When a sunglasses firm uses claims like “On top since 1982!” and “Pure adrenaline” to describe itself, it doesn’t take more than half a second to understand what kind of brand it is
Cébé was founded at the end of 19th century in Morez (in the heart of the Jura Mountains in the Alps) by Jean-Louis Crestin-Billet and soon became renowned as a pioneer in the manufacture of sports glasses. A significant number of climbers started wearing its articles, and some of the most expert mountaineers helped Cébé’s designers produce pieces specifically created to offer the best performance in extreme weather conditions. Over the years the business expanded to include helmets and goggles, as skiing and sailing holidays were becoming increasingly popular. In the 70s and 80s the company grew significantly thanks, in part, to the support of ski champions. Nowadays, it produces sunglasses (and other products) for a wide range of sports, from athletics and triathlons to mountain biking and free riding.
Most fans of adventure sports look not only for technical advantages, but also for comfort and style when choosing their equipment. Cébé’s shades are synonymous with high-quality products which feature the finest details, the latest proof of the brand’s excellence being the Lhotse model.
These sunglasses, successors of the Base Camp model, include an anti-reflective coating applied to the inside of the lenses; it eliminates the negative effects of black glare while preventing eye fatigue. In addition, a removable leather piece offers the best protection against lateral glare.
To ensure comfort and safety, these mountain sunglasses feature interesting innovations. For example, anti-slip rubber details are inserted on the nose pad and the temples, while there is a convenient strap attached to the tips of the temples. The frame (Xtra-flex) is made of a combination of nylon and soft materials, offering perfect flexibility and ergonomics. Cébé Lhotse sunglasses also provide 100% UV protection and include category 4 mineral lenses. A must for any serious mountain sports enthusiast.