Thanks for your comments. Though my system is “open,” I find that breathing out into my balaclava directs warm (though moist) air onto my cheeks, behind the safety glasses, and the safety glasses act as a windscreen for the sides of my face. Because it is open, the moist air is well ventilated so it doesn’t fog my eyeglasses. I suppose one could cover the exposed facial skin entirely, as I presume you would have to do with ski type goggles. I have used my get-up down to the single digits Fahrenheit.
Good point about the snow glare; My winter commuting is entirely in the dark, so I like clear lenses.
No reply necessary but how cold does it get? Is Suburbia Ontario a real place or a way of life? ;-) I have spent a lot of time in southern Ontario from Windsor to Toronto, and did a bicycle tour up the Lake Huron coast from Sarnia through Tobermory and on to Sudbury, then train to Toronto.