100% Motocross Goggle Lens Color Guide for Dirt Bike Riders.

motocross goggle lens color guide

Summary

100% Clear Lenses VLT Rating: 90%
UV Rating: Category 0. (low UV protection)
Riding Conditions: Clear motocross lenses have no tinting and let 90% all the light into your vision and are good for evening use or very low light, no glare, overcast days only.

100% Yellow Lenses VLT Rating: 60-75%
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The yellow motocross lens is the lightest of all tinted lenses and is used for dusk, dawn and evening rides. They also work really well in thick fog and haze. Yellow lens increase the **depth of perception so you can see obstacles that would be generally hard to see in the evening.

100% Persimmon Lenses VLT Rating: 40-60%
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)
Riding Conditions:The persimmon lens is designed for overcast, low glare days. It is just like the yellow lens but for daytime use where the light is low but you need the full depth of perception and increased contrast to get through the shaded areas of the trail.

100% Blue Lenses VLT Rating: 30-60%
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The blue motocross lens is a mid point lens that is used for overcast to cloudy, medium glare riding days. Pro riders are big on using blue lenses when they ride through thick forest with lots of mud. This is because the blue lens improves the color contrast between, shadows, mud and dry ground.

100% Orange Lenses VLT Rating: 30%
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The orange lens is for overcast, high glare riding days. The high VLT% is designed to completely filter out the blinding glare while still providing good depth of perception. Great for high dust zones and forest trails on overcast high glare days.

100% Blue Mirror Lenses VLT Rating: 35-60%
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)
Riding Conditions: You would use the blue mirror for cloudy, high glare riding days. The blue mirror lens still gives you good depth of perception but the mirror deflects all the glare. It is a great all round lens for both shade, mud and medium light, sunny/cloudy conditions. Your view through the blue mirror lens will appear pale yellow.

100% Light Smoke Lenses VLT Rating: 40-45%
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The light smoke motocross lenses are a neutral tint and are great for riders that prefer not to use colored lenses. They are designed for medium light conditions and medium glare. The light smoke lenses are like wearing a pair of light grey tinted sunglasses.

100% Red Mirror Lenses VLT Rating: 25-45%
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The red mirror lens is designed for sunny days with little to no clouds and with a medium to high glare factor. Your view through the red mirror lens will appear pale blue. Great for sunny and shaded areas of the trail.

100% Green Mirror Lenses VLT Rating: 35%
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The green mirror lens is for cloudy to sunny, high glare days. Your view through the green mirror lens will appear pale pink. Great for sunny and shaded areas of the trail.

100% Gold Mirror Lenses VLT Rating: 25%
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The gold mirror lens is for sunny, extreme glare days. These are my favorite lens for bright conditions because the view through the gold lens will appear as natural colors and with zero glare. Great for sand riding and places where there is no shade.

100% Silver Mirror Lenses VLT Rating: 20-30%
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The lowest LVT of all tinted lenses, the silver lens is for sunny, extreme glare days. These are ideal for sand dune and snow riding where there is extreme glare and sun. The view through the silver lens will also appear natural but with a slightly darker tint.

100% Dark Smoke Lenses VLT Rating: 25%
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)
Riding Conditions: The neutral tint, dark smoke motocross lens is just like looking through a pair of dark sunglasses. The smoke lens is used for sunny days with a high to extreme glare factor. You can use these as an alternative to the mirror lenses if you prefer lenses without mirroring.

100% Motocross Goggle Lens Color Guide.

The following guide is for 100% motocross goggle lenses. Take note of the lenses to make sure they fit the model of 100% goggles that you have.

100% Clear Motocross Goggle Lens.

90% VLT
UV Rating: Category 0. (low UV protection)


Riding Conditions: The clear 100% goggle lens are used for evening use or for days that are extremely low light with no glare. When using clear lenses, avoid sunny days and high glare days to save your eyes. Dark, cloudy, no glare days and night time riding only.

100% Clear Lens Types Available.

Standard Clear Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Clear LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Clear LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Clear Lens – The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Armega Dual Vented LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Youth Clear Lenses(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)

Mini Clear Lenses(Fits Strata Mini Goggles only!)


100% Yellow Motocross Goggle Lens.

