This competition is now closed. The winner is Simon Williamson from Hampshire.
Known as a benchmark sports sunglasses brand, In 2013, Julbo is 125 years old.
A permanent focus on expertise and innovation first seen in the heart of the mountains in 1888. 125 years of expertise, 125 years of technology, 125 years of passion, 125 years of discovery, 125 years of adventure.
To celebrate its birthday, Julbo is bringing back its legendary Vermont glacier glasses as a very limited edition. Julbo distributor Lyon Outdoor are bringing 5 pairs of these classic glacier glasses complete with presentation box retailing for 210 Euros to the UK.
One lucky UKC winner has the chance to win a pair!
When launched in 1950, the Vermont revolutionised mountaineering eyewear, allowing climbers to finally reach the peaks 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. Initially adopted by climbers but then made famous by rock stars such as Sting, they have become collector's items. Julbo is now making this mythical model available once again!
"When you think of glacier glasses, the often copied image of the Vermont comes automatically to mind with its round lenses and leather shields. This model is highly iconic for mountaineering fans, for Julbo - it was one of the first models manufactured by the brand - but also for anyone who appreciates collectible pieces brimming with history", Julbo CEO Christophe Beaud.
Highly scratch and shock resistant, the Vermont's Alti Arc Cat 4 mineral glass lens is of superior optical quality. It is an essential benchmark for glacier glasses. With its flash treatment of the lenses, this new edition of the Vermont Mythic will delight all high mountain fans or simply lovers of collectable memorabilia.
To further celebrate Julbo's 125 years of history in producing eyewear for active sports users Lyon Outdoor are also providing a pair of the Vermont's modern equivalent: The Julbo Tensing.
The Tensing, designed with input from team Julbo and renowned skier and mountaineer Glen Plake, provides mountaineers the choice they need when looking for protective eyewear. The ultra-wrap profile design guarantees maximum protection against high altitude, as well as superior ventilation. The dual injected frame strategically combines a strong outer material with a highly flexible inner design for comfort against the face.
Available with the Spectron 3 & 4 lens. More info on the Tensing can be found by clicking here or by watching the video below.
Lyon Outdoor have an overview of why we should be wearing sunglasses for outdoor sports and a round up of the available Julbo lens options on their website here.
Julbo stockists in the UK can also be found on the Lyon Outdoor website here.
- This competition is only open to registered users at UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com.
- Competition closes on 1st August 2013 at 09.00 GMT.
- The winners will be notified by email.
- Prizes will only be posted to a UK or Ireland address.
- The winners' names will be announced on UKC/UKH and facebook.com/UKClimbing.
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