Quality motocross goggles are imperative for any off-road motorcyclist's eye protection, and this is true whether you're trail riding, practicing solo at a track or hucking gnarly gaps. Furthermore, the need for quality, purpose built goggles becomes even more important if you're racing or riding with others, and as such we'll go over some of the points you should consider when shopping for goggles.
Riding without goggles and only using sun, or safety glasses is not recommended or wise, as riding a motorcycle off road can easily cause an eye injury due to an unseen branch, or from flying roost which may be carrying mud, rocks and sand, all of which can easily get past a pair of glasses, not to mention the inability of safety or sunglasses to filter small airborne particles and dust that are often irritant, and potentially harmful to a rider's eyes.
When Shopping for Motocross Goggles Online... It's often difficult to make a decision you feel good about without being able to feel how a particular set of goggles fits your face. However, you can rest assured that a majority of goggles will comfortably conform to most rider's faces, although it is advisable to consider other rider's opinions of a particular goggle, and ensure that the goggle has, or can accommodate the following features;
In addition to motocross goggles, you'll also want to get hooked up with a few common goggle accessories that most riders rely upon on a regular basis, as climate and riding conditions often change daily, if not hourly from one track or riding spot to another, so tear off's with a clear lens may prove indispensable if there's shadows and mud present, and conversely, a darkened lens may be beneficial on the days the sun is shining intensely on a dry track.
Bonus Tip When Using Tear Off's... Be advised that using more than 5 or 6 tear-off's on a set of goggles usually results in a clouded field of vision due to the multiple layers over the lens. This clouding is often unavoidable when using a large number of tear offs, so if a course has wet and sloppy areas as off-road races such as GNCC's and hare scrambles or enduro's often do, it's best to load more than one set of goggles with tear off's, this way, if necessary you can swap goggles with your pit crew during a fuel stop or mid race. Otherwise your field of vision may be obscured, which is not the best, nor safest way to be riding.
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