Dynafit Ultra Sunglasses 2022 – 2023 | Review

The Dynafit Ultra are a pair of lightweight ski touring sunglasses that also look the part

Why we chose the Dynafit Ultra Sunglasses: Lightweight, protective, stylish 

Weight: 31g
Price: £100


When speed, efficiency and low weight are the name of the game, Dynafit are usually the go-to brand for many ski mountaineers. They’ve consistently produced some of the lightest and most innovative ski touring boots, bindings and skis on the market to make life burning up skin tracks a breeze.

When the brand turns their sights on the sunglasses market, you just know they’re going to produce something equally lightweight and efficient. Unsurprisingly, this has turned out to be the case with the Dynafit Ultra sunglasses.

Features and Build

The first thing to note about these specs is the phenomenally low weight. Coming in at a weight of just 31 grams, they weigh less than a chocolate bar. How did Dynafit get to such a low weight point exactly? Well, a lot of that is thanks to a Grillamid frame construction which makes for an extremely lightweight and flexible construction.

Grillamid is the same stuff ski boot manufacturers use to produce their extremely lightweight touring boots (we guess Dynafit have plenty of this stuff knocking around from their TLT X production). The material’s lightweight and responsive qualities make it an ideal choice. 

Grillamid is also a great material to produce sunglasses with, not only because of its lightweight properties but because the flexible nature of the material means that it’s more resistant to damage and snapping. What this all means is that you can sleep easy if you’re someone who tends to chucks their sunglasses to the bottom of their ski touring backpack, and forget all about them.

Other features found on these sunglasses include grippy temples and nose pads to guarantee a secure hold without any unwanted slippage. They’re also going to be extremely secure if you’re stowing them on top of your helmet, or beanie, for ascents away from the sun.

Then, well, there’s the lens. Obviously the most important part of any sunglass option, as it provides your eyes with the vital protection they require during high alpine ascents, Dynafit has called in the expertise from Italian-based Divel Optics.

You may not have heard of them before but Divel has been producing lens technology for the past 30 years. In the case of the Ultra sunglasses, this lens has been designed with a dark all-black tint and is able to protect your eyes from UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

The lens is an all-in-one wraparound design that not only looks the part, but also opens up a wide field of view and ensures your eyes won’t start streaming with tears at the first sight of a downhill passage.

If you’re someone who puts weight and efficiency at the top of your ski touring kit buying choices (you’ll also most likely own a pair of carbon skis and pin race bindings), then the Dynafit Ultra sunglasses are going to be the perfect match for you. Not only this, but the streamlined, stylish design also makes them a good fit for the everyday ski tourer too.


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