FXR MISSION RECON MX GOGGLE

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FXR Racing’s Mission Recon MX goggle comes with an optically correct, scratch- and fog-resistant, tinted, mirrored lens installed and a spare clear lens. Three-density face foam is designed to increase comfort and create a wind- and dust-proof seal. The venting system fights fogging at low speeds and eye-watering at high speeds. An extra-high nose-bridge arch prevents nose irritation. The wide strap is treated with three silicone beads to keep the strap in place, even in wet conditions. At $85, the Mission Recon MX is FXR’s mid-priced goggle, and we have seen them on sale for $73. FXR’s Squadron goggles start at $50 and the Pilot is $100. Its pricing is similar to other goggle brands like Scott and Oakley. Goggles from apparel companies like Thor range from $25 to $60.

Three-density face foam and an extra-high nose bridge make the Mission Recon MX goggle outstandingly comfortable.

PERFORMANCE:

The FXR Recon MX goggle was impressively comfortable right out of the box, and it remained comfortable for months of regular use. We were skeptical about FXR’s claims about its three-density face foam and the frame’s extra-high nose bridge, but the goggles truly are very comfortable, with light, even pressure on the wearer’s face and no contact at the nose. The goggle’s venting and the anti-fog treatment on the lens made these goggles extremely resistant to fogging, and when they do fog, they clear very quickly. We didn’t expect FXR’s optically correct lens to work any better than others, but it is remarkably free of distortion across the whole field of view, and the tear-off mounts are less visible than on some goggles.

THE VERDICT:

FXR’s Recon MX goggle costs more than some, but extra visibility and comfort increase safety and make every mile more enjoyable. We’d call that a good investment.

CONTACT: FXR Racing; www.fxrracing.com/moto/mens/goggles/mission-recon-mx-goggle-17.html

RATING: ★★★★★

PRICE: $85

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