 3CF's were slighly less expensive than my previous glasses. I was a little disappointed to find that these glasses don't come with a Julbo hard case, like my others had, but maybe one day you'll see a hobo walking around with a shopping cart full of pans and sleeping bags and random hobo stuff, decked out and adorned with some out-of-place-for-him Julbo Vermonts, and you could get my old sunglasses case back. Best glasses ever.

>Rating: 5

Extremely Practical in the Alpine, and D

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

The Julbo Vermont Classic Sunglasses- Spectron 4 are great. I do a ton of backcountry slowboarding and a good glacier glasses pair is a must. These defend the retina from the sun’s oh so harsh UV reflection off the snow. They are very comfortable. There is not a nose bridge, but instead, the glasses are held on your head by the comfortable, flexy rubber hook around the back of the ears. The leather pieces add a lot of comfort as well. Did I mention that these shades look dope! Five Stars. These are an integral piece in my Backcountry kit. Beacon, shovel, probe, Julbo Vermont Classics.

>Rating:

whats the difference btween spectron 3 & 4 lenses? is it viewing color or darkness ?