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5 Best Motocross Goggles From Smith, Oakley And 100%

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Covering all budgets and various types, here’s our list of the best motocross goggles, originally published by Noob Norm and the Beginner’s Guide To Motocross.

Like any motocross rider, I’ve owned a tonne of MX goggles over the last decade or so.

You name it, I’ve owned them: roll-offs, tear-offs, goggles with light sensitive lenses, vented enduro with anti-fog, and even some designed specifically for dusty races.

Before counting down the top 5 picks, we’ll quickly run through what to look for when buying goggles, what to avoid, the brands producing the best motocross goggles, and a few recommendations from personal experience.

Which Are The Best Brands, And The Best Cheap MX Goggles?

Each rider has that one pair of goggles that they prefer. It comes down to breathability, fit, the type of roll-off/tear-off system you use and more.

Regardless, you’ll want to avoid any unknown brands.

I’ve used a couple of cheap MX goggles. And, my experience wasn’t a good one.

Here’s what I found with all the cheap MX goggles I’ve tried:

  • Steamed up and had me sweating like a roast dinner.
  • Had poor quality lenses that scratched up quickly, so needed replacing.

For that reason, I’m not recommending any goggles that I’ve not heard of before, or used myself.

The Best Motocross Goggle Brands

Here’s a list of reputable brands that make goggles specifically for motocross.

I’ve either used them myself, or other people I race with have.

100%

Spy

Scott

Oakley

Pro Grip

Smith Optics

Fox Racing

Thor

And, of that list, there’s only a few whereby their core business involves goggles.

For example, Fox Racing, whilst they are high-quality, are an action sports clothing brand, not a goggle/glasses company.

100%, Spy, Smith and Oakley are the four brands I’d consider to be specialists in this field.

So now that's covered... Let's get stuck in to the best picks!

Best Roll-Off Goggles

Smith Optics Fuel

Price: £40 

The Smith roll-offs I’ve got in my kit bag right now, are the Evo goggles. They are the low-end goggle, with a roll-off fitting kit. All-in, they cost around £40. But, they’ve lasted that long, I’m not sure they even make them anymore.

Smith Optics do a roll-off kit for about £10. You can then install the kit on any set of Smith goggles.

Looking at the new range, I’d be leaning towards the Smith Optics Fuel, which are £40.

So, all in with the roll-off kit, you’ll be looking at £50.

Best Goggles For Enduro & Trail Riding

Oakley Enduro Goggles

Price: £40

I’ve got 2 pairs of these in my kit bag.

If you take a look at the Oakley Enduro Goggles, they are pretty much the same as the Oakley O-Frames.

The only difference is the lens and foam around the brow area. It’s much more breathable.

The vented foam and lens gets rid of most fog build-up.

More importantly, when these goggles do fog up, they will de-fog. Most motocross goggles, once they fog up, that’s it!

At £40, they’re a good deal.

OK, so they are not the roll-offs that I prefer for enduro type riding, but they do have tear-off pins.

Best Tinted Motocross Goggles

100% Strata

Price: £25-30 

100% Goggles are a brand that’s fairly new to the motocross scene.

But, they’ve quickly got themselves on par with the top brands like Oakley and Smith.

There’s a tonne of tinted goggles in their range.

At the low end of the price spectrum, they’ve got the Strata, at just $40.

Moving up the spectrum slightly, you’ve got the Racecraft goggles that can be purchased for $75-95 depending on colour.

I’ve found the shape of the 100% goggles is perfect for stopping dust. In fact, the higher-end Racecraft MX goggle comes with a dust guard.

Best Cheap Motocross Goggles

Oakley O-Frames

Price: £30 

The Oakley O-Frames have been around for years. And, for good reason, people buy them in the bucket loads.

If I was a betting man, I’d put my money on this being the biggest goggle seller; all-time.

They’re cheap motocross goggles from a leading brand.

But, they are comfortable too (the same as the Oakley Enduro goggles, but without the vented lens), and I can confirm they really can take a battering.

You’ll find similar looking goggles from cheap and unknown brands, but their lenses will be scrap within a few rides.

If you’ve got a set of the Oakley Enduro goggles & O-Frames, you can switch out the lenses.

Best OTG (Over The Glasses) Motocross Goggles

100% Accuri

Price: £40 

If you’re new to motocross, you might not know that many brands make MX goggles specifically for people that wear glasses.

When searching, you’ll want to search for “OTG” (or, over the glasses) MX goggles.

I don’t personally wear glasses, but a friend that does, wears the 100% Accuri, and swears by them.

He gets the breathability, fog protection, dust protection and comfort from a standard set of goggles. But, he also gets the vision he needs thanks to the bigger lens sizing.

If I wore glasses and raced MX, I’d definitely be putting my money in 100%’s pocket.

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A thanks to Noob Norm and The Beginner's Guide to Motocross.

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