Innovation in a simplified form is what the Scott LCG Goggles are all about. Wrap them up in a beautiful, yet functional design and you've got yourself a winner. Backcountry Skiing Canada's testing team awards “Gear of the Year” to the Scott LCG goggles for the 2013/2014 season.
The Backcountry Skiing Canada Team.
The Scott LCG goggle is a real contender in the higher end spectrum of optics available today. Its innovative Lens Change Slider system is one of the most simple and easiest we’ve used, but the excellent features of the LCG goggles don’t stop there.
The Lens Change Slider of the Scott LCG goggles operates via a sliding lock feature on the side of the lens that allows the lens to rise off the frame when activated. It’s easy, and quick, allowing on-hill lens swaps for changing lighting conditions a breeze.
The LCG “OptiView Double” lenses have excellent optical quality and the spherical cut means they are distortion free. The wide range of view thanks to the reasonably sized lenses means easy and clear visibility. They feature “No Fog” lens treatment and are climate controlled via their “ACS Air Control System” for lens venting. Additionally, the spare lens that ships with all goggles (one dark, one light) comes with its own hard shell case for worry-free transport – a unique touch other manufacturers should consider.
The fit system offers adjustability at the nose to accommodate different size faces, also a unique feature to the Scott LCG. These goggles are on the larger size and likely fit medium to wide faces the best. Three-layer foam keeps the goggles comfortable on the face and a silicone-backed strap ensures they stay in place on your head.
The Scott LCG Goggles are one sweet looking goggle, especially with reflections like that.
- Medium fit for medium-large faces
- LCS interchangeable lens system
- Spherical OptiView lens
- SCOTT fit system
- Silicone backed strap
- Three layer face foam
- Helmet compatible
- Molded spare lens case
- Includes two lenses with hard case for second lens
- No Fog™ Anti-Fog Lens Treatment
- Air Control System (ACS)
- Spherical SCOTT OptiView Double Lens
To replace the lense simply press the orange slider down and the lens will pop forward.
Now you can pull the lens away from the frame as it is still hinged on the right side.
Un-hook the right side and the lense is free.
Here's a close up of the right hinge system.
Another close up, this time of the left clasp system.
The Scott LCD Goggle naked.
Scott hit one out of the park with the LCG. They’re at the higher end of the price spectrum but compared to other manufacturers’ offerings at this level, the Scott LCG features some useful and unique features. The lens change system alone is hassle-free and intuitive. The lens quality is excellent and the hard case for the spare lens is a nice touch. Combine that with a fit adjustment system to customize the goggle for optimal comfort, and this goggle is a winner. We tested the goggle with the Scott Coulter helmet, which is a nice pairing for ergonomics and air flow. The Scott LCG is a darn good goggle.
Price: $185 US
Colours: black, white, black/orange, grey/pink, green/yellow, blue/orange
- Best lens change system we’ve used
- Excellent lens quality and field of view
- Molded spare lens case
- Customizable fit
- Cost, but better features than competitors in this price range
Comfort / Fit 2/2
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