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The ear loops do need to be the right length to stop them from slipping down the nose or pulling to one side, meaning that they need to fit somewhat snugly to pull the lens and nose piece against your face. I was fortunate at first, and they fit me perfect, but over time the elastic stretched, and I needed to tighten them.

The elastic is bound into two small plastic holders on either end, which are then held onto the metal arms with small eyeglass screws. There are two positions on the upper portion of the metal arms and one on the lower, so it does allow you an easier method for some adjustment without altering the physical length of the elastic.

Loops showing screws and plastic holders

To alter the length of the ear loops:
1) loosen the upper small screw (use an eyeglass screwdriver).
2) pull the elastic knot out of the plastic holder.
3) tie a tight knot at the length you want.
4) cut off the excess.
5) push the new knot back into the slot of the plastic holder, no excess should stick out.
6) screw the plastic holder into the more forward of the two upper positions.
7) repeat 1-6 on the other arm.
8) if either side is too tight, move the plastic holder to the rearward position.

It is a pain to do the alteration since the screws are tiny, and it can be difficult to get the screw to mesh into the plastic holders. I did have a report that the plastic holders (screw lugs?) can be damaged when tightening them down snugly. I did it several times and outside of the difficulties I mentioned, I had no issues. The elastic can only be shortened so there is no going back after cutting them! I would suggest that Julbo offers an extra set of the elastic, holders and screws, and in addition adds another adjustment hole. Spare elastic can most likely be obtained at a fabric store.

Motion Measured Specs:
Weight: 20 grams (.7 ounces)
Lens size: 138mm x 46mm (5 7/16 x 1 13/16 inches)
Arm Length: 71mm (2 3/4 inches)
Adjustment distance between upper holes on arm: 6 mm (1/4 inch)
Nose Piece size: 19 mm wide x 9mm tall x 5 mm thick (3/4 x 3/8 x 3/16 inches)

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Sun/Sunlight 101
Our Sun, is a yellow dwarf, and specifically a G2V star, which means it’s a spectral type G2 (based on color and surface temp) and luminosity class V (based on surface area).

Surface temp: 5800 ºK or 9980 ºF
Core temp: 15.6 million ºK or 28.1 million ºF
Mass: 4.38 x 10^30 lbs.
Diameter: 864,000 miles
Age: 4.57 billion years
Composition: 74% Hydrogen/24% Helium/2% other
Color: White (appears yellow due to refraction)

The Sun generates its energy by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium, with a net output of 383 yottawatts (10^24). The Sun lays approximately 93 mullion miles from us, and its light travels that distance in 8 minutes and 19 seconds, which is about my average speed while mountain biking. Sunlight is the total spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, and its wavelengths vary from 100 nanometers to 1 millimeter, and are divided into five regions:

Ultraviolet C or UVC: spans 100 to 280 nm
Greatly absorbed by the atmosphere, it has germicidal properties, and is more powerful than UVA and UVB, but they can be fatal to an organism.

Ultraviolet B or UVB: spans 280 to 315 nm
Mostly absorbed by the atmosphere, overexposure can cause sunburn and some forms of skin cancer, and they cause irritation to the cornea.

Ultraviolet A or UVA: spans 315 to 400 nm
Less damaging to the DNA, but are responsible for premature aging of the eye.

Visible light: spans 400 to 700 nm.
It is this range that is visible to the naked eye, and it represents 45% of Sunlight.
Bright and intense light, can lead to fatigue, temporary reduction of sight, and eye pain over prolonged exposure, and even with brief exposure the retina may be damaged and suffer vision impairment.

Infrared light: spans 700 nm to 1 mm
It is largely responsible for the warmth or heat that the sunlight carries, and it represents 48% of Sunlight. They heat the tissues, dry out tears reducing their protective qualities and can cause eye disorders.

Human Eyes 101
The human eye is a significant human sense organ. It allows humans conscious light perception, vision, which includes color differentiation and the perception of depth. The human eye has a 200° viewing angle and can see 10 million colors.

Eye Parts
Cornea: transparent protective envelope, 300 times more sensitive to sunlight than the skin.
Iris: colored membrane surrounding the pupil, determines eye color.
Pupil: central part of the eye varying according to brightness.
Crystalline lens: a transparent positive lens which adapts itself to object distance, reflects light.
Vitreous body: gelatinous liquid located between the crystalline lens and the retina.
Retina: a plate which is hypersensitive to light, transmits information to the optic nerve and to the brain.
Optic nerve: it transforms the images perceived by the retina into nerve impulses.

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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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