Buying MTB goggles: What do you have to consider?

Linda Eigner

The right bike glasses are very important for sports. Why? On the one hand, it protects the eyes from dangerous UV rays and flying animals in the air. In addition, the perfect MTB goggles fulfill other functions that should be considered when purchasing. Your NAKED Optics crew has summarized the most important ones for you.

The weight of the bike glasses

Light and, above all, comfortable - that's exactly what every MTB goggle should fulfil. Especially on longer rides in the bike park and on trails , it is important to concentrate fully on the ride . High-quality and innovative materials, such as the TR 90 material , enable stable and comfortable wearing so that you don't get tired during longer sessions on the bike.

Lenses and light transmission of MTB goggles

Of course, top performance on uphill and downhill also requires a good perspective in all conditions. This is mainly ensured by the system of interchangeable lenses made of the unbreakable material polycarbonate. Replacing the lenses helps to adapt perfectly to changing conditions. Depending on the respective external conditions, there are different, polarized and unpolarized glasses that can be used perfectly due to the information on light transmission. When buying bike glasses, the size of the lenses is still very important. The wider the field of vision, the better the view of the trails and the protection from the wind, insects and stones.

Individual fit and comfortable hold

Not every face and head shape is the same. It is therefore very important that the MTB goggles can also be individually adjusted. Of course, the material itself also plays an important role. A comfortable fit is made possible, for example, by adjustable nose pads. Thanks to an elastic material and flexible temples, the bike glasses adapt to the shape of the head. Goggle retainers can also help you find the perfect fit for your MTB goggles. So it doesn't matter whether it's enduro or downhill goggles - when buying, make sure that the individual components can be individually adjusted.

Compatibility when buying the MTB goggles with the helmet

Not every bike goggle is compatible with every helmet. However, it is very important that the MTB goggles fit perfectly to the edge of the helmet. This allows the air to circulate better. A comfortable and stable fit without slipping is also important so that no wind gets in your eyes. When looking for goggles, it is therefore important to find the right balance between a high level of protection (size of the goggles) and compatibility with the helmet (height of the goggles).

Intended use of the goggles: enduro and downhill

Of course, the functions of the bike goggles differ depending on the sport in question. We at NAKED Optics have also focused on the individual requirements and needs of bikers. Our TROOP bike makes the hearts of downhill and slopestyle riders beat faster. Thanks to the frameless design, the bike glasses are also compatible with full-face helmets. In addition, the glasses have a pin changing system.

Enduro riders and mountain bikers also have a perfect view on the trails with our multifunctional sports glasses The FALCON and The HAWK. The bike glasses combine top performance with unique style. The sports glasses include many accessories. Among other things, they have a magnetic sweatband, interchangeable temples, a glasses retainer and a microfibre cloth.

Photo: Matthew Gartner

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