Dean Optics Trooper Goggles

Mar 16, 2009
by Jordan Holmes  
Dylan Dean is trying to make a big splash in a small pond with the recent introduction of Dean Optics. Dylan Dean has recently expanded his industry ties by starting Dean Optics, and creating the Trooper Goggle.

Read on for more information...The Trooper goggle is advertised to "combine panoramic peripheral vision, with form fitting plush foam, stealth lines, and angular detailing". In case you don't understand any of those "man sized" words, it basically boils down to a goggle that provides superior vision, comfortable foam, and a robust design. The goggle industry is tied up tight when it comes to good designs and big companies, so Dylan is fighting a head wind, but with a rider following consisting of Justin Leov, Sabrina Jonnier, Ryan Condrashoff, TJ Sharp, along with others, Dylan has enough riders to not only represent his company, but he's getting input from professional riders, which means more than anything.


The Trooper goggle is designed for Mountain Bikers, so it features a flexible polyurethane frame, with an anti-fog lens for those cold mornings, or wet evenings. Triple layered foam with moisture-wicking fleece means your goggles will feel comfortable, but keep the sweat off your face. The lens is polycarbonate, and features a scratch-resistant finish. It also includes tear-off posts, something some companies have over looked. Silicone ribbing keeps the strap in place on your lid, while a central intake vent keeps the air flowing.


The Trooper goggle won't break the budget at $44.99, and the option of Tear-Offs and different lenses are available. To purchase a pair of the Trooper goggles you can ask your local bike shop, or find a dealer through Dean Optics website.

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46 Comments

  • + 9
 hate to say it cuz ill sound like a fanboy, but those actually look really sick!
  • - 3
 i agree
  • + 5
 What this article lack BIG TIME is the explanation of who is Dylan Dean.The guy is a well known character amongst pros and people related to DH racing industry.

From my understanding he's done a lot for this industry and wether or not his goggle are NICE looking is irrelevant to me.Im sure they get the job done and thats what natters to me.Next time I need new goggles ( which should be somewhere around August like every year)I will definitely buy a pair and support his business rather than a big ass corporation such as Oakley.
  • + 4
 Ah, that old Pink Bike ignorance factor. It took a lot of control not to remove half of the comments above. How can you judge a product without having ever used it? You can't. You can, however, show a complete lack of thought and comment on what you know from two pictures and two paragraphs. Way to research your products, kids!!

I've known Jeremiah for years, and can tell you he has his heart and soul into this sport and this industry, and can guarantee he has done many long hours of research, testing, redesigning, retesting, etc. until this was the best it could be and then came to market.

I'd buy and wear them without any hesitation whatsoever.
  • + 1
 Well said robholio...
  • + 1
 Imo, the article does leave a lot to be desired. I have been looking forward to the release of these goggles though and i will be making a visit to my LBS when they become available in the UK.
  • + 3
 haha.. these comments are funny... especially from those who have no clue what they're talkin about! ;-) but don't worry, i can take the criticism. just funny how many expect to have some etremely high end goggle w/ all the features/functions, but still be able to afford them. I'm no re-inventing the wheel here.. just offering something new to choose from.

