For over 120 years, the French optical experts at Julbo have continuously developed innovations in sunglass technology. Julbo finds its roots in the Jura Mountains in France and has a renowned heritage of creating the most protective performance eyewear for high-altitude and glacial exploration. Julbo is still the king of mountain eyewear, but has also emerged as a well-regarded action, mountain and water sports sunglass company. And when it comes to Julbo photochromic lenses, they’re a cut above the rest.
Simply meaning that the lenses change and react to different intensities of light, Julbo’s four photochromic lenses are the Camel, Zebra, Falcon and Octopus.
The Octopus is Julbo’s sovereign lens for aquatic activities. Polarized and coated with a water-repellent membrane, some Julbo frames that host the Octopus lens even have foam pads for floatation.
The Zebra and Camel are two high definition lenses that evolve to UV light intensity. The Zebra, an amber hue, is non polarized -- perfect for when you need to see the glare of ice, or slick spots on the road. The Camel, a silver hue, is polarized- eliminating all visible glare. Both the Camel and Zebra reach darkness protection index levels 2-4, perfect for any mountain or desert, and are both all-terrain lenses with an anti-fog coating for action sports.
The fourth photochromic lens, the Falcon, is the most suited for travel and “behind the windshield” use. Sensitive to visible light, this lens evolves to any light source, including light bulbs. They are also featured on more urban styled frames.
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