Are you in need of riding goggles that can survive a gunfight? The odds of you needing such equipment are rare, but should you feel the need, Leatt’s got you covered. Or at least, they’ve got your eyes covered.
Leatt’s neck braces are already well-known in the off-road market, and the company’s new Velocity 6.5 line of eye protection looks like it should get its own set of fans, as it boasts some pretty robust specs—no pun intended. The new googles are supposedly bulletproof; they’re actually certified to the US military’s MIL-DTL-43511D ballistic impact standard, as well as CE EN 1938 :2010 and ANSI Z87.1-2015 standards.
Along with the ballistic protection, they’re also supposed to be quite comfortable, thanks to dual-density frames that are supposed to conform to a rider’s head well, and offer a good seal. The frames are tapered, to fit into a wide variety of helmets.
The easy-change lenses offer 170° of vision, and dual-pane anti-fog lenses are standard. There are several different colours available, depending which goggles you get (there are three models in the Velocity 6.5 line). Light transmission ranges from 22 per cent to 83 per cent, depending which goggles you buy. The goggles are tear-off compatible, self-draining, and are designed to fit over glasses. All three models in the lineup come with a 50 mm anti-slip strap.
The standard Velocity 6.5 goggles have a $79.99 MSRP in the US; the 6.5 Iriz model (with flashier mirror lenses) sells for $89.99, and the 6.5 Roll-Off (with roll-off lens system) retails at $99.99 US. All of Velocity’s lenses, along with the Roll-Off system, are compatible with all goggles in the line. Lenses are priced $9.99-$24.99.