Monday, 3 March 2014

Review of the excellent Salomon Fury 0201-104 Sunglasses. Symbio PRO cat 3.

It was with excitement I received these funky looking sunglasses from Salomon to wear and review. Being designed for both summer and winter use I was keen to grab a day wearing them in both the sun and snow. On opening the esthetic minimal box the glasses looked very slick. The come with a cleaning bag, but no hard case, which for their price is a little disappointing. However often hard cases are bulky and take allot of room up in backpacks.
White frames have been in vogue for sometime now and continue to be so. The contrasting black lines on the arms break up the lines of the curved arms but also double up as a rubber backing to hold the glasses on your face. This works well as much as I tried to dislodge them from my head they never slipped off. A good design as the rubber runs the entire length of the arms, not just at the end like so many other manufacturers. The glasses are very light indeed and very comfortable to wear. They are reasonably wide across the face, If you have a very small or narrow face they would be a little large and possibly let some sun in around the sides. The nose piece is positive and doesn't slip. The lens and I say lens as it runs the entire length of the glasses is remarkably clear and gives a very natural view on the landscape. This design in itself makes the glasses look a little wider, but this is cosmetic and I like the design as it is different and challenges more normal glasses designs. Wearing them in the sun whilst mountaineering in the snow I felt they coped well with intense glare and the definition of the snow in lower light was good. They kept the wind rush off my eyes and they don't steam up whilst climbing, walking and skiing in them. They are cat 3 so not too dark for driving either and therefore offer a brilliant all round design and protection for general use as well as specific outdoor sports. They are not the darkest lens I have worn and therefore perhaps they may not suit all mountain goers especially on extended glacier expeditions, but for Alpine walking, kayaking, skiing and sailing I will be taking them with me. Well done Salomon as with their other products these sun glasses have well designed and it appears that those whom have designed them actually have been outside to test them and develop them. I love them. For more Salomon products check out pretavoir in Glasgow for a huge range of Salomon products.