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OUR TAKE In­stead of pack­ing both gog­gles and shades, our testers liked split­ting the dif­fer­ence with th­ese glacier glasses. They func­tion like high-pho­tochromic lens that tran­si­tions from light yel­low (42 per­cent light trans­mis­sion) to dark am­ber (7 per­cent), de­pend­ing on UV in­ten­sity. Large, re­mov­able shields give them gog­gle-like pro­tec­tion against the sun and light pre­cip, and ven­ti­la­tion via a vent on the bridge kept us fog-free on high-out­put climbs. Tacky in­serts along the tem­ples pro­vide grip. Note: The Ex­plorer 2.0 is avail­able with a non-pho­tochromic, high-light lens for $50 less.

TRAIL CRED “The ap­proach to 14,059-foot Sun­light Peak in­volved about five hours of cross­ing snow­fields and as­cend­ing aprons above tree­line,” one tester says. “I came back with a rac­coon tan and fresh eyes.” $180; 1.3 oz.; julbo.com

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