What are the best goggles for mountain biking? We brought together five pairs from 100%, Dragon Alliance, Julbo POC, Scott, and put them in the hands of our goggle aficionado and all-round jumpy rider, Rob Mitchell, to see which ones we’d recommend for UK mountain bikers. Over to Rob for the full review!
We’re used to seeing flowing lines, clean design and top quality products from Swedish company POC, and these goggles are no exception.
The Ora goggles we have here are the ‘DH specific’ goggle from the Swedish stylists, however, I ain’t no downhill rider – so we’re giving the Ora goggles a good testing from a trail riding perspective.
Apparently designed to ‘optimise a rider’s field of view and ability to react to the course with necessary speed and safety’, POC also says it’s been designed to work seamlessly with its Coron helmet.
Spec Talk For The POC Ora Goggles
Only available in one colour way, there isn’t really much to chat about in this department. The Oras are black, with a neat orange lining on the inner foam layer. The typically neat design continues on the simple branded strap.
The lens on the Ora is an extra-large Carl Zeiss Vision lens. For clarity, Carl Zeiss is a German manufacturer which has been producing leading optical systems for over 170 years. With a slightly tinted grey lens, these goggles should offer plenty of visibility in low light. Out of the box, the Oram is super neat looking, with an almost ski-goggle resemblance in their curvature and flowing lines.
The brand-new and unique frame design on the Ora has been designed to be ultra-rugged as well as lightweight and comfortable. In regards to fit and comfort, POC uses a three-layer face foam aimed to provide a precise, snug fitting goggle. You’ll find no nose guard on these bad boys, so try to avoid landing on your face.
The Ora goggles are designed to work with tear off systems, and there are tear off sheets included in the box, along with the tidy microfibre bag, however there is no secondary lens. Weight for the Ora goggles comes in at 147g.
On The Trail
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|Tested:||by Rob Mitchell for 3 months|