DRAGON PXV 2 CAMPER
SPEC: Swiftlock lens changing technology; Panotech lens shape; Lumalens colour optimised lenses and armoured venting.
Dragon have borrowed the best tech from their NFX2 and the current PXV to create this Goldilocks model.
The frame size fits between those two aforementioned models, so we’d class it as large.
It gets the Swiftlock system from the NFX2 for quick, easy lens changes, but it also gets the Panotech lens from the PXV, which is spherical at eye-line and cylindrical at frame edges, giving you undistorted vision when scoping your line.
The stock lens on this Camper model is the silver ionized (though it looks more like gold in the flesh) 23% VLT, so a Category 2 – a seriously versatile lens.
You’ll only swap to the storm lens provided on the most socked-in days.
TESTED BY CHRIGL
SPEC: Two toric Vivid lenses with optics by Zeiss; EXV+ Expansion View Technology; Evak vent tech; triple-layer face foam with microfleece and an anti-fog coating.
Designed in partnership with Zeiss, these brand spankin’, super premium OTG-compatible goggles from Giro come with two injection-moulded magnetic toric Vivid lenses that offer a seriously mammoth field of view.
For some this will translate to better landing sighting when hucking cliffs; for others it will enable slightly more low key, but equally as important, routines such as faff-free hood cinching and ruffled neck gaiter sorting.
Either way, it’s super impressive stuff.
The replacement low light Vivid lens is great for low viz days, and the magnetic quick change system enables you to switch ’em out pronto.
TESTED BY SOPHIE
JULBO QUICKSHIFT 4S
SPEC: Switch Air Venting System; frameless construction; Reactiv photochromic cylindrical Cat 1-3 lens; dual soft face foam and an anti-fog coating.
These new touring-specific goggles come with a cylindrical Reactiv photochromic lens and Julbo’s innovative Switch Air Venting System with two detachable drop outs on the bottom of the frame designed to maximise air flow and reduce fogging.
Held in place by a combo of magnets and clips, it takes just a couple of seconds to pop them out and you’re ready for wild winter skinning.
They offer more protection than sunglasses and do a good job of keeping most of the wind and snow out.
Super light and mega comfy, they also come with Julbo’s Cat 1-3 lens that adapts to the light.
TESTED BY LEE
SPEC: Modern semi-frameless design; a cylindrical Cat 2-3 Optiview lens; three-layer face foam and clever NoFog anti-fog treatment.
The Scott Shield is a functional, middle of the range goggle with a retro style, one cylindrical lens and a funky semi-frameless design.
It has very comfy, molded three-layer face foam and a medium to large fit, although it still sat relatively comfortably on my smaller face.
The Scott Amplifier lens offers great clarity and contrast for a simple Cat 2 lens, and there was no problem with fogging.
It has a relatively wide frame with good field of vision and a broad goggle strap with silicone no-slip grip.
It comes in a range of frame and lens colours and, of course, fits really well with Scott helmets.
TESTED BY AMY