Gear expert Alf Alderson kicks off our newly revamped Kit & Equipment reviews with a test of the hardy but stylish Dragon MountaineerX sunglasses.
PRICE: Available from between £152 - £220
WEBSITE: Dragon Alliance
WHAT THEY SAY: "The Dragon MountaineerX combines classic wayfarer style with state of the art innovation for high altitude snow activities. Features include interchangeable C-Temple, leather side sun shields, Rope Lanyard system, and Dragon Performance lenses. For high altitude snow activities that require maximum protection from sun, reflected UV, high impact, and corosional elements such as saltwater, and sun block."
WHAT ALF SAYS: I used a pair of MountaineerXs all last season and loved their light weight, cool, classic looks and ability to block out the harshest of light. They’re especially good on warm spring days or for ski touring, when goggles are too hot, and they have been specifically designed for high altitude activities.