OUR VALUE SELECTION
LEATT VELOCITY 5.5
Starting at $59.99
Without a doubt we’ve spent the most combined time in the Leatt Velocity goggles. Leatt sponsored our Bike Park Review Tour so we had a crew of six guys riding them all over the US and Cananda. One of our other favorites of the roundup, Leatt’e Velocity 5.5 goggles are stout, perform and are a really solid value. Designed to pass the Military Ballistic Impact Standard, these bulletproof goggles offer a competitive field of view, 45mm anti-slip coated straps, anti-fog lenses and a really cool self-draining lens and frame design.
Leatt has an incredible number of colors available for frames, straps and lenses, so you’ll have no problem finding a goggle to match your kit or bike. The goggles have a removable nose guard, are roll-off ready and have a triple-layer dual-density foam with an anti-sweat fleece backing.
We had a couple fitment issues with the goggles getting in some helmets, but overall the Velocity goggles fit our riders’ faces comfortably. Although some riders said that nose-breathing was slightly impeded compared to the Scott and Oakley goggles. Similarly, the field of view specifically at the top and bottom of the lenses is not as good as Oakley’s or Scott’s. Then again they’re quite a bit more affordable too.
One of the coolest features on the Leatt goggles is the self-draining lens and frame design. Unlike fully-framed goggles, the Leatt’s have an opening at the bottom so mud and water can flow down and off the lens instead of build up at the bottom of your frame. Kudos to Leatt for that awesome design. If you like that then you’ll also like Leatt’s permanent anti-fog treatment that’s built into the inner lens polymer. We rode in snow, hail storms rain and sun without much issue of fogging. Yes, it will still happen, but it’s definitely better than most.
Leatt has done a very good job creating a competitive and stylish goggle at several awesome price points. The definition and clarity of the lenses are only surpassed by Oakley, but the field of view issue puts it just behind Scott’s Prospect, making the Leatt a strong all around contender and a goggle we find ourselves riding in more-often than not. If you don’t ride in super steep terrain where you need every bit of lens you can get, or want something a bit cooler looking than the Scott’s without having to drop Oakley-coin, the Leatt Velocity gets our seal of approval.