- Lens: Spherical
- System: Classic
- Price: £149-199 / €199-259
The Dragon X1 snowboard goggles are among the most famous ‘frameless’ types around. If you like that style, and don’t mind paying a bit more for tried-and-tested performance, these continue to be a great choice.
As soon as you get these in your hand their durability shines through. Everything about them says ‘tough’, from the armoured venting to the scratch-resistant lens. At the same time, they’re not bulky or heavy, which is a neat trick.
“New for this year is Dragon’s own range of in-house photochromic lenses”
Lumalens is present as ever; this advanced lens technology increases the contrast and reduces eye fatigue, and anyone who’s used it will tell you that it’s not just a marketing gimmick.
New for this year is Dragon’s own range of in-house photochromic lenses. Replacing the Transitions versions (a licenced product), these adapt to the changes in light, minimising or even eliminating the need to change lenses during a day’s riding. Four different base tints are available, each with a different range.
The triple-layer face foam is finished off with a fleece lining. It’s specifically designed to be kind to your skin, so even after hours of use the Dragon D1 goggles will still feel pleasingly anonymous.