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The 4 Best Bike Goggles of 2020

As more mountain bikers are riding in full face helmets, there’s more of a demand than ever for good mountain bike goggles. Or even if you don't ride in a full face, goggles can offer you greater protection. While it is possible to just re-purpose motocross or ski goggles with a bike helmet, it’s worth buying bike-specific models. Goggles designed for mountain biking will be more breathable than ski goggles, and are specifically designed to interface well with bike helmets which are less bulky than motorcycle helmets.

The best mountain bike goggles will protect your eyes, interface well with your helmet, be ventilated well enough that they never fog, and use lens technologies that help them adapt to changing light conditions. We’ve put together this list of mtb goggles that we think meet these calls. But that doesn’t mean that every goggle on this list will perform exactly the same, so we’ve taken a deeper dive into each brand’s design to help you choose the best pair of mountain biking goggles for you.


Smith Squad MTB

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Smith has long been one of the leading brands in ski goggles, and they’ve applied everything they’ve learned there to their Squad MTB goggles. They fit very similarly to Smith’s Squad ski goggle, but feature better ventilation for higher temps, and tear-off posts on the lenses.

The medium fit works well with a huge variety of face shapes and helmets, and Smith’s ChromaPop lens technology is some of our favorite. ChromaPop lenses make it easy to pick out details in the trail, even as you pop in and out of light and shaded sections of the mountain. The Squad is hard to beat if you’re looking for an affordable, versatile mountain bike goggle.

LensFrame Size Original Price
ChromaPop LensMedium$85

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100% Strata

Best mountain bike goggles of 2020
 

100%’s Strata goggles are focused on security and adaptability, they offer a lens tint for every type of light, and they have nine points of engagement to hold the lens into the frame, which makes their lenses some of the most secure in the industry. Silicon grippers on the strap keep the goggles from moving around, and plenty of vents help combat fogging.

As an added bonus, all of 100%’s goggles share the same lens and tear-off shape, so you can swap accessories between goggles. If you’re looking for a sturdy, secure goggle, with lots of lens options, the Strata is a solid option.

LensFrame Size Original Price
Lexan® LensMedium$25-35

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Giro Blok MTB

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Giro is one of the biggest helmet manufacturers on the market, so it makes sense they’d develop their own goggle. The Blok is a high-end mountain bike goggle with all the features you’ll need. Giro uses a large lens and frame with the Blok, resulting in higher coverage and better peripheral vision.

The tint of the Blok works really well in variable light conditions, it’s easy to transfer through shaded areas of the trail, without your eyes feeling blasted as you hit full sun sections. The Blok also comes with a spare clear lens for overcast days or rainy races. If you’ve got a larger face, or are looking for a goggle with more coverage, the Giro Blok is one of the best mountain bike goggles available.

LensFrame Size Original Price
True-Sight PolycarbonateLarge$100

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Fox Airspace Prix

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While Smith and Giro lend their experience with ski goggles to their MTB offerings, Fox is firmly rooted in motocross. The Airspace Prix is a no-frills, straightforward, competitively priced offering. It comes with a clear lens, complete with tear-off posts, and instead of using a bigger lens and frame for more coverage, Fox extends a roost shield off of the frame, allowing it to still comfortably fit smaller faces.

The Airspace Prix might not have the fancy tech and features of some of the other goggles on this list, but that’s not the point. It’s designed to protect your face, and it does that very well, at a very affordable price.

LensFrame Size Original Price
Clear Lexan™ LensMedium$54

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