How & why do we test Hardness on coatings?
Most goggle & visor lenses are between 2H and 3H - which is nowhere near hard enough to be safe or effective.
With any 2H/3H coating - after only a short time, the product will begin to scratch up rapidly - even just by continuous wiping with a glove can ruin a brand new lens in a matter of hours. Abrasions formed on the surface make the product dangerous & unsafe for racing or riding in general.
Visibility at this point will quickly become a problem and will only continue to get worse - this is why we would never approve a standard lens/visor or an equivalent aftermarket lens protector/stickers unless it had been tested
We know that scratched lenses leads to seriously impaired vision and ultimately the goggle gets thrown away. Now the rider will need to contend with (as well as controlling a vehicle) all sorts of hidden dangers - as aforementioned 'grit, hail, dirt, mud, rain, roost, stones & other projectiles from a road or a track! It's complete madness that in these times it still happens weekly around the world.
At this stage it is now fair game for seriously impaired vision to cause; tentative riding due to a loss of confidence through worry & panic, innocuous accidents, broken bones, losing an eye - the list is endless! Each and every one of those examples is a very real possibility once you remove eyewear protection. - ultimately all of this becomes a numbers game, meaning it is a serious accident waiting to happen.
Our aim with our HISC - ICON is to inform any user that whenever they see our yellow & black seal, it means they know its safe and they can trust that Icon' because that Icon' identifies with quality and peace of mind