The Vue goggles from Fox come in plenty of colourways, and the Psychosis is one of them, but they all use the same frame design, shape and lenses.
Although they’re based around an MX-first design, Fox claims the Vue is just as suited to mountain biking with its focus on providing the widest field of vision possible.
Fox Vue Psychosis goggles details
Not only does Fox claim its goggles offer exceptional peripheral vision thanks to their width, it also claims lenses can be changed quickly and easily via the TruLock Lens system.
This system releases the outriggers – that secure the strap to the frame and double up as the lens anchors – with a 45-degree pivoting motion. Once open, the lens simply pops off its tabs.
Supplied with the Vue goggles is a dark grey, smoked, injected polycarbonate and pre-shaped lens designed to help improve optical accuracy. Replacement lenses in different colours and tint levels are available for £16 each.
The lens has tear-off posts and a pack of five tear-offs is included in the package, to buy more online costs £9 for 20.
The three-layer foam that sits on the back of the frame is fleece lined, while the ventilation ports that span the entire circumference of the frame are covered by foam sections.
The large 45mm wide strap has a single silicone gripper and is size adjustable.
Fox Vue Psychosis goggles performance
Initially, the Vue felt a little restrictive on my face, with its curved shape hugging my nose closely. However, after some small adjustments, the snugness became much more comfortable and less restrictive, not pinching my nose or inhibiting breathing at all.
They didn’t slip or move around and there was plenty of strap adjustment to either tighten or loosen them on my test helmets.
The Vues fitted well in my Giro Switchblade test lid and were also a perfect fit in a Bell Full 9. They were a tight fit with open face lids, such as Troy Lee’s A1, either pushing the lid up on my head or the goggles down onto my nose.
The foam felt soft against my skin and wicked sweat away well. Once it was saturated with either water or sweat it was still comfortable.
The lens didn’t distort my vision and the width of the goggles provided a very good field of vision, without affecting my peripheries. However, there was a small reflection in the lens from the white nose-bridge, although I stopped noticing it once I was concentrating on riding. If this concerns you, I’d suggest selecting a darker-coloured frame to reduce the likelihood of it happening.
The 28 per cent light transmission lens is dark, and best suited to bright sunshine and open tracks. Although it’s usable in overcast conditions, if you’re going to be using these goggles in the woods I would recommend purchasing a second clear lens. It’s a shame a clear lens isn’t included in the purchase price.
They resisted fogging well, even on slower trails. In very extreme conditions, such as cold, damp weather, they did fog and moisture built up on the inside of the lens when stationary. A quick wipe with the goggle bag fixed this issue, though.
Fox Vue Psychosis goggles bottom line
Comfort, anti-fog and lens clarity were brilliant, it’s just a shame a secondary clear lens isn’t included for the price-tag.