Julbo Dirt Review

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They also look fashionable enough to wear around the pool, hot springs or about town without looking like an outdoor sports geek or even a roadie! Ok, I still look like a geek?

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Bottom Line
I really like the Julbo Dirt sunglasses, they are comfortable, stay put, have exceptional clarity, and offer excellent wind and side sun protection. The lenses’ photochromic capabilities are great in varying conditions, while the anti-fog actually works in real world conditions. The durable, scratch and impact resistant NXT material is pretty amazing, and offers outstanding safety. The Dirt is expensive (like a lot of the competition), the frames are a bit stiff, and do not offer any method of adjustment. Julbo has a winner with the Dirt, and they are ideal for mountain biking, having many of the functional features that work nicely for this niche.

Strengths
-Photochromic
-Scratch resistant
-Side sun protection
-Excellent wind protection
-Comfortable
-Superb Clarity
-Anti-Fog coating

Weaknesses
-Frames not adjustable
-Stiff frames
-Expensive

Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

Dirt models:
Lens: Zebra – NXT + Photochromic 2-4 + Antifog
Color: White, Black and Chocolate
MSRP: $160.00

Lens: Polarized 3 / Lens
Color: Black
MSRP: $120.00

Lens: Camel – NXT + Polarized + Photochromic 3-4 + Antifog / Lens
Color: Khaki
MSRP: $190.00

Julbo Dirt url: http://www.julbousa.com/performance/dirt/

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • b.hoff says:

    NXT lens material is made here in the U.S.A. (NXT is owned by PPG Industries) I believe the lens is casted and coated in Italy. Buy American! (though I am biased cause I work in the optical products group :) I will say it is a great lens.

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