Combining the clean aesthetics of a cylindrical lens with the expansive peripheral vision of a spherical design, Dragon's all-new PXV proves to be an innovator in goggle technology. With the introduction of their Panotech lens, which utilizes a unique toric lens curvature, the PXV offers unrivaled peripheral visibility by sitting closer and wrapping further around your face. While our testers were impressed by the uninhibited field of vision without the usual fishbowl-like design, they were even more impressed by the photochromic lenses incorporated into this specific model. Where lenses with this tech have failed to effectively adjust with changing light conditions, Dragon's Photochromic technology was surprisingly proficient.

Goggle Features & Details

  • Photochromic Technology
  • Panotech Lens
  • Armored Venting
  • Super Anti-Fog Treatment
  • MSRP $240.00

Rad: Photochromic tech effectively adjusts to changing light conditions.

Bad: Some found a finicky fit along the nose, requiring the strap to be worn in a specific position.

Dragon introduces the PXV this season, which features an all-new, innovative Panotech lens. Utilizing a unique base curvature, these lenses wrap further around your face for an unbelievably wide field of vision. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Integrating Photochromic transition lens technology into their proven Lumalens, Dragon has created a goggle that is ready to adapt to any light conditions. Testers admitted to being blown away by its efficiency. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Dragon’s exclusive Armored Venting prevents snow from packing into the frame, helping to maintain a fog-free experience. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Whereas many transition lenses fail at effectively adapting to light conditions, Dragon’s PXV PH Photochromic did it was impressive proficiency. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Along with its high-tech features, the PXV also possesses small details like silicone strap backing, ensuring that they stay put all day long. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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