WHAT IS IT? The EKS Brand GOX EKS-S goggle has all
the great features of their lower-line goggle, with added
features like the nose guard and outrigger system.
WHAT’S IT COST? $64.99.
CONTACT? (818) 706-1700 or www.eksbrand.com.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the EKS Brand GOX EKS-S goggle.
(1) Frame. Made from a soft polyurethane blend, the
new GOX EKS-S frame gently conforms to the face. It has
five tabs to secure the tear-offs, as well as a post built into
the mold removing the need for an extra clip attached to
your goggle strap. The goggle comes with a detachable
nose guard as well. It has a four-layer face foam that is one
of the most effective sweat-absorbing foams out there. The
venting system has improved, and the new goggle had no
problems fitting in various test helmets.
( 2) Lenses. EKS Brand lenses are shatter-resistant, anti-scratch and anti-fog-coated. The same polycarbonate lens
is used throughout the entire EKS brand line, offering 15
different tints. One of the cool new features is with the
Fit Force outrigger frame system. This system allows the
tearoffs to tuck under the frame to help keep the tearoffs
tight against the lens, helping debris from going between
the tearoffs and the lens. EKS Brand tearoffs come in
10-pack, 20-pack, 50-pack and laminated.
( 3) Vision. With all the new bells and whistles, the
outriggers are tucked out of sight, so the new goggle
did not hinder peripheral vision any more than previous
models did. There are some goggles that have better
peripheral vision, but run a bit on the big side, making
them a tight squeeze in some brands of helmets. The
MXA crew felt the new GOX EKS-S goggle has an excellent field of view.
( 4) Comfort. One of the worst complaints from MXA
test riders is that a goggle frame feels too rigid. This
rigidness seems to make the frame of the goggle ride up
on your cheeks, putting pressure on your eye socket or
making its presence known. Thankfully, the GOX EKS-S
goggle has a flexible frame that adapts well to a majority
of faces, allowing the seal to keep dirt and sweat out of
the eyes and to help keep the rider’s concentration on the
track. Being able to pull the goggle strap to the desired
pressure on your face allows for a personal fit. The wide
strap and three squiggly lines of sticky silicone help keep
the goggles in place, so you don’t have to worry about
them moving around on your helmet.
( 5) Durability. The GOX EKS-S goggle has been tested
and worn by some of the top Supercross and motocross
riders, along with world-renowned offroad riders. The overall consensus is that this goggle is as durable as anything
on the market today. Our MXA test riders have put them
through the test of washing machines, hand washing in
buckets and exposed to multiple kinds of debris in different riding conditions. We had no issues with the new
outriggers or nose guard during testing. No matter what
foam is used, it will wear out over time as sweat breaks
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? The only issue we had when
testing is that some MXA test riders would pull the nose
guards out with force, breaking the pins that slip into the
goggle frame. This made the nose guard useless. When
removing the nosepiece, you have to be extra gentle pulling the pins out of the goggle as they are easy to break off.
Just like all the EKS Brand goggles we
have tested in the past, we feel that for the
looks, performance and quality, the
EKS-S goggle is a bargain.
EKS BRAND GOX EKS-S GOGGLES
MXA TEAM TESTED