Putting 100%'s revolutionised Racecraft2 goggle through its paces.
Words: Mike Sleeter
For years the Racecraft was the top-of-the-line goggle for 100%, but with over five years since a major update, it was time for a change to ensure 100% would remain an eye-wear industry leader when it comes to motocross.
Many avid Racecraft consumers waited with bated breath for a new model Racecraft to be released and instead, out came the Armega – a different model with a more premium price tag. There were consumers who had missed a new Racecraft at the time.
However, it didn’t take long for 100% to give those who swore by the Racecraft something to be excited about, as the Racecraft2 was next to be released. It boasts an all-new design that has addressed complaints, with improved fitment and seal coupled with an increased field of view when compared to its predecessor.
Further notable changes to this model include dual-injected, wide outriggers that provide a balanced fit, the capability to support triple post tear-offs, improved ultra-thick layer face foam to increase sweat absorption, and a 45mm wide silicone strap maximising grip to the helmet further reducing any slippage.
The added value of the Racecraft2 goes further than its aesthetics and performance, as when you open the box there
is a mirrored lens, a stack of standard tear-offs, an extra clear lens, and a sublimated microfibre case. If you purchase a clear lens model you will get a stack of standard tear-offs and a sublimated microfibre case.
While the original Racecraft had the looks department dialled and worked well, I felt it was lacking a few things to make it a leader as a high-performance goggle when compared to the Oakley Airbrake and Scott Prospect.
After wearing the Racecraft2 extensively now, I can say that the details and changes made to this model are not just to make it fashionable, it performs better in all areas. The all-new foam design has given the goggle a much better seal all the way around, fixing where sand and dust could possibly make it into the goggle when being roosted.
Another benefit of the new dual-layer foam design was that it provided better overall comfort, especially when going deep into motos in the extreme heat, the sweat retention is notably better.
Finally, the newly refined frame design fits in a variety of helmets much better. Smaller helmets and faces had a hard time with the original Racecraft, but the Racecraft2’s sleeker designer means it fits a broader range of helmets.
To get more information on the price and colour options 100% offer with the Racecraft 2, visit the website of Australian distributor Serco: www.serco.com.au.