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Tear-off Gaskets is a new patent pending product (Europe / US / Canada ) that will be available on the market by the end of 2020. The product was designed by a professional racer, for the everyday motorcycle enthusiast that rides in diverse weather conditions. The product itself starts with a biodegradable material that is compressible. The gasket is designed to sit 5mm in from the border of the laminated tear-offs. This helps the rider with clearer vision in the most extreme conditions. Tear-off gaskets are thick enough to create a compressible seal, yet thin enough to allow for a total of three laminated seven stacks with a gasket between each laminated stack. This allows riders to install twenty-one tear-offs, while ensuring that no foreign material will enter their field of vision.
I ended up trying the Tear-Off Gaskets at the Dubya USA World Vet Nationals with my Oakley Airbrake’s and came away very impressed. Normally I am not a huge roll off kind of guy when it rains, so I thought the World Vet Championships would be a great way to try the product, since Mother Nature decided to bring the rain over the course of the day. Installing the gasket on the lens is not a huge process as well as stacking the laminates on literally took me only 10 minutes. I only used two gaskets and two stacks of laminates for a total of 14 tear offs.
During my first Moto the rain came and I was surprised that by the end of the 20 minute moto, I still had two tear offs left and clear vision! No water or debris made its way between my tear offs and with almost everyone else pitching their goggles, I was stoked to have my eyes free from mud. I will say that you can see the outline of the gasket though the lens, but it doesn’t really hamper your vision when riding that much. When I first put my Oakley Airbrake’s on, I thought I would have a problem with the gasket being so visible, but during the muddy moto, I barely noticed it. Being a California guy, I never thought I needed this, but now that I had the chance to test the Tear-Off Gaskets, I am re-considering having some on hand in the gear bag.
Tear-off Gaskets are manufactured in Canada. The product will be sold “direct to consumer” and through Online Retailers/Dealerships. Tear-Off Gaskets will be available for 9 different motocross goggles to and will be available for purchase in a 5pk ($19.99 CAD) or a 20 pk ($39.99 CAD). To me this is an item every off-road and motocross racer should at least have in their gear bag, just in case!
Please stay tuned for the product launch at www.tearoffgaskets.com
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