60-75% VLT
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)

motocross goggle lens color guide - yellow motocross lens

Riding Conditions: Evening, dusk and dawn. Yellow lenses maximize the light to your eyes in extremely low to no light conditions.

Riders can use the yellow lens for very low light conditions. The yellow lens is ideal for riding during the evening as well as dusk and dawn rides.

Yellow lenses increase your ability to define distance of objects in low light conditions (depth perception).

Yellow lenses enhance the light to your eyes and make the terrain so much easier to see.

Avoid daytime riding with yellow lenses. Even if it is a dark, cloudy day the clouds may clear up and you may be left stranded with lenses that are way too bright.

100% Yellow Lens Types Available.

Standard Yellow Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Yellow LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Yellow LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Yellow Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)


100% Persimmon Motocross Goggle Lens.

60% VLT
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)

Riding Conditions: Persimmon lenses are ideal for daytime overcast, low glare days.

These are one step up from the yellow lens when you are riding during the day time in very low light conditions and you want to increase your visibility as much as possible.

100% Persimmon Lens Types Available

Standard Persimmon Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Persimmon LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Persimmon  LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Persimmon Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)


100% Blue Motocross Goggle Lens.

30-60% VLT
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)

Riding Conditions: Blue lenses can be used as a multi purpose lens for both overcast and partially sunny days.

They also have great depth perception properties so you can also use them for forest riding in sunny, medium glare days.

The blue lens is the riders choice for heavy mud riding because its strong depth perception properties help the rider to see the wet mud and the dry ground.

Always have a blue lens available in your gear bag as they are a great all purpose lens.

100% Blue Lens Types Available.

Standard Blue Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Blue LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Blue LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Blue Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)


100% Orange Motocross Goggle Lens.

30% VLT
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)

Riding Conditions: Overcast, high glare days. Orange lenses allow only 30% of the available light to filter to your eyes so all glare is removed, but they still provide great depth of perception.

High glare, overcast days, forest riding trails and high dust zones are perfect for the orange lenses.

Avoid low glare days as they become very dark when they don’t get enough light.

100% Orange Lens Types Available

Standard Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Plus LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)


100% Blue Mirror Motocross Goggle Lens.

55% VLT
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)

motocross goggle lens color guide - blue mirror

Riding Conditions: High glare, partially cloudy days. Blue Mirror lenses are a lot lighter than the other mirrored lenses in the 100% range.

They are made for riders who want to use mirrored lenses on days where you would normally use standard colored lenses such as blue or persimmon.

The benefit of mirror lenses is that not only are your eyes fully protected from the glare but also they have excellent depth of perception and color contrast.

This means that there is no loss in vision when riding which is a big advantage over standard, dark tinted lenses.

Your view through the blue mirror lens will appear pale yellow so make sure you are okay with pale yellow before purchasing them.

The blue mirror lens is another great all purpose lens for general riding use to have in your gear bag.

100% Blue Mirror Lens Types Available

Standard Blue Mirror Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Blue MIrror LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Blue Mirror LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Blue Mirror Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Armega HiPer Blue MIrrorThe Armega HiPer Lens is a Poly-cabonate injected and optically corrected lens. It also contains the latest 100% HD filtering technology that filters out bad light and keeping the good light. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Youth Blue Mirror Lenses(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)


100% Smoke Motocross Goggle Lens.

40-45% VLT
UV Rating: Category 1. (some UV protection)

Riding Conditions: Smoke lenses are a mid way lens that you can use for both overcast and partially sunny days.

Light smoke lenses are like wearing light tinted sunglasses so if you prefer that kind of tint then these are the lenses for you.

There are light smoke and dark smoke lenses available on the market so make sure you are buying the correct lens, otherwise they may be either too light or too dark for your needs.

100% Light Smoke Lens Types Available

Standard Smoke Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Smoke LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Smoke Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Armega Dual Vented Smoke LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Youth Lenses(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)


100% Red Mirror Motocross Goggle Lens.

25-45% VLT
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)motocross goggle lens color guide - red mirror

Riding Conditions: High glare, partial to full sunny days. Red mirror lenses are another great multi purpose lens for riding in sunny conditions on both motocross tracks and trails with partially sunny sections.

