Re: [backpackgeartesters] EDITED: IR Julbo Run sunglasses Arnold Peterson
Thank you for your edits. My vacations is in the mountains, so it will go well.
IR uploaded and test folder deleted.
--- On Thu, 10/30/08, Amanda Tikkanen <uberpest@...> wrote:
From: Amanda Tikkanen <uberpest@...>
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] EDITED: IR Julbo Run sunglasses Arnold Peterson
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 6:43 PM
Below are your official edits for your IR. I hope your vacation goes well.
The pictures in your report are very good!
EDIT: Must change.
Edit: Think about changing.
Comment: Just that.
--- In backpackgeartesters @yahoogroups. com, arnold <alp4982@... > wrote:
> IR Julbo Run sunglasses Arnold Peterson
> URL for HTML in test folder http://tinyurl. com/6mz7ny
> Test version follows below.
> JULBO RUN SUNGLASSES EYE PROTECTION
> TEST SERIES BY ARNOLD PETERSON
> October 26, 2008
> TESTER INFORMATION
> NAME: Arnold Peterson
> EMAIL: alp4982(AT)yahoo( DOT)com
> AGE: 70
> LOCATION: Wilmington Massachusetts USA
> GENDER: M
> HEIGHT: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
> WEIGHT: 165 lb (74.80 kg)
> TORSO: 19 in (48 cm)
In your Bio (below) you phrase "The gear I will be writing about...
has been used...." The tense conflicts; it should probably be
rephrased "The gear I write about... is used...." It also reduces the
use of passive voice.
> Backpacking Background:
> Presently almost all my experience has been hiking in New Hampshire,
Florida, Colorado USA, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Canada using an
11 lb (5 kg) day pack. I have backpacked on Mt. Washington and at the
Imp shelter located between North Carter and Mount Moriah mountains in
New Hampshire. The gear I will be writing about has been used a lot
hiking mostly all year around in New Hampshire. I have completed the
forty-eight 4000 footers (1219 m) of New Hampshire. My day hikes have
been as long as 12 hours covering almost 20 miles (32 km).
> INITIAL REPORT
> PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS
> Manufacturer: Julbo
> Year of Manufacture: 2008
> Manufacturer' s Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE -
"http://new.julbo. fr/" LINK TEXT = "http://new.julbo. fr/">>
> Manufacturer' s USA Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE -
"http://www.julbousa .com/" LINK TEXT = "http://www.julbousa .com/">>
> MSRP: US$ 160
> Listed Weight: not listed
> Measured Weight: 1.4 oz (40 g)
> Lens Case Weight: not listed
> Measured Lens Case Weight: 2.1 oz (60 g)
> Color: Black/Blue
> Lens: Zebra - NXT + Photochromic 2-4 + Antifog
> INITIAL IMPRESSIONS
> I received the following items; a 2 color clam shell case, a pack
EDIT: the semi colon in the above sentence should be a colon
> list, and 2 small pamphlets in several languages. One gave a
description of the NXT lenses and the other further described the
lenses, safety standards, cleaning and guarantee.
> The frames are shiny black colored with blue rubber inserts placed
where the head makes contact with the frames. This material absorbs
shock, resists movement but does not stick to skin or hair.
Edit: "This material absorbs shock, resists movement but does not
stick to skin or hair." This seems to be projecting a bit since this
is the IR and you haven't done any serious field testing yet. Try
phrasing it more like:
"The manufacturer states this material absorbs shock and resists
movement, but does not stick to skin or hair."
>The bows are slightly curved to form around the head. The frame is
curved to fit closely to the shape of the head around the eyes. All
parts are precisely formed so that when the Julbo sunglasses are in
place the space between the hinged parts appears as a V shaped line.
This makes it extremely difficult for anything to get caught in any
part of the sunglasses.
Edit: This last sentence is projecting a bit again.
> The lenses are almost rectangular except the top part of the lens
extends toward the nose. The lenses are curved to fit the frame. All
the corners of the lenses are rounded and shaped to provide maximum
viewing area. The outer edges of the lenses have rounded corners. The
lenses are amber in color and as light intensity increases on them,
they appear to be like looking into a mirror. In lower light
conditions there is no reflection and other people can see my eyes.
The left lens has the name Zebra printed on the top right side of the
lens as viewed from the outside.
> The cover of the clam shell case is smoky transparent colored and
the base part is beige colored. There is a small amount of storage
space with the glasses inside. The case is east to hold in one hand.
