Transitions Optical, Inc. and Dragon Alliance announced the introduction of the new 2015 Dragon® Advanced Project X (APX) and Advanced Project Xs (APXs) snow goggles, featuring a Transitions® Boost adaptive goggle lens. Being hailed as “the cream of the crop” in the 2015 Dragon® Goggles Collection, the Dragon APX and APXs with Transitions® adaptive lens technology automatically changes tint in response to changing sunlight and weather conditions, eliminating the need to swap goggles while skiing or snowboarding.
Colour optimized to help improve visual performance, the Dragon Transitions goggle lens enhances contrast and increases depth perception, providing a clear visual advantage on the slopes. With a broad visible light transmission range, the lens automatically darkens to a dark gray in bright sunlight and lightens to a contrast enhancing yellow in cloudy or overcast weather.
In addition, the Dragon Transitions goggle lens utilizes a spherical injection molded polycarbonate material that delivers endless peripheral vision and the easiest lens interchangeability. An integrated dual lens, it ensures a sealed thermal boundary with a super anti-fog formula for increased visibility. Specifically formulated for snow conditions, the new Transitions goggle lens is also designed to be more reactive on warmer, sunny days on the slopes and blocks 100 percent of harmful UV rays to protect eyes from sun damage.
“We are proud to be introducing our first snow lens product with a phenomenal partner, Dragon Alliance,” said Larissa Bryan, Director, Transitions Optical, Sunwear. “Throughout the course of the day, skiers and snowboarders often face changing light and weather conditions, and would need to either change goggles or continue with a pair that’s too dark or too light for the conditions. Our adaptive lens technology solves this problem by changing the tint automatically, so they can focus on the slopes,” she added.
“When it came to developing new lens technology, we knew we wanted to work with Transitions Optical,” Kyle Martin, Global Snow Marketing Manager at Dragon Alliance. “Our riders need best-in-class technology to combat the changing light conditions they encounter on the slopes. This lens is a true first-of-its kind for the snow sports industry.”
“This goggle is a game changer!” says Gigi Ruf, Dragon Alliance Professional Snowboarder. “The fact that I never have to change my lens, no matter what the light conditions are is incredible. It means I can spend less time worrying about my equipment and more time focusing on what is truly important, the act of snowboarding.”
The 2015 Dragon® APX and APXs goggles are available now to purchase from Dragon Alliance’s secure website and through ski and snowboard product dealers. In Canada, the goggles are available through Timebomb Trading Inc. and Gamma MX. To watch a video on the Dragon Transitions lens, visit http://www.dragonalliance.com/team-member/transitions.