The iconic Julbo Explorer has been updated to version 2.0 and I’ve been wear testing them since last year. The major updates come to the frame, and I couldn’t be more impressed with their performance. If you need a pair of sunglasses for long day hikes, alpine outings, or mountaineering, these could be the shades for you. See why in this review.
Hiking and travel pants are an incredibly important piece of kit, especially since most of us “lightweight packers” will only bring along one pair for a multi-week trip. I’ve tried many pairs over the years that just didn’t make the cut. Here are four that have endured the test of time.
The Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are one of the highest value pieces of gear I’ve ever reviewed. The poles come in at 15.2oz with carbon fiber shafts, cork handles, quick lock adjusters, and tungsten carbine tips. Best of all, they only cost $45!
The KUHL Spyfire Down Hoodie is a stylish and lightweight jacket with loads of comfort and features. In this review I’ll cover the fabric and build of the Spyfire, as well as provide my thoughts and opinions on it’s performance out in the field.
I’ve written a few reviews in the past on my Julbo sunglasses that have proven to be quite popular. Lately, I’ve seen an uptick in questions and search terms involving the specific lens offerings from Julbo. Below you’ll find a comparison and analysis of the Julbo Explorer with Spectron 4 lenses, Julbo Camel with Camel Photochromic lenses, Julbo Dust with Zebra photochromic Lenses, and the Julbo Sherpa with Spectron 3 lenses.