Julbo Aero sunglasses with Zebra Light Red lenses and more

Eyewear is ready for woods and sun with a new photochromic tint

Apparel Sea Otter Classic

2017 Sea Otter Classic

Julbo 2018 Aero Zebra Light Red

Julbo Aero sunglasses with Zebra Light Red lenses.

Julbo eyewear has a new tint option, the Zebra Light Red, that’s targeted at the mountain bike crowd. The company’s product selection is massive and history extensive, protecting the eyes of all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts. They have multiple performance glasses and goggles relevant to the biking community, with their front runner being the Aero.

Features include photochromic lenses (where tint adapts to ambient light), external oil-repellent coating, and internal anti-fog coating. The frames are slim to improve fit under helmets, they include a 3D adaptable nose piece, and have venting and grip strips on the insides of the ear pieces. They look pretty good, too.

The new photochromic tint responds in about 20 seconds, transitioning from visible light penetration of 75% for riding in shaded woods to 17% for sunny days. Their other photochromic tints are Zebra Light, being slightly lighter, and Zebra which is considerably darker. These lenses are also shatterproof, scratch resistant, and have a lifetime warranty on the coatings. Price for the Aero with Zebra Light Red is $190.

Julbo 2018 Bang Goggle Zebra

The Bang goggle with Zebra Light lenses.

If glasses don’t offer enough protection or you wear a fullface helmet (please, don’t wear glasses with those), Julbo goggles are also available. These has similar photochromic options for their lenses, so the impressive performance described above can be found on the goggles, too. Pricing for the Bang MTB goggle with Zebra Light lens (VLP of 75%-18%) is $160 and the Plasma MTB goggle with clear lens is $50.

For more information visit www.julbo.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: John Bennett

With 210 lbs of solid, descending mass, John is a good litmus test of what bikes and components will survive out there in the real world. And with a good engineering mind, John is able to make sense of it all as well. Or at least come up with fancy terms to impress the group.

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