Drop is a brand that’s known for its gloves but last season they introduced goggles to their accessories. They gave us a pair of their price point goggles to try out and we shoved them on lil Kevy’s head and made him ride around A Basin this spring testing them out. Here’s what the resident gypster had to say about these visionary protection devices.
Goggle: Drop Helio
Fit: I have a fairly messed up nose bridge cause of a break earlier in my life, so most goggles
aren’t conformable enough in that area. I didn’t have any problems with these and they gave a
good seal all around my face. Pretty good peripheral as well for a budget goggle, better than the
other two Drops I’ve tried. My field of view never felt blocked in.
Features: Bread and butter goggles so not much. Double adjustable strap with some silicone on it
to keep it on your noggin.
Conditions: Sunny spring and some overcast mixed in on occasion.
Personal Thoughts: I was pretty impressed with these goggles. They aren’t the best and you can
tell that. They have stamped lenses so you get that distortion right in the middle of your vision,
something I’ve gotten used to since I ride in stamped lenses daily. I would venture to say that
these are the best fitting and best made goggles for under $60. If you’re on a budget, get these.
What They Say: The LAAX and HELIO are like putting on your favorite pair of jeans – ultra comfortable, refreshingly familiar and totaly dependable. Their anatomical shape with the split “V” nose design easily adjusts to al face types for a secure fit, and their peripheral and down vision is so clear it actually increases your 20/20 vision to 20/40. Plus, the LAAX airflow and venting systems promote a fog-free day allowing for steep and deep lines from dawn ’til dusk. All for a price that won’t break the bank.
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