- Lens: Cylindrical
- System: Classic
- Price: £75 / €99
Where a respected goggles brand like Dragon is concerned, there’s a frame for everyone. If the ‘frameless’ look is a bit too space-age for you, then the obvious choice is the Dragon D1. The lower price for this model is a definite added bonus; you’re unlikely to feel like you should have shelled out more.
The large-sized cylindrical lens (big enough to safely house a pair of glasses) offers a wide range of view, and if you opt for a version with Lumalens then you get a seriously impressive amount of clarity. For its price, the Dragon D1 has few competitors.
“For its price, the Dragon D1 has few competitors”
The dual-density foam is finished with a micro-fleece lining that reduces irritation. That’s useful in all conditions, but particularly when sweat inevitably creeps in during scorching spring sessions. As for fogging, that’s taken care of with on-lens ventilation, as well as an effective coating. Changing the lens is done the old-fashioned way; it might not be as easy as the process for, say, the Dragon NFX2, but it’s fairly straightforward nonetheless.
The lens of the Dragon D1 is fairly tough, too, so it’ll take longer than you think to display the usual signs of wear and tear. As always with Dragon, the D1 comes in a wide range of colourway – no fewer than 14 – so you’ll be able to find one to suit any style. Most (but not all) come with an extra lens too.