Scott Linx Review

November 29, 2016
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
85
Field of View
6
Fit
8
Anti-fog
7
Lens Quality
6
Frame
8

The Good

  • Great adjustable frame fit
  • Easy interchange system
  • Good venting & no fogging

The Bad

  • Less than impressive field of view
  • Average lens quality
  • Limited cushion face foam
THE VERDICT

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). 

FULL REVIEW

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.

FIT
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. 

ANTI-FOG
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. 

LENS QUALITY
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. 

FRAME
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!

VALUE
The Linx is a good value for the price in this category.

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$160.00
ALSO AVAILABLE AT
$149.95
$160.00
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