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JulboExplorer 2.0 Chameleon Photochromic Polarized Sunglasses

Sale 25% OffCurrent price:$172.46 Original price:$229.95

Item # JUL007J

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Item # JUL007J
Description

Explorer 2.0 Chameleon Photochromic Polarized Sunglasses

Built to keep up with the demands of mountaineers venturing into the most extreme environments, the Julbo Explorer 2.0 Cameleon Photochromic Sunglasses are at home far above the treeline. Photochromic Cameleon lenses adjust automatically in response to changing light conditions, so there's no need to fiddle with spare lenses when you're scaling sheer cliffs. The lenses are also polarized to cut through the glare from the ever-present snow at high altitudes, and they feature anti-fog and oil-repellent coatings to fight off condensation, snowflakes, and smudges. A brown tint reduces strain for less eye fatigue during long days in exposed terrain. Removable side shields keep light from creeping in from the sides, and they stop icy gusts from drying your eyes out. Julbo also equipped the Explorer 2.0's with grippy nose pads and 360-degree adjustable temples for a comfy and secure fit that won't slip, no matter how tough the going gets.

  • Julbo's flagship mountaineering model for alpine adventures
  • Cameleon lenses adjust to changes in light intensity
  • Polarization eliminates glare from reflective surfaces
  • Removable side shields block light and wind
  • 360-degree adjustable temples for secure fit
  • Anti-fog coating prevents condensation buildup
  • Oil-repellent coating repels splashes and smudges
  • Brown tint reduces strain on eyes
Warning

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.

Tech Specs
LensCameleon
Polarizedyes
Photochromicyes
Nose/Temple Padsyes
Base Curve6
Recommended Usemountaineering
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime
Size

Julbo

Lens Tints
PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES: WHEN THE LIGHT CHANGES, THE LENS ADJUSTS. THE REACTIV PHOTOCHROMIC RANGE BENEFITS FROM OPTIMAL VISUAL CLARITY, PERFECT DURABILITY AND EXCELLENT STABILITY THANKS TO LOW-TEMPERATURE CASTING. ULTRA LIGHT, UNBREAKABLE AND SOLVENT-RESISTANT.
 VLT*TREATMENTSRECOMMENDED USESPROTECTION INDEX
REACTIV PERFORMANCE 0 - 3 12 - 87% photochromic (NTS) + anti-fog coating + oil-repellent coating (external side) mountains, water, bright sun, night 0 to 3
REACTIV PERFORMANCE 2 - 4
(replaces ZEBRA)
7 - 35% photochromic (SHR) + anti-fog coating + oil-repellent coating (external side) mountains, water, bright sun 2 to 4
REACTIV PERFORMANCE 1 - 3 YELLOW BASE
(replaces ZEBRA LIGHT)
17 - 75% photochromic (NTS) + anti-fog coating + oil-repellent coating (external side) mountains, water, bright sun 1 to 3
REACTIV PERFORMANCE 1 - 3 RED BASE
(replaces ZEBRA LIGHT RED)
13 - 72% photochromic (NTS) + anti-fog coating + oil-repellent coating (external side) mountains, water, bright sun 1 to 3
REACTIV ALL AROUND 9 - 20% photochromic (NTS) + polarized + oil-repellent coating (external side) mountains, water, bright sun 2 to 3
REACTIV HIGH MOUNTAIN
(replaces CAMELEON)
5 - 20% photochromic (NTS) + polarized + anti-fog coating + oil-repellent coating (external side) mountains, water, bright sun 2 to 4
POLYCARBONATE: LENSES COMBINE CLARITY, VERSATILITY AND IMPACT RESISTANCE. AVAILABLE IN POLARIZED VERSIONS, AND NUMEROUS BASE COLORS AND FLASH FINISHES.
 VLT*TREATMENTSRECOMMENDED USESPROTECTION INDEX
SPECTRON 0 90% very low light levels night 0
SPECTRON 1 49% low light levels partly sunny conditions 1
SPECTRON 3 13% fine weather mountains, water, bright sun 3
SPECTRON 3 POLARIZED 12% polarized mountains, water, bright sun 3
SPECTRON 4 5% flash finish + anti-reflective coating mountains, water, bright sun, NOT DRIVING 4
ALTI ARC 4 7% anti-reflective coating mountains, water, bright sun, NOT DRIVING 4
PAST SEASON LENSES
 VLT*TREATMENTSRECOMMENDED USESPROTECTION INDEX
SPECTRON 3 CF 12% color flash mountains, water, bright sun 3
POLARIZED 3 12% polarizing mountains, water, bright sun 3
POLARIZED 3+ 11% polarizing + flash finish mountains, water, bright sun 3
POLARIZED 3 CF 11% polarizing + color flash mountains, water, bright sun 3
POLAR JUNIOR 15 / 17% polarizing mountains, water, bright sun 3
ALL JULBO LENSES ARE OPTICAL CATEGORY 1, GUARANTEEING 100% PROTECTION AGAINST UVA, B AND C RAYS
*VLT (VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION):
THE PERCENTAGE OF AVAILABLE LIGHT ALLOWED TO REACH THE EYE (THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE DARKER THE LENS)
Anti-Fog:
prevents condensation and guarantees maximum longevity
Anti-Reflective:
reduces eye strain and eliminates interference glare
Burnishing:
increases the filtering of visible light
Flash Finish:
improves filtration of visible light through a mirror effect on the lens
Water-Repellent:
makes water slide off the lens; prevents hydrogen bonds forming between water molecules; visibility is improved
Oil-Repellent Coating:
prevents finger marks, makes water slide over the lens and cleaning easier

