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The infamous fogging goggle problem… We have all dealt with it and we have all been annoyed by it. Yes, some riders do better than others and some goggles also deal with it better than others. In this entry I am going to discuss why and how to prevent fogging. Lets first discuss how fogging happens. It happens when cold air and hot air meet. That simple. Make sure your goggles fit your face. We do not want all the heat from your head going into your mask. Your foam should be a little thicker than your helmet padding. Ski...

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“Wet Out” is new issue that happens when you have gear with Gore Tex, Hipora, E-Vent or another liner material. The liners do a great job preventing you from getting wet, but the outer shell still gets soaked. This eventually happens with all gear except rubber rain coats. You may still be “dry”, but riding with a soggy jacket is not fun. Jackets that do wet out also lose breathability, so you will sweat. Once you sweat, it is just a matter of time before you get cold. Nobody wants to ride soggy and cold. When a coat is brand...

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Goggles are possibly one of the most important items in snowmobiling. This is a guide on what to look for when shopping for goggles.   Goggles should not be bought alone. It makes no sense. All of the leading manufactures are matching their goggles with their helmets. Buying a goggle that is not made for your helmet is a big risk. It will usually not fit correctly and cause massive fogging. If you already own a helmet, look at their goggles first and ask why those will work better for you. Most ski goggles are not built to be inside...

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Nose Guards are not a hotly debated subject and most riders just use them. When we ask riders why they use them they usually admit they never thought about it. People in other winter sports do not use nose guards, but dirt MX riders generally always have them. Most people first started riding with ATV open face helmets and ATV goggles that grew into niche market, but has always been more focused on the dirt. The snowmobile industry has grown and companies like JUDGED are building snowmobile specific products. Some of our goggles have nose guards, some do not and...

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Many of the JUDGED products use a something called Hipora. What is that? Hipora is a 3 layer membrane that prevents water from coming in while letting moisture out. It has a microporous structure. It is premium fabric with a polyurethane coating, the layers of material have tiny holes in it so water cannot get in, but moisture can. You can pour water in our Guardian Glove and it will not drip.  If you pour boiling water in you will see steam rise from the finger tips. It is truly amazing stuff that keeps you warm and dry. The version...

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