Review: Arnette A4 [ Unisex Ski Snowboard Snow Goggles ]

Review: Arnette A4 [ Unisex Ski Snowboard Snow Goggles ]

Retail: $89.99, but MBstores.com is currently offering these goggles for $29.95 only. (Offer exprires soon)

Product Specifications

Flexible PVC frame polycarbonate lens with anti-scratch finish pre-curved, anti-fog, interchangeable lens air induction on frame to prevent fogging clip strap.

Review Date
July 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year



Reviewed by: dorkyjanet, Advanced, from san diego, CA

Price Paid: $75

Home or Favorite Resort:
mammoth mtn

Product Year:
2001

Summary:
I feel for a lot of the people who wrote reviews for these goggles. They're nice for people who have smaller faces, particularly girls. However, they fog up when you don't move but are fine while boarding.

Strengths:
nice look, sleek design, good for girls, great visibility!

Weaknesses:
fogs up very easily when not moving (while sitting on the lift). also, when i board too fast, my contacts dry up and sometimes fall out.

Similar Products Used:
dragon, spy


Review Date
February 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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Reviewed by: Bryan , Intermediate, from NJ

Price Paid: $75 at Some Shop

Home or Favorite Resort:
Hunter Mtn.

Product Year:
99-00

Summary:
Cool looking but fog too easy. If you have a smaller face this is a good goggle for you.

Strengths:
Comfortable Fit Small, and look cool

Weaknesses:
Fog up like crazy, as long as you are moving they are fine, but once you stop and there is no wind going through the wind vents it is horrible

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
January 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Mike , Beginner, from Los Angeles,ca

Price Paid: $69 at Sport Chalet

Home or Favorite Resort:
Mammoth

Product Year:
00-01

Summary:
I would not buy this product because of the fact that it fogs up so easily

Strengths:
Nice style. Like the profile of the Goggles

Weaknesses:
Fog up like crazy

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
January 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: Dan , DoubleDiamond, from Newtown, CT

Price Paid: $75

Home or Favorite Resort:
Bromley

Product Year:
99-00

Summary:
I loved the size, visibility, comfort, all, but they fogged up continuously regardless of treating with fogging cloth etc. Love the Goggles, but can't deal with the fogging. Contact me if you want to buy a pair, black, brown lens with unused clear lens. Goggles used once.

Strengths:
Great visibility, Nice small size

Weaknesses:
FOG

Similar Products Used:
Uvex Goggles


Review Date
December 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Jon Roubik, DoubleDiamond, from Oakton, VA, USA

Price Paid: $75 at The House Catalog

Home or Favorite Resort:
Mammoth Mt., CA

Product Year:
00-01

Summary:
Ya, I would deffenitly recommend this to just about anyone. Thought it says its for narrow face, mine isn't that narrow.
As long as your face isn't fat or really big or anything then it will fit you. Totally worth the 75 bucks I coughed up to buy. Looks cool, feels evan better. Only thing I would recommend is maybe buying so anti-fog for and extra 10 bucks. Not cause these googles fog up that much or anything, but just cause it can be a hassle when googles fog.

Strengths:
Dope look and style, Look really phat, fit great, feel so nice and comfortable. Can tell who is behide them because it dosen't cover your whole face.

Weaknesses:
Can get a little foggy, but on the other hand so can just about every other goggle. Plus it's nothin' that a little anti-fog can't fix.

Similar Products Used:
Smith, Scott, Spy, Oakley, Dragon, Arnette (The Goggle - I like this one so much better). I've had alot of goggles.


Review Date
December 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Justin Kim, Intermediate, from Maple. Ontario

Price Paid: $170 at boardzone

Home or Favorite Resort:
Mount Moonstone/ St.Louie

Product Year:
98-99

Summary:
I think these goggles are amazing for people who have small faces like me. The downside about these goggles are that they fog up a lot after a long day of snowboarding or skiing. But overall I think that these goggles should be an eye opener for most of you people. Keep an eye on these goggles!!

Strengths:
They are the best looking goggles in the whole world! There good for people with small faces like mine. It's real easy to adjust the size of the goggles. Really like the buckle on the back of the strap.

Weaknesses:
I paid way too much for them! They kinda fog up a lot after you get really hot.

