8 Best Dirt Bike Goggles (Updated)

Best Dirt Bike Goggles

When you’re looking for the best dirt bike goggles to suit your needs, there are a few things to you need to consider:

1- The Type of riding you do is the most important consideration. If you ride motocross, there are a lot of features to look for that aren’t so important if you are just trail riding.

Tear off lenses, for example, are a must for motocross, but not a consideration if you’re not competing. A clear field of vision is essential for racing where you are making split-second decisions. If you’re a weekend warrior, you’ll have a different set of requirements.

2- The environment you ride in mostly. If you live in a cold climate, then goggles that don’t fog up on you is a high priority. If you live in a hot climate, good ventilation and high-quality foam is a top priority to help absorb sweat and avoid getting it in your eyes.

If you ride in dusty or sandy conditions a lot, a good seal is important. In rocky conditions, a high impact lens is something to look for.

3- Value for Money. We’d all like to be able to go for the top of the line, but we have to weight up what features we actually need for our type of use, without blowing the budget.

I’ve been riding dirt bikes for over 30 years, in all conditions from racing motocross, speedway, enduros, to weekend trail rides.

In that time I have used Oakley, Scott, Smith, Carrera (popular in the 70s, now more into specs) and many more than I can think of.

So I have a fairly broad knowledge of what to look for, and what to avoid when it comes to dirt bike goggles. I’ve also got a few tricks to stop your goggles from fogging up.

Quick Summary

Pushed for time? Here is a brief summary of my top picks for Best Dirt Bike Goggles:

  1. Oakley O-Frame Goggles – Top Pick
  2. Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles – Best High Tech Goggles
  3. 100% Strata MX Goggles – Best Value For Money 
  4. Oakley 02 MX Goggles – Best Mid Range Goggles
  5. 100% Accuri OTG Goggles (Over The Glasses) – Best OTG Goggles
  6. 100% Racecraft Goggles
  7. Fox Racing 2019 Main Goggles
  8. Scott Sports Agent Mini Youth Goggles – Best Kids Goggles

So let’s get into more detail. My recommendations cover a few top Brands and different prices ranging from $16 to $160.

They include: Best value for money, Best budget MX goggles, Best Mid-Range goggles, Best High-Tech goggles, Best OTG (Over The Glasses) goggles, and Best kids goggles.

All of these goggles have very positive mainly 5-star reviews on Amazon. Just click the links to read what purchasers have said about them.

1. Oakley O-Frame Goggles – Top Pick

Oakley O frame goggles

The Oakley O-Frame goggles are an entry-level line of goggles from a well-known and respected brand.

If you’re looking for a well-made yet affordable MX goggle, then the Oakley O-frame is it. It’s not often you find a pair of entry-level goggles that feature comfortable triple layer foam, with a scratch/impact resistant and fog resistant lens.

Whether you’re new to dirt bike riding, a weekend trail rider, an enduro rider, or an MX rider wanting a spare set to keep in your gear bag, these goggles will be ideal without blowing the budget.

The O-Frame range has a huge range of colors, styles and lens combinations available to suit your preference.

Features:

  • Flexible urethane frame even in extreme cold which helps it conform to your face.
  • Textured inner frame surface which helps eliminate any glare.
  • 2-pin attachment system for use with tear-off lenses.
  • A triple layer of face foam for a better fit.
  • Silicone lining to the inside of the strap to prevent it from sliding over your helmet.
  • Anti-Fog, Scratch-resistant Lexan lens.
  • Meets impact requirements based on ANSI Z87.1 and EN 1938:2010 standards.
  • Compatible with Attack Mask nose guard.

Pros:

  • Good quality for a reasonable price
  • Nose guard available
  • Triple layer foam
  • Anti-Fog lens

Cons:

  • Not suitable for wearing over glasses

2. Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles – Best Hi-Tech Goggles

Oakley Airbrake goggles

The Oakley Airbrake goggles are state of the art, and the choice of champions like Toby Price, Ken Roczen, Ricky Carmichael to name a few. They are in a class of there own as far as technology goes, so if you must have the best there is, then these are for you.

