Scott Linx ReviewNovember 29, 2016
- Great adjustable frame fit
- Easy interchange system
- Good venting & no fogging
- Less than impressive field of view
- Average lens quality
- Limited cushion face foam
Scott’s Fit System continues to provide one of the best fits on the market. Two cheekbone fit points can be adjusted to one of four different settings. The lenses are easy to switch and can be done on the chairlift and even with gloves on. The smaller frame is great for smaller and/or women’s faces but the field of view is limited by the frame size. Unfortunately, there is no case or sleeve for the extra lens so carrying it on the hill safely will require extra care (or buying protection for it).
FIELD OF VIEW
The Linx is a smaller frame for smaller faces and the field of view is correspondingly smaller. Not unreasonably small for the frame but this is not a wide-angle view.
The face foam on the Linx is average but Scott’s Fit System is exceptional. The adjustable frame sets the Linx apart. It’d be better to be able to change the settings without a tool, rumored for a future model.
No fogging occurred under any conditions. Note that I tested in the relatively dry climes of Colorado and don’t generally overheat when I ski. So use in humidity might yield a different result.
The Scott lenses that come with the Linx are fair. This may also be a function of the less-than-impressive options that came with my test model. The Scott website boasts a number of options that may be better on the hill.
The no-frills lens interchange system on the Linx is great. There are no buttons or clips or snaps. Just four notches on the lens (two on top and two on bottom) that fit into four slots on the frame. The change can even be done without fingerprints or smudges!
The Linx is a good value for the price in this category.
Dave Ratner is a hard charging telemark skier from Denver. He spends every weekend powering his way through the I-70 corridor to test helmets and ski goggles for the Gear Institute.