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 1" IMAGE CAPTION = "in open
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 2" IMAGE CAPTION = "user view
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 3" IMAGE CAPTION = "user view
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 4" IMAGE CAPTION = "folded">>
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 5" IMAGE CAPTION = "side view">>
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 6" IMAGE CAPTION = "temple
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 7" IMAGE CAPTION = "closeup of
ear rubber piece">>
> READING THE INSTRUCTIONS
> Cleaning is easy; just wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry with
a soft cloth. It would be nice if the cloth had been provided. The
lenses are guaranteed against breakage but not scratching. Julbo Race
lenses are available in Aquapolar (polarized), Cameleon (polarized and
photochromic NXT) and Alti Chromic (photochromic NXT), which is what I
> TRYING IT OUT
> I was able to wear the Julbo sunglasses 5 hours the first day and
had them off for only a few minutes during that time. The lenses
filter all light entering the eye and the frame does not interfere
with vision. I went to the gym and did my complete routine wearing
the Julbo Run sunglasses and did not have any fogging or need to
remove them during any of the exercises. The routine includes cardio
exercises, free weights and various weigh machines. I drove in bright
daylight with the Julbo Run sunglasses on and there was a small amount
glare from the windshields of oncoming cars. The sunglasses reduce,
but do not eliminate the glare. The fit of the Julbo Run sunglasses
is comfortable and feels firmer on the head than the Julbo Race
sunglasses. The Julbo Run sunglasses fit closer to the face than the
Julbo Race sunglasses.
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 8" IMAGE CAPTION = "wearing
> TESTING STRATEGY
> My test plan will be built around comfort, ease of use,
dependability, and safety. I will be testing in New Hampshire, and
Massachusetts, USA. Rain and snow is almost a certainty on some
trips. My eyes are sensitive to the sun and if I am not wearing good
sunglasses I get headaches. This condition is year round. Even on
cloudy days there are UV rays that are not good for me. I will be
using these sunglasses almost every day during daylight hours for all
my activities outdoor and a lot of indoor activities where there is a
lot of florescent light.
> Will I be able to wear the Julbo Run sunglasses for long hours in
cold weather and not feel the need to remove them? Will I have
sensitive spots on my nose, ears or where the bows come in contact
with my head? I will be looking at how well these sunglasses handle
glare when hiking in snow and glare from water. I will be looking at
how well I will be protected from wind and in particular dust. I wear
hard gas permeable lens and dust entering the eye can be quite painful.
Edit: Are these contact lenses?
The Julbo Run sunglasses will also be used while driving and in some
indoor locations where there are a lot of florescent lights.
> Ease of use.
> Do they go on and come off quickly and easily? Do I have to take a
lot of precaution to prevent breakage, or lens scratches? Do they
store easily with the rest of my equipment? Will these Julbo Run
sunglasses fit so well that after I have them on, I will forget that I
am wearing them? If they go on easily will I have a problem with them
coming off when going through the bushes?
> Will they be durable when bumping into trees, and other objects?
How resistant will they be to scratches? I tested the Julbo Race
sunglasses and they made the transition from light to dark easily and
the reverse was the same. While driving I was able to go from very
bright condition to dark condition with minor loss of light. I will
be looking to see that the Run sunglasses have the same results.
EDIT: You mention the other glasses you tested. Be careful that the
report doesn't turn into a comparison of the two products. You might
want to rephrase things more along the lines of "I tested a pair of
similar sun glasses by the same manufacturer last year and, due to
that experience, I am looking forward to this test."
> The Julbo Run sunglasses look like a very good pair of sunglasses.
Testing will tell how they compare with the Julbo Race sunglasses that
I tested last year. It appears that I will be able to wear the Julbo
Run sunglasses during daylight hours and take them off only
occasionally. I am looking forward to wearing the Julbo Run
sunglasses daily during the test period. The Julbo sunglasses Race
and Run are very attractive and eye catching. People notice and have
good comments. I never thought I would find myself comfortable
wearing any type of glasses after over 20 years of wearing contact
lenses. I had so much comfort with the Julbo Race sunglasses that
although the Julbo Run sunglasses are comfortable there is a
difference and I may need a short transition time to adjust. I had
excellent customer service with the Julbo Race sunglasses and I look
forward to testing these fine sunglasses.
> This concludes my Initial Report. The Field Report will be amended
to this report in approximately two months from the date of this
report. Please check back then for further information.
> My thanks to Julbo and Backpackgeartesters for the opportunity to
test the Julbo Run sunglasses.
> This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
> Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.
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