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Adidas hits the trail with Backland Dirt mountain bike goggles

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We’ve seen a lot of premium sunglasses from Adidas’ sport eyewear division that can readily make the jump back and forth between road and mountain biking, but their googles had been pretty much reserved for winter use. That looks like it’s about to change as  Adidas have just introduced a new Backland Dirt set of mountain bike goggles that promise optimized temperature regulation, sweat management, and updated impact resistance. Check out where the Backland Dirt is headed for enduro or gravity fueled riding…

The Backland Dirt is the only bike-targeted set of goggles in the Adidas line up. But that doesn’t mean that they skimped on the details, or even options.

Loosely based on the winter sports Backland, the new summer trail goggles aim to deliver better performance through grippy silicone straps that won’t slip on your helmet or loosen up, impact resistant frames to keep the (also impact-resistant) polycarbonate lens in place where it belongs.

Quality optics is one of the big selling points of the Adidas winter googles, and that carries over to the Backland Dirt with the same Vision Advantage tech lenses as well. And with those optics come options: the Backland Dirt will get a standard red, blue, purple, or clear lens or a photochromatic auto-darkening LST lenses in either light or silver to ride in any type of light conditions. Plus, there’s even a clear lens option with an integrated roll-off film to keep you seeing perfectly that will likely get most of its use on a sloppy wet DH race course (or getting roosted on at the MX track.)

Of course keeping cool and comfortable is critical on the bike, so the Backland Dirt goggles get venting around the periphery of the lens and a two-layer foam that they claim keeps sweat in check. Then, the lenses also claim “ultra anti-fog” tech to keep your vision clear, even when it does heat up. A clip-in prescription lens adapter is also available.

The goggles all include a removable, vented nose guard to extend protection especially with a full-face. Available in black or white SPX frames, pricing starts at around 90€ and climb to 130€ with the more advanced lenses.


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