Julbo Ultra Review

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The Julbo Ultra is an impressive pair of sunglasses, being comfortable, fog free, durable, scratch resistant, and offer superb optical clarity, with great varying light capabilities from their photochromic properties. Julbo stepped up the ante this year and lightened the photochromic protection category of this lens, so they are more useful in wooded areas, during inclement weather, and evening usage. In the many months of use, they have been through every weather condition possible, snow, hail and rain, and have withstood heinous terrain and my full abuse, and they have performed flawlessly, and they are my go to sunglasses.

Julbo Ultra
The Julbo Ultra uses the atypical performance oriented thin frames, though the sides are slightly wider than most, and the suspended lens hangs and floats freely from the tacky nose piece section, offering excellent field of vision and fit. The hinged wraparound frames have a nice sculptured curve, and are quite flexible, for better fit and comfort, and hold during athletic movement, and the stem ends are soft and pliable for ease of installation. It uses the Zebra Light lens, which is made from the near indestructible NXT, and offers anti-fogging, impact resistance and light-sensitive photochromic features. The Ultra comes in two colors, Red and White, and Black, and includes a nice zippered soft case to carry, and protect them.


Measured Specs

  • Weight: 31.3 grams (1.1 ounces)
  • Lens size: 75mm x 45mm ( 3 x 1 3/4 inches)
  • Arm Length: 120mm ( 4 3/4 inches)
  • Frame Width: outer 150mm ( 6 inches) inner 140mm ( 5 1/2 inches)
  • Frame Length: 170mm (6 3/4 inches)

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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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