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Salomon Four Seven

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Guys, I'm looking at replacing my cheap and nasty Bolle's with a mid range pair of goggles.

Has anyone any experience with the Salomon Four Sevens? I like how they look, but can't seem to find any reviews online.
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I have just done a round of buying new goggles for 3 of us in the family. I can't say how well they will work on the slopes as we are only going next week. But, after me trying many pairs of goggles, my wife and daughter too, I ended up buying XT-Ones and the girls have a pair of Four Sevens each. We tried goggles from Bloc and Giro but the Salomons are by far the most comfortable, sealing well around the face and for me the OTG design is perfect. My daughter and I have the S2 blue mirrored lenses and my wife's are the Access version of the Four Seven which means they have a slightly lower quality lens so not with the triple layer coating. They are all S2s with the Four Seven Access version being slightly darker. They look and feel like great quality with triple layer foam around the face and they fit the helmets perfectly (Salomon Quest Air (x2) and Giro Era)
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Thanks for the reply mrashton, my trip isn't until the 17th of Feb, so if you could give me some feedback on how the goggles perform next week, it would be greatly appreciated. It was the blue mirrored lenses that I was looking into myself, so could you let me know how they perform. Really interested to hear how they get on with low light conditions.
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Sure thing, I'll update you during the week we are there in Thollon-les-Memises. Our first day of skiing is a week on Saturday and looking at the weather report we are going to get plenty of dull snowy days so should be perfect for the review!
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That's just the week before me, so I may be chancing it ordering in that tight time-frame.. Appreciate the help though!
I will still be keen to hear your views as well as those of any other snowheads???
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Anyone else got any any opinions?
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Me again, I'll post back here on Saturday evening which hopefully gives you enough time to buy online before you go.
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I canít see past (sic) Smith I/Os. Interchangeable lenses, work very well for toh and me.
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under a new name wrote:
I canít see past (sic) Smith I/Os. Interchangeable lenses, work very well for toh and me.


Yep, and usually some on sport pursuit. I got the new chromapop storm yellow lens for this year. Used it 10 straight days in Whistler, v good.
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Smith I/O or Smith I/Os? What is the difference in them guys?
Also, can you give advise on the lenses? Looking for a lens that covers most light conditions.
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@B1g_browner, frame shape and size, I think.

Usually arrive with a low light and a sunny day lens. Perfectly fine.

Chromapop looks cool.
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chromapop everyday is goodif there's any sun. For cloud / snow , then the cpop storm is excellent. Best I've used in flat light. For bluebird days I have a black lens. Yep it's frame size / shape. IOS = small, IOX = big, IO = in between. I have the IOX, Mrs endo the IOS.

Any 2 lens combo will be useable, I bought additional lenses a couple of years after the frames as I knew better what I wanted. Managed fine till then with those they came with.
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Do the smith I/O 7's come with an additional lens, or is that just something I picked up on a particular site?
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All I/Os come with 2 lenses.
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Thats great. Thanks for all the help guys. The smith I/O's look like they could be an option then.

Anyone got any links for deals?
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Dozens of Smiths on Sport Pursuit.
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Big difference in the Chromapop to non chromapop versions?
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Salomon Four Sevens mini review -

With the S2 blue mirrored lens. Today was a solid grey sky day which made the definition of the snow difficult to see. The goggle lens is slightly tinted (26%) compared to no lens at all so didnít make the view too dark. Comfortable to use all day. The colours seen through the goggles werenít that different from viewing with the naked eye but they did cut down the glare, and slightly darker of course. I didnít perceive that the goggles improved the contrast to make it easier to see the features of the snow under the bad lighting. (Wasnít expecting that anyway). Iíll hopefully get some days of sunlight this coming week so I can see how the goggles cope with the brighter light. As they are Iím very happy with the upgrade from a pair of Sinner Toxic goggles (which I know is setting the bar quite low, I know).

Good luck with the decision and let me know if you have any specific questions.
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B1g_browner wrote:
Big difference in the Chromapop to non chromapop versions?


I think the chromapops are as good as anything else out there. The yellow storm was the best I've ever used in constant snow and low vis. Had one day on the everyday, and they were also problem free. Wife was on similar but different lenses ( a different low light chromapop) as a beginner she would be more likely to get steamed up etc as more standing around, but no problems.
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Four Seven review follow on:

I had the opportunity to try the Four Seven Access that comes with the Tonic Orange lens and I think it is a better lens for grey sky and snowing days.
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Thanks for your replies guys, I bit the bullet and purchased a pair of smith I/O 7's. The additional lens for low light conditions was a real selling point for me.
Mrashton, thanks for taking the time out of your holiday to respond to me. Greatly appreciated, hope the rest of your week is great!
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