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The Stat Sheet: Sunpocket Glacier Sunglasses

  • Najib Benouar

Just in time to ward off any snow blindness, Sunpocket has unveiled their new mirrored-lens sunglasses designed specifically for winter mountaineering/finding the steepest hill in town and sledding down it.

So if you’re planning on doing anything remotely snow-related (or skipping ahead to the lodge for some après-ski), here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: The French brand Sunpocket began making sporty foldable sunglasses in the ’70s—not unlike the Persols Steve McQueen favored—that have recently begun gaining traction in the US. This is their first model made specifically for mountaineering and glacier exploration.

Who to Channel: Jean-Claude Killy; Robert Redford in Downhill Racer; a Swiss shipping magnate who’s slope shark by day, lounge lizard by night.

When to Wear It: Skiing, snowshoeing, brunching on a particularly sunny patio (as long as said patio is within walking distance of a chairlift).

Degree of Difficulty: The hand-perforated leather attached to the temples is definitely a statement—that you should either be able to back up with stories of slalom domination or remove when not on a mountain.

Let Robert Redford show you how it’s done...