When the sun is shining and the powder is fresh, skiers tend to choose sunglasses over goggles because of how well they breathe and vent heat. Once the storm hits, though, and the hills are socked in and covered in swirling snow, goggles become a necessity. When conditions sit somewhere between socked in and sunny, skiers are left without any good eyewear options-- until now. Julbo took note of skiers’ demands for a goggle designed specifically for backcountry skiing, and subsequently created one of the most versatile products on the eyewear market.
Say hello to Starwind, the smaller framed version of the popular Aerospace. The Starwind features a slick patented-technology called Superflow that allows the user to lift the lens a few millimeters away from the frame on a set of small arms. This gives you 360° of airflow and venting while still retaining full lens-function. When it’s time to ski back down through a bowl of bliss, just pop the lenses back into the frame. The Starwind ties all the benefits of goggles and sunglasses into one simple package. If you wear a small or medium sized helmet and prefer to enjoy the finer things in life (like the best eyewear in existence), try the Julbo Starwind goggles-- you won’t be disappointed.
Update 2019/20: Julbo has given each lens in their new Photochromic REACTIV line a rating between 0 and 4, where 0 is no light and 4 is direct sunlight (see the chart in Images). The Starwind goggles with REACTIV Photochromic lenses have a rating of 1 to 3, meaning that they are best suited for conditions from heavily overcast to intermittently cloud covered.