Electric EG2.5 2014-2015 Goggles Review

The Details:

Co-founders Bruce Beach and Kip Arnette started Electric at the turn of the century in California, from where it quickly grew into an internationally respected name. These days the brand produces top quality sunglasses, backpacks, watches and accessories, while its goggles protect the peepers of Pat Moore and Jess Kimura among others.

They call the EG2.5 the “little brother” of the EG2; it’s got pretty much all the same specs, but with a smaller frame for smaller faces. The claim is that it’s got the widest field of vision of any goggle on the market, and while that’s a hard thing to verify, you certainly won’t write off the EG2.5’s chances. For starters the lens is spherical both vertically and horizontally, thus giving you a larger lens than the average cylindrical option. It’s a dual layer lens, which makes fogging far less likely, and a directional valve between the two releases the pressure in the air pocket that’s sandwiched between them. As for the frame, five vents on the top work together with forward-facing ones to keep the air flowing without any of it reaching your eyes. The face foam has three different layers including a fleece lining that won’t get soaked with sweat. The EG2.5 comes in no less than fourteen different colourways, so you’ll be bound to find one that suits you. Plus each pair has an extra lens included, giving you another option should the weather change.



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