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Electric EG3 ReviewBest Ski & Snowboard Goggles Review

  • Lens shape and quality 70% 70%
  • Comfort 70% 70%
  • Ventilation 70% 70%
  • Ease of Changing Lenses 80% 80%

Price: $119.79 – $240.00

Frame Size: Medium

Number of lenses included: 2

Lens Shape: Cylindrical

Style: Frameless

What We Like: Bold Style and Massive Field of View for Riders With Smaller Faces

What We Don’t: Not the Best Ventilation, Too small for Riders with Larger Faces

Electric is a company known for making gear that performs great and has a bold, unique look, and the Electric EG3 ski and snowboard goggle is a perfect example of this combination.

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Lens Shape and Quality

The Electric EG3 ski and snowboard goggle comes with two high quality, spherical lenses, one for sunny days and another for low light situations. The spherical lenses are massive on a fairly small set of goggles, providing a top of the line field of view that is distortion free. If there is one knock on the EG3 lenses, it is that they don’t quite make the contrast and clarity of your surroundings pop the way Oakley’s Prizm or Smith’s Chromapop lenses do. Still, they do a more than adequate job of helping you pick out contours in the snow.

Comfort

The Electric EG3 is a unique goggle because it brings the massive frameless lens found on goggles like the Oakley Flight Deck and Smith I/O X to a goggle made for riders with small and average sized faces. The sizing leaves some riders with larger faces out in the cold, both literally and figuratively, but it is the perfect solution for riders who want the big bold look with a massive field of view, but who don’t have big enough heads to support that type of goggle from other manufacturers.

Assuming that you are a good fit for the Electric EG3, it is a comfortable goggle, utilizing triple layer foam that is soft and provides a very plush feel against your face. However, the straps attach more to the inside of the frame than the outside, making them a bit more difficult to work perfectly with a wide range of helmets than other top ski and snowboard goggles.

Ventilation

This is one category where the Electric EG3 fell behind the competition. While it utilizes vents along the top and bottom of the frame like most other goggles, the EG3 uses a series of smaller openings rather than a few larger ones. This results in reduced airflow and increased fogging. If you are a heavy sweater or want a pair of goggles for use on warmer and/or wetter days, then the Electric EG3 might not be the best snow goggle for your needs.

The lenses are treated with an anti-fog coating, and they do sit fairly far from your face, owing to the thick frame and padding. This helps offset the lack of airflow a bit, but the EG3 still lags behind other top ski and snowboard goggles when it comes to staying fog free.

Ease of Changing Lenses

The Electric EG3 uses a press and seal lens change system that is very unique and fairly effective. There is a seal that rings the entire lens, which pops into a groove in the frame. This system is actually not far behind the magnetic systems found on the Smith I/O Mag and Anon M4 Toric, or the Swiftlock system of the Dragon NFX2 and X2. It can even be done fairly painlessly while wearing gloves. The one downside is that it does require a fair bit of handling the lens, which we are not big fans of doing.

The Bottom Line

With an MSRP of $220 and sale prices as low as $130, the Electric EG3 is a ski and snowboard goggle that will be quite appealing to a certain audience. Its biggest problem is its competition. It sits in a price range alongside the Smith I/O X, Dragon NFX2, and Dragon X2, among others. However, for riders who love the big and bold style of oversized, frameless, spherical lenses, but need them on a frame made for smaller faces, the Electric EG3 is an extremely attractive option.

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