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Electric EGX

- published November 2016

82

2016

RATINGS

Field of View
7
Fit
7
Anti-fog
7
Lens Quality
5
Frame
6
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
82

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$170.00
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THE GOOD

  • Impressive field of view for mid-sized goggle
  • Plenty of venting & no fogging

THE BAD

  • “Press seal” doesn’t create a good seal
  • Impossible to change lenses without smudging
  • No sleeve or case for second lens

THE VERDICT

This is a great looking goggle with a good field of view. Changing lenses should be easy with Electric’s press seal system – no buttons to press or clips to match-up. But the press seal system doesn’t create a great seal and the lens doesn’t stay put. This means wind inside the goggle and I was constantly pressing the lens into my face to keep it in place. At least the face foam is nice and soft and the frame was a good fit in my helmet and on my face. A goggle that comes with two lenses should come with a bag that has an extra sleeve or a separate sleeve or case for the second lens but this one does not. 

FULL REVIEW

FIELD OF VIEW
The view from the EGX is very good but that should be expected from a wide-angle goggle with a cylindrical lens. The view would be better if the lens didn’t sit so far off the face so don’t expect an amazingly wide view just because it’s a wide-angle frame. 

FIT
Very soft, triple-layer face foam made this goggle comfy to wear. The frame isn’t very flexible but contoured in the right places to fit on my face.

ANTI-FOG
No fogging occurred under any conditions. Note that I tested in the relatively dry climes of Colorado and don’t generally overheat when I ski. So use in humidity might yield a different result. 

LENS QUALITY
The view through this lens was unimpressive compared to other goggles in its class. Features were bland and low-light was tough in the darker lens. The low-light lens was so light that it only worked on seriously cloudy days. 

FRAME
Electric’s press-seal lens interchange system sounds great in theory – the lens just fits into a groove on the frame and pushes right in. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way. The seal wasn’t secure and never seemed fully locked-in. Push, pushing into place results in tons of finger prints. 

VALUE
The price of this goggle is average for this class of gear. I was disappointed that the EGX just came with one, single-sleeve bag so I had to cram the goggle and the extra lens into the same bag which risks scratching both.

How We Tested It

The goggles in this test were used while resort skiing in various weather conditions and in the full-spectrum of temperatures. Our goggle tester, Dave Ratner, is an aggressive, all-mountain telemark skier in Colorado’s front range.

For more reviews beyond this 2016 test, check out our other goggle reviews, ski helmet reviews, ski reviews and snowboard reviews, as well as other related snow gear reviews

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Dave Ratner

Dave Ratner

Dave Ratner is a hard charging telemark skier from Denver. He spends every weekend powering his way through the I-70 corridor to test helmets and ski goggles for the Gear Institute.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$170.00
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Field of View
7
Fit
7
Anti-fog
7
Lens Quality
5
Frame
6
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
82

Specs

  • Number of Lenses Included: 2

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