The best mountain bike glasses and goggles will stop your vision being compromised by debris, letting you focus on the trail ahead... and out of A+E.
With the best mountain bike glasses – and goggles – are light, ergonomic and well ventilated, so you never feel claustrophobic. Here we round up a bunch of the best glasses and a couple of our top-rated goggles.
Best mountain bike glasses and goggles
- Oakley Jawbreaker – WINNER GLASSES
- Toolfreak Spoggles – BEST VALUE GLASSES
- Scott Spur
- Smith Attack Max
- 100% S3
- Van Rysel RoadR 900
- Smith Squad XL – WINNER GOGGLES
- Giro Blok MTB Goggles
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Great protection and an amazing fit
Features a large wrap-around lens and extended field of view above the nose. The lens also features Oakley’s patented High Definition Optics, and is pin sharp, with absolutely zero distortion. The frame has interchangeable Switchlock lens technology, so by flipping up the nosepiece, the lower frame swings down and the lens pops out. The arms are also adjustable, which is great for tailoring the fit to or reducing conflict with a low profile helmet.
Wet weather eye protection at a great price
Using safety glasses has long been a top tip for thrifty mountain bikers and the Toolfreak Spoggles are impressively cheap at less than £20. They come in a carry case with an array of accessories and feel nothing like the disposable items you might find down at your local hardware store. While not the most stable fitting glasses, we can’t argue with the quality and value.
Well shaped eye protection with easy lens swapping
Has a shape more suited to medium to large faces. Riders with a slim face shape might be better off with another style. The Scott Spur is one of the better sets of riding glasses on the market. The easy lens swapping and comfortable fit are two of its plus points, along with an excellent lens tint perfect for mountain biking.
Smith Attack Max
Lens clarity, simple lens changing and comfort
Quality-if-pricey eyewear that sits perfectly on the head and suits a wide range of head shapes. The clarity of the Chromapop lenses is second to none. They would be perfect if it wasn’t for the slight encroachment of the lens attachment into your peripheral vision.
Protection of goggles with the airflow of glasses
The frame may not as wide as some of the other larger eyewear on the market as the lens flares out from underneath but this means it doesn’t feel too wide on the face and keeps out of peripheral vision. The arms have just enough flex to really latch on to your head without feeling too tight.
Decathlon/B’Twin/Van Dysel RoadR 900
Light, comfortable, range of easily swappable lenses
This pair of glasses has changed names over the years (used to go under the B’Twin brand, for example) but it is fundamentally the same Decathlon-exclusive product as ever. No helmet compatibility issues. Simple lens changing process. Excellent price. They fulfil all of a rider’s requirements from eyewear – light, comfortable and with a range of easily swappable lenses that cover the whole gamut of conditions.
Smith Squad XL
Contrast and clarity are first rate
The Smith Squad XL is the equivalent of a 70in 4K TV for your face. Boasting pin sharp optical clarity and unhindered panoramic vision, it actually enhances your view of the trail ahead as well as protecting your eyes from insects, flying debris and encroaching vegetation. There’s plenty of airflow to keep you from getting stuffy or misting up, and there’s none of the claustrophobic tunnel vision that comes with some goggles.
Giro Blok MTB Goggle
Wide open views MTB-specific goggle
One of the best sets of goggles out at the moment. The Giro Blok give the rider an almost uninterrupted field of view, which is pretty much what you need from your eyewear. Lens clarity is particularly good with the blue tinted mirror lens. Overall an excellent goggle choice for all types of gravity based riding. Bange of vision. Comfort. Easy lens swap.