02/12/2013 | by Nina Zietman
DRAGON NFX GOGGLE REVIEW
A couple of years ago Dragon shook up the snowboard goggle market by releasing the first ‘frameless’ goggle. Rather than clipping into a surrounding frame, the lens on the APX goggle snapped onto the front covering it completely. This not only offered excellent peripheral vision, but also made changing the lens quicker and easier than it would be on conventional goggles. Late last season, they released a second model that used this same ‘frameless’ approach, the NFX. Like the APX it’s oversized, but the lens is a cylindrical shape rather than a spherical one.
Despite the fact that it’s only been on the market for half a season, the NFX has proved very popular, no doubt helped by the fact that Dragon always include a free spare lens with the goggle. The NFX offers excellent peripheral vision, and if you’re into the big goggle look, you won’t find much bigger than this. Whitelines’ online editor Sam Oetiker has been wearing these all season, and loves the way they fit to the face and ease with which you can change the lens.
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DYE CLK GOGGLE REVIEW
Colour: Bjorn Leines Pro Model
Lens: Smoke silver
DYE only started making goggles for snowboarding a few years ago, as a major player in the paintball equipment market, they have an impressive pedigree when it comes to making performance eye-protection. They’ve signed a pretty impressive team to rep their snow goggles too, including Dan Brisse, Aaron Biitner, Markus Malin and Bjorn Leines.
This goggle is in fact Bjorn’s signature model, a special colourway of the CLK. The large frame apparently takes it’s name from the ‘click’ mechanism which allows you to change the lenses very by pushing a button release. It’s quick, easy and effective, which is why these were an obvious choice for the Whitelines 100.