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Julbo Micropores

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The Micropores has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best glacier glasses for 2023.

photo: Julbo Micropores glacier glass


  • Comfortable
  • Moldable temple
  • Anti-fogging good


  • Metal temple frame fragile
  • Light comes in

I wear Ray Ban Aviators for driving (55mm lens width; 14mm bridge width; 135mm temple length).

With the bridge width of 24mm on the Micropores, I thought they would be big but they fit fine and are very comfortable.

Moldable temples are nice for dialing a good fit.

12/3/16 hiked up Mount Moosilauke. On the summit I layered up and put on my Julbos. It was about 20mph winds with gusts to about 35mph and temps. about 15 degrees. The Micropores fogged a little but cleared quickly. The glasses developed icing and so did my friend's goggles while summiting and descending.

The case is useless—hard to open, no padding inside, and after I adjusted my temples on the Micropores they wouldn't fit back in the case.

Light does get in from the top.

Source: bought it new

Have been using Julbo glasses for years. After deciding to spend a little more, I was very impressed.


  • Adjustable ear
  • Removable blinders
  • Great in high light and low light
  • Comfortable nose rest


  • Padding on nose rest causes more acne between eyebrows.

I used the Julbo Sherpa glasses for years. Went through maybe three pairs. My own fault for letting them get destroyed. But they always worked great. The wrap around the ear holds them very secure and comfortable. The tint of the lens works in high light and low. The removable side blinders make the glasses great to drive with without loosing peripheral vision. 

The Micropore are just so much more sturdy and comfortable. I don't worry so much about snapping parts. I do pay more attention to the lens, because they are better quality, but since I never really have to take them off, they stay quite clean and scratch free. And the case works great.

It is a shame that the company is no longer producing these sunglasses. I have to stock up while I can.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

I still have and wear my Micropose. Bought them in1990. Still awesome shades. Only problem I have is the leather side shields are just wore out. Ordering new ones today. I love my Julbos.

What else can I say? I have had them for 33 years  in July. They are still  rocking and still look stylish. Just flat out LOVE them!!!


I bought them because I spent so much time on my cuddy cabin. I had just did lasix surgery and couldn’t have any wind on my eyes. These were great. Filled the bill and have been wearing them ever since. Lenses are a lil scratched. All my fault. Still better optics that any others in this price range.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I think like right around a hundred, but do long ago I can’t remember



  • Work as advertised
  • Comfy


  • The leather light shields sometimes come off

I have sort of a unique purpose for these. About 30 years ago I bought them because Opticus was making glass polarized prescription lenses in various tints. So I replaced the lenses on two pair, then affixed a bicycle rear view mirror to them (the Bike Peddler Take a Look Eyeglass Mirror) then used them for kayak racing on lakes and class 2 rivers.

I still have them, they work perfectly but the leather has become stiff and the rubber end pieces had to be replaced.  Also my eyes have become less far sighted but so far I am tolerating them.  I like being able to see who is drawing me or closing on me and I like the polarized lenses (which I got from Opticus so I guess should not be part of the review). 


Love to take Julbo sunglasses and replace the lenses with prescription lenses. Favorite are Micropore and Sherpa (both discontinued).

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: no idea

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Historic Range: $6.95-$150.00
Reviewers Paid: $80.00

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