thanks for the support for those who are supporting! these are still part of the small sample run i had w/ injected colors. there will be more brighter color ways & strap designs coming soon!
  • + 0
 wow your goggles looks oddly like Blitz Vision's Kore Moto.....
  • + 0
 Yeah they do actually. Check it out http://www.blitz-vision.com/koremoto.php. Any explanation? I'm not accusing you of stealing their design or anything, just trying to find out what's up.
  • + 0
 yep,they're the same. we both use the same vendor overseas (who's design it is actually belongs to) however since we're focusing on different markets, they were cool w/ it.
  • + 0
 Oh sick. It's a pretty bitchin' design. I would buy it. It would look cool with some sort of graphics or something too.
  • + 2
 I dont see anything about these that will be any different from others on the market. Give me a lens that will change from dark to clear. SO I can ride with them in the morning when the suns out, then as the sun goes down the lens will change to clear. until that comes out im fine riding the ones I have now. My snowboarding goggles. they work just fine.
  • + 0
 And I'll bet your lenses for those boarding goggles cost about as much as these goggles outright. Also, boarding lenses won't last long riding Post Canyon silt in the summertime. Been there, done that...
  • + 3
 Companies do make goggles with lens that change with the sunlight. They are photochromic lenses, a couple companies have em.
  • + 0
 So far 2 years at post and there still good.. I never clean them on the mountain with a cloth. always water.. and they look better then the all blue..lol..
  • + 0
 Photochromic lenses are good but can be dangerous. They're fine if you're only riding in the alpine or any spot where you won't be entering forest or dark areas. The lenses go from light to dark in about 10 seconds but take a few minutes to lighten back up. If you're riding in and out of trees, they'll go really dark on you but won't have time to lighten back up. The goggles above look like budget, which they are, so there's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing special about them either.
  • + 3
 It's nice to see a goggle that is designed around the optics and function rather than a flashy looking frame. That's the most important part, the rest is just fashion.
  • + 1
 ya oakley - got O-frame fire iridium - scratches super easily and has no antifog for nearly 50 pounds! Crowbars might be ok but for that price everything is ok. Even scott 40 goggles for 10 pounds offer better field of view than O frame. Oakley is a hype...
  • + 1
 I like the design, seems like they would work well. My only concern would be the frame being a bit large for people with smaller helmets like Bells. Looks sick on a remedy though, good luck
  • + 0
 they are actually a smaller frame... so no problem fitting into any helmets that i've found. yet they still offer great peripherial vision
  • + 0
 I know you said you have tried them in different helmets but what about troy lee's because i know a lot of goggles dont fit in my troy lee and it really makes me angry haha And the goggles look awesome by the way hope to see you out at fontucky this weekend!
  • + 1
 @ pdxseth: I forgot what they are called but at my MX shop they have those lenses that chnge from clear to tint. They were only like $50-$70 too.
  • + 1
 WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEM???

There aren't any dealers and no bike shop is going to order one set of goggles.

Please let me know where to order a set.
  • + 2
 will be online soon at deanoptics.com & working on a bunch of shops & distribution. Sponsorhouse will be set up in a few weeks
cheers
  • + 0
 Thank you.
  • + 1
 These goggles are the bomb i have them and there the best ive had so mint to ride with .
  • + 1
 not as good as oakley. other companys cant compete with the High definition optics and X,Y,Z technology...
  • + 0
 i have these they fit super nice but i pushed the tear off tab threw the lense so ineed new ones
  • + 0
 if the mount is still in the lens, you should be able to pop them in again. a lot of lenses from a variety of brands are like this... just gott push HARD.

speaking of lenses, i've got another supplier herein the states that i'm going to be using as well, to add more selection & better material.

i've also just recieved some sample snow (dual) lenses... so should be cool to see how they work out!
  • + 0
 goggle...but the helmet oooo my goooood!!!!
  • + 0
 sickkk wood grain paint job on the helmet
  • - 2
 Can't wait to see the new colors and strap designs! Even if these goggles were as expensive as Oakley's I would still rather buy them than be a label whore!
  • + 0
 whats so cool about that they are just goggles
  • + 0
 They look well nice
  • + 0
 they looks sick
  • + 1
 il stick with my oakleys..spys are garbage they so poorly built the megento II ive tryed out (the top of the line spys) still had excese plastic thats suposed to be cut off after injection molding.il take these over any spys..
  • + 6
 hey gotta start somewhere, support the little guy Awesome introductory product at a good price!
  • + 3
 Exactly Brad..
Hell, It's your money do what you want.. but I don't see the need to bag on a company straight out of the gate. It's rider owned.. witch means he's one of us. If we have more of "us" in the industry than the sport will grow and prosper. Why? Because rider owned companies have a vested interest in the sport beyond their bottom line. (i.e. better trails, support for local trail organizations, support for local events etc. etc.)
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