New goggles popped in today at my grandparents home! The italian company Ariete
with which i became friends last year during the Milan EICMA show decided to give me some support for my blog and my magazine bike reviews. They sent me 4 new goggles to use with no sponsorship agreement and just for friendship showing that they are really nice people
Apart from this i used in 2011 in some races their goggles (having no official sponsor agreement for goggles i used Ariete
, Smith, Ufo
during the 2011 season) and Ariete
has a very very good quality, the exchange parts are easy to find here in Italy and they don’t cost very much.
Here is the package i received:
4 Brand New Ariete Goggles
This is the basic goggle of the Ariete catalogue
The design of the goggle is studied to help a good air flow and with a big spunge in order to absorb and make the sweat go away
All the goggles lenzes have built on these “buttons” in order to use take-off straps and as you can see there is a lot of ventilation inside the goggle thanks to these holes.
Here is how the goggle looks on ha helmet.
This is one of the top catalogue models and its called OKI DOKI TWENTY12, very cool design
The lenzes on all models are Anti-Fog certified
This goggle will be one of the prizes you can win for the people that will make a donation for the “PUT YOUR NAME ON THE DAKAR” fund raising. This is exactly the same model with which i raced the Rally of Sardinia and Australasian Safari Rally this year!
I left it for last but this i think (being a rally rider) is the top of Ariete’s catalogue! It’s the desert goggle, studied for desert racing. Starting from the lenz it is a reflective lenz, anti-scratch and is like wearing sunglasses it reduces the light. The design is slightly different, the goggle is a bit bigger and the internal vents are designed in order to not let in the sand (big problem that many goggles have when riding on the dunes).
I just think it looks pretty awesome on the helmet!!!
To end with Ariete has a catalogue that includes also other products like Hand Grips and Accessories so give a look to their official website: www.ariete.com