Good view of steep descents with the right goggles
When the wind whistles around your ears, dust and mud are catapulted through the air and insects become like missiles on downhill descents, you need to protect your eyes with some proper goggles.
The large downhill goggles have a significant safety aspect, as they protect the eyes not only from dirt, insects and rain, but the tint and mirroring also protect against blinding sun rays. In the forest in particular, the diffused light can make it difficult to tell exactly what there is and how far away it is. Cycling glasses with UV protection increase the contrast sensitivity significantly, making it easier to look ahead on the route.
But wind protection, dirt protection and the prevention of sunrays aren't the only things to consider when buying mountain bike googles for downhill sports. So here's a few more tips for choosing the right goggles!
Features of goggles
Goggles are generally protective glasses. They're designed for mountain biking, diving or for alpine skiing. Especially during downhill-oriented mountain biking (downhill, enduro, freeride) large glasses which cover the entire eye and also protect side ways as well as over the bridge of the nose are combined with a full face helmet. So only the nose and mouth are uncovered, goggles and comprehensive helmet protect the entire top of the head, including jaw and chin from falls.
The exact fit of the glasses is important, so sun and dirt can't get in from the side or from the bottom and they don't pinch. Goggles usually have unit sizes and adjustable straps and should definitely be tried on with a helmet. The wide, adjustable head straps are often filled with silicone, so they don't slip. So that the glasses don't fog up when it rains or when you're waiting for the lift, there are special lens treatments or side vents. Soft cushioning is also important to ensure that there are no pressure points. The lenses of Goggles are usually mirrored. you should consider the level of tinting and possibly a special scratch-resistant coating or the degree of curvature of the lens. Practical accessories with goggle cloth and padded storage bag.