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Description

Great value for valuable protection—Julbo has been doing it for over a century.

The Julbo Sherpa is the choice of budget minded explorers who know you needn't break the bank to find an awesome pair of glacier glasses. Let's face it, expedition costs are not cheap. Add multiple air fares on top of mountains of expensive gear and food and there's not much left over for incidentals. The Sherpa offers full bright light protection, reducing visible light by 88% with Julbo's Spectron X3 lens. Moldable temples, removable side shields, and polycarbonate lens all come included. Huge value at under fifty bucks! (Good lookin' shades, too.) Excellent choice for skiers, snowboarders and mountaineers alike.
  • Protective glacier glasses for intense bluebird days
  • Grilamid nylon frames are intensely durable
  • Polycarbonate lenses for protection you need in the alpine
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 SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Lens
polycarbonate
Frame
Grilamid TR 90 (nylon)
Face Size
medium
Recommended Use
alpine & expedition
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
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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Cannot Beat the Price

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I took these out to climb Glacier peak in Wa as I had learned a hard lesson on Mount Rainier. They were phenomenal- comfortable + great protection!

Stay Safe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Built and designed for days on the mountain, these protective glacier shades will save your eyes. The lens tint is ideal for sunny days and the design is lightweight.

If you are looking for a budget friendly set of sunglasses look no further.

Big Fan

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Really like the adjustable earpieces and great peripheral coverage! Awesome price for a quality product!

Where it's made, thank you

Where it's made, thank you

Best Answer

They are manufactured in France.

Hope this helps.

This is how I store them...

I like to lay the provided cleaning cloth over the lenses. As it is a tight squeeze, this protects the lenses from rubbing against the hard plastic.

This is how I store them...

Not too dark for early morning light....

Feel free to put these on early so you don't have to fiddle with them later in the climb and risk dropping them. Also no need to take them off in the shade.

Not too dark for early morning light....

Perfect for mountaineering in Colorado!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

At the lower altitudes met in Colorado (<15,000'), you generally do not need the super duper, dim the lights to nothing, eye protection. I find the "Spectron 3+" lenses to be perfect for around here. They keep my eyes from getting snow blindness, they keep me from having to squint, but they let enough light through to put them on at the beginning of a route in the early morning light. This is important because I do not want to be fiddling with my glasses halfway up a 2,000 foot snow couloir. The side shields are excellent! I wear contacts and the shields keep the wind out of my eyes which prevents my lenses from drying out. The shields are also removable, but the mechanism seems flimsy. Another HUGE point is the case. It is streamlined, so you can put it in your pocket if you plan a multi-day climb. It also works! Story: I once went against my instincts and left my glasses off at the beginning of a climb. Halfway up I went to put them on as the sun came up full force. I had the case in my hand when a large rock struck me in the head causing me to drop the case with the glasses in it. I watched the case tumble the 1,500 feet over ice and rocks to the snowfield below. I wrote them off as gone forever. After completing the climb with burnt eyes and the snow looking blood red, I found the case in the snowfield. The entire setup was intact, no damage! Love these things!

OK for the money no frills

    For a cheap pair of glacier glasses they get the job done. I think they are much more suited for a larger frame head. I think the design is a little flawed as they lack the proper articulation to fit the curvature of the face. I find on my face there is a lot of light still getting through which is not totally optimal, but I think some of the other Julbo glasses do a much better job with coverage. I find this pair of glasses does not really allow the periphery vision to engage as much as some of the more modern wrap around glasses do. The side shield material is a little tough and not as maleable as I would like and I end up futzing with it more than desirable. The lenses are just ok, but what can you really expect for 45 dollars. I think for the price they can get the job done but no bells and whistles. I personally use these as my back up and they seem to get the job done when in need. If you are looking for a fancy pair of glasses don't even think about it. If you want something simple, inexpensive and adequate then these could work for you.

    Work perfect

      I took this glasses on my trip to mt. Aconcagua, I used them for 15 days, they are very confortable, they work very fine at hot tempetures (110 Fº) as well as in low tempetures 0º F, I used them on the summit they, they cover pretty well the wind and the hard case helps a lot to throw them in your bagpack

      Not impressive

        These glasses are really large. They provide good coverage, but you do look like a Sherpa wearing glacier glasses from the old days. They block a lot of light, but aren't polarized. Fit securely with bend earpieces (wrap all the way behind ear) and are lightweight. At the end of the day, I have no reason to take my Oakley Half Jackets off in favor of these.

        Sherpa will do the job

        These are an excellent option with a great price, they will protect you on a bright day and they will never fall !!

        Sherpa will do the job

        glacier goggs

          not the best, but work great for super bright days out in the snow. no need to spend a ton of money if you do not plan on spending extended times on a glacier. great buy for the average snow traveler.

          Write your question here... Can I put...

          Write your question here...
          Can I put prescription lenses in this frame?

          Depends on where you go to and what type of vision you have. If you have astigmatism and are near or far sited, then your prescription may not work depending on the severity of your acuity. Different manufacturers may or may not have the capability to do so, so shop around and don't take one no for a final answer.

          http://opticus.com/Products/Lenses/index.html