TESTED BY SOPHIE
These stealthy looking frameless goggles combine Dragon’s top eyewear tech with big time style courtesy of backcountry charger and artist Chris Benchetler.
The NFX2 is one of Dragon’s most popular goggles due to its clean and simple design and versatile medium fit. The cylindrical lens may not offer the max visuals of its spherical or toric brethren but the major bonus is the low profile fit and feel – perfect for anyone wanting to avoid that bug-eye look.
I’ve used these goggles on my backcountry touring adventures in Scotland this winter and been super impressed so far. The compact design means they fit easily into the goggle-specific pocket in my pack when skinning so there’s no squeezing or bulging which often results in lens scratches or worse.
When it comes to the descent, they’re super comfy to wear and the 200% Super anti-fog coating combined with armoured venting keep things mist-free on all but the most humid of days.
Lens-wise there’s two top quality options to choose from here, both of which feature Dragon’s infamous Lumalens tech designed for max contrast, clarity and enhanced visuals. The main lens – the uber-cool looking Dark Smoke – is great for sunny days but due to the ‘unique’ nature of the Scottish weather, I tend to ride mostly with the bonus Red Ionized lens that’s optimised for variable conditions – aka the norm in the Highlands!
If you do want to take both with you and keep your options open out on the hill then Dragon’s Swiftlock Lens Tech has your back. Switching between the two is genuinely easy (I promise!) – a mere flick of a lever is all that’s required to release and replace a lens.