Julbo Montebianco Sunglasses - Photochromic NXT Zebra® Lenses
Specs about Julbo Montebianco Sunglasses - Photochromic NXT Zebra® Lenses
- Lens material: NXT
- Frame material: Nylon
- Extra lenses: None
- Base curvature: 7 Base
- Frame fit: Medium
- Lens coverage: Medium
- Temple to temple: 5"
- Light transmission: 7-42%
- UV blocking: 100% UVB,100% UVA
- Antifog: Yes
- Made in France
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3.750000 5 Overall Rating: 3.8 Based on 4 reviews
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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Brij from California on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
These are well-made glasses that adapt to light. The lenses are super clear and high quality. They don't get super dark, but I don't have to squint in bright sunlight. I use them for cycling and when I head into the shadows or off road into very dark forest they're great. The fit is okay--they a... Read More
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Brij from California on Wednesday, September 30, 2015These are well-made glasses that adapt to light. The lenses are super clear and high quality. They don't get super dark, but I don't have to squint in bright sunlight. I use them for cycling and when I head into the shadows or off road into very dark forest they're great. The fit is okay--they aren't performance style with super light frames (like some Oakleys etc.) and the lack of a nose bridge is noticeable. That said they don't fog up too bad (even in races) and do stay on. They fit well with my helmet don't hurt the ears either. Other "photochromic" glasses usually cost at least twice as much and sometime quite a bit more--i.e., great value.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rockup from California on Monday, July 27, 2015I am extremely disappointed by these sunglasses. I have a pair of Julbo glasses that I love and I was really excited about the idea of photochromic lenses. Unfortunately these lenses really are not photochromic. The tint barely changes at all, and they DEFINITELY do not get anywhere near the darkness of spectron 4 (and I even tried bringing them to high elevation (~9,000') to see if they would respond to more intense light). I really wanted these to work for Mountaineering, but they stay much too light for use on a glacier. I really like them otherwise and the clairity of vision is great, but they're too expensive to keep since they do not function as advertised.
If you want a great pair of sunglasses, but do not need them to be very dark, these are for you. However if you want sunglasses that actually respond to changing light conditions or dark sunglasses for super-bright conditions, give these a miss.
Reviewed by Glenn from North Carolina on Monday, August 26, 2013Great Glasses! Overall quite pleased. The quality and fit is excelent. The only complaint is that they do not darken as much as advertised. They are said to range from spectron 2-4 . I have a pair of Julbo spectron-4 and the Zebra, I would estimate more at level 3.
Reviewed by Suzy tennis from Ohio on Wednesday, May 15, 2013Well made and fit just right. I would have perferred grey lenses but this pair was an excellent buy. We be great when I go to Floeida for the winter.
Question “What does 'base curvature' mean? ”
Answer The base curve is the front curve of any sunglass lens. Sunglasses typically feature base curves between 6 and 9 measured curvatures. Sunglass models that feature a 6 base tend to be more flat relative to the front of the frame. While 9 base styles provide the maximum amount of wrap around your face. Base curves above 8 are not recommended for prescription lenses and the higher the Rx; the flatter the frame is advised. Many sunglasses replicate the look of an 8 base curve with larger temples to help block light coming in from the sides.