100% Armega goggles review

Tough eye protection

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GBP £120.00 RRP | USD $120.00
100% Armega Mountain biking goggles

Our review

Class-leading in terms of comfort, vision and protection, but the HiPER lens technology isn’t useful in the UK
Pros: Super-comfy and secure; tough injection-moulded lenses protect your eyes
Cons: HiPER lens doesn’t seem to provide a dramatic improvement in clarity and the tints aren’t ideal for dark UK woods; the goggles are huge, so look a bit silly with a half-shell lid
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In case the gold didn’t give it away, these are 100%’s new top-of-the-range Armega goggles.

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They have plenty of tech to justify the cost and are still a fair chunk cheaper than Oakley’s top-drawer offerings.

With the Armega, 100% has taken the shape of its Racecraft goggles and oversized the lens to give a massive field of vision.

This lens isn’t your standard flimsy polyurethane either. It’s injection-moulded to reduce distortion and provide impact resistance.

Triple-layer foam and ventilation make these goggles super-comfy, and the broad strap attaches to wide outriggers, so they sit snuggly into the opening of a full-face helmet. The strap isn’t removable for cleaning though.

My set had a red mirror-tinted lens that uses 100%’s HiPER technology to enhance contrast and colours. I felt this helped reduce glare on sunny days but didn’t notice it being any easier to see the trail. In fact, in the trees – where a lot of mountain biking happens – the tint actually made it harder to see.

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Fortunately, switching out lenses is a super-quick job, thanks to two quick-release side clips, and if you forgo the HiPER technology you can enjoy the rest of the Armegas’ benefits for £30 less.

Product Specifications

Product

Price GBP £120.00USD $120.00
Brand 100 percent