Julbo further strengthened its expertise with increasingly technical lenses (Zebra, Zebra Light, Octopus, Cameleon, Falcon) to meet every outdoor need. With the creation of its RX Trem program, honoured with a Silmo Gold Award, Julbo revolutionized the world of sunglasses. All wearers of prescription eyewear could now live their sport to the full with the first Julbo 100% prescription sunglasses.
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1888- JULES BAUD / THE FIRST CRISTALLIERS SUNGLASSES
Morez in the valley of the French eyewear industry, a Jura native launched a brand which would not yet be called Julbo, but almost… thanks to the name of its founder, Jules Baud. He started his business designing optical eyewear with one idea in mind: innovation. in the early 20th century, at the request of Chamonix crystal hunters wanting to protect their eyes in the mountains, he designed the first «Cristalliers» sunglasses, marking the start of Julbo’s optical sun protection story.
1950- VERMONT / THE FIRST GLACIER SUNGLASSES
Julbo revolutionized the market with the introduction of the “Vermont”, mountaineers could now ascend summits with proper eye protection. These «glacier» sunglasses marked the start of climbing’s glory years, as mountaineers set out to conquer the highest peaks in the world. Adopted by rock stars as well as climbers, they soon became a collector’s item.
1970- YANNICK SEIGNEUR / TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Julbo went much further than simply naming its products after famous summits such as Everest, Makalu and Annapurna. it developed and tested them by taking them up the 8000ers including Everest, Makalu, K2, Gasherbrum ii, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat on the face of its technical adviser, yannick Seigneur.
1980- FLUO FUN / FASTER, HIGHER, WILDER
To mark the start of the «fluorescent fun» decade, mountaineers unchained their energy for achievements! Julbo supported the race to peak performance of these special advisers. For example, Éric Escoffi er climbed three 8000m peaks in less than three weeks in the Himalayas. And Patrick Gabarrou was famous for his little «outings», such as «Le voyage du Gab» with 7 north faces climbed in three days in the Mont Blanc massif.
2000- MULTIACTIVITY / A NEW WORLD FOR JULBO
In this multisport era Julbo attacked all fronts and all the elements. it supported Mike Horn on his incredible epic journeys around the world. On track and trail, following the explosion of outdoor sports such as trail running and mountain biking, if it was moving Julbo was there, with products perfectly adapted to each sport.
2010 RX TREM / PROVEN TECHNOLOGY
JULBO GROUP / AN INDEPENDENT BRAND
125 years fly by when your head is always full of ideas and dreams. Drawing inspiration from its heritage Julbo wants to be known for its outdoor spirit in the eyewear market. We will soon be releasing new ranges and new products but always with that same taste for adventure and freedom that allows everyone to see the world even better.