Dragon Alliance NFX Review

April 28, 2014
Dragon Alliance NFX
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
89
Field of View
7
Fit
7
Anti-fog Power
8
Lens Quality
9
Frame
10
Value
8

The Good

  • Superior interchangeable lens system
  • Comes with two lenses included
  • Good venting and anti-fog

The Bad

  • Oversized frame doesn’t fit in some helmets
  • Lens options tested weren’t ideal for all conditions
THE VERDICT

The Dragon Alliance NFX is hands-down the best interchangeable lens system I’ve tested. The goggle comes with two lenses–as it should for this price–and looks great since most sets include at least one ionized lens. The only obvious downside is the oversized frame, which may be too much for some helmets and/or riders.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

Oversized frame goggle from Dragon with an interchangeable lens 

FULL REVIEW

Venting/Fogging
The ample room–perhaps too much–inside the Dragon Alliance NFX allowed for great venting and no fogging during my field tests. The vents in the frame worked well in conjunction with the vents in the lens and Dragon treated the lenses with anti-fogging compounds as well.

Field of View
The NFX sport a somewhat wide field of view but for an oversized goggle it wasn’t as wide as I had expected. The depth of the frame pushed the lens further off my face which I found decreased my peripheral vision.

Lens Quality/Durability
The NFX lenses provide a crisp view and resisted any scratching during my field testing. The test goggle came with a Watercolor Blue Steel lens and a Yellow Ion lens. The Yellow was great in low light but the Blue Steel should have been a bit darker for the sunny days.

Frame and Construction
The interchangeable lens system on the Dragon Alliance NFX is fantastic in its simplicity. The lenses peel off with ease and pop back into place effortlessly. I experienced no problems when changing out lenses on the lift or wearing mittens. It’s possible that performance will deteriorate over time but it was perfect during my testing. This lens system made the NFX one of my favorite goggles of the year.

Fit
The oversized frame is better on a bigger face and with more room underneath a helmet brim.

 


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MSRP
$160.00
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