In a market captured by certain brands, it’s great to see new faces emerging in the sunglasses department. Formerly dictated by huge companies like Oakley – Julbo have been doing some really exciting things to bring new products to the market. While I was out training in Calpe, Spain, in some winter sun (and a bit of rain) I tried out a pair of the new Julbo Fury glasses.
The wide cylindrical lens and perfect venting fury is designed for speed! Lightweight and designed to fit under any helmet it offers top quality grip. Sharp lines go perfectly with the latest trends in cycling and heighten the tech credentials and performance of these frames. Available with Julbo’s Spectron polycarbonate lenses for perfect clarity of vision and protection.
First impressions were great. They’re lightweight, have a great fit & the size of them means that the visibility through them is great. The road is clear and easy to see, even in dappled light conditions.
The Julbo Fury started great, didn’t fog up through the climbs and gave me plenty of clarity on the descent the other side. The vents on the glasses worked well to clear them if they did get a bit foggy. A lot of this could be because the vents stretch the whole way around the glasses allowing plenty of air to flow across the surface, but not affect the eyes at all.
The rain washed off the face of the Julbo Fury incredibly well meaning that even when it was wet I could see. It has to be said the frame wasn’t as firm as other glasses I’ve worn. Though that being said they offered plenty of grip through the sides and didn’t slip at all. The nose grip also helped the secure fit. The elastomer shock absorber insert fitted at the end of the temple makes the glasses lighter and more comfortable, though not necessarily more sturdy.
After around 3 hours of riding the Julbo Fury did begin to steam up and the vision wasn’t quite as clear as it was earlier on in the ride, though the visibility was still adequate in quite difficult light conditions.
Julbo have created a good product at an affordable price and it’s exciting to see the brand working with feedback and testing to engineer new, cutting edge products. They certainly look the part which seems to be the first port of call for most cyclists. The Julbo Fury is on trend and has a great colour scheme that fits with a lot of outfit combinations.
The Julbo Fury were high quality, and allowed me to see throughout the ride, keeping clear for the majority even when I was pushing hard on the pedals. Considering they cost considerably less than other glasses of similar quality retailing at £79.99 and currently 10% off, I’d definitely recommend a pair!