Protecting your eyes should be a no-brainer when you’re out for a ride of any length. Some riders go for sunglasses, while others prefer the look, feel, and greater protection afforded by goggles—so we’ve selected a batch that offers all three qualities for the long road ahead. We’ve even thrown in options for riders who rely on prescription lenses—whether contacts or eyeglasses—to see farther than 10 feet ahead of them. There are goggle options designed to fit comfortably over those prescription frames too. Whatever you feel like spending for your specific needs, you’ll find a set of riding goggles here that are sure to see you safely down the highway during your next ride.
Biltwell Script Moto 2.0 Goggles
Aside from looking damn good, Biltwell’s Moto 2.0 goggles feature a sleek updated frame with enough space to accommodate many sizes of prescription glasses. The clear polycarbonate lens is impact resistant and features an antifog coating, which will definitely come in handy when riding through spring showers. To make sure these things don’t slip or move from the exact position you want them while on the highway, strategically positioned silicone strips on the back of the strap to grip the back of your helmet for an easy and steady placement. Find this model in a variety of different colors and patterns to add a dash of style to your riding gear.
Birdz Eyewear Eagle Motorcycle
Proper riding eyewear doesn’t have to cost a lot, and to prove it, we’ve selected the Eagle moto goggles from Birdz Eyewear as Exhibit A. First off, they sport shatterproof, polycarbonate antifog lenses that are polarized, which go a long way toward eliminating reflective glare. The lenses also offer 100 percent UVA/UVB protection from the sunlight—a quality that many riders don’t think about when protecting their peepers out on the road. They also offer molded comfort foam that’s soft on the face and makes long riding days more bearable, which is another bonus for a set of good quality yet inexpensive eyewear.
CRG Sports Aviator Motorcycle Goggles
If you’re into classic motorcycles, goggles like these vintage-inspired gems might complement your style better than more “modern” designs. Even though these things might appear to be super old-school, they do offer some of today’s protective characteristics, especially when you look at the scratch-resistant, 100 percent UV-protected lenses. These goggles are also CE certified, and are available in a wide variety of color options to meet any rider’s taste in unique riding accessories. And even though these babies look like they’d cost a lot, you can score a set of them at a very reasonable price.
Bobster Night Hawk II OTG Goggles With Photochromic Lens
Designers of protective motorcycle eyewear understand that a lot of us are as blind as bats. Contact lenses aren’t for everyone, so those who prefer the simplicity of prescription spectacles should be able to find a proper set of riding goggles that are compatible with an everyday pair of glasses. The Bobster Night Hawk goggles feature a specialized Over The Glass (OTG) technology that uses a distinct groove on each side to accommodate most standard size prescription frames. What makes these goggles supremely versatile are their photochromic lenses, designed to automatically darken/lighten based on the amount of UV light they get exposed to. While that’s an extremely helpful feature, even more important is the fact that those polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact resistant than plastic or glass lenses.
100% Barstow Gasby Goggles
The Barstow has proven itself to be a highly popular goggle choice for riders in search of performance and killer design qualities. 100% has a great rep for making highly functional eyewear and it’s blessed the Barstow with a healthy balance of a vintage looks, modern styling cues, and functionality. The antifog polycarbonate lens is kept clean and clear thanks to upper vents that direct air in to help escort moisture out. Triple-layer face foam further promotes excellent moisture management, so these goggles will feel comfortable on your face all day long. This particular Barstow offering is the Gasby option, which is just one of many styles offered by 100%.