Julbo Cyrius Goggles – Incredible Reactiv 1-3 Performance Goggles
The Julbo Cyrius Goggles feature a photochromic lens called “Reactiv” that allows for use in various conditions. I used these for splitboarding and love them. From low light conditions to bright days in the alpine, these performed very well.
Julbo Cyrius Goggles
I have used many Julbo sunglasses and goggles over the years, and you can read all about those reviews here. What I appreciate about Julbo is that most of their optics feature a very good quality photochromic transition lens. Many of the ones I have used are the Reactiv 1-3 lens, and one of them was a Reactive 2-4 on the Julbo Shield Sunglasses.
If you are looking for the best all-around lens, for the most variety of ski and snowboard conditions, I think the Reactiv 1-3 is the way to go. This allows for use in flat light and bright sun. It definitely covers enough conditions to be a “one and done” lens.
What that means is that the lens will automatically adjust according to how much light is present. VLT stands for “visible light transmission”. In a nutshell, that means the lens does the thinking for you, so you can get back to having fun. No need to switch out lenses or do anything on your end. Just put them on and get after it!
Fit and Function of the Julbo Cyrius Goggles
Usually, I prefer spherical goggles. Meaning, goggles that are curved in both up and down, and side to side. The Cyrius goggles are cylindrical, meaning they are only curved from side to side. So, I was a bit reluctant at first with using these Julbo goggles. But once I put them on, I was impressed.
They are very comfortable and fit my medium-sized face very well. There is no “gaper gap” when matched up with a helmet. In most cases, I was using the new Julbo Hal helmet (review on that here). The combination was perfect! The dual-density foam was very soft on my face and made a great seal.
The material is more flexible and less hardened than some other goggles I have used. Which was a nice touch for more comfort. The strap is adjustable, of course, so it can fit different size heads and helmets. There a little silicone to keep the strap in place.
I tested this by accidentally hitting a rock while splitboarding. Sending me flipping through the air and into a creek. Many things went missing after that gymnastic stunt, but the goggles stayed in place. Do not attempt to replicate this test! LOL.
Review of Julbo Cyrius Goggles
These are high-end goggles that deliver high-end performance. Of all the goggles I am testing this season, these keep making it to the first choice. That is saying quite a bit! I would have no problem recommending these to anyone looking for a legit goggle to handle all weather and sunlight (or lack of sunlight) conditions. MSRP is around $220.