Julbo’s newly redesigned Cham is a mountain classic steeped in heritage, and this fresh iteration retains the vintage styling while also proving itself as a genuinely technical pair of sunglasses for all-mountain use, all year round.
The legends of the mountains were as tough as old leather! New generations are nostalgic for the authentic frame with leather side shields worn by the greatest mountaineers of Chamonix on all the world's peaks. With this re-release, Julbo offers much more than a pair of sunnies: pure emotion, and the alchemy of shiny metal, soft leather and rivets, backed up by high-performance mirror lenses. Comfort and vision in the mountains, with equally good credentials for town or your travels.
Although they may not look it, Julbo's Cham Spectron 4 Sunglasses are a highly technical option for all manner of snow sports and mountain pursuits throughout the year. The leather side shields and bridge guard are exceptionally comfortable while providing essential protection from glare, and can be easily removed in warmer, less glacial climes. The tips of the arms are Julbo’s exclusive Grip Tech material, meaning they can be easily adjusted to fit any helmet or head without size concerns.
While the styling of the Cham is firmly retro, the lens technology is cutting edge, and they are therefore a competitive option for serious mountaineering applications. These are the Spectron 4 lenses – a high-quality Category 4 lens perfectly suited for high altitude trekking and mountaineering. While they will be too dark for ordinary sunny weather, they’ll be a reliable companion for glacier travel and summit days.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear