The Electric EG2 Goggles have become one of the most popular goggles on the slope with it’s large frame and huge lens design. I’ve had these goggles for 3 seasons now, so lets take a closer look at the EG2s and see how they perform.
These goggles retail at about $140 US, but you can usually find them on sale for about $100 US if you’re willing to shop around.
- Mold Injected Thermo-Plastic Urethane Frame
- 100% UV Protection
- Oversized Dual Spherical Polycarbonate Lens
- Super Anti-Fog and Anti-Scratch Hard Coating
- Super A/R Coating Anti-Reflective Technology
- Contoured Triple Layer Face Foam
- 43mm Strap with Adjuster
- Helmet Compatible Frame
Features in plain english:
- They protect your eyes from UV Sun Damage
- The lens isn’t made from cheap reflective coating and it won’t peel off easily
- They have a large curved rounded lens
- The frame works well with helmets
The first thing you’ll notice when looking at these goggles is how big the lens is. It’s HUGE! The only goggles sporting a bigger lens is the new Von Zipper Fishbowl goggles, which are due to be released next season.
The design is simple and clean and I love the look of the large lens. You’ll find these goggles in a variety of colors, as well as many different limited edition designs each year.
Thanks to the large frame design and slight curve at the top of the goggle frame, this goggle works great with nearly every helmet.
They’re a really comfortable goggle that’s made for a medium to large sized face. The frame and nose area are definitely not designed for a small face. In particular, the foam padding of the nose bridge area will not fit smaller noses.
Make sure you give the EG2s a try in a shop to make sure they fit your face before buying them. You don’t want your goggles fogging because your face is too small.
It’s your standard flexible plastic frame. I’ve found the frame to be about the same durability as other higher end goggles such as Oakley or Anon.
Once again, their lenses seem to be about the same quality as the higher end Oakley lenses on my previous goggles.
I love their lenses! I’ve tested 3 lenses on my EG2s:
Light-Yellow Chrome Lens
By far the best lens I’ve ever used. It’s an amazing lens in overcast, snowy conditions and the mirrored coating plus yellow tint works decently on sunny days as well.
If I only had one lens for the rest of my life, I’d want this light-yellow chrome lens.
Bronze Silver/Chrome Lens
This is your basic all round orange lens with a slight mirror coating. They do the job and I haven’t noticed any real difference between this lens and similar tinting from Oakley and Smith.
Standard clear lens, nothing new here. Performs like every other clear lens for night riding.
Field of View – How Well Can You See?
Thanks to the huge lens, you definitely notice less frame around your vision while wearing these goggles. I can barely see any frame when wearing the goggles, apart from the section that goes over my nose.
It’s not something that will be life changing, but it is nice to have more peripheral vision compared to other smaller goggles.
The large lens works as promised and you do get the main benefit of wearing these goggles, which is improve peripheral vision. I’m very interested in seeing how these will compare when Von Zipper releases their ‘Fishbowl’ goggles next season.
Overall, I really love these goggles, but I also highly recommend that you try them on before buying, because they may cause fogging on smaller faces that don’t fit the large frame.