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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Explorer

Manufacturer: Julbo

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Page By: neghafi

Created/Edited: Feb 27, 2008 / Feb 27, 2008

Object ID: 4886

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Product Description

Glacier Sunglasses is an essential piece of protective equipment for high-altitude climbs.
The Explorer is Julbo's top of the range mountaineering sunglass. It has moldable temples, removable side shields and a modern, retro appearance. The Explorer was developed in association with ENSA (French National School of Alpinism Chamonix Mont Blanc).


* Camel® lens: Polarized + Photochromic + antifog treatment. Protection is progressive from Cat. 3 to 4 according to sunlight.
* Wrap-Around Concept: highwrap profile for an enhanced grip.
* Air Flow: air flow incorporated in the frame for optimum ventilation.
* Adjust Concept: temples adjustable to 360° + cord for an excellent grip.
* Removable shells: highwrap.
* Grip Tech temples: soft comfort exclusive material that doesn't stick to hair.


Light transmission: 5 percent
UV protection: 100 percent
Lens material: Polycarbonate
Frame material: Nylon
Tint: Brown
Polarized: No
Additional lenses: No
Metal hinges: No
Cable temples: No

About Camel® Lenses

Camel® Polarizing and Photochromic Lenses: NXT® Two-Fold Performance.

Photochromic and polarizing, the Camel® lens offers evolving protection, darkens and lightens according to the intensity of the light, provides anti-dazzle protection and high definition vision. The anti-fog coating is ideal for active sports.

Polarizing + Photochromic lens: 2 perfectly mastered and highly reliable
specific technologies. Contrasts, light, dazzle, colours, etc. – Camel® glasses meet all needs.





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Voted 5/5

In cold weather (-20 C) I experienced my breath got iced on lenses.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 10:34 pm


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During high sunlight the lenses become a bit too dark for technical ice work. Other than that they perform very well in other activities. I have tried them while telemarking and they worked well with blocking cold air as well.
Posted Jul 6, 2008 9:12 am


Voted 4/5

They stay firmly in place due to adjustable temples even during dynamic activities. Very comfortable, they provide great sun protection when used with side shields. But they are useless in case of serious spindrift.
Posted Oct 29, 2009 9:40 am

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