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September 03, 2019 3 min read
One of the unpleasant situations is getting to know that your goggles have fogging issues while riding. It is a feeling known by everyone when the snow is around and wind prepares to start. You get excited and begin to prepare to reach some miles on the new layer of fresh and soft powder and suddenly, you begin to experience fogging on your goggles and you are unable to see anything.
You have them removed, allowing them to rest on your helmet. You end up becoming half-blind when you meet with a harsh wind and snow flying into your face.
You should continue to read this if the description matches your experience as we are going to discuss the prevention of foggy goggle syndrome.
Yes, you need to stay put when you are being unstuck. However, you should make attempt to restrain yourself from sliding the goggles anyway in a situation of stoppage on the mountain. You have faster fogging when your body heat and breath enters the goggles when you have the goggles pressing up against your chin bar. It is better to place them under hood goggle bag or in your goggle case.
The cold air outside that mixes with the hot air within your goggles is the source of fog. Hence, you need to ensure that they stay in a dry place when you remove them.
Get rid of the Snow
Ensure that you check whether you have snow stuck in your goggles when the opportunity comes. This is possible during a break and you can do it to distract yourself. Use a stone to kill two birds!
Remove Snow from Vents
This can occur only on the real deep days. Ensure to check for vents in your goggles because of the possibility of snow creeping in. The presence of snow in the goggles will to lead to vent blockage and prevention of airflow through them. This is not possible with JUDGED goggles as there is an extra venting. However, you still need to check.
Do not clean the inside of your goggles with a wet lens bag
Many people do this without even thinking. However, you will create more problems or end up damaging your goggles in the attempt to clean the inside of your goggles with even a mildly wet lens bag. You are not to touch the inside of your lens.
Dry out the goggles
Have the goggles removed, shake them as if you are mixing a cocktail to observe whether airflow is able to fix, when there is a bad fogging. Likewise, you can put them inside a dry goggle bag to observe whether there is improvement following some minutes.
If the fogging still remain after doing both of these steps, there may be a need to swap to another pair to allow them dry for long period in an under hood bag.
Refrain from touching the inside
Constantly touching your goggles is likely to bring about fogging. Yes, it is true that you need to touch them at some point but remembering this rule will take you far. Consider the individuals who have experienced goggle fog syndrome. It is likely that they caused it by touching it many times. They tend to exhibit more anxiety and anger as they constantly fidget them to make the fogging worse.
Older goggles may need an anti-fog gel re-applied. JUDGED sells this and will work on all brands goggles. https://www.judgedgear.com/collections/helmets-goggles/products/anti-fog-gel
Ride with two goggles
Don’t have just one goggle. Get a spare. Have one in your face and the other in a goggle bag. This will help you to have a fresh and hopefully one that is not foggy. You can just take along a lens with our new Sanction Goggles.
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