Petzl is a manufacturer of climbing gear, caving gear, work-at-height equipment, and headlamps based in Crolles (near Grenoble), France. The company was created by the cave explorer Fernand Petzl in the mid-1970s. Their three specialties are:
Sharing a vision and a common desire, the founders of Altitude-Eyewear decided to unite their mountaineering experience with their skill in designing sports sunglasses to create a French brand that sees things differently.
Extreme constraints in their mountainous environment challenged our founders to develop solutions that they adapted to their Outdoor, Lifestyle & Optics products. High standards mark every sunglass produced.