Current Retail: $130.00
Historic Range: $59.99-$190.00
Reviewers Paid: $180.00
These sunglasses are suitable for hiking in many environments. They have a fully adjustable fit and an attractive look, while having photochromic lenses.
- Anti Fog
- Excellent field of vision
- Not available as prescription lenses
The Julbo Breeze in blue/coral with photochromic Zebralight lenses are comfortable, block rays from level 1-3, and protect eyes from UV, while still looking cute. Made to fit any face because they are fully adjustable, the quality of these sunglasses are worth the price.
They don't fog up, or mark up easily, and if a lens breaks, they are replaceable individually rather than needing to buy an entire new pair, though so far they have been remarkably indestructible. This is also the first pair of glasses I can wear on my head like a hairband without it pulling my hair when I drop them down.
I've had my pair for over a year and taken it on many backcountry trips, with minimal scratches or scuffs. The bulk of the sunglasses is really the largest complaint I have as using the giant lens case for them is too much to take on backpacking trips, and that is why my pair is scratched in the first place. But the reason it is bulky is because the shape of the sunglasses isn't flat across the front, it's curved, so when you fold the arms in, it doesn't fold very flat. The comfort of this type of fit is a massive improvement making it worth the tradeoff for having something a little bulkier than another pair.
The weight of the sunglasses is 1 ounce, and fit is fully adjustable through the nose and the arms. They are very flexible. They are also very strong. They are comfortable wearing on the head like a hairband, but probably too bulky to wear clipped on a shirt. The shape of them would conform nicely to a hat with sunglass loops.
The lenses themselves are treated with something that keeps them from getting filmy from touching, and they appear to stay clean more than other lenses I own. They also never fog up on me. If I were to scratch one beyond the point I could use them, I would definitely purchase a replacement.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180