Sometimes my clients’ incessant (and much appreciated!) sample-sending backfires, and they send me something so fabulous that everything else in the shipment is cast off and forgotten. The Revolution goggles are one such item (sorry Julbo, I really really have been testing those other ones you sent, too. Honest). I just freaking LOVE these Revolution goggles. I’m obsessed with the Zebra lenses – you might remember them from the Julbo Trail sunglasses I reviewed last year – they are photochromatic and can go from Cat 2 to Cat 4 in a matter of seconds. They’re the best lenses EVER. They transition so seamlessly that you’ll never notice. I love the cool amber color of the lens at its darkest, the low profile of the frame, and the feather-light weight. They fit over my helmet and don’t even interfere with its fit. The strap has a fastener so you don’t have to awkwardly stretch it around your helmet; you just unhook the fastener and re-hook it around your helmet (or head, if you’re naughty and don’t wear a helmet). So handy!
I use these so much that it’s been difficult to get around to reviewing other goggles. I’ve set out to test other pairs, trying as hard as I can to leave the Revolutions behind, but I always end up stuffing them in my pack and using them instead of the test pair. And you know how much I hate carrying extra stuff – if I’m willing to tote two pairs of goggles around just so I can wear these, you know they’re good.