I’ve been on the road for six years now, and for the past three years, I’ve been riding in a helmet plus goggles set up as opposed to having a visor. For me, goggles are a lot more comfortable than a visor, especially riding off road. I wear contact lenses, so for me, decent eye protection from dust and grit is extra important, and I want to have a large field of vision. Leatt Velocity 6.5 has it all, plus they are, quite literally, bulletproof:
Leatt has made a name for themselves as a company that produces exceptional protective gear designs, and it’s true for their new goggle line, too. The Leatt Velocity 6.5 is comfortable even when you’re spending 10+ hours on the bike daily, both on and off the road. I’ve ridden over 4,000 miles in these goggles, including competing in the Hellas Rally Raid, and I couldn’t have asked for more comfort.
I loved that the lens is robust and scratch resistant. I had quite a few offs during the rally, and I’d often need to just wipe the mud off the goggles with my hand while riding. I was wary that this would leave the lens scratched up, but so far, so good. After those 4,000 miles and a seven-day rally, I haven’t needed to change my lens out yet.
The nose piece is removable so you can adjust the goggles depending on your needs and type of helmet you wear. In my case, that’s a Klim Krios, and it’s a great fit. The lenses are easy to exchange, and I usually alternate between a tinted lens for day riding and a clear lens for bad weather or riding in the dusk/dark.
Another neat detail is the silicone strip on the inside of the goggle strap, which helps secure it around the helmet. Finally, the Velocity 6.5 has a double lens, which protects it from fogging up – a seriously cool feature when you’re out on the trails and it starts raining.
For detailed specs and price tag, check out this post.