If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know we’re just back from a trip to Austria’s Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. I was delighted when the Board Basement asked me to try out the new Electric EG3.5 goggles on our trip. I bought my last pair of ski goggles a decade ago, so I was well overdue an upgrade.
The goggles arrived in a sleek box. As well as the jet black lenses for sunny conditions, there were spare green lenses, for lower visibility. Both have 100% UV protection. The lenses clipped and unclipped easily, onto the front of the goggles.
The lenses were surprisingly flexible, with a urethane frame that stays flexible even when it gets very cold. The goggles have triple layer face foam and felt comfortable. Although they were larger than the old-school types that I was used to from my skiing days ten years ago, the Electric goggles were designed to let the air flow through more easily, and avoid a build-up of moisture. They matched the contours of my face, and I didn’t need to stop to adjust or wipe them once. This was a revelation compared with my old experiences of hot, steamed-up goggles. The silicone lining on the adjustable strap held the goggles snug around my helmet, too.
Although I’d tried both lenses at home, they really came into their own on the slopes. Our last day was cloudy and overcast, so I switched to the green set. The difference was amazing. Ping! All of a sudden, the ski runs looked bright, and crystal-clear. Although the Electric EG3.5 are designed for women’s smaller faces, D did borrow them for one run, when he forgot his own and had to rely on sunglasses. I had to practically wrestle them back off him.
Do you own a set of goggles? What do you like or dislike about them?
The Board Basement sent me a set of Electric EG3.5 goggles for the purpose of this review. All views are my own.