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Since 1888, Julbo has pushed the limits of technological innovation and optical quality.  From its use of new lens materials such as NXT to its versatile lens technologies and lens treatments, Julbo continues to evolve performance optics.   Julbo has emerged as a manufacturer of multi-sport eyewear for the elite outdoor athletes as well as mainstream users--eyewear that incorporates world-renowned optical quality with a new, bold sense of style.

Note: Category 4 lenses cannot be worn while driving.

Julbo Warranty Information:

Julbo warranties all sunglasses and goggles for the original owner against manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. Julbo maintains the sole right to determine what is a manufacturing default or failure. 


Scope of Warranty:
The warranty will be honored for the lifetime of the product for the original owner. The warranty applies to all types of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship. This does not cover normal wear & tear, sunglasses or goggles that are stolen, lost, dropped, crushed, scratched, run over, chewed by human, pet or wild animal or other damage that is caused by the consumer  This warranty extends only to residents of the United States.

 

Repair Policy: Julbo will make every effort to make repairs as per customers’ request. Requested repairs that are not covered under the Julbo Lifetime Warranty Policy will be performed at the cost of the parts replaced. Please note: Replacement parts for our current and most popular models are also available for purchase at www.julbousa.com/parts/.

Returns and repairs may take up to three weeks.

Our goal is to get your Julbo's back to you as quickly as possible. Doing the following will help us make that happen: 

·      Include a printed copy of the Warranty Form,  filled out is even better!

·        Clean your Julbos as best you can. If they gross us out, we'll probably just send them back to you.  

Ship to:
Julbo Returns
296 Avenue D; Ste 10
Williston, VT 05495 

Julbo Collections: 

Mountain peas, arid deserts, wide open spaces...extreme terrain, extreme sensations, extreme conditions!  Faced with higher UV indexes (+10 or every 1000M), increased light reflection (85% on fresh snow), intense and varied light, the mountain line offers a high level of protection for your eyes.  Climb, walk, fly... Your Julbo sunglasses can go everywhere with maximum coverage and security as impressive as their lightness!

Wintersport Goggle Collection

Julbo is acknowledged by mountain pros as an expert in alpine sports eyewear.  Julbo has designed goggles to meet the demanding needs of serious winter enthusiasts in the mountain providing the best visibility and comfort in any conditions.  The new 2009 collection addresses all ski and snowboard enthusiasts:  from the astro perfectly designed to fit he young riders to the high tech revolution featuring the photochromic Zebra lens. 

Performance Speed Collection


Bright light, racing wind, blowing dust...you have infinite freedom to go head to head with the terrain!  For mountain biking, trail running or watersports,  your Julbo sunglasses are your best companion:  total protection from mud, water and wind, great hold, great vision of even the smallest terrain details thanks to panoramic shapes, photochromic or polarized lenses...without forgetting the final touch of style. 

You would like Julbo to be part of your every day life, not just when you're doing sports?  The Travel line is for those who want to have a different view of the world, these models are inspired by your passion for outdoors:  lightweight, comfort, protection with style. 

You would like Julbo to be part of your every day life, not just when you're doing sports?  The Travel line is for those who want to have a different view of the world, these models are inspired by your passion for outdoors:  lightweight, comfort, protection with style. 

Wintersport Goggle Collection

Julbo is acknowledged by mountain pros as an expert in alpine sports eyewear.  Julbo has designed goggles to meet the demanding needs of serious winter enthusiasts in the mountain providing the best visibility and comfort in any conditions.  The new 2009 collection addresses all ski and snowboard enthusiasts:  from the astro perfectly designed to fit he young riders to the high tech revolution featuring the photochromic Zebra lens. 

Kids Collection

Unlike an adult, the child's crystalline lens contains hardly any protective pigments.  It is completely transparent with a very large pupil  The eye thus receives a very large amount of harmful solar rays.  The eye only benefits from its full protection potential after the age of 25! Unprotected exposure to solar rays thus cuts into the eye's capital and may cause irreversible lesions of ocular tissue.  Impeccable and permanent protection of children's eyes is thus more than essential message to be conveyed but rather a genuine public health challenge.  An expert in solar protection in extreme environments, Julbo has always dedicated the best of its top protection lenses for children with highwrap frames suited to their face and head shape.

Julbo Lens Color Description

All Julbo lenses belong to optical class 1 and guarantee 100% protection against UVA, B and C. 

Special treatments:   Julbo is an expert in solar protection for high -risk environments and develops highly specific treatments for each condition of use. 

  • Anti-fog:  Applied by laser on the inside of the lens to guarantee maximum life. This same technology is used on helmet visors for grand prix racing.
  • Anti-Reflection:  Increase optical comfort and eliminates parasitic reflections.
  • Brown Out:  Gives enhanced filtration of visible light.
  • Flash:  Increases visible light filtering through a mirror effect on the lens.
  • Hydrophobic:  Causes water to slip off the lens.  The treatment prevents the creation of hydrogen links between water molecules.  Visibility is enhanced.

