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Gear Up and Rev On: How to Choose the Best Dirt Bike Goggles

Imagine wind rushing past as you navigate rugged trails on your dirt bike. The thrill of conquering obstacles, and the freedom off-road trails are like nothing else. But amidst all that excitement, dirt, mud, stones and whipping branches will come flying at you. That’s where dirt bike goggles come into play.

Off-roading goggles aren’t just accessories; they’re your shield against unexpected projectiles and your window to unbridled adventure. So, how do you choose the best dirt bike goggles to accompany you on your off-road escapades? Should you fork out your savings to protect your peepers? Let’s take a closer look at goggles, so you can ride safely and keep seeing the trail from the trees. Are you ready to gear up and rev on with confidence? Let’s roll!

I can see clearly now: the importance of dirt bike goggles

Kicking up the dirt as you tear up trails is exhilarating. It’s also a minefield of potential hazards for your eyes. Roost from the bike ahead, stray branches and errant debris from your own wheels can quickly shatter the windows of your soul. Proper protection is paramount.

Can’t I just use sunglasses or safety glasses instead of dedicated dirt bike goggles?

It’s completely up to you what protective gear you wear when you’re trail riding. If you want to wear swimming goggles while you ride, there’s no law stopping you. But if you’d like proper protection, a clear view of the track ahead and riding comfort, you can’t switch dirt bike goggles for any other kind of protective eyewear. We recommend always prioritising your safety, comfort and thrills on two wheels.

Full coverage

Dirt bike goggles should cover your eyes entirely. They give you frontal and lateral protection, so you get shielding from all angles. Lenses should be made from shatter-proof substances. Something like poly carbonate with a scratch-proof coating is ideal. They’re your first line of defence against the unexpected, ensuring that every ride is as safe as it is thrilling. After all, when it comes to your eyesight, isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?

Durable to handle a bit of rough

When it comes to dirt bike goggles, durability is non-negotiable. You need a pair that can take on the toughest challenges, and still be with you at the end. From rocky trails to muddy tracks, goggles with high-impact lenses need durable frames to hold them tight.

Goggles made from sturdy materials like thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) or polycarbonate, will handle the rough and tumble of off-road riding without breaking a sweat. After all, when you’re tearing through the wilderness, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your goggles can keep up with the pace.

Seal the deal: ensuring a proper fit for optimal protection

Finding the perfect pair of dirt bike goggles means finding a pair that fits like a dirt bike glove. But on your face, with your helmet in place.

When trying on goggles, pay close attention to how they feel against your face. Are they snug without feeling too tight? Is there a proper seal around your eyes to prevent any stray particles from sneaking in? Do they fit comfortably within the face opening of your helmet without rubbing or getting caught on the inner liner?

Try goggles on with your helmet. Take your time to adjust the straps and ensure a comfortable yet secure fit. Your comfort is key when you’re spending hours on the trail, so don’t settle for anything less than perfection. The right pair of off-road goggles make all the difference between a bumpy ride and a clearly awesome adventure.

Leaders of the pack: top dirt bike goggle brands we love

There is plenty of choice when it comes to dirt bike goggles. From established giants to up-and-coming contenders, the market offers a diverse array of options to suit every rider’s needs. But some brands stand out as quality kit for the innovation and value they deliver.

Three brands we like and can confidently recommend are Armega, Oakley, and EKS. Each has earned its stripes by consistently delivering top-notch goggles that combine style with substance.


Known for their high-quality protective gear, including eyewear for motocross and mountain biking, 100% are well respected. You’re guaranteed to get innovative design and superior impact resistance with their Armega motocross goggles. They are one of the pricier brands in our selection, but these goggles should last you for years, making them a sound investment. Check out a full review of 100% Armega motocross goggles to make up your own mind.


Oakley is a household name in high-performance eyewear. While they do make other products – shoes, cycling gear and clothing, it’s their sunglasses, protective goggles and spectacles that most people know them for.  The value-packed Airbrake MX are one of the most innovative sets of dirt bike goggles you can get your mitts on. Quick lens changes, roll-off systems for a clear view even when the trail gets mucky, and prizm technology that enhances contrast and visibility, so you see details more clearly on the track.

Not quite as pricey as the Armega’s, this Australian brand of goggles is well worth your hard-earned cash. But don’t take our word for it, check them out yourself with this YouTube clip.


Catering to riders seeking reliability at an affordable price point, EKS’s Lucid Dirt Bike Goggles earn rave reviews for quality and affordability. Lucid goggles replace the GOX line of off-road eyewear. Simple lens replacement, injection moulded lenses for strength and a similar shape to Oakley’s Airbrake MX to fit most faces and helmets. These are an excellent choice for riders with smaller budgets who don’t want to compromise on safety or style. Vital MX have a great tried and tested review of EKS Lucid goggles on YouTube too.

TLC for your dirt bike goggles

When you take care of something, it lasts longer. It’s that simple. And if you’re going to fork out over 100 quid, or even the best part of £100, you’ll want to take care of your investment. So keep your goggles in tip-top condition with these simple goggle-care tips.

  • After each ride, gently rinse your goggles with lukewarm water to remove any dirt or debris. Avoid rubbing lenses or using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. These can damage the lenses and frame.
  • If lenses, foam padding or any part of your goggles are particularly mucky, use a mild soap and soft cloth to gently wipe away any stubborn grime.
  • Allow your goggles to air dry completely.
  • Store goggles in a cool, dry place. With a little TLC, your goggles will stay crystal clear and ready for whatever adventures lie ahead for years to come.

Safety first, adventure always

Dirt bike goggles are an essential tool for every off-road adventurer. From protecting your eyes against flying debris to enhancing your vision on the trail, they help ensure a safe and exhilarating riding experience. Remember the key elements for choosing the right off-road goggles. Don’t be afraid to explore popular brands and models. And once you’ve made your choice, give them a little TLC, it’ll mean you can gear up with confidence and hit the trails in style.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a novice explorer, remember the importance of investing in quality dirt bike goggles to prioritise safety and performance. So, what are you waiting for? Gear up, rev on, and embark on your next off-road escapade with the assurance that your eyes are well-protected and your vision crystal clear. Happy trails!

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