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Re: [backpackgeartesters] EDITED: IR Julbo Run sunglasses Arnold Peterson

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  • arnold
    Amanda Thank you for your edits.  My vacations is in the mountains, so it will go well. IR uploaded and test folder deleted. arnie ... From: Amanda Tikkanen
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      Amanda
      Thank you for your edits.  My vacations is in the mountains, so it will go well.
      IR uploaded and test folder deleted.
      arnie

      --- On Thu, 10/30/08, Amanda Tikkanen <uberpest@...> wrote:

      From: Amanda Tikkanen <uberpest@...>
      Subject: [backpackgeartesters] EDITED: IR Julbo Run sunglasses Arnold Peterson
      To: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 6:43 PM







      Hi Arnold,

      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.

      Amanda Tikkanen

      --- 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
      > IR
      > 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)

      COMMENT:

      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
      case">>
      > <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 2"  IMAGE CAPTION = "user view
      from top">>
      > <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 3"  IMAGE CAPTION = "user view
      from bottom">>
      > <<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
      outside">>
      > <<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
      received.
      >  
      > 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
      them">>
      >  
      > 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.
      > Comfort
      > 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?
      > Dependability
      > 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.
      >
      >  
      > SUMMARY
      >  

      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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