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Top 5 REACTIV Goggle Lenses

Photochromic ski and snow goggle lenses save you from having to pick the right lens before getting on the chairlift or the frustration of trying to change a lens when your fingers are frozen. With Julbo's proprietary REACTIV photochromic technology, you can focus on skiing and let the lens transition to changing light conditions, providing clear visibility all day.


Compared to traditional snow goggle lenses, Reactiv Photochromic lenses provide better performance by being versatile in a variety of light conditions. By automatically adapting to changing light, REACTIV photochromic lenses are easier to use and provide more value than traditional two-lens goggles. They are also safer! REACTIV lenses provide clear visibility in dark and light conditions when you need it, and without having to switch lenses, making it easier to avoid dangerous terrain.


  • Julbo's REACTIV photochromic lenses have the widest photochromic range in industry and fastest transition time
  • REACTIV lenses are non-temperature sensitive, meaning they will transition in the coldest and hottest weather
  • REACTIV lenses are made from Trivex, an extremely durable and scratch resistant material that provides premium optics
  • REACTIV photochromic technology is baked into the lens, so it never wears off
  • Every Julbo lens is backed by a LIFETIME WARRANTY!
  • REACTIV lenses provide the best protection and block out 100% of UV A, B, and C.
  • REACTIV lenses come with an Anti-fog coating




The REACTIV Performance 1-3 High Contrast Lens is a goggle-quiver-killer and is the ideal lens for Skiers and snowboarders who are looking for the "Do-it-all" lens. With the widest visible light transmission (VLT) range in the line-up, this lens is perfectly suited for those blower days when you can't see past your Ski tips and is equally ready for bright blue-bird days.

The Performance 1-3 High Contrast lens has a fast transition time making it ideal for skiers and snowboarders riding in the open, where sun reflects off the snow, and in the woods, where shade provides less light.

The Performance 1-3 High Contrast lens provides perfect definition of terrain making it easy to see ice and variable terrain, in both bright and dark settings.

For the skier and snowboarder who is looking to buy one goggle with one lens, the Performance 1-3 High Contrast is a great choice.



Similar to the 1-3 High Contrast lens, the REACTIV 1-3 Light Amplifier photochromic lens is ideal for skiers and snowboarders who are looking for a one-all-be-all type of lens. The REACTIV 1-3 Light Amplifier is suitable for skiing in both shade and full sunlight.
As the name suggests, the REACTIV 1-3 LA will help amplify light in the shade so it is a great option for those who are regularly riding in the woods with ample shade.
If skiing glades top to bottom without skipping a beat is your thing, then the REACTIV 1-3 Light Amplifier is the perfect snow goggles lens for you.
REACTIV 2-3 Glare Control


The REACTIV Glare Control 2-3 Lens is ideal for skiers and snowboarders looking for a highly optimized lens for partly sunny to sunny conditions. The Glare Control 2-3 lens provides visual comfort and improved visibility of terrain.

Julbo's glare control technology is semi-polarized, meaning it is only 55% polarized. The benefit to being semi-polarized is that most sunlight glare, but not all, is filtered allowing you to clearly see ice patches and dangerous situations. Glare Control also allows you to see your cell phone screen without it being distorted, so no selfies will be obstructed.

In foggy weather, the Glare Control 2-3 lens diffuses light in clouds for accurate vision. Red tint accentuates contrast making it easier to read terrain so you can focus on skiing the best line in all weather conditions.

REACTIV 2-4 polarized


The REACTIV Polarized 2-4 lens is ideal for Skiers and snowboarders riding in exposed mountains with intense light. The REACTIV polarized 2-4 lens is our most polarized ski goggle lens and provides outstanding light protection by blocking out the majority of glare from direct sunlight and sunlight reflecting off of snow and ice.

The Polarized 2-4 lens also increases contrast by intensifying colors while still filtering glare. As a result, skiers and snowboarders will be able to see variable terrain while protecting your eyes from intense UV rays.

The REACTIV Polarized 2-4 lens is ideal for skiers and snowboarders charging in the high mountains. If dropping in above the tree-line is your thing, then the Polarized 2-4 lens is the ideal ski and snow goggle lens for you.



The REACTIV 2-4 photochromic lens is ideal for skiers and snowboarders riding in sunnier to extreme sun conditions. The REACTIV 2-4 Lens has extremely fast activation and has a slightly wider VLT range than the polarized lens.

