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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.
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 items.
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.
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.
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