Dragon goggles are one of the most renowned in the industry – loved for their striking and unique looks and cutting edge technologies. Dragon has recently launched a fantastic array of new goggles this season, many of which are inspired and designed by some amazing legends in the snowboarding and extreme sports industries.
Here is a rundown of the Dragon styles to look out for in 2011!
Eco friendly E.C.O Dragon Goggles-:
Following the launch of Dragon’s first ever E.C.O (Environmentally Conscious Optics) sunglasses, the brand has now introduced a collection of E.C.O snow goggles. E.C.O is an initiative to help reduce our environmental footprint by exploring different types of sustainable materials and manufacturing methods. The concept behind the E.C.O Dragon goggles is to recycle old goggles and reuse the Polyurethane to make new ones.
Co-Op Skullcandy Dragon Goggles-:
Included on the Rogue, Mace, DX and DXS Dragon styles, these goggles come equipped with a pair of removable Skullcandy headphones. Now you can get crystal clear vision teamed with crystal clear sound to provide you with a soundtrack to your snow adventure!
Rogue Danny Davis Signature Series-:
These striking Rogue Dragon goggles have been designed by 21 year-old snowboarding phenomenon Danny Davis. Born and raised in Highland, Michigan, Danny is the leader of the new generation of snowboarders, renowned for pushing the limits on and off the snow. The new ‘Steal Your Face’ styles are inspired by the music and artwork of the 60’s, with Danny’s own twist and originality.
Rogue Nimbus Co-Op
The super sleek 2010 Rogue Nimbus snow goggles have been designed and developed by Dragon’s premier free skiers Eric Pollard and Chris Benchetler. Nimbus is a film company founded by Chris and Eric that focuses on the core community of free ski and documents their global travel and free ski adventures. This is the second year that Dragon has collaborated with Nimbus.
The Rogue Onboard goggles mark Dragon’s first collaboration and competition with Onboard magazine. The contest provided one lucky artist the opportunity to turn their custom artwork into a limited edition Dragon Rogue snow goggle. The 2009 winner was Martina Scarpelli who won with her unique hand drawn pencil sketch artwork, and therefore landed herself a premium position in the 2010 Dragon goggle line!
Rogue TJ Schiller Signature Series
These bold and super funky Dragon goggles are inspired by TJ Schiller; a free ski phenomenon from Canada and winner of the XGames gold medal in 2008 and 2009. His signature goggles take inspiration from the early days of 90’s Hip-Hop (particularly his love of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air!) and street art.
Mace Simon Chamberlain Signature Series
Since his first breakthrough at the Nixon Jib fest, Canadian born Simon Chamberlain has become renowned in the extreme sports industry for his exceptional rail skills. Simon opted for the Dragon Mace frame due to his love of the oversize fit. The striking creative theme behind this style is inspired by Simon’s love of urban street art.
DX Pirates Co-Op
Pirates is a grass roots snowboarding production company that was founded by premier Dragon rider Gigi Ruff and his friend Ludschi. As the name suggests, these goggles are inspired by all things associated with pirates! The goggles feature a pirate influenced eye patch on the right side of the strap, with the Dragon logo eye patch displayed on the left side. The skeleton arms on the right side of the strap extending to the skeleton hand on the frame represent ‘see no evil’ and the anchor pattern seen on the entire strap coincides with the Pirates Productions brand.
DX Wolle Nyvelt Signature
Austrian Wolle Nyvelt was awarded rider of the year in 2008. He also co-founded the brand Asmo, with his friend Steve Gruber. The Asmo brand represents Nyvelt’s love of the mountains and the ocean, which is definitely evident in the artwork on these vibrant goggles!
DXS Leanne Pelosi Signature
A style for the ladies, these goggles have been designed by Leanne Pelosi; a pioneer in women’s snowboarding and winner of the 2008 Rider of The Year. Leanne is also the founder of Runway Films, the first ever all female film company. These goggles take inspiration from Leanne’s love of the 50’s mod trend and the art that was also prominent in that era. The design is directly related to her signature series with Dakine.
D1XT Jamie Lynn Signature
One of the ultimate snowboard legends of our time, these goggles have been designed by Jamie Lynn who with this style, wanted to express his admiration for the original Dragon frame. All the artwork is done by Jamie and the graphics are inspired by his first pro model board with Lib Tech Snowboards.
As you can see, there are some incredible Dragon goggles styles to choose from this season, all of which are inspired by a different person, theme or influence. Dragon goggles incorporate the latest lens and frame technologies and will certainly see you hitting the slopes in cool, vibrant style!
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