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Postby Strider » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:27 am

Hello thanks for dropping by.

I am curenly looking for some advice on eye protection for summer alpinism in the alps medium altitudes up to 4000 altough i think the same eye protection pieces could be used in all the altitudes?

1. Would you buy a ski goggle for summer trip?
i dont think i need one but i want to hear from the epxerts .

i searched the forum and found out most of the people suggest buying clear lens goggles, so one could use them during low light situation.
most of the goggles i saw are pretty dark lensed - Filter factor of 2 or 3 and very low light permeability but i did find an Okleay goggle with 55% light permeability . but still didnt bought it because i think i dont need it in summer alps.

2. Which sun glasses do you use? i see more and more people who wear julbo Explorer. they look cool but are they that good?
Do you think i need Filter 4 glasses ? or i can get by with filter 3 glasses?

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Re: Eye protection

Postby rgg » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:11 am

I've never brought snow goggles for summer trips to the Alps, and never regretted it either. I can handle a bit of wind, and if the weather is so bad that I really can't do anything without goggles, I'll want to stay in the valley or in the refuge anyway.

I wear prescription glasses, and have prescription sunglasses equivalent to filter grade 3 and I can see fine with those. On a sunny day on the glacier, it would probably be better to have darker ones. However, more important than the shade is the level of UV protection. It's best to block 100%, or very close to that.

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Re: Eye protection

Postby radson » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:17 pm

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Re: Eye protection

Postby Strider » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:04 pm

Why the zebra lenses and not the spectron 4 or Altiarc lens?
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:34 pm

All I've ever used are $5 gas station sunglasses
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Tonka » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:40 pm

I think a good pair of multi sport glasses are a must for an active person and you're not getting them for $5 a pair. I like the Julbos but have never had a pair. They have branched out more recently though. I use Oakley Radar Paths with the switch out lens (clear, yellow, dark). Great for running, biking and provide enough protection in bright snow conditions. I will carry googles if I know it could be really windy and the temp is low.
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:09 pm

OK, I have spent as much as $25 on a pair of Foster Grant polarized glasses.. but they usually break just as fast, so I generally stick to the $5 gas station sun glasses.

$100-300 sunglasses aren't necessary. I think guys bring up the Oakleys and Julbos and such for steez. There's nothing wrong with steez- I certainly look good on the mountain, but I've never been able to bring myself to drop a couple bills on something I KNOW I'm gonna lose or break in 5-30 days.. thus, all I've ever used are $5 gas station sun glasses (except for the FGs that broke or got lost just as fast), and I've spent a shit-ton of time in the wild/alpine.

They're not a must-have. They're a luxury. That's totally cool, just don't fool yourself.
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Re: Eye protection

Postby radson » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:17 am

I loove photochromatic lens (i.e The zebra) , just means you are able to wear them in a wider range of conditions.
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Re: Eye protection

Postby pvnisher » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:46 am

Ben Beckerich wrote:I've never been able to bring myself to drop a couple bills on something I KNOW I'm gonna lose or break in 5-30 days.


You're doing it wrong. I've not once dropped, lost, or broken a pair of sunglasses.
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Ben Beckerich » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:23 am

pvnisher wrote:You're doing it wrong. I've not once dropped, lost, or broken a pair of sunglasses.


No, I'm sure it's just evidence of your superiority.
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Strider » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:45 am

radson wrote:I loove photochromatic lens (i.e The zebra) , just means you are able to wear them in a wider range of conditions.


Are the Julbo zebra really go from filter category 2 to 4? because it's basically means you can wear the same sunglasses on a cloudy day and on a glacier or snow . it sound awsome.

cant find any info about alti arc and spectron 4 julbo lenses . any leads?
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Kai » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:50 pm

I have the Julbo Zebra lenses. Have worn them on the snow and on cloudy days, with no problems.

Have the Camels too. Similar to the Zebras, but a little darker and they don't transition quite as fast.

Either lens would probably be fine for you.


Zebras on sale:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/julbo- ... rFamily=01


Information on lenses:

http://www.julbousa.com/lenses/
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Re: Eye protection

Postby pvnisher » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:10 pm

Ben Beckerich wrote:
pvnisher wrote:You're doing it wrong. I've not once dropped, lost, or broken a pair of sunglasses.


No, I'm sure it's just evidence of your superiority.


I think you meant "just *more* evidence... "

And besides, if you're truly dropping/losing/breaking glasses once a month as you said, how can you say that you're not doing something wrong? :roll:
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Strider » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:54 am

Kai wrote:I have the Julbo Zebra lenses. Have worn them on the snow and on cloudy days, with no problems.

Have the Camels too. Similar to the Zebras, but a little darker and they don't transition quite as fast.

Either lens would probably be fine for you.


Zebras on sale:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/julbo- ... rFamily=01


Information on lenses:

http://www.julbousa.com/lenses/


Excelent! so the camel or the zebra it is.
the question is which model (frame0 is best suitable for our needs in the mountains (wind, glare etc)
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Re: Eye protection

Postby Kai » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:18 pm

You really need to try them on. Different faces will fit frames very differently. For example, some Julbo frames sit too close to my eyes, so that my eyelashes brush on the inside of the lens. Others fit perfectly. Everyone's face/head is different. I like glasses with removable side shields, but some folks do just fine without them.

Strider wrote: the question is which model (frame0 is best suitable for our needs in the mountains (wind, glare etc)
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