I would love wearing these Cat 4 glacier glasses for the "beetle look" alone. The lenses are pretty round and shiny, no doubt about it. They're not totally dorky, but they will definitely remind you either of insects (but cute on
aqian100225 But for this Geargal, whose eyes are so sensitive that she meets Alaska's three months of winter darkness with a sense of relief, these are just the ticket. I'm on
I even went through a bunch of trouble and expense to get a permit to tint all my car windows limo-dark. It was so worth it, I never get achy, dry eyes anymore, and I don't get chafed by the sunglasses I was having to wear in all daylight hours.
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and the plastic guards on the sides block out almost all of the reflected light. This means I can spend a sunny day on the glacier without being incapacitated by glare by the end of the day.
Regular sunglasses let in too much light from the sides and underneath, but the Explorers are designed to block most of that out while not interfering with your peripheral vision. Putting these on when it's bright out is an amazing relief.
Julbo warned me that these aren't really made for smaller faces, and that's somewhat true – they fit my face just fine but the arms (is that what they're called? You know, the things that go over your ears. Yeah, the arms go over your ears.