Best Motorcycle Goggles to Keep Your Ojos Safe
Keep those peepers peepin
Motorcycling and eye protection go hand in hand. Heck, even most states without helmet laws require eye protection. When riding off-road, good goggles are an absolute necessity. Everything from bugs and sticks, to roost and rocks are coming toward you at warp speed just hoping to put your eye out. Sure, goggles are first and foremost about protecting your eyes, but as technology has advanced, so have the features of modern day off-road motorcycle goggles. There are now options such as: the best tint for the terrain or time of day you’ll be riding, dozens of anti-fogging solutions, and flashy colors with equally flashy reflective lenses.
Whatever type of riding you’re doing, it’s likely there are goggles on the market designed for it. We put together a list of the best off-road motorcycle goggles from the best manufacturers in the business to give you a one-stop guide to the gear you need to keep your ojos intact.
Table of Contents
1. Editor's Pick: KLIM Viper Pro Off-road goggles: Shop Now
2. Best Value: FLY Racing Zone Pro goggles: Shop Now
3. 100% Armega: Shop Now
4. 509 Kingpin Goggles: Shop Now
5. Fox Racing Vue: Shop Now
6. FXR Pilot MX goggles: Shop Now
7. Leatt Velocity 6.5 goggles: Shop Now
8. Oakley Airbrake: Shop Now
9. Scott Prospect goggles: Shop Now
10. Spy Foundation goggles: Shop Now
1. Editor's Pick: KLIM Viper Pro Off-road goggles
KLIM is known for its premium products and intense product development testing. The Viper Pro off-road goggles are no different. Designed with maximum field of view, optimal ventilation, and durability in mind, the Viper Pro were created to be the best performing trail/off-road goggles on the market. Head over to KLIM’s website to learn more about the laundry list of features included with these goggles.
2. Best Value: FLY Racing Zone Pro goggles
FLY’s Zone Pro goggles feature a polycarbonate lens treated with anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings for longevity and a lightweight polyurethane frame which, with the outrigger strap connection, allows for a comfortable fit for users. The premium multi-layer foam also adds to the comfort and feels top notch. As on many other goggles here, there is a removable nose guard and the lens comes standard with tear-off posts. Plenty of color options are available and each comes with a clear lens and goggle bag.
3. 100% Armega
The Armega is 100%’s top-of-the-line racing goggles, but that doesn’t mean it’s only suited for track use. The bevy of features the Armega carries with it are equally at home trail riding as they are running motos. Outriggers connect the strap to the goggles and ensure a secure fit regardless of helmet shape. The pre-curved lens is similar to its predecessor, the Racecraft, but now provides a larger field of view and is much easier to change quickly. These goggles feature a removable nose guard to protect your face from flying debris; another solution, stay in front! 100% says its next-generation sweat collection management and drainage system works wonders when the temps rise. The Armega is available in plenty of lens and color options.
4. 509 Kingpin Goggles
509’s Kingpin off-road goggles put an emphasis on creating the best lens possible. The Kingpin uses 509’s technology to create a fog-free lens that is claimed to be five times clearer and longer lasting than traditional lenses and is also fitted with tear-off posts. The Kingpin Fuzion uses a triple-layer foam for a comfortable fit and comes with a removable nose guard.
5. Fox Racing Vue
Fox is quite proud of the Vue goggles which were developed with Ken Roczen to create the best eye protection possible for racing. They’re said to fit deeper into the helmet to provide a comfortable secure fit while maximizing the widest field of view possible. Equipped with a pre-curved polycarbonate injection-molded lens, Fox claims optical clarity and increased impact resistance while the TruLock system allows for easy lens changes. Fox keeps it more subtle and refined in styling with the Vue line and delivers modern, well-thought-out goggles that perform as good as they look.
6. FXR Pilot MX goggles
FXR began as a snowmobile gear company but has now made the transition to offer moto gear in addition to a solid line of casual apparel. The FXR Pilot MX are the Canadian company’s top-of-the-line goggles. The Pilot MX has all sorts of premium features one would expect for goggles in this price range, such as outrigger strap connections, anti-fog and anti-scratch UV lens coatings, a removable nose guard, and 3D contoured triple density face foam for comfort. Included with the Pilot MX is a clear lens and goggle bag.
7. Leatt Velocity 6.5 goggles
These brand new goggles from Leatt are bulletproof, literally. Tested to CE, military ballistic, and ANSI standards, the folks at Leatt wanted to be sure nothing was getting past the Velocity 6.5’s lens, even a .22 caliber bullet. With similar high-end features to other premium goggles on the market, the Velocity 6.5 comes in hot in a market full of great options, giving riders a new choice when considering pro-level eye protection.
8. Oakley Airbrake
The Oakley Airbrake is built to fit a variety of faces and helmets for ultimate versatility. Oakley’s Plutonite lens technology offers excellent protection while also being easy to swap. The wide field of view and anti-fog treatment is also appreciated when riding off-road. The Oakley Airbrake also features a O-Hydrolix triple-layer foam with moisture-wicking polar fleece lining for all-day comfort.
9. Scott Prospect goggles
The Scott Prospect was designed to give riders maximum field of view not only peripherally, but also top to bottom. In addition, the lens is anti-fog and anti-scratch resistant and is locked into the frame with Scott’s Lens Lock System, which is designed to keep the lens in place no matter how great the impact. Outriggers and a three-layer foam provide a secure comfortable fit, while the large silicone-backed strap prevents slipping. The Prospect also comes with a clear lens and goggle bag.
10. Spy Foundation goggles
Spy puts an emphasis on the Foundation goggles’ wide peripheral view, HD Lexan lens which provides higher contrast vision in all lighting conditions, and its RISE ventilation system which maximizes the venturi effect of channeling air through the goggles. Other creature comforts such as triple-layer face foam, removable nose guard, and large strap complete the package. The Foundation comes with a 10-pack of tear-offs, a clear lens, and goggle bag.
What are the best motocross goggles?
Well, we’d tell you to start with this list. There aren’t many – or in most cases any – differences between MX goggles and off-road goggles. Depending on how or where you ride, a good sweat-wicking liner and anti-fog coating can go a long way if you typically run hot while out on the dirt bike. Technology like the 100% Armega’s sweat collection management system is also said to work quite well at keeping the sweat from getting in your eyes.
Can you wear glasses under motorcycle goggles?
That depends on a handful of factors. Probably the two most important ones though would be the size of the goggle, and the size of the glasses. Many goggles do work with glasses, but it’s hard to unequivocally say yes without the factors previously mentioned being considered. The only other factor that may need to be considered about this topic is safety. Having glasses on under goggles could be hazardous if you’re unfortunate enough to take a hard hit in just the right (wrong) spot.
You’re probably not going to be wearing only goggles while you’re riding a motorcycle. Have questions about which helmets to pair with your goggle choice? Check out our best dirtbike helmets guide. Or perhaps you find yourself going both ways: 50% street, 50% dirt. Take a look at Motorcycle.com’s choice of the best adventure motorcycle helmets, many of which can be used with goggles without removing the shield. As always, if you have any other questions, feel free to drop them in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to get them answered.
This list has been updated with new images and models as others have since gone out of stock or been replaced since this article was initially published. Questions and answers, as well as additional resources, have also been added to give our reader’s a more comprehensive experience.
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