Cold, Dry || REACTIV 2-4 Polarized Lens


THE ALMANAC SAYS: “Though famous for its consistently heavy precipitation, our forecasts for the Northwest call for a drier-than-normal winter, thanks largely to this year’s winter El Niño…. Winter temperatures will be colder than normal.”

JULBO RECOMMENDS: With high pressure expected to dominate the Pacific Northwest, clear and sunny conditions will prevail. That means polarized goggle lenses with dark tints are best.

Julbo’s top photochromic lens for the brightest conditions is the REACTIV 2-4 Polarized lens, with the highest level of protection for freeride, ski-touring and high-altitude mountaineering. Ideal for conditions from partly sunny to full sun, the REACTIV 2-4 Polarized lens has a visible light transmission range (VLT) from 20 to 5%.

Cool, Wet || REACTIV 0-4 High Contrast Lens


THE ALMANAC SAYS: “A strong El Niño means winter will be wetter than normal, with above-normal mountain snow…. There will be a white Christmas across the Sierra Nevada mountains, but not in the valleys or along the coast…. Winter will be colder than normal throughout the region.”

JULBO RECOMMENDS: Heavy snowfall and wet temperatures are a recipe for difficult visibility, and flat light, fog and poor contrast demand the best goggle lens with the widest photochromic range on the market. That’s the REACTIV 0-4 High Contrast, which transitions from fully clear to dark based on ambient light and has an amber tint to enhance contrast in difficult-to-read terrain. When the weather clears, it’ll transition to 7% VLT for full protection.

Cold, Snowy || REACTIV 1-3 Glare Control Lens


THE ALMANAC SAYS: “Precipitation and snowfall will be slightly above normal, with the snowiest periods in late November, mid-December, and mid-January…. It will be extra cold! Winter temperatures are well below average overall, with the coldest periods in late November, late December, and early to mid-January, as well as early February in the north only.”

JULBO RECOMMENDS: The mixed bag forecast for Colorado, Montana and Wyoming will result in a little bit of everything, demanding a versatile lens for low light storm skiing and bright conditions from clear and cold high-pressure days.

Julbo’s REACTIV 1-3 Glare Control lens is three lenses in one, providing optimal clarity for conditions from cloudy and stormy to full sun, with a slight polarized treatment that cuts glare to improve contrast and terrain readability.

Cold, Snowy || REACTIV 0-4 High Contrast Lens 


THE ALMANAC SAYS: “It’s a whiteout! We’re looking at above-normal snowfall…. Winter will be colder than normal in December (4° below average) and January (4° below average), although February will be just slightly below average.”

JULBO RECOMMENDS: Ready for a repeat of last year in the Wasatch? This year’s El Niño conditions suggest a very wintry repeat, demanding a goggle with great visibility during snowstorms and a dark tint during the high-pressure systems in between.

Julbo’s REACTIV 0-4 High Contrast lens is five lenses in one, transitioning from fully clear to fully dark depending on ambient light. The high contrast tint improves contrast and clarity, to enhance visibility when the light gets difficult.

Cold, Snowy || Sniper EVO


THE ALMANAC SAYS: “Precipitation in the form of snowfall will be above normal…. Winter temperatures will be below normal, with average temperatures in January and February of 8°F.”

JULBO RECOMMENDS: There’s no denying how difficult visibility can be during a maelstrom or how hard it can be to maintain clear vision when it’s extremely cold. Nordic skiing in these conditions is only more difficult.

The Sniper EVO provides complete coverage from the elements, with a large single lens that’s suspended away from the face to allow for airflow and fog prevention. Available with either a polycarbonate Spectron lens or REACTIV photochromic lens, there’s an option for all conditions. For the snowy, darker days of the Midwest, choose a model with the 0-4 High Contrast lens.  

Mild, Snowy || Lightyear Goggles


THE ALMANAC SAYS: “Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal…. Winter temperatures will be above normal.”

JULBO RECOMMENDS: Warmth plus snow means high humidity and plenty of foggy goggles. Luckily Julbo’s new SuperFlow Pro system, available in the Lightyear goggles, has a best-in-class anti-fog technology that’s superior to the design popularized by the now-discontinued Aerospace goggles. SuperFlow Pro easily switches open to immediately eliminate fog and prevent moisture buildup, replacing the Aerospace goggle’s hinge system with a glove-friendly design and dual-sided magnetic closure that effortlessly locks the lens to the frame.