The new ‘Switchlock’ technology which allows you to change your lens quickly and without fuss is a real bonus. I’ve always found changing a lens to be a fiddly process, but with this mechanism, it is a breeze.

The’Prizm’ high impact lens technology is something that I have not seen in any other goggles, so you know you’re protected from flying dirt and rocks.

Features:

Frame:

  • Exoskeleton chassis construction which combines a rigid exterior frame with a pliable thermoplastic urethane faceplate that helps conform to your face for comfort.
  • Dual ‘Switchlock’ mechanisms which lock the lens in place and allow you to quickly and easily replace a lens.
  • Rigid strap connections to provide even distribution of goggle pressure on your face.
  • Twin surge ports at the top of the frame to channel airflow into your helmet.
  • Low-profile frame design which maximizes peripheral visibility and improves compatibility with more helmet types.
  • Triple layer foam with moisture wicking polar fleece lining to help keep the sweat out of your eyes.
  • Matte black texture inner frame surface which eliminates any chance of glare.
  • Microcellular urethane lens gasket which seals out dust and moisture.
  • Dual adjustable strap with silicone lining which prevents the strap from sliding on the helmet.

Lens:

  • ‘Prizm’ lens technology which helps you see subtle transitions in the dirt so that you can make split-second decisions when racing.
  • Injection molded ‘Plutonite’ lens material which provides 100% protection against ambient UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful blue light up to 400nm.
  • ‘Flow-Coat’ Anti-Fog coating to the lens to stop you fogging up when you least expect it.
  • Integrated tear-off lens posts for mounting laminated or standard tear-offs.
  • Meets impact requirements based on ANSI Z87.1 and EN 1938:2010 standards.

Pros:

  • Comes with more features than you will find in any other goggles available today.
  • High-impact scratch resistant lens with ‘Prizm’ technology.
  • Anti-fog lens.

Cons:

  • The price is getting up there, but you are buying the top of the line.

3. 100% Strata MX Goggles – Best value for Money

100% is a relative newcomer to the dirt bike goggle scene, but go out to any motocross event and you’ll see plenty of these.

One thing that 100% focus on heavily is design. If you want a goggle that looks cool, then this is it.

100% produce a ‘family’ of goggles, the Strata, the Accuri (at No. 5) and the Racecraft (at No. 6). The Racecraft is a higher end goggle which features a nose guard, outriggers and triple layer foam.

All of these 100% MX goggles use the same anti-fog scratch resistant Lexan lens, whether it’s tinted or clear.

The Strata is at the less expensive entry-level end of the 100% MX goggle range. The strap is 40mm, where the Strata and Racecraft use a 45mm strap. All have the silicone bead to keep it in place.

They come in a huge range of color/lens combinations. For the price, the Strata certainly gives you ‘Bang for your Buck’.

Features:

  • Simplicity – All 100% Adult goggles share the same lens and tear-off profile.
  • Flexible urethane frame which helps it conform to your face.
  • Lens Attachment is a 9 pin retention system, the highest number of any goggles available.
  • Anti-fog, scratch resistant Lexan lens.
  • All 100% MX goggles share the same lens and tear-off profile.
  • Dual-layered face foam to help draw sweat away from your face.
  • 40mm wide adjustable strap with silicone triple beading to prevent the strap from sliding over the helmet.

Pros:

  • Quality and features you normally find in a more expensive goggle
  • Cool design popular with young riders
  • Anti-fog lens

Cons:

  • Scratch Resistant lens not as tough as the more expensive goggles

4. Oakley 02 MX Goggles – Best Mid-Range Goggles

Oakley 02 MX goggles

These are an evolution of the legendary Oakley O frame goggle, which has been around for years.

