The Loam Wolf: Leatt Introduces Their New Velocity 6.5 Goggle
“They undoubtedly offer way better protection and vision thanks to their optically correct 2.7mm lenses, and what’s better is they do it at a less-than-premium price. Plus you still have over 15 color combos to choose from. We have yet to spent time riding in our new goggles, but if their on trail performance is as good as the fit, feel and first impression, we may have a new favorite.”
The Loam Wolf checked out our new Velocity goggles. Here’s what they had to say.
“Last year at Interbike 2018 there were plenty of things that caught our interest, one of them being Leatt’s new Velocity 6.5 goggle. Although us media folks got to see them behind closed doors, they were actually hidden in plain sight for all to see. Hanging proudly above Leatt’s booth was a giant banner showcasing their newly released full-face helmet and 2019 gear. What many people missed however, were the Leatt goggles tucked inside that new full-face helmet.”
“Leatt’s new “bulletproof” goggles are more than just marketing hype. When Leatt says the Velocity 6.5 goggles are bulletproof, it’s not just a figure of speech. These goggles are certified to meet military ballistic impact standards (MIL-DTL-43511D) as well as ANSI Z87.1-2015 and CE EN 1938 :2010 standards. That’s probably a bunch of mumbo jumbo to most of us, but the takeaway is that these goggles are more than capable of protecting your peepers on the trail.”
“Inside our box of Leatt goggles was a sample lens that was shot with a .22 caliber bullet. You may not meet any trailside snipers on your bike, but you can ride assured knowing any rocks, roost or kicked up debris will be blocked by Leatt’s optically correct 2.7mm lenses.”
“Frame construction is beyond sturdy as these are some of the stiffest yet comfortable goggles we’ve put on. The dual density frames have large outriggers that make lens changes quick and easy. The frames also have a tapered fit to reduce goggle gap in most helmets. If you try to twist or compress the outer part of the frame you’ll notice they don’t flex much. Adding to the safe, protected feeling you get behind them. Meanwhile the inner frame and padding offer a nice amount of flex and mold around the user’s face.”
“Impressively comfortable, the Velocity packs triple layer, dual density foam with a very soft, sweat-wicking fleece backing behind the lens. The fleece backing makes these some of the most comfortable goggles we’ve put on. Our testers didn’t have any pressure or reduced airflow through the nose. Some goggles can reduce the ability to breathe freely, causing more mouth breathing, which can then lead to goggle fogging, among other things…”
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