Similar Products Used:
Spy.Smith


Review Date
November 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year


Reviewed by: janet , Intermediate, from san diego

Price Paid: $60 at san diego

Home or Favorite Resort:
mammoth

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
overall, it's a nice pair of goggles that works very well and fits well!

Strengths:
they look nicer than those huge over-sized goggles that cover half my face!

Weaknesses:
gets a lil foggy when i stop moving, since the wind is not blowing thru the vent holes...

Similar Products Used:
borrowed friends' goggles (various: smith, etc.)


Review Date
November 5, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Thomas Pennetta, DoubleDiamond, from Montville, NJ, United States

Price Paid: $75 at The House Catalog

Home or Favorite Resort:
Mt. Snow

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
I think these goggles are great for narrower and younger faces such as mine. There is no fog build up no matter what the ski/snowboard conditions. They are small and fit well so they make you look good. Comes in several variety of colors to choose from to fit your needs. Vent holes allow breathing room so they dont feel like your scuba diving.

Strengths:
Good for people with narrow faces or younger generations.

Weaknesses:
N/A

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
October 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: ramona quimby, Intermediate, from campbell,ca,USA

Price Paid: $70

Home or Favorite Resort:
sierra at tahoe

Product Year:
1999

Summary:
Remember those "bugs" (or whatever they called them), well- those were lame, so for the longest time I searched for the perfect sized goggles, and couldn't find them until now. And the great thing is they also come with the light colored lens, which helps my vision at all times of the day. Once you figure out how to reduce the fogging (which i have), they are the best goggles out (aside from those that actually resist fogging on their own)! (**remember to treat them FIRST, with that anti-fog stuff, you can easily get this in swim goggles sections, before you get frustrated with them)

Strengths:
very comfortable, much cooler looking than those other huge goofy looking goggles out on the market (in other words, those that i have worn in the past). The 'rose' colored lens is perfect for taming the sun, yet still maintaining some form of vision when the sun starts to go down.

Weaknesses:
Alone, they fog up quite a bit. With 'anti-fog', they work just fine (as long as you keep them on).

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
August 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: Sara , DoubleDiamond, from Seattle, WA, USA

Home or Favorite Resort:
Alpental

Product Year:
1999

Summary:
Would not recommend if you are in a lot of powder or if you perspire a lot. Good only if you are out there to look pretty

Strengths:
Comfortable fit

Weaknesses:
Returned after 5 days of use because they were one of the worst fogging goggles that I have used

Similar Products Used:
Smith Alias
Oakley A Frames


Review Date
February 12, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Quan , Intermediate, from Displaced to Fort Collins, CO

Home or Favorite Resort:
Anywhere there's snow

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
I've got the Oak A frames too but I'm kind of torn on which I like better. The Arnettes have a better fit, but the Oaks don't fog and look hella trick.

Strengths:
Perfect fit for small faces. Comfy as hell.

Weaknesses:
Fogs easily but it's nothing that a little Rain-X anti-fog won't cure.

Similar Products Used:
Smith, Uvex, Oakley


Review Date
February 3, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Tc , DoubleDiamond, from Westport, CT

Home or Favorite Resort:
Mt Snow

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
If you have always felt like the goggles on the market were built for people with large faces, the Arnette A4 might suit you very nicely.
In my experience with this model, the flow of air restricts fogging very well. The skier's perception of terrain and light is no different from "normal" sized goggles.
The goggle is extremely comfortable and easy to put on or take off, thanks to a clip on the elastic band that is easy to use.
If you want a more streamlined look from your goggles, check out the A4.

Strengths:
Excellent for people with smaller faces. Good air flow -no fogging. Stylish -nice, clean lines. Easy on/off with band clip.

Weaknesses:
Not good for people with larger faces.


Review Date
December 2, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Andrew Mui, Advanced, from San Bruno

Home or Favorite Resort:
Northstar-at-Tahoe

Product Year:
1999

Summary:
These are the sickest looking, most unique goggles on the market. The chrome lens are PHAT!!!

Strengths:
Absolutley the best looking goggle. Sick as hell!!!!

Weaknesses:
Fogs up a lot

Similar Products Used:
Smith Regulators, Dragons



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