• Electric Rig 2015

      • Review by NH_OPERATOR on Feb 12, 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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      • Review:

        The Rig is an attempt to solve the issue that skiers and riders have been dealing with since helmets became a thing. Comfort and compatibility with any helmet. There are many helmet/goggle combos out there that work great together, but if you want to use a helmet you already have?

        Electric has attempted to solve this issue by attaching the strap on the goggles to a set of pivoting outriggers that attach just above and below your eyes. These outriggers can lay flat if you choose to wear your goggles with no helmet (or under your helmet),or if you have a larger helmet will swivel outwards to provide a consistent, and good seal to your face. In use, I did find these to be quite comfortable with no gaps anywhere around the goggle. After trying them with all the helmets I own, and having several friends try them over their helmets I am unable to find anyone with a helmet that the outriggers need to be pivoted out to accommodate. In fact, when using them over my XL anon Nelson helmet (A very large helmet), I tried to put the outriggers up. The pressure from the strap would simply snap them back down. It is a cool concept, but unless you are using a motocross style helmet I am not sure how much functionality you will get out of this feature.

        The rest of the goggle is fairly standard fare for a non-spherical lens goggle. The lenses I tested were a yellow set of night lenses, and a bronze-silver day lens. I found the field of view to be quite wide and the clarity of both lenses is top notch (As a note, if you have the outriggers extended fully, you can see them in your view, it is an odd effect to ride with). No noticeable distortion of any type. The night lens works wonderfully for night and low light skiing, dramatically increasing definition, and the bronze-silver lens is a fairly good one lens solution.

        The goggle strap is well designed and features anti-slip strips on the inside to keep the strap in place on your helmet. The frame is made of rubber, and although you can change the lenses in these goggles, you will not want to. It is quite difficult to change and with no instructions included on how to do so, I was very worried I would break the goggles the first time I was trying to change them. Spending 15 minutes trying to change lenses is far to long for someone trying to swap lenses because the clouds just rolled in on a bluebird day.

        My main concern with these goggles however is their anti-fog capabilities. I have spent 7 days skiing with these goggles on, and they have fogged to the point where they became completely un-useable 5 times. I have tried every combination I owned of helmet, face mask and goggle position I could and on the days they were fogging up, there was not a thing I could do to stop the problem. I was left with simply changing to another pair of goggles while these cooled off in the locker room. To be honest, I probably would have returned these after my third day out with them.

        When clarity can mean the difference between seeing that patch of ice or not, you simply cannot afford to have goggles that chronically fog up on you. Although Electric has tried something different with their adjustable outriggers (and for that I applaud them), I suggest looking into another, less foggy goggle.

        MSRP: $160

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Field of View
          Tunnel Vision
          Fish Eye
        • Optical Quality
          blurry
          crystal clear
        • Goggle Strap
          Thin
          Thick
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    • Name:
    • Rig
    • Manufacturer:
    • Electric
    • Year:
    • 2015
    • Gender:
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    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Size
    • Small
      Big
    • Field of View
    • Tunnel Vision
      Fish Eye
    • Optical Quality
    • blurry
      crystal clear
    • Goggle Strap
    • Thin
      Thick
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