Dragon NFXs 2019-2020 Snowboard Goggles Review

Why we chose the Dragon NFXs Snowboard Goggles: Superior optics meet stylish frames.

Since their conception Dragon have been a behemoth in the optical game, developing their winning formula by combining sleek aesthetics with cutting edge technology.

It’s too often that a smaller faced individual is left having to put up with a far too large goggle swallowing them from forehead to lip. The bods at Dragon have put their heads together, and launched a range of scaled down goggles to confront this problem.

“Dragon have made these lenses water repellent, and they also don’t absorb the oils from your fingers”

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The NFXs is the smallest goggle in the NFX family, and shares much of its DNA with its relatives including the use of Dragon’s Lumalens technology. Lumalens is designed to enhance contrast between colours, making it easier to distinguish between lumps and bumps in the piste. The lens makes it easier on your eyes by improving your depth perception, so you’re not left straining to see what’s in your path.

Marks on your goggles aren’t the end of the world, but they are super annoying so Dragon have made these lenses water repellent. They also don’t absorb the oils from your fingers. The less goop on your lenses, means the less you’ll have to clean them and risk scratching them.

With the weather being such a wily mistress, you’re sometimes having to deal with multiple weather conditions in a single day up the mountain. The lens change of the NFXs is seamless and with a cylindrical lens there’s less axis’ to have to worry about lining up.

The armoured venting along the top of the goggle provides some airflow, stopping moisture from gathering inside the goggle, be it snow or sweat. The anti-fog coating helps to stop other unwanted moisture collecting inside your goggs.

The armoured venting along the top of the goggle provides some airflow, stopping moisture from gathering inside the goggle

There’s no point having a super tech goggle if it’s hellishly itchy to wear, so good news – a Polartech Microfleece sits inside the goggle and is the first thing in contact with your skin. It offers a hypoallergenic moisture wicking layer, to pull sweat away from your face keeping you feeling extra smooth.

They’re helmet compatible to ensure you’ll still be able to have superior vision whether you rock a noggin protector or not. They offer a better fit by having a fully adjustable strap and the smaller frame means better integration with the helmet.

Tester’s Verdict

Joy DutchWhitelines

“I’ve ridden in the Dragon NFX2 for the last couple of seasons and honestly can’t fault them… apart from the size. I have a peanut head, so most adult goggles don’t fit my face properly. I’ve been itching to try the NFXs since I first saw them and finally got my chance at Spring Break this May. They fit perfectly to smaller faces and I like the lower profile style, I hate the bug eye lenses these days.

“I love the fit, I love the lenses, I love the shape”

Conditions were overcast and the clouds got really low at points so it was kinda sketchy at times. That being said, I thought the clarity of the lenses was great. Even when there wasn’t a whole lot to work with, I still felt like I was seeing as much as possible. I thought they were pretty good in flat light (or as good as you can expect). I changed the lenses once, and that’s where I felt they really lag behind the NFX2, I’m so used to using the easy change system that this felt slow. It wasn’t particularly hard or anything, but coming off the back of testing some magnetic Giro’s it’s a definite step back. All in all, I love the fit, I love the lenses, I love the shape. My only gripe is the lens change.”

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