Originally known for neck braces, Leatt continue the expansion of their safety focused MTB line this year with the introduction of their first goggle, the Velocity 6.5.
Leatt have been expanding their MTB catalogue recently, and with a new clothing range, new body protection, and new helmets, their first goggle completes the range. The goggles come in a whopping 17 colourways, with 9 lens options. Their are three models in the range, namely the 6.5 Iriz (reflective sun lens), the 6.5 (clear lens) and the 6.5 Roll-Off goggles.
Velocity Goggle Details
• Bulletproof lens tested to military ballistic impact standards
• 9 lens options, 17 colourways
• Comes with tear offs; roll off version available
• Removable, machine washable foam
• Dual-pane lenses, available in 20-83% visible light transmission
• 170° field of vision
• Price: $89.99 - $99.99 USD
One of the beefier goggles we've seen, the Velocity fits well on both Leatt's DBX Enduro helmet as well as the staple Troy Lee Designs D3.
The foam liner that sits next to the skin is super soft and comfortable. Aesthetics are subjective, but I'm a fan of the big, aggressive look. I haven't tried these goggles with an open face helmet, but I imagine the design would leave you looking pretty bug-eyed.
Having a rock or stick puncture a goggle lens isn't normally an issue, but eyes are a "better safe than sorry" kind of thing, and Leatt is proud that the lenses are bulletproof, tested and certified to the ANSI Z87.1-2015, CE EN 1938 :2010, and MIL-DTL-43511D (military ballistic) standards.
A nice addition to the lens is the dual pane. Normally found in ski goggles, Leatt have included this tech in their MTB goggles to help prevent fogging. Every goggle comes with a pack of tear offs, as well as a nose clip that attaches to the goggle if you want to go for full moto look. Switching lenses is nice and easy thanks to the clip system that locks it in place. Lens Technology