The all-new Leatt Velocity 6.5 mountain bike goggles give you a world of options, all at solid price points, and all interchangeable so you can mix and match at will. And, all of those options and parts are easy to pop on and off, with lenses that are one-size-fits-all across the range.
Leatt Velocity 6.5 mountain bike goggles
So, no matter where you are, if the shop carries Leatt, you’ll be able to find a fresh lens that’ll fit. So, let’s start there…
The Velocity 6.5 comes in three versions: Roll-off, Iriz and Standard. The latter two use traditional tear-offs and come with the necessary tabs on the lenses. The Roll-off uses an add-on ratcheting system to pull a clean swath of film in front of your gaze. Shown above and throughout the post is the standard version.
The Roll-off version is $99/€99 and comes with a 48mm wide roll off strip, one of the widest on the market. Besides the affordability, what sets it apart is the actual mechanism. The coil is metal, not plastic, so you can really yank the cord to pull fresh roll across your field of vision.
Straps are 48mm, too, so there’s plenty of real estate to keep them snug on your helmet.
The Iriz version is $89 and comes with reflective holographic lenses, with six colorways offered. To start, you’ll need to buy a complete goggle system and pick the frame and strap color you want, but then you’ll be able to add any lens color you want from any of the versions.
The base version comes with standard lenses for $79.99 and comes in 8 colorways. Both the Iriz and base model comes with a few spare tear-offs, and they’ll offer replacements for sale separately. All of the lenses have a permanent anti-fog layer on the inside. Replacement lenses run from just $9.99 up to $24.99, and as mentioned, any of their lenses will fit any of their goggles.
The lens removes easily, but locks firmly into place using a two-part system. To remove, you pop the strap ends forward, which hinge on the frame to lock the lens into place Then just pop the lens out starting at the edges:
To install a new one, just reverse the procedure. The lens is 2.7mm thick, way more durable and rigid than most any other goggle we’ve seen. In fact, the lenses are bulletproof, which meant they had to reinforce the frame to handle the impact stresses.
Then, they had to firm up the foam so it would’t just crush hard against your face. It’s not too firm, though, and it’s well shaped to match the contours of your nose. It’s a three layer system, using a softer breathable foam next to your face, an anti-microbial layer behind that, followed by a thin foam screen to keep dust out and let moisture escape. And the best part? It snaps out easily so you can wash it:
The goggles offer a 170º field of vision, and it plays nice with other brand helmets, too. It’s quite big, so maybe best to try it on with your preferred full face first. And it’s gonna look giant with a non-full face helmet. They also come with a color-matched nose piece, which isn’t often used by cyclists (it’s a moto thing), but they say some downhill riders like it.
Specs at a glance:
- Bulletproof Lens tested to Military Ballistic Impact Standards
- Consumer friendly: One lens fits the entire range, including Roll Offs
- Easy clip-in/out lens
- Easy clip on/off foam (wash friendly)
- Dual pane permanent Anti Fog Lens as standard
- 9 Lenses available from 20-83% Visible Light Transmission (VLT)
- 17 colorways
- 170° WideVision
- Dual Density Frame – Rigid Outer and Soft Inner
Check out Leatt testing that bulletproof claim!