- LENS: Cylindrical
- SYSTEM: Quick Change
- TINT SHOWN: Lumalens Pink Ion
- FRAME SHOWN: Flaunt
- PRICE: £149 / €199
The Dragon PXV may be the new model, but the instantly-recognisable Dragon NFX2 snowboard goggles will always be the brand’s star pair. Beloved by some of the world’s best pros – many of whom have their own signature collab – the NFX2 is bucketloads of proven tech, wrapped up in a classic ‘frameless’ design.
Of course, there is actually a frame, and it’s one with a few tricks up its sleeve – most notable of which is the ‘Swiftlock’ lens-changing system. Two small, plastic levers release the lens on either side when you flick them down. Hey presto, it’s out, and popping the new one in is just a simple reversal of the process.
“Easy to do even with gloves on, SwiftLock is one of the better len-changing systems around”
Easy to do even with gloves on, it’s one of the better systems around. This is the only cylindrical model you’ll find it on, while the Dragon X2 and X2s have it on the spherical side.
Unlike the original NFX, these have a medium fit, so folks with larger brain boxes may want something a bit more spacious. Everyone else will appreciate its compact design, and there’s no short-changing on peripheral vision either.
Thanks to the Lumalens tech, you get excellent visuals with the Dragon NFX2 goggles. The way it manages light is kinder on the eyes, and boosts contrast for a clearer, better view of the mountain. It’s snowboarding in 4K, basically – and while each lens covers a decent spectrum of conditions, changing to another tint is, as we’ve explained, a piece of piss.