Electric EG3 ReviewMay 25, 2015
- Innovative lens interchange system
- Great looking goggle that shows all lens and no frame
- Comfy face foam
- Unimpressive field of view for an oversize goggle
- Hard to change lenses without lots of fingerprints
- No protection for the extra lens included with your purchase
The Electric EG3 is an oversized goggle with lenses that exchange without any knobs, switches, or clips. It also gives you that Top Gun fighter pilot look that says “bad ass.” The lenses are easy to swap out and the goggles are comfortable. However, the field of view is smaller than expected and with a few details missing, this goggle is likely for someone who cares more about looks than details.
We experienced no fogging during testing. The thermo plastic frame has plenty of vents and Electric has included an effective anti-fog coating.
Field of View
The EG3 lacks a great field of view considering the oversized frame. It’s still better than a medium-sized frame, but I expected more from the looks of this goggle.
Lens Quality & Options
The test model came with a Gloss Black lens and a Bronze/Silver Chrome lens. There was great definition with both lenses. While the black lens was excellent in all conditions (including low light), the bronze was too bright, even in cloudy conditions.
In testing, I loved the ease of changing out these lenses. Electric’s “Press Seal” system is a very cool tongue and groove connection that allows you to pull off one lens and simply pop the other lens into place. While this is very easy, in testing it was nearly impossible to make the switch without smudging the lens, so keep the goggle bag handy for fingerprints. Electric includes a suede goggle bag but it only has one sleeve. The EG3 comes in a nice box but it also lacks an extra sleeve (or carrying case) for the spare lens. This is an unfortunate oversight considering the price of the goggle.
Frame and Construction
The EG3 frame is sturdy and fit well with all helmets tested. The oversize frame is thick (as well as wide) so the lens is a good 3cm off your brow—which is a lot. This results in a field of view that is smaller than expected.
My face is medium-sized and the oversized frame felt very comfortable. The triple-layer face foam is cushy and soft.