For a full review of the Oakley 02 MX, check out my post: Oakley 02 MX goggles Review

The upgrade features a new frame which is thinner to give you a wider peripheral vision without increasing the overall frame size. This makes them more compatible with a wide range of helmets.

I own a pair of these currently and they are as good as anything I’ve ever used. I like that I have the option to wear my glasses if I don’t feel like putting in my contact lenses. The frame notches allow me to have the choice.

They come in a huge range of color/lens combinations to suit anyone’s taste.

Features:

Frame:

  • A flexible frame which optimizes comfort and fit, and maximizes your peripheral vision.
  • Triple layer foam to help draw sweat away from your face.
  • Discreet frame notches at temples to provide compatibility with most prescription eyewear.
  • Wide adjustable strap with silicone triple beading to prevent the strap from moving over the helmet.
  • Removable nose guard for roost protection.

Lens:

  • Scratch resistant and impact-resistant Lexan lens
  • Anti-fog treatment to the lens

Pros:

  • Suitable to be used with prescription glasses
  • Anti-fog lens
  • Comes with noseguard

Cons:

  • The strap may be short for some larger helmets

5. 100% Accuri OTG Goggles – Best ‘Over The Glasses’ Goggles

100% Accuri OTG goggles

I wear glasses for long distance. Most of the time I use contact lenses, especially for riding my dirt bike. My Oakley 02 goggles have the frame notches that allow them to be used with glasses, but the 100% Accuri is better still, they’re designed to be worn with glasses. These will be my next pair.

If you wear glasses also, then goggles like the 100% Accuri are designed for us. Now we have the option of wearing glasses or contact lenses.

The Strata is the mid-range goggle from the 100% family. It is a step up from the Strata (at No. 3) but is missing some of the features of the Racecraft (at No. 6).

It is a great goggle for the dual sport or Enduro rider who doesn’t need the full-on racing features for MX as the Racecraft provides.

A lot of the top motocross goggle brands have an OTG range. The frame and lens are usually a little wider to accommodate the prescription glasses.

The ventilation and anti-fogging are even more critical with these, the last thing you want is for your glasses AND goggles to fog up on you.

Features:

  • Expanded Eyeport for quick and easy fit over most prescription glasses.
  • Flexible urethane frame which helps it conform to your face.
  • Lens Attachment is a 9 pin retention system, the highest number of any goggles available.
  • Anti-fog, scratch resistant Lexan lens designed for use with prescription glasses.
  • All 100% MX goggles share the same lens and tear-off profile.
  • Triple-layered face foam to help draw sweat away from your face.
  • 45mm Wide adjustable strap with silicone triple beading to prevent the strap from moving over the helmet

Pros:

  • Specifically designed for ‘Over The Glasses’ use
  • Triple layer foam
  • Anti-Fog lens

Cons:

  • May not fit over some of the largest frame prescription glasses

6. 100% Racecraft Goggles ABYSS Black Mirror Silver Lens

 

100% Racecraft goggles

 

The 100% Racecraft is the top end of the 100% family of goggles which includes the entry-level Strata (at No. 3) and the mid-range Accuri (at No. 5).

The Racecraft is more suited to the serious MX racer with features some riders may not find necessary for Dual Sport or trail riding.

The extra features of the Racecraft are most noticeably the outrigger design, which helps the goggle sit more comfortably on your face when the strap sits over your helmet.

The tear-off posts are now mounted on the outrigger so the tear-offs sit a little bit more securely, and you also get 20 tear-offs included with your goggles, which saves you a bit of money.

Another feature of the Racecraft is the air intakes which channel air directly into the foam which helps in reducing moisture build up.

The removable nose guard is also a feature with the Racecraft. Be aware that with some helmets it may not be a suitable fit.

