I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of these sunglasses a few months back to try out. I have to say I am very impressed with them so far. Whats the big deal you may ask they're just sunglasses
?! Well these are not just any old pair of shades. The Wave are specifically made to be used by people in and around the water for sailing, kayaking, wake boarding and even surfing.
If you found this review you probably already know the pedigree of these sunglasses, if not you might be surprised to know that Julbo have been in the industry for over 125 years and are trusted by some of the worlds best athletes and adventurers. With a wide range of products and specialist expertise in prescription sports eye wear these guys know a thing or two about making top quality sunglasses.
The Julbo Wave have a few cool little features that make them the ultimate on the water accessory. First and most importantly for use on water they float. Which is a relief as these retail for about €100 and I have lost plenty of cheap sunglasses to the river bed in the past to chance any decent glasses while out on the water!
Secondly the lenses are specially developed to handle a watery existence with a splash resistant coating and the exclusive Julbo Polarized OCTOPUS technology to cope with unwanted glare from the water. Also on the lenses are four air vents along the outside to stop your glasses fogging up when you are paddling hard.
A few other cool features are the removable frame skirt for extra protection and a more goggle look and feel as well as the removable headband for added security in extreme conditions. One thing about the frame skirt is that the glasses do get fogged up if you are sweating and not moving so they work better without in most conditions.
These sunglasses probably come in at the mid to high end of the market but considering the quality and features you get they are actually very good value for money. I'm sure that these sunglasses would be quite good on the slopes as well as the waves which adds another dimension to them. So if you are looking for a serious pair of sunglasses that will protect your eyes on and off the water these bad boys are for you.
Check out Julbo's promo video below.
David Horkan from Paddle & Pedal. Posting info on various outdoor adventures in Mayo and around Ireland.