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Scott No Sweat Xi Goggles Review

Friday, January 26, 2007
Roost protection is the whole reason we even wear goggles and the new NSXi offers increased coverage with a nose guard.
Roost protection is the whole reason we even wear goggles and the new NSXi offers increased coverage with a nose guard.
The Score

My first set of Scott No Sweat goggles were well-loved but short lived as I punched a rock through the lens and was forced to retire the set for sentimental purposes. It was a tough sale but the crusted roost around my eyelids was the capper on a swollen, red-eyed plea to the folks at Scott USA. Thankfully, it was convincing enough to get a set of the new No Sweat Xi model on its way.

The Scoop

Some new features really turn up the heat on Scott's coolest motorcycle goggle. The No Sweat Xi is easily identifiable from its predecessors by a ventilation visor and two-part molded nose guard. The vent is designed to channel air onto your forehead via the foam vents at the top of the goggles. The venting system works well at moving air into the goggle which helps keep a rider's face cool and cuts down the fogging. The only down side to the new ventilation visor is that it made the goggle too large to fit well in some smaller-faced helmets. It is removable, which helped, but that sacrifices one of the things that makes this such a high-quality goggle.

After a rock punched a hole through JC s first set of No Sweat Goggles  Scott USA s reps were kind enough to hook him up with the latest No Sweat Xi Goggles.
After a rock punched a hole through JC's first set of No Sweat Goggles, Scott USA's reps were kind enough to hook him up with the latest No Sweat Xi Goggles.
Part of what gives the goggle its name is the four layers of perspiration-absorbing foam. I had a hard time at first with the super-thick face foam. For the first few rides it pushed down on my nose actually making it tough to breath. After it formed to the shape of my schnoz everything was fine, but be wary if you're going to strap on a new pair for the biggest moto of your life. The foam is an awesome interface between your skin and the goggle frame with a soft fleece liner for all you sensitive types. Foam isn't the only thing that does absorbing as my face typically soaks up plenty of roost. I was happy to have the new nose guard and I didn't have any trouble fitting it inside any helmets.

Part of the reason this goggle fits as well as it does is because of the attention Scott designers paid to the strap system. Articulating strap clips attach to clips on the goggle frame which feature a tearoff post on the left side. The hinged joint works smoothly and allows the silicone-lined strap to transition easily from the eyeport onto the helmet.

The Sentence

I was worried right off the bat when the new NSXi pinched my nose. Fortunately, that quit happening after a few rides and it was back to the awesome sweat-wicking performance that I love and expect from this goggle. It works better than
Scott s No Sweat Xi goggles survived JC s quest through the forests of Costa Rica and have been providing protection throughout the testing season.
Scott's No Sweat Xi goggles survived JC's quest through the forests of Costa Rica and have been providing protection throughout the testing season.
before and the improvement extends into the looks department as well. These will make a sharp addition to anyone's gearbag and will last for a long time. The same pair has been serving me for months through hot track days and slow, wet trail rides alike and remains one of my favorite eye protectors.

Product: Scott No Sweat Xi Goggles

Color Options: Steel Series - Steel Blue, Steel Red, Steel Black, Steel Yellow; Original Series - Blue,
Pink, White, Red

MSRP: $49.99


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