Dragon Goggles Lens Guide

Dragon Goggle Lens Guide

Dragon Ski and Snowboard Goggles have been producing high quality product since 1993 with a focus of supporting the best athletes with the best products. From thier passion for skate and surf, they naturally evolved into the Snowboard and ski market and have continued to innovate the google and lens designs ever since.

Dragon have been at the forefront of evolution, in particular with the first frameless goggle on the market in 2011 with the APX (now the X1). This design shape provides a sleek shape that integrates well with a ski or snowboard helmet and allows you to change the lenses quickly and easily. The main reason for this deisgn is to maximise your peripheral vision so you can see more of the mountain when you are riding without making the goggle too bulky to wear with a helmet.

Dragon produces a wide range of Lens choices and many of the Dragon goggles come with a bonus lens allowing you to quickly change them to suit either low light conditions or very bright sunlight and sometimes glare. Many of the Goggles that come a single lens will cover a broader range of light conditions.

With a wide range of Replacement Dragon Goggle Lenses to choose from, it can often be hard to know which is the best one to pick, so we’ve produced this Dragon Ski and Snowboard Goggle Replacement Lens Guide to help you decide which is best for you.

If you are still unsure, feel free to call the store on +44 (0)131 260 9677 and one of our experts will be happy to talk you through the options

Lens Types – Overview:

Each ski or snowboard goggle lens is tailored towards a specific percentage of light transmission and glare from the sun reflecting on the snow. With this in mind the higher percentage of light transmission will work well in dark or flat light conditions, whereas a low percentage of light transmission is better for a sunny day allowing you to have maximum clarity and protection.

Seperately, colour contrast is also important to give you a clearer definition of the snow and ground you are skiing or snowboarding on. As you will see from the guide below, there are a number of lens types that share the same % of light transmission, but due to the colour of the lens, or if it features an Ionized coating, it will reduce glare or enhance contrast. As you may have experienced on the mountain, it can be very foggy or the light can be very flat, yet quite bright. Alternatively the light can be very clear and bright, but due to shadows of trees the mountain peaks, the terrain can be very dark and undefined in the shadows.

From experience on the mountain, we would recommend the Yellow Blue Ionized Lens with 48 - 57% light transmission as the best low-light conditions lens, providing great contrast in flat light, but also being ideal for slightly brighter conditions.

For bright days, we would recommend the Jet Ionized Lens at 15 - 20% or Red Ionized Lens at 19% - 22% Light transmission, offering the best clarity when the sun is shining bright in a blue sky.

Here is the Full Lens Guide for Dragon Ski and Snowboard Goggles:

Lens Color

Best Use

Light Transmission

Blue Ionized

Best for variable cloudy to bright conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

50 - 60%

Blue Steel

Best for variable cloudy to bright conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

20 - 30%

Clear

Best for light to night light conditions

85 - 95%

Eclipse

Best for eliminating the harshest of sun conditions and reflective glare

1 - 11%

Gold Ionized

Best for bright sunny conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

35 - 45%

Green Ionized

Best for bright sunny conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

16 - 26%

Ionized

Best for bright sunny conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

28 - 38%

Jet Ionized

Eliminates the harshest of sun conditions

15 - 20%

Jet

Best for bright sunny conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

18 - 28%

Pink Ionized

Best for variable low light to cloudy conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

58 - 68%

Polarized

Eliminates the harshest of the sun conditions and reflective glare

15 - 25%

Red Ionized

Best for bright sunny conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

16 - 28%

Rose

Best for variable cloudy to bright conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

20 - 30%

Yellow Blue Ion

Best for variable cloudy to bright conditions by adding definition and cutting glare

60 - 70%

Yellow

Best for low light to night light conditions

75 - 85%