The Bottom Line
- Large, sweeping lens provides excellent field of vision.
- Dual-lens design effectively fights fogging.
- Micro fleece lining and triple layer face foam means comfort is a given.
- Helmet compatible - Safety first!
- Larger frame size may not fit small faces well.
- The Rogue frame is made from durable, lightweight plastic and is shaped to cleanly mate with most snowboard helmets.
- The Rogue goggle strap features three rows of rubber strips on the inside, ensuring a snug, slip-free fit.
- The ionized, dual-lens of the Rogue offers an excellent field of vision and clear sight in various lighting conditions.
Guide Review - The Dragon Rogue Jamie Lynn Signature Model Snowboard Goggle
Physically, the helmet-compatible Rogue matched up perfectly with my Giro MX 10 helmet, with no "gaper gap" whatsoever. The strap features three rows of rubber on the inside, which means the Rogue sits nice and snug on both helmets and hats. This is a good thing, because the world viewed through the Rogue lens is a beautiful thing.
So how does the Rogue perform? Very well, to say the least. The dual-lens setup, which is pretty much standard in high-end goggles today, keeps your vision fog-free in all but the nastiest conditions, and the large, spherical design provides an excellent field of vision (especially on the periphery). Whereas some goggles (the Oakley A-Frame comes to mind) have a tendency to fog when the rider is breathing into a neck gaitor or neoprene face-mask, the Rogue stayed fog-free throughout the day - the only exception being after a spectacular faceplant into a few feet of powder. All my huffing and puffing trying to extract myself from the snow, coupled with the snow inside the goggle, managed to fog up the lens pretty good.
The Rogue is extremely comfortable. It's lightweight, and the triple-layer face foam is lined with micro fleece, so there's none of the itching, scratching or pressure points common on goggles of inferior quality. The ionized lens works well in a variety of lighting - it's dark enough to shield my sensitive eyes on bluebird days, yet I had no trouble seeing the terrain when the light turned flat towards the end of the day.