Julbo Ultra Review

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Bottom Line
The Julbo Ultra is a superb pair of sunglasses, and have exceptional clarity and spaciousness, and the flexible frame and suspended free floating lens, offer maximum comfort and resiliency while moving. The lenses’ photochromic capabilities are great in varying conditions, and the new protection category 1 to 3 coverage is stupendous, 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 Ultra is expensive (like a lot of the competition), and do not offer any method of adjustment (most don’t), and the ear piece needs some padding.

The Julbo Ultra is my go-to sunglasses, with amazing scratch resistance, excellent comfort and superb clarity, and the new lighter category photochromic protection makes them extremely useful for evening and wooded rides.

Strengths

  • Photochromic – the lighter category 1 to 3 is ideal
  • Scratch resistant
  • Comfortable – flexible frame and floating lens
  • Superb Clarity
  • Anti-Fog coating

Weaknesses

  • Frames not adjustable
  • Expensive
  • Frame ear piece needs padding

Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

MSRP: $180

 

Ultra models:

Ultra – 4293011
Frame Color – White/Red
Lens – Yellow-Brown Tint Cat. 1-3
$180.00 / Item #4293011

Ultra – 4293014
Frame Color – Black
Lens – Yellow-Brown Tint Cat. 1-3
$180.00 / Item #4293014

Visit the Julbo Ultra Website: http://www.julbousa.com/performance/ultra/

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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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