The Kali Protectives Trinity goggle brings a vast field of view and easy lens swaps to a comfortable and affordable package. Though the friendly asking price sacrifices all-out clarity and the lens’s colour gradient won’t be for everyone, it's still a worthy consideration if you're looking for one of the best MTB goggles.
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Kali Protectives Trinity goggles – Technical details
As a whole, the Trinity is a rather simple-looking goggle but it comes loaded with some really handy features. It comes with a very cool quick-change system featuring both a mirrored and clear lens in the box. They come with anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings inside and out.
The strap benefits from a strip of silicone to help the strap stay in place around a helmet and the goggle utilises triple-foam construction. There’s also a microfibre carry bag in the pack.
Kali Protectives Trinity goggles – Lens swaps
Thanks to the quick-change lenses, swapping the Trinity’s lenses is incredibly easy. In fact, it’s the easiest lens swap I’ve experienced on any eyewear that I’ve tested.
All you’ll need to do is lift two small levers that are hidden either side of the frame and the lens just pulls out. To insert a lens, hook the sides in, line up the holes in the centre with the little tabs on the frame and lower the levers. It’s as easy and as simple as it gets.
Kali Protectives Trinity goggles – Performance
First and foremost, the Trinity offers an impressive field of view. While riding, I never felt as if any of the goggle’s frame real estate was intrusive or in the way of my sight. Kudos, Kali.
The goggle’s padding around the nose is shaped very well, too. On some goggles, I’ve felt that I’ve had to cut padding away in this area so I could breathe properly but that hasn’t been the case with the Trinity.
Whether it’s with my brakes, wheel size, front and rear suspension setup or George Russell’s ’22 F1 season, I’m a fan of consistency so it's no surprise the colour gradient on the Trinity’s tinted lens is a bugbear for me. Towards the top and bottom of the lens, it’s more of a green colour whereas in the middle it’s magenta. This may suit some but on trails with big undulations and in general use, to be honest, I find this distracting and this kind of distraction is the last thing I want mid-race run.
While the anti-fog coating has worked without fault, even during the most humid of days, the lens itself isn’t the clearest. Everything has the slightest haze, or softness. It doesn’t stack up to the likes of a Zeiss or Smith ChromaPop lens but the Trinity is nearly half the price, so I can definitely forgive it for this.
Kali Protectives Trinity goggles – Verdict
With its wide field of view and easy lens swaps, the Trinity offers up some mighty bang for buck. A competitor comes in the form of the Smith Optics Fuel V.2 which is priced at £74. During testing we found that it resists fog well and, while the lens is rather clear, swapping them out isn’t as simple and the colour won’t appeal to everyone.
Another goggle that comes with a quick-release lens system is the KOO Edge, although Jon had big issues with the lens popping out and it’s mighty pricey for what it is. Its lens is mega clear, however.
If you’re after a budget friendly goggle with an easy lens swap system and don’t mind sacrificing a smidge of clarity, then the Kali Protectives Trinity is a worthy consideration. Even with the strange colour gradient, the Trinity is now my go-to goggle.