Little more need to be said about a company with 600 patents and counting. Headquartered in the sunny confines of Southern California, Oakley got its start in 1975 when founder Jim Jannard sold "The Oakley Grip" out of the back of his car at where else but a motocross event!
Shortly thereafter, Oakley's product line embraced the motocross community with gloves, grips, elbow and chin guards and, of course, their core product of sunglasses and goggles.
In 1980, Oakley revolutionized our sport with the O Frame MX goggle by opening peripheral and downward vision. This goggle received awards for design and technology. Since then Oakley goggles embraced technology and adapted to ever-changing needs. Adopting Jannard's vision that everything in the world can and will be made better, the Oakley goggle line is vast and includes the Airbrake MX series.
The Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle is the first of its kind using a lens made of injection-molded Plutonite - the most optically pure lens material ever used for motocross. Its durability is unmatched. Plutonite is used in the military and the lens provides 100 percent protection against UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400 nm.
VitalMX.com gave the Airbrake MX a 4/5 star rating. Their review noted the Airbrake Snow goggle provided the blueprints but the Airbrake MX turned out to be so much more than a modified snow and ski goggle. The Switchlock system, new to motocross, simplifies the lens swapping process thereby eliminating the need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.
VitalMX said the goggle's airflow was both a strength and a weakness. Sweat accumulation was little to none but after two encounters with roost dirt accumulated inside the goggle. However, the extra effort to improve peripheral vision was noticeable, the fit was superb, and overall the AirBrake MX is worth the extra money.
MotoSport sells 10 styles of the Airbrake MX goggle and each comes with a 7-pack of laminated tear-offs and a 2-pack of lens protector shields. The Switchlock technology allows you to easily swap out lenses to address day time, indoor and night time riding conditions.
Ready to buy? See our Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle page for additional specifications and orders yours today!
Written By: AndrewT