Your view through the red mirror lens will appear pale blue so make sure you are okay with everything looking pale blue tint before buying.

100% Red Mirror Lens Types Available

Standard Red Mirror Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Red Mirror LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Red Mirror Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Armega HiPer Red Mirror LensThe Armega HiPer Lens is a Poly-cabonate injected and optically corrected lens. It also contains the latest 100% HD filtering technology that filters out bad light and keeping the good light. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Youth Red Mirror Lenses(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)


100% Green Mirror Motocross Goggle Lens.

35% VLT
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)motocross goggle lens color guide - green mirror

Riding Conditions: High glare, partial to full sunny days.

The green mirror lens is really the same as the gold mirror lens except that your view will appear pale pink. Personal preference is the key here.

100% Green Mirror Lens Types Available

Standard Green Mirror Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Green Mirror LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Youth Green Mirror Lenses(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)


100% Gold Mirror Motocross Goggle Lens.

30% VLT
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)motocross goggle lens color guide - gold mirror

Riding Conditions: High glare, full sunny days. Gold mirror lenses my favorite lens for sunny days with a high glare factor because the view is completely natural for me and it is dimmed to exactly where I like it.

You can use the gold mirror lens for all sunny outdoor conditions including sand dune riding and they also look awesome!

100% Gold Mirror Lens Types Available

Standard Gold Mirror Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Gold Mirror LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Gold Mirror LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Gold Mirror Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Youth Gold Mirror Lens(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)


100% Silver Mirror Motocross Goggle Lens.

25% VLT
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)motocross goggle lens color guide - silver mirror

Riding Conditions: Silver mirror lenses protect your eyes from the brightest days with the worst glare possible. These would suit sand dune riding on sunny days as well as riding in the snow.

The view from the lens also appear natural which is great, but will be dimmed a little more than the gold mirror tint for maximum glare elimination.

100% Silver Mirror Lens Types Available

Standard Silver Mirror Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Dual Vented Silver Mirror LensA double lens used for slow, technical enduro riding and extreme temperature riding to reduce fogging. Venting is built into the lens to extract extra heat and humidity. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Plus Silver Mirror LensThe Plus Lens is Poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles)

Armega Silver Mirror Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Armega HiPer Silver Mirror LensThe Armega HiPer Lens is a Poly-cabonate injected and optically corrected lens. It also contains the latest 100% HD filtering technology that filters out bad light and keeping the good light. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Youth Silver Mirror Lens(Fits Strata Youth, Accuri Youth goggles only!)


100% Dark Smoke Motocross Goggle Lens.

25% VLT
UV Rating: Category 2. (good UV protection)

Riding Conditions: Dark smoke lenses are used for bright and sunny, high glare days and are the alternative to gold and silver mirror lenses.

You can use them for motocross tracks, trails and sand riding in the brightest of conditions.

If you prefer the dark sunglasses view, consider the dark smoke lenses.

Avoid heavily shaded trails and dark, overcast days as they are just too dark for these conditions and you will end up crashing.

100% Dark Smoke Lens Types Available

Standard Dark Smoke Lens The basic Lexan scratch resistant lens. (Fits: Strata, Accuri, Racecraft, Racecraft Plus goggles).

Armega Dark Smoke Lens –The Armega lens is a poly-carbonate, injection molded and vision corrected lens to eliminate distortion and increase clarity. (Fits Armega goggles only!)

Conclusion

The choices in motocross lenses keep growing every year for consumers and there are plenty of options to consider.

Don’t just buy 1 set! Make sure you buy a few lenses so you can find the lens tint that is right for your type of riding.

What is your favorite lens tint? Let me know in the comments below and if you liked this article, please give it a share on social media.

Happy riding!

 

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* VLT means ‘visible light transmission’ and is a measurement of how much light is allowed through the goggle lens. if a lens is 90% VLT, this means that 90% of all light is allowed through the lens and into your eyes. Use VLT% to buy the correct tint of lenses for your needs.

** Depth of Perception. This is how well you can judge the distance between objects around you. Some lenses can make the environment look like it is all smudged together (like looking at a photo or through binoculars). A good set of lenses will be able to give you an accurate view of the distance between all objects just like you were not wearing any goggles at all.

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