Goggles and trail helmets
Why do people prefer goggles over clear glasses?
Fashion and because they’re enduro 😉
They do work well if you’re doing long descents but I only use mine with a full face helmet on purely dh rides as they’re just a pain in the arse and another thing to have to faff about with on a normal ride.Posted 3 months agoTom_W1987Member
They offer more impact protection in a crash and won’t get ripped off your face so easily.
Perhaps it’s working in labs where I need goggles, but I wear them everywhere and simply put them on at the top of descents.
Also, I’m more of a winch and launch kind of rider, I don’t do many flowy XC rides that are up and down. I stick to riding that is straight down the hill and back up again.Posted 3 months agokayak23Subscriber
I came up short on a jump last weekend and landed on my face, smashing a chunk out of my helmet and slamming my goggles into my visage.
I was wearing tactical paintball type goggles which I’d got because they were smaller.
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I think the fact they were smaller is what caused the issue. The lens actually got squished out of the frame and presumably that’s what bruised my eye.
I’ve just gone full Enduro on some normal sized ones as I think they’re a better compromise.
Pain in the bum to try to keep dry and mist free though.Posted 3 months agocookeaaSubscriber
Has anyone found a decent set if OTG goggles?
I Used to use Oakley L-frames, they definitely fitted over most glasses, but even with all the foam pulled out of the vents and drilled lenses they merrily fogged up, although that was mostly with a FF lid riding DH, I did wear them with a piss pot for a laugh a couple of times, sort of worked but they were not worn for longer periods then…
My general experience is that that OTG goggles don’t really work…Posted 3 months ago
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