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  • 10 Tips to Stop Your Snow Goggles Fogging up

    July 15, 2021 3 min read

    How to Avoid Foggy Goggles


    Having your goggles fog is one of the most frustrating things you can deal with up on the hill. It always seems to happen at the worst times and, even on the sunniest of days, you can end up being unable to see anything in front of you.

     

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    Choosing a high-grade goggle with anti-fogging technologies helps. Employing anti-fog coatings, highly ergonomic vents, double lenses, or fused lenses increases the chance you'll have a fog-free day! Smith goggles come with arguably the best anti-fog regime on the market. Using two different hydrophobic coatings, the lenses themselves disperse moisture across a greater field, allowing for prevention. They combine this with a fused double lens with a one-way valve called the Porex Filter, allowing for ventilation and air pressure regulation.

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    Aside from differing brand technologies, there are a few extra things you can do to help get the most out of your goggle and prevent fogging. Here are 10 tips to avoid your snow goggles fogging up.

    1. Keep Your Vents Clear

    Ensure there's always enough clearance to allow fresh air to come into the goggle and circulate the moisture. Occasionally snow can freeze over and get trapped in the vents, which will make your goggles fog up. If they do get blocked, be gentle! Tap away the snow or carefully wipe the moisture out. Being too rough will cause the mesh to be pulled away with the snow.

     

    2. Keep Moving

    Always keep moving! Ripping down the hill increases airflow through the ventilation, so keep those laps going, and your goggles won’t fog up.

    3. Shake Off Excess Snow

    To remove snow from your goggles, always make sure you shake it off. Wiping the snow off with your glove might scratch the delicate anti-fog film and compromise its ability to disperse moisture.

    4. Don’t Place Your Goggles on Your Head

    Never put your goggles on your head or helmet. They'll fog! The transition between the warm and cold air so quickly will flare up fogging. If you place your goggles on your forehead the heat radiating from your body will go into the goggles and cause fogging.

    5. Carry a Spare Pair of Goggles

    If the inner foam section of your goggles gets wet, it may take a more extended period to dry out completely. Having spare goggles will take the stress out of quickly drying your goggles and completely avoid fogging by swapping between the two pairs on your snow trip.

    6. Don't Overdress

    Dress appropriately for the slopes. If the sun is out and the wind is at a minimum, do not pile on your layers. You will overheat and sweat, causing your body to radiate heat and fog your goggles, so match your outerwear to the weather conditions for a comfortable day on the hill.

    7. Don't Tuck Your Accessories into Your Goggles

    It can get quite chilly and windy on the mountains, but no matter how cold it gets, do not tuck your facemask or balaclava into your goggles. This will cause your goggles to fog due to the moisture and body heat getting trapped.

    8. Dry Them Out

    When you're done skiing or snowboarding for the day or taking a lunch break, the best course of action is to lay them on a bench to dry out naturally.

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    9. Change Your Lens

    Carry a spare lens around with you. If the conditions change throughout the day, you can swap in and out your lens to suit the weather. Anon Perceive Lens have an incredible range to suit varying conditions.

    10. Buy goggles that won't fog up

    An obvious tip, but it will save you from not being able to see out on the slopes. Make sure the goggles fit your face well, this will allow no moisture and snow to get in. Ensure that the goggles you are purchasing has vents, and your helmet won't block the vents. Bring your helmet into Auski so we can help match the perfect goggle that will fit in seamlessly with your helmet.

    If you've recently purchased a pair of goggles and you're having a hard time keeping them fog-free, give us a call or visit us at the shop. We might be able to help you out! Some goggles now come with a limited lifetime warranty, which covers fogging lenses.

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