SPY-wearing MX’r Derek Anderson is a badass, plain and simple. After suffering a herniated disk causing him to be
sidelined from the 2011 Supercross and Motocross series, he was forced to step back from racing and regroup. Back
surgery, intensive physical therapy, and sheer determination to get back on the bike got Derek into the last event of
the motocross season at the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship this past weekend at Pala Raceway.
Derek, a self-proclaimed “sweat hog,” was confident enough in his new SPY goggles, the Klutch and Whip, that he
decided to run them in his motos untested. According to his reviews below the clarity and comfort were unparalleled,
and he’s going to save a ton of money on feminine hygiene products.
Check out the video about Derek’s recovery here.
The first thing I noticed about the new Klutch goggle was the unique design of the foam. The outer layer that touches your face is more pillow-topped and designed to hold more sweat. I have always been one to sweat a lot, even after a short time of physical abuse, whether I am in shape or not. As soon as I put on the goggle I immediately noticed that the goggle felt very flush to my face. There was no gap in the middle of my forehead and around my nose. I used the new Klutch goggles for the last few local races, and the motos aren’t very long, and I did sweat but not enough to put the new foam to the test. I recently went and raced the last Motocross National in Pala, California. I qualified and put in two 30+2 solid motos. Going into the motos I was rather nervous about running the new goggles being prior to this national I had always attached “women’s pads” to the tops of the goggles to hold the sweat better. I ran the new Klutch goggles in both motos with no pads and was perfectly fine! What might have also helped with the sweat issue is the ventilation. While I was riding I could feel a small, light breeze around my eyes cooling my face off. I was very impressed and I am very confident in using the new style Klutch in any long, physical moto with no pad to hold the sweat.
When I first put the new Whip goggle on my face even without a helmet, I noticed that I could see everywhere. The sight from my peripheral vision was excellent. The best thing about the new Whip goggle was that it wasn’t hard to get into my helmet even though it seemed wider and didn’t look goofy like a wide face goggle. The goggle felt very soft on my face and I felt like it held sweat great.