Today, Leatt has added to its range of protective gear with some new DH/Enduro/Motocross goggles called the Velocity 6.5. They have been designed from the ground-up with several neat features.
There are nine lenses available – from 20-83% light transmission (plus clear, which are 100%). The lens design is interesting in that it is a ‘dual pane’ double glazed lens. The outer lens is bulletproof (and Leatt will happily show you a video of a goggle being shot at point blank with a .22 rifle.) and the inner lens is made of an anti-fog material, which isn’t just a coating that might wear off in time.
For riding in bad weather, there are tear-offs or a roll-off strip available. A total of 17 different coloured frame combos offer a huge range of colours to match your outfits.
The field of view is an impressive 170°. The lenses clip out very easily and can be swapped in seconds between clear and mirrored, or polarised and, thanks to some clever thinking, the inner foam frame clips out entirely so that you can chuck it in the washing machine without having to put the whole goggle frame in there. That, as any sweaty-goggle owner can attest, is definitely the best bit. Normally, you’d have to stick the whole goggle frame in the washing machine (or a bucket) to clean it, but with this, you can snap off the foam and wang it in the washer.
Prices are going to be £89 for the Velocity 6.5 IRIZ, which is the mirrored, polarised version and £79.95 for the regular version. Lenses will cost from £8.99 for clear to £22.99 for mirrored.
Leatt gear is distributed in the UK by Hotlines.