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>Rating: 5

The best sunglasses for skiing

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I don't know of a better pair of skiing shades. You can put these on in the morning and not take them off till the sunsets. The photochromatic lens adjusts the shading and the Julbo anti-fog is unmatched. If you are spring mountaineering, look no further!

Heck yeah Mikell, glad you're digging the Explorer 2.0, they are simply the best! And those REACTIV photochromic lenses will never fog so long as you keep them clean. A little dawn dish soap and warm water and viola, like new!

>Rating: 5

Great in mountains, works in town too

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I'm on my second pair of these after dropping the first pair rummaging through my pack in the dark on an alpine start. Third pair of glacier glasses, and have played around with climbing partners too. Used this pair extensively in the Mont Blanc range, Cordillera Blanca and during the winter in the Rockies. Mostly climbing, but also skiing on sunny days. A couple of key points that stand out for me: 1) Light adaptive lenses are good for long days. You can keep them on from the dim light of early morning until dusk without going blind from too much shade at the start/finish or too much light at midday. The light adaptivity is pretty fast, and seamless. It doesn't for instance pose any problem when moving from light to shade on a climb/ski, although it can be a problem when driving on bright days if you suddenly enter a tunnel at 70mph or go under an overpass. The transition from light to dark is so rapid in that situation that the lens doesn't have time to adapt and you can't see in the darker tunnel/overpass. They are not rated for driving anyway though, so shouldn't expect anything different. 2) The frame is adjustable. The part that goes over your ear can be bent to fit your head better. The fit is sufficiently good that I don't need a keeper leash. They are so snug I never worry about them falling off, even in a violent lead fall. 3) The classic shape of the earpiece makes it easy to put these glasses on or take them off without adjusting your helmet. The more classic style glacier glasses from Julbo (flat, with a wrap around ear piece) are much harder to get on and off. Combined with #2 above this means I can do my alpine start, and then slip these on mid climb when the sun rises, without faffing around with my helmet at any point. 4) Never fogs up except when skiing while it's snowing, in which case ski goggles designed for flat light would be better anyway. 5) The side flaps are easily removable. The aesthetic of the glasses means that without the side flaps you can wear them casually around town without looking ridiculous (a welcome change from the prior bug-eyed design). Not the most stylish, but totally passable. I mostly use these without side flaps even when climbing. Only exception is on summer glaciated terrain where the light is something else, and the side flaps become more important.

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