Snow Tigers Conquer Ski Goggles

Snow Tigers Conquer Ski Goggles

Julbo Universe Goggle
Swapping out goggle lenses are great in theory—but you either leave the other lens behind when you head out, or risk frostbite to change them while on the slopes because it’s never as easy as the manual promises. Julbo hurdles this hassle by offering photochromic lenses in their ski goggles, which automatically adjust the tint with the changing light conditions. Next fall they’ll introduce the new Snow Tiger lens, which should transfer seamlessly from bright to  dim light, and also includes a new glare filter to block an reflections that would otherwise obscure your vision. They come with only 53 percent polarization, which should be enough to pick out the divots in the shadows, but removes the distortion that occurs with fully-polarized models that makes it next-to-impossible to read your smart phone. They’ll also drop with two new goggle frames, the women-specific Luna and Universe, which has a semi-rimless external frame, an insane level of flex, and a front venting system that should keep the lens from fogging up. The Universe with the new Snow Tiger Lense will run $220, and the Luna will retail for $180.
—Nathan Borchelt

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