The iFlight FPV Goggle Headstrap is an adjustable length of elasticated material designed to make wearing FPV goggles more comfortable. It is suitable for both analogue goggles and DJI digital HD FPV goggles and includes the necessary mounting hardware. This review focusses on replacement for the DJI goggles but is also relevant for Fatshark, Skyzone and practically all other goggles as well.
In order fly FPV quadcopters we strap one or two monitors to our head with all the associated electronics and in some case batteries. This is quite a bit of weight so having goggles that are comfortable to wear for a long period of time is important. Straps are a key part of this and because most of the material investment for goggles (rightly) goes into the screens and receiver, the strap is typically neglected and are often inconvenient, uncomfortable or both. I knew when I purchased my DJI FPV goggles that the included strap was poor and that fitting and aftermarket strap was made difficult thanks to the closed loop clips on the DJI model which is why I was so pleased to hear the release of the iFlight fpv goggle headstrap that included new open loop clips especially to fit DJI goggles and at a reasonable price. To be clear this means that they include everything needed to fit to the dji goggles without cutting or trimming anything
A closer look at what is included
For $12-$15 retail the following items are included:
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Fitting to the DJI goggles
Fitment takes less than 2 minutes, all you need is a 1.5mm hex driver which I'm fairly certain will be in your toolkit:
So clearly very easy to fit to the DJI goggles. Easy to fit to any other goggle that accepts a 25mm wide strap too, just refer to your own goggle instructions.
How do they perform?
Good. The main strap being 40mm wide relieves a lot of pressure on your head, even for long sessions with a heavy goggle. Strap is easy to adjust with one hand while on your head and tends to stay put. If you like having a goggle mounted pack, this one is good for the twin 18650 liion style pack size (like the fatshark battery case here). Stretch on these is about right - not uncomfortably tight but tight enough to give you confidence they won't fall off. They may stretch over time but this hasn't been an issue with other straps for me in the past so don't expect that to happen here. Overall really pleased with them, particularly the clean mounting option for the DJI goggles.
Speaking more specifically for the DJI goggles these are the other aftermarket options I see as competition for the iFlight straps:
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