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Old 01-28-03, 05:42 PM   #1
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2nd pair of goggles - both fogged up, thought they were fog proof!

Well, Im on my second pair of ski goggles and they fogged up to the point where I had to take them off during my commute home. This is the second pair that were stated on the box that they were fog proof. Not sure if its a blend of fog and moisture from sweating, but Ive been on the slopes and have sweated just as bad. This sucks, do I have to blow 100 bucks on a pair that has the high tech venting? I paid 45 for this last pair!
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Old 01-28-03, 07:43 PM   #2
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Try putting a coating of Fog-X on it. You can buy it at any decent auto parts store.
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Old 01-29-03, 10:51 AM   #3
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Use dish soap. A very small drop on your finger (not much) and wipe it over the lens. It does distort your vision, a bit but not as much as if they fogged up.

If your vision is distorted too much with the soap you've used too much. Wipe off a bit with tissue.

You only need enough soap to prevent condensation buildup.

I where glasses, believe me I have spent hundreds of $$ on anti-fog stuff. None work good enough for cycling. Some work great for the temperature change from outdoor to indoor. But I guess us cyclists generate too much heat and moisture.

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The soap solution works for a day for me. I have to do it every morning if I don't want to fog up.
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Old 02-03-03, 06:46 AM   #5
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That's right, everyday. I carry a small vial of dishsoap for touchups. use a eye dropper container, last months.

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Tried the dish soap and got - not a fog build up, but more of a moisture crystalized build up. Either way, the visual drops within 15 minutes of building up heat. It seems as though, when you first have a fog problem, the lens has failed and it comes on quicker each time.
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Old 02-18-03, 09:33 AM   #7
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I actually wonder if I used a small amount of cooking oil and wiped it over the lens, would it do a better job of preventing the fog build up, since oil and water don't mix? Has anyone tried this one?

I'm gonna use Pam, since it's fat free, and I'm working on keeping the fat out of my diet....


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I'm in the same boat as you - spent $40.00 on what I thought would be a good pair of winter googles and they fog up to the point where I can't see.
Spoke to my bike mechanic and he said that for winter we need double lens ski goggles not single
lens like I bought. Otherwise there will always be problems.
My solution after I got $%#@ed off at my purchase was to go to my basement and grab my $3.00 safety goggles and use them with my baclava. They worked great - it must be those major vents in the sides but at - 30 degrees celsius there was only a tiny bit of fog in the corners. Looks totaly uncool but it saves a lot of squinting.
Try it sometime.
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I actually wonder if I used a small amount of cooking oil and wiped it over the lens, would it do a better job of preventing the fog build up, since oil and water don't mix? Has anyone tried this one?
If you're serious, try it on a cheap pair of throwaway goggle or glasses first. I accidentally got oil on a pair of cycling glasses. It steaked like crazy and took absolutely forever to clean off.
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You may want to try some stuff I've used skiing. It's called - I kid you not - Cat Crap. You rub a pinch on your goggles, kind of buff it clear and you're good to go. You can get it here:
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oops .. here's the Cat Crap site
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Old 03-13-03, 10:41 PM   #12
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If the ideas in these other posts don't work and you are at an end and looking to purchase again, go buy Oakley's. For an example look here:

http://www.sunglassgiant.com/Oakley_goggles_main.htm

I use them skiing and never have had a fog problem. I ski 40+ days a year.

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yes snowblower is right, My oakleys are fine, both the sunglasses and the goggles do not for on me, and you can get them with clear lenses too, so try them they will probably be 30 40 dollars with a clear lense. Only problem I had with them was landing on my face of a 25' hit and cracking the inner lense (yea, 2 lense design, it works)
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I was recently up in Butternut Basin in Great Barrington, MA and they had a ski sale going on. I picked up a pair of Smith goggles with double lens on it for $47 to see how good they are this upcoming winter.. Now I need to figure out if I can use my mirror on it! I hope it works better than my pair of shades that I used last year. Would fog up when stopped at lights. Cap Crap works a little but has to be reapplied quite often.

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double lense design is good unless you plan on smashing your face into ice (see post below), single lense would be no better SDmith also makes the turbo CAM which has a fan in it that you can turn on to clear the goggles!
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Old 10-15-03, 04:19 PM   #16
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goggles

you can check outdoorreview.com for reviews of goggles with respect to fogging. marshalls, ross, and tjmax have smith and bolle goggles for sale at around $15 bucks. just picked up a pair at marshalls, the smith sundance pmt model with double lens for $14.99. the reviews at outdoorreview.com said the smith regulator series and the spy blizzard goggles were best for fog free operation.
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