Julbo Vermont Classic Glacier Sunglasses

These above-treeline buddies are a blast from the past.

Brand: Julbo

Model: Vermont Classic

Overall Rating: 4




Look good and save your eyes with these retro glacier glasses. Leather shields on the temples and bridge provide protection from sun, glare, and light precip, which we appreciated on above-treeline pursuits. But goggle-like coverage doesn’t hinder breathability: “No fogging at all,” a tester reported after a sweaty ski tour in Colorado’s San Juans. Best of all, the temples are made with flexible wire (covered in plush rubber), so they conform to almost any face shape. “I didn’t feel any pressure on my ears, even when wearing a hat,” our tester says. Note: The Vermonts are available in two polycarbonate lenses, but we preferred the Spectron 3 CF, which is dark enough for bluebird tours, but allows enough light transmission (12 percent) that we didn’t need to ditch them in treed corridors.

$150; 1.5 oz

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