Protection Classes (CE standards)

Protection or category index % of visible light transmitted Tips for use
0 80% to 100% cloudy days
1 43% to 80% partly sunny days
2 18% to 43% sunny days
3 8% to 18% high altitude/bright days
4 3% to 8% high altitude/bright days--cannot be used driving--too dark and is not safe

Lens Materials:

  • ARC Mineral:  Recommended for deserts and mountaineering.  Glass.  Excellent quality optics, scratch resistance, extra infrared protection.  Additional treatment to provide more impact resistance.
  • Spectron Polycarbonate:  Recommended for all sports.  Shock resistant and lightweight.  Anti-scratch surface treatment.
  • NXT:  High definition vision, superior optical quality, optimum transparency; light and unbreakable; lasting strength and resistance to solvents.   Made using low-temperature casting techniques which reduce internal stress in the material, this improves optical quality, gives excellent transparency, and increases long-term stability. NXT lenses were developed for the US Army.  3 high technology NXT lenses:
    •   Polar + : High precision polarizing lens with anti-reflection. This lens optimizes the view, cutting out distortion, and eliminating dazzling sun glints from all reflective surfaces.
    • Zebra: Photochromic lens. Wide amplitude in categories 2 to 4 with fast activation speed (22 to 28 seconds). Anti-fog treatment.  The glass darkens or lightens as the surrounding brightness changes (from 40.7% to 6.6% of the visible light transmission rate depending on luminous intensity).  Recommended for mountain biking, trails and climbing. 
    • Cameleon:  Photochromic and polarizing, dual technologies.  Progressive protection in categories 3 to 4.  Anti-glare, high definition polarizing lens which darkens or lightens as the brightness changes.  Recommended for water sports and mountaineering. 

Sunglass Lens Colors

Check out the Julbo Lens selector here.

Picture of color Color Lens Material Recommended uses: Tips for use and treaments % of visible light transmission Protection Index
Julbo Alti-Arc X8 Lenses Alti Arc 4+ ARC Mineral Glass
 Mountain, water and bright sun. Not recommended for driving.
High altitude/Bright sun--cannot be used driving Anti-reflection treatment and flash mirror.  Burnishing increases the filtering of visible light.
7% 4
Julbo Altitude Arc Lenses Alti Arc 4
ARC Mineral Glass
 Mountain, water and bright sun. Not recommended for driving. High altitude/Bright sun--cannot be used driving Anti-reflection treatment and Active Brown-out and Flash Mirror 4% 4
Julbo Spectron 0 Lenses Spectron 0 Clear Sight
Polycarbonate
 Cloudy Conditions
low light 91% 0
Julbo Spectron 1 Lenses Spectron 1 Hi Contrast Polycarbonate  Partly cloudy to cloudy condtions
partly sunny 50% 1
Julbo Spectron Blue Spectron 3+ Blue Polycarbonate  Mountain, water, bright sun
Sunny. Flash finish.
12% 2
Julbo Spectron X4 Lenses Spectron 4 Polycarbonate  Mountain, water, bright sun. Not recommended for driving.
High altitude/sunny.  Anti-fog coating (except on baby version).  Flash finish.
5% 4
Julbo Polarized Lenses Polarized 3/3+
Polycarbonate  Mountain, water and bright sun.
High altitude/sunny--Flash treament on 3+ lenses
12%
11% (3+)
3
Julbo Falcon Lenses
Falcon NXT Good for mountain, water and driving.
Polarized and photochromic (light changing), Anti-reflective coating. Oleophobic coating helps prevent oil/grease from settling on lenses.  Lenses change color behind car windshield.  Copper color increases contrast.
Varies (9 to 20%) 2 to 3
Julbo Zebra LensesJulbo Zebra Lenses Zebra NXT mountain biking, trail biking, running, climbing, skiing, riding and other outdoor sports.
Not recommended for driving.
High altitude/sunny--Photochromic (light changing). Antifog treated.  The Zebra® photochromic lens darkens or lightens depending on the light’s intensity. Anti-fog coating.
Varies (7 to 42%) 2 to 4
Julbo Zebra Light Zebra Light NXT Better for activities where you don't want the lens to get too dark and need it to get lighter (i.e. road cycling, driving with top off, motorcycling, etc.  Same as Zebra but doesn't go as dark (level 3) and gets lighter .  Too dark of lens can reduce reaction time. Varies (16 to 80%) 1 to 3
Julbo Camel Lenses Camel NXT Active sports.  Mountain, desert and snow. Cannot be used driving
High altitude/sunny--Photochromic (light changing). and polarized.  Brown based for increased contrast.  Anti-fog treated.  Cannot be used driving Varies (5 to 20%)
2 to 4
Julbo Octopus lenses Octopus NXT Water sports. Cannot be used driving. Photochromic (light changing) and polarized. Gray based for neutral color perception.  Water shedding hydrophobic coating.  Oil repellant makes it easier to clean and doesn't get fingerprints.  Varies (5 to 20%)

2 to 4

 

Julbo Ski Goggle Lenses

Check out the goggle lens selector Julbo has.

Lens Color Picture Lens Name Features Light Transmission Category
Julbo Ski Goggle Zebra lens Zebra High altitude/sunny--Photochromic (light changing). Antifog treated.  The Zebra® photochromic lens darkens or lightens depending on the light’s intensity. Anti-fog coating. Varies (7 to 42%)
 
2 to 4
Julbo Ski Goggle Zebra Light Lens Zebra Light Same as Zebra but doesn't go as dark (level 3) and gets lighter .  Too dark of lens can reduce reaction time. Varies (16 to 80%) 1 to 3
Julbo Ski Goggle Camel Lens Camel High altitude/sunny--Photochromic (light changing). and polarized.  Brown based for increased contrast.  Anti-fog treated.  Cannot be used driving Varies (5 to 20%) 2 to 4
Julbo Ski Goggles Snow Tiger Lenses Snow Tiger
All-weather performance.  “Glare Control” filter for better reading of the terrain.  Orange tint to improve contrast.  Fire multilayer coating.  By combining photochromic technology with glare protection, this photochromic lens allows all-mountain riders to ski with total confidence in both good and bad weather. With a tint that reacts to different light levels and a Glare Control filter, it promotes optimum reading of the terrain whatever the conditions. The effects of whiteout and snow surface glare are eliminated, while icy sections are easy to see.  57% polarization effect combats glare while remaining sufficiently light to allow good visibility. This makes the terrain easy to read in both good and bad weather..
Varies (25% to 50%) 2 to 3
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