Features:

  • Outriggers which help to achieve a perfect fit and balance over your face
  • Removable nose guard for roost protection
  • Triple layer moisture managing foam to help draw sweat away from your face
  • Anti-Fog Coating lens treatment for clear vision
  • All 100% MX goggles share the same lens and tear-off profile
  • Oversized 45mm silicone-coated strap to prevent the strap from moving over the helmet
  • Lens attachment uses a 9 pin retention system, the highest number in the industry to ensure a secure fit
  • Air intakes to channel air into the foam which helps in reducing moisture build-up – Patent Pending Technology
  • Mirror/smoke lens models include an extra clear lens, 20 standard tear-offs, removable noseguard and Microfiber bag in the box
  • Clear lens models include 20 standard tear-offs and Microfiber bag in the box

Pros:

  • Anti-Fog lens
  • Triple layer foam
  • Direct ventilation into the foam

Cons:

  • Nose guard may not fit comfortably in some helmets
  • Ventilation to the foam can allow water penetration in extreme wet conditions

7. Fox Racing 2019 Main Goggles

Fox Racing 2019 Main goggles

The Fox Main Race goggle is an entry-level MX google from a name brand manufacturer. Fox Racing has been producing quality off-road gear for decades, so we have come to expect a lot from their products.

These goggles feature triple layer foam, a UV Lexan lens, a very expansive viewport, and all for less than thirty dollars.

The strap has three silicone strips to hold it in place, and the frame sits comfortably in most full-face helmets.

The lens is tear-off ready and Fox’s Roll-Off system is available as an upgrade.

The lens included is clear, although in the picture it looks reflective. Tinted lenses can be purchased separately.

Features:

  • Large view port for a wide field of vision
  • Triple-layered face foam with a fleece liner to help draw sweat away from your face
  • Lexan lens offers 100% UV protection
  • Wide adjustable strap with silicone beading to prevent the strap from moving over the helmet
  • Strap-mounted third tear-off post
  • Microfiber goggle bag included

Pros:

  • Lexan UV lens
  • Triple layer foam
  • Low cost

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with nose guard
  • Lens not anti-fog

8. Scott Sports Agent Mini Youth – Best Kids goggles

Scott Sports Agent Mini Youth goggles

If your child is just starting out riding, then a basic pair of goggles is all they need. You can easily upgrade later when they grow out of these and if they decide to stay with the sport.

The good news is there is a large selection of youth goggles on the market, and reasonably priced.

Features

  • Hypoallergenic Super-Soft Face Foam which provides a precise fit to your child’s face. The single density foam has special moisture management properties
  • Anti-Fog Coating (AFC) lens treatment
  • Silicone lined strap.
  • Suitable for 3 to 6-year-olds.

Pros

  • Adult size technology scaled down to kids size
  • suit for other uses like skiing, BMX, ATV

Cons

  • The strap may be too short for some helmets

Final Thoughts

Can anyone really say one particular pair of goggles is the best? It’s ‘different strokes for different folks ‘. They all have their place.

Which is why I separated them into their different categories, to cover all bases.

Top Pick:  Oakley O-Frame.  If you had to buy just one pair of goggles to do everything: Motocross, Enduro, Trail riding – whatever your need, the Oakley O-Frame would be it.

You’re getting a top quality goggle from a big name brand, without blowing the budget – less than 50 bucks.

That said when you consider what you’ve spent to get this far: Bike, Helmet, Boots, Jersey, Pants, your goggle expense is tiny in the scheme of things.

Best High Tech Goggles:  Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles. When you simply want the top of the line and don’t mind paying the price.

Best Value For Money:  100% Strata MX Goggles. At less than $40 you’re getting a super-cool entry level goggle from a name brand. If you want to step up as you go, the 100% Accuri and Racecraft from the same 100% family would be the logical choice.

Best Mid Range Goggles: Oakley 02 MX Goggles. My personal choice for Dual Sport riding. All the features you need for about $40.

