Dragon APX 2014 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride
The Dragon APX is a big departure from the DX series and offers a very wide peripheral view as well as a good streamlined look. This is the flagship model for Dragon and they do a good job with them. Now Dragon has been around for a while and the APX has been here for a season or two. These have a great fit and a really good field of view. The lens options are varied as well and you have a wide variety to choose from. The only issue that I can see with these goggles is their anti-fogging capabilities. The 2012 Dragon APX goggles we tried fogged and it was a normal day on the hill. The 2013 models we tried did not fog up but it leads us to believe that these aren’t up to par as some of the other high-end competitors. A lot of goggles this big sag or pinch the nose but these fit our faces very well. So It’s hard to say if we had a bad pair or if this is a common issue with Dragon Goggles in general. I know that my DX and DXs goggles fogged up a lot but I think the APX’s higher quality lens and bigger size make for better anti-fogging. All in all, there is a great fit and with many lens options. I would pair them up with a helmet that has goggle venting and they should work well.
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I've only got 5 days on the APX goggles, but those 5 days were in extremely warm temps (50). I experienced no fog while riding with these. They did for up when I put them on top of my hot and went into the lodge, but defogged in no time once put back on my face. Peripheral vision is above average, but not as good as my Electric EG2s. Comfort is off the charts, and they are really good looking IMO. Wallflowers may want to get a different goggle, because you will get a lot of questions and comments in lift lines about them.
I got a pair of 2011/2012 APXs and was fairly bummed. For the price you expect your goggles to never fog. But as the official reviewers said, these things fogged up like nobody's business. I guess I run hot, but still, on an average day I was fighting the fog monster regularly. After getting pissed too many times on the mountain, I cut my losses and went with the relatively simple Ashbury Warlock goggles and have had zero complaints. Sometimes simpler is better and price doesn't always correlate to quality. Until they figure out how to keep the fog out, I'm going to stay away from frameless goggle designs, despite their good looks.
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