i’ve gotten the opportunity to be a #JulboAthlete during the last season and i have enjoyed using their products a lot. Julbo Eyewear is a company from the french Jura region, which was founded in 1888 by Jules Baud. they have a long history in producing eyewear, especially technical glasses for alpinists and athletes of various other sports like climbing or trail running. they produce 75% of their equipment in europe, which is a plus in my book. on the 24th of november it was time for the first #JulboAthlete meeting for austrian and german riders in salzburg.
we met in the Julbo Showroom, where all the different products they have to offer are put on display. at first, we were able to get to know each other, meet some familiar faces again and chat a bit. then it was time for the presentations. we started off with a round of introductions of all the Julbo staff and athletes. we then heard talks about the history and aim of the company and we were able to learn about technical details of the various types of glasses. for example, that Julbo has the glasses with the widest range of possible adaption in light ray transmission of all glass manufacturers and that they use material that was originally developed for military use. that explains the high resilience of their products.
we were introduced to the newest member of the product range – the Julbo Aerospace goggle. this goggle is perfect for freetourers (people who use lifts for freeriding but also do hikes to reach their favourite descends). it offers a brand new functionality – you can easily lift up the glass a few millimeters to allow for maximum ventilation. Julbo even won the ISPO Gold Award for this innovative product! [vimeo 115638238 w=500 h=281]
after the presentations, we headed for lunch were we could deepen our connections and feel the team spirit.
the day ended with us choosing the products we would like to use for the upcoming season. it was really fun to discover all the different glasses, goggles and helmets, to try on our favourite ones and check with the other riders which helmet or goggle fit us best. i’m pretty sure everyone chose the Julbo Aerospace goggle, as it’s really a welcome idea to have the opportunity to let in fresh air after a sweaty hike up or maybe an exhausting plow through deep snow.
i can’t wait to get my hands on the new equipment and to test out the new products on my next trips into the great outdoors! thank you Julbo for having us, it was really informative and fun to be your guest!
a short time ago, i got offered a sponsorship by Julbo, a company founded by Jules Baud in france more than 125 years ago, that manufactures glasses, sunglasses, goggles and helmets. they have heroes in their team like skier Glen Plake or climber Ines Papert. of course i was happy about this offer and agreed. on the second of january, just before we headed to Großarl, i received a package from Julbo, containing 2 goggles (Orbiter and Eclipse), 1 pair of sunglasses (Suspect) and 1 helmet (Dune).
glasses from top to bottom: Julbo Eclipse, Julbo Suspect, Julbo Orbiter. Julbo Dune helmet.
i’m going to give a short feedback on the products, in case you’re interested in getting new equipment. i have tested them on the slopes, as well as when freeriding and on splitboard tour. the goggles both sit very comfortably, also perfectly in combination with the helmet, offering a rather wide view. both glasses adjust to the lightness automatically. the Zebra Light glasses are suited for a weather range of partly sunny to overcast or foggy. the Zebra glasses are good on days where the weather lies between sunshine and slightly overcast conditions. the visibility is very clear. i have so far never had glasses that adjust to the lightness and i was positively surprised at how well the adjustment works! no changing of glasses anymore, that’s really nice! the goggles are permanently ventilated, which is an important feature in my book. the helmet is rather lightweight, offering a cozy fit. the size can be finetuned by the turn of a wheel on the back of the helmet – i love that! no matter if i’m wearing a skull cap or nothing underneath, i can adjust the helmet to a tight fit in the matter of a second. the sunglasses are as light as a feather. they feel very durable. we will see, how they hold up over time, but i’m positive. they sit snugly, which means they don’t shake around when moving, but still they don’t press into the temples of my face. this is important, because when i go on a splitboard tour and the weather is good, i usually will be wearing the sunglasses for 2 to 3 hours. if the sunglasses start to hurt, you have to wear them over a headband or beanie to avoid pain. this causes a looser fit and more movement of the sunglasses, which is not very desireable. to sum it up, i’m very satisfied with the products i received and will happily use them whenever i go ride. thanks Julbo for your trust and support! -> visit the Julbo website