These large round-lensed shades bring back the old days of backcountry adventure. Who cares that the leather shields limit side vision. They’ve got the look.
Julbo celebrates it’s 125th Anniversary by bringing back their classic Vermont mountaineering sunglasses. These specs use Julbo’s traditional black mountaineering frame with round lenses, a leather nose piece and leather side shields.Vintage details include rubber covered, flexible wire earpieces, riveted leather side shields, snap nose leather and top mounted securing screws. The leather surrounds actually do an excellent job of fighting ice glare. And the perfect accessory to go with your wool sweater, canvas jacket and wooly knee socks.
In 1888 Jules Baud, produced the first protective eyewear for French Alpinists. He founded Julbo and was soon making glasses and goggles for skiers as well. Julbo mountaineering glasses became the most sought after eye protection for glare ice. In 1950 Julbo was introduced to the US via Vermont’s Climb High Company. Originally these were known as the Round Glacier model, but in honor of the Vermont connection they have been re-named the Vermont Classic. Unfortunately, dropped from production in the 1990s, constant demand and requests has motivated Julbo to reintroduce these retro-style mountaineering sunglasses.
If you really want to pull out the stops, get the anniversary Mythic Vermont model sunglasses, featuring Julbo’s 125th-anniversary emblem and are made with mineral glass, not polycarbonate lenses. Each Julbo retailer will only have 25 pairs to sell. Available this fall for $250.