Protect your eyes in style
Inspired by classic alpine design Heron Glacier feature leather side shields and a detachable centerpiece to block out sunlight and protect against glare, dust, and wind. This leads to reduced eyestrain, improved vision, and a the highest degree of eye comfort of any sunglasses during ski touring and mountaineering.
Built to perform
The brown tint lenses are optimal for snow by enhancing contrasts, while a hydrophobic coating prevents condensation during long ascents. The ultraclear Cat. 4 lenses have a 6% VLT which reduces eye strain and provides all-day comfort. The lenses have been cut from 2 mm polycarbonate and are shatterproof for maximum safety.
"One thing is for sure, equipment is so vital on Everest, every single piece of gear must be of the highest quality ... One of my team mates was affected by snow blindness at 8500m and I remember seeing him sat down rubbing his eyes. “Adri, it’s getting blurry, I can’t see you”. These words haunted me, you just can’t take risks. This vital protection was a guarantee with the Herons"
VALLON ambassador Adriana Brownlee - The youngest person ever to summit both K2 and Everest
Classic Style, Maximum Performance
VALLON provide outdoor enthusiasts with the most unique, fair-priced, and best looking performance eyewear on the planet, all while cleaning up plastic waste with every pair sold.
Heron Glacier are ideal in snowy and sunny conditions. Main activities include ski touring, high-altitude mountaineering, glacial expeditions, and any other activity where you are exposed to strong sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Heron Glacier are designed to be unisex, and tend to fit most people due to the fully adjustable temples.
The front leather is fully removable (and replaceable if lost) which is advantageous during high-intensity activities to create more air flow if required. The side shields are not removable.
Heron Glacier are made with anti-reflective lenses that offer 100% UV protection and exceed standards for ISO 12312.