Fog Prevention Tips for Dirt Bike Goggles

There are a few options available to you if you are having problems with your goggles fogging up on you.

  • Washing Up Liquid. This is the cheapest solution and I’ve used it many times over the years. Simply smear a few drops of washing up liquid on the inside of your lens with your fingertip. Then rub it in with a soft tissue until you can see clearly through it.
    You’ll have to reapply it after you wash your lens, so you may get only one ride with it.
  •  Anti-Fog Spray. The second cheapest option is to use an Anti-Fog spray. Again you just smear it on the inside of your lens and rub it in with a soft tissue.

This one is designed for swimmers and divers goggles, which have to deal with a whole lot more moisture than a dirt bike goggle, so it certainly works.

Anti Fog spray

  •  Change your Lens to an Anti-Fog lens. If you’ve bought goggles with a standard lens, then check if that brand has an Anti-Fog lens to fit the frame. It’s cheaper than replacing your goggles.

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8 thoughts on “8 Best Dirt Bike Goggles (Updated)

  1. This is a really good product review, you went into really good details about each of the products and explained why you feel the way you feel about each of the goggles. I must admit it brought up things that I had never really considered before so you article was really helpful for me as I now know the kind of questions to ask and what to look out for.

    1. Hi Hannah, glad it has helped. It’s really about finding what is suited to you. There’s some pretty good goggles available today.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Greg

  2. Thanks Greg, wow you’ve been riding dirt bikes for 30 years so you really know what you’re talking about!You’ve made such a great post, its so helpful how you’ve broken up your recommendations cover a few top Brands and different price ranges: Best value for money, Best budget goggles, Best Mid-Range goggles, Best High-Tech goggles, Best OTG (Over The Glasses) goggles, and Best kids goggles.I went straight for the best value for money goggles and yes they are VERY reasonably priced.Are these goggles generally able to be used with skiing and snowboarding too? Just to get even more value from the purchase. LoL.

    1. Hi John, yes any of these would be OK for skiing or snowboarding also. I read a lot of the reviews on each of them and many use them in the snow, or for mountain biking, or ATVs etc. Go for the Anti-Fog lens for the snow.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Greg

  3. Great article Greg! Goggles fogging up has always been a pet peeve of mine whether I was skiing or riding four wheelers, and I’ve never really known how to do anything about it, so thank you!

    Also which of these goggles would you say is the most comfortable to wear? I think part of my problem is that I’ve never had a pair of goggles that was comfortable, which is certainly a big deal if you’re going to be wearing them a lot.

    Keep up the good work and have a great day!

    Joey

    1. Hi Joey, thanks for your comments. Any of these goggles in my list would be comfortable, they all have flexible frames and at least a double layer of face foam. But for ultimate comfort I would go for one that has a triple layer of face foam to help conform to your face. All of the Oakleys in the list, also the 100% Accuri OTG feature triple layer foam. I personally use the Oakley 02 and can vouch for them.

      Thanks for dropping in, hope this has helped.

  4. Great Post! Thanks for sharing. My son is gravitating  towards biking and he’s going to be 5 next year, so the Scott kids’ goggles look very promising. I like the moisture management properties of the face foam, and I believe that the anti-fog coating lens treatment will aid enormously. Do they also fit over a pair of kid’s prescription glasses? We’re a family of prescription eyeglass wearers. 

    Thanks!

    Norman

    1. Hi Norman. Good question. I looked at all the reviews for the Scott Sports kids goggles and there’s no mention whether they have been used OTG. There’s heaps of kids goggles available but none mention OTG. 

      I searched kids OTG goggles and the only ones I found are snow goggles, but that’s OK because most dirt bike goggles are still good in the snow. 

      Here’s the link to them: OutdoorMaster OTG ski goggles. They have over 1000 reviews on Amazon, mostly 5 star. They’re an Amazon best seller. Check them out, see what you think.

      Thanks for your comments. If I can help any more please just let me know.

      Greg

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