Average Rating based on 5 reviews 4.600000 0 5
Reviewed by Copatl from Atlanta on Tuesday, June 27, 2017These are a great pair of glace glasses. Well made. Fit secure and will not budge. Creates a great, comfortable seal with the face. They are very heavy for glasses. All metal and glass. The light reduction listed is wrong. They only reduce 87% not 95 as listed. Would definitely not recomend for high altitude.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bill from folsom, ca on Wednesday, March 15, 2017these last 10 + years, replacement parts are available from Julbo if something gets lost (it won't break), the leather side shields are removable (so you can drive cars safely), the earpieces are curved so they stay on. they almost never fog.
i wear them kayaking and alpine and BC skiing, and driving.
Reviewed by Rocky from Boulder, CO on Sunday, March 5, 2017This version of the Julbo Micropore glacier glasses come with "Spectron 3" lenses. This is the same level of filtering as many ordinary sunglasses. I have found that this is not dark enough for comfort crossing a Colorado snowfield on a sunny day. I have Julbo "Sherpa" glacier glasses, also with Spectron 3 lenses, which have me squinting in these conditions, even with a broad-brim hat pulled low. The Sherpa glasses are excellent off large snowfields for moderate wind protection, filling a niche between sunglasses and goggles. The Micropore glasses will likely work just as well in this role.
For more severe conditions my Julbo "Colorado" glasses, with Spectron 4 lenses, offer better protection though the fit is less than perfect. The STP listing for the Micropore glasses with "Alti Arc 4+" lenses fooled me into thinking these glasses were much darker, Category 4+. I'm not sure how the rating system works, but Category 4 is considered too dark to wear driving--though Category 3 is OK behind the wheel--while Category 8 is for welder's glasses. Many claim Category 3 lenses work just fine on glaciers and snowfields (read reviews for Julbo glasses on Amazon). That's not my experience.
The Micropore glasses are very light and fold flat, which lets you store them in a pocket when it is not convenient to put them in a case. They seem a bit frail compared to my other glasses but promise excellent ventilation. This can be cooling on a warm day or help reduce fogging on a cold day.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Capt Bob from Medina, OH on Wednesday, March 2, 2016Metal frames, vented leather side shields, rubber nose piece and earpieces. Also incorporated into these is a vent in the nose piece. They do seem to fog less that my other glacier glasses. The lenses are elliptical, not round The AltiArc 4 lenses are best used in bright sun and are good for snow. Well executed and finished. Customary Julbo clamshell hard case. The only complaint is the cheap leash not in character with the quality of the glasses. However, I normally use an aftermarket leash anyway.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bill from folsom, ca on Monday, February 1, 2016i have been using these for years. they are really durable and fit me well. i wear a 73/8 hat size.