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  • Vented leather side shields block peripheral light and can be removed as needed
  • Brown Spectron 4 lenses with anti-glare coating offer true color transmission
  • Non-slip temples can be molded for a snug, comfortable fit
  • Nylon frames are comfortable and durable


View all Julbo Glacier Sunglasses

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Best Use Mountaineering
UV Protection 100 percent
Light Transmission 5 percent
Lens Material Polycarbonate
Lens Tint Brown
Frame Material Nylon
Gender Men's
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be great, but... Bought these about a year ago. Perfect for trail running on various Alaskan mountains, until first one of the plastic shield pegs broke, (tolerable) but then one of the arms just...fell out and was lost. the cap on the other arm also came off, so replacement for the two is $20. another $7 for the shield, and a new cord...and i'm looking at $34 to fix a $65 pair of sunglasses that were never dropped. Sad thing is, I liked the stylish look, adjustable arms and complete eye coverage so much I might just break down, use my discount and dividend, and just get a new pair, lol.
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pretty terrible! I had these out for two trips, took great care of them (never dropped them), and the coating on the lenses was already rubbing off just from cleaning them lightly. The leather side shields are uncomfortable and do not fit well as pictured. The material is cheap, and I shouldn't have purchased them, but I wanted to go with REI...the selection just isn't great. I returned these and purchased a much better model of Julbo's from a different store with a better selection (for more money, obviously), and have been much happier.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 years old and counting. I bought a pair of these about 10 years ago . I have used them several times a year when I'm mountaineering and in the snow and they have preformed well. The finish is wearing off around the nose and the foam on the ear pieces is wearing out but I have remedied that with some electrical heat shrink tubing. A side shield was lost a few trips ago and so I'm now going to have to break down and buy a replacement or fabricate something for this summers trips. Overall a great buy and good pair of glasses.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked Well on Mt. Rainier I bought this model of glacier glasses after checking out the other Julbo models primarily for the adjustable ear loops. They allowed me to customize the fit better than the other models and offered the same Spectron 4 lenses. They worked well on Mt. Rainier and offered good protection on days when we weren't in blowing snow. I would like a hard case for them as I was a bit concerned that the soft case might not protect them in my pack, however, they survived just fine.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Effective Used these for hiking a fourteener in Colorado. Excellent sun protection. Gives everything a bit of a yellow tinge (actually sort of makes things look prettier...), but very high contrast. Not polarized so using a smartphone sideways while using these isn't a problem. One issue: If you don't have a prominent nose bridge, they may not actually sit on your nose. I had to buy fairly thick nosebridge pads on Amazon to make these fit properly.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lenses, questionable frames I bought a pair of these on sale several years ago for sailing. As more and more electronic devices on boats have LCD screens, I have found that polarized lenses are not that great on a boat. These were perfect, dark lenses, wonderful side shields, comfortable for all day wear, the yellow tint increased contrast on cloudy and hazy days (a trick I remembered from my skiing days). The only real drawbacks to these glasses are 1) the frame is plastic and breaks at the hinge too easily and 2) the rubber on the earpieces reacts with most sunscreens and over time the earpieces become sticky (no soap removes this sticky). I had these in my pocket while scrambling across some rocks and when my pocket got snagged on a rock I heard a gentle crack. When I pulled them out, they were broken at the hinge. Oh, well, time to buy a new pair. It's really too bad as the lenses were still pristine.
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great glasses great glasses for the money,i finally managed to scratch these babys last summer,had these foralmost 3 years.i work at a ski area so i used them almost every day.great eye coverage.super dark!the alti-spectron kept the eyeballs could look at the sun in these things.[$] is WORTH IT for the gonna buy my second pair!
Date published: 2011-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glasses Bought for my boyfriend, he loves them!! He says they are very dark and great for being out in sunny California.
Date published: 2014-11-22
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Are these leather side guards available to buy separately? I lost mine but love the glasses I bought.

Asked by: ranger dog
Replacement leather shields are not available for these glasses.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

Can these glasses take a prescription lense? 

Asked by: RonG
The Colorado is not a prescription compatible frame style. Julbo has a list of these on their web site.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-05
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