Goggles haven’t changed too much over the years. Until recently. Oakley released their Airbrake goggle which features easy lens changes, a huge range of view and a unique lens material. A while after the Airbrake release Dragon released the “frameless” NFX which also features easy lens changes, a unique lens and attachment and a huge range of view. It’s good to see companies thinking outside of the box and improving upon products that have been relatively unchanged for years.
Dragon NFX Quick Facts
- Price: $92.50 Buy on Amazon for $61.85
- 4 Layer Sweat Absorption Foam
- Hypoallergenic Micro Fleece Lining
- Anti-Fog Treated Flexible Lexan ANSI Z87.1 Lens
- Bonus Clear Lens
- 100% UV Protection
- Removable Nose Guard
- Goggle bag included
- 14 color options
As you can see in the picture above, the Dragon NFX goggle is quite huge. That said the large size created no fit issues with any helmet they were used with. This included a size large 6D ATR-1, a size large AGV MT-X and a size medium One Industries Gamma. Dragon offers another goggle, the NFXS which is a bit smaller than the NFX for helmets that the NFX has fit issues with.
With how big the Dragon NFX goggles are they better offer a great range of vision. The good news is they do. You’d be hard pressed to find a goggle that offers a larger viewing area than the Dragon NFX. Another vision feature that is nice is the option to switch between the supplied tinted or clear lens.
Comfort, Foam and Ventilation
This is the thickest foam I have ever seen on a goggle. Including the hypoallergenic micro fleece lining the Dragon NFX features 4 layers of foam. The lining is very comfortable on your face and the thick foam follows the contours of your face aiding in comfort and ensuring a good seal. The NFX didn’t pinch my big nose or create any pressure points on my face.
While I’m talking about the foam and comfort I may as well mention that the armored venting does not restrict airflow and the ventilation is similar to any other goggle I’ve used. The thick foam does a great job at absorbing sweat and keeping it out of your eyes.
The Dragon NFX is right up there with the very best when it comes to quality. The sturdy 2” adjustable silicon beaded strap is top notch. They come with 2 high quality anti-fog lexan lenses.Something I’ve only seen on the NFX is the armored venting. I imagine the idea behind this is to protect the top vent foam from tearing. On top of these features you have the thick 4 layer face foam which includes the nice hypoallergenic micro fleece lining that I already mentioned. I have had no issues with e durability of the NFX, the foam, strap and lenses have all held up very well.
Easy Lens Changes
The lens is easier to swap out than any other goggle’s lens on the market. It is held in place by 10 posts that simply pop into place. To remove the lens there’s a little notch on the left side of the lens you press with your thumb, you then grab the left edge of the frame with your pointer (and maybe middle) finger and pull the lens off. To pop the lens back into place all you have to do is line up the posts on the lens with the holes in the frame and make sure they are all secure. Dragon includes easy to follow instructions in the box.
Dragon NFX Final Thoughts
The Dragon NFX goggles may be a little pricey, but they are unlike anything else on the market. I had no issues with dirt getting into my goggle, so they at least do what they’re supposed to. On top of doing their job correctly, the NFX goggle is well made and has all kinds of quality features, a great range of view, easy lens changes and even come with an extra lens. If you decide to buy a pair, you won’t be disappointed in your purchase.