ELECTRIC EGB2 GOGGLE REVIEW
Colour: Gloss White
Californian eyewear brand Electric have an impressive pedigree in board sports, with a background in surfing and a strong surf team. On the snowboard side, their riders include Pat Moore, Mark Sollors and Andreas Wiig as well as legends like Peter Line and Trevor Andrew.
The EGB2 is a fairly new frame, but you’d never guess it – the styling here is old-school, and deliberately so. Rather than try and make oversize goggles, Electric are going for a look that’s a bit more understated and a bit more classic. The colour scheme on our test model – plain white with a simple, all weather bronze lens – is in keeping with the shape.
GIRO BLOK GOGGLE REVIEW
Giro was founded in the mid-80s by a Californian called Jim Gentes, and has since gone on to become one of the most successful makers of helmets and goggles not only for snowboarding, but also for cycling. The Blok is a new model for the 13-14 season. Like the Electric EGB2 the lines of the frame are fairly classic (Giro refer to it as the “badass retro” look) and the colours are pretty simple.
The lens, an iridium style bright light option that Giro call the ‘flash’ has been designed in conjunction with the camera lens company Carl Zeiss, so you can be sure the quality is top notch. The lens is interchangeable.