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Goggle Foggin'

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Okay.. So I have problems with goggle fog every year. It doesn't seem to matter what goggles I use, I still get quite a bit of goggle fog coming up.

I've used Dragons, Smiths, Oakleys, etc... and have settle on Okaleys as they fog up a little less. I have a pretty big face, so i need to go with a larger goggle and thus am riding with a set of Crowbars and two sets of Wisdoms. However, they still fog up a bit.

I'm taking all the precautions I can think of... I'm not breathing into a face gater (or my coat) and sending the warm/moist air up into my goggles. I don't take my goggles off and allow the snow to fall in them. I keep them as dry as possible. However, if I fall, I can count on my goggles being fogged up for hours.

Any tips? What is causing this? Do I have an especially hot face and therefore am totally hosed?
post #2 of 13
Does your helmet block the top vents of the goggles?
post #3 of 13
Try some OTG goggles if you don't think they look too dorky. They look better with a helmet for sure. They sit away from your face more allowing more airflow and fog much less than regular goggles when using them without glasses.

I have the Smith Knowledge. They are big but a good looking OTG. They look huge on my small head though. I'll bet they would work well for you.

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
well, I don't wear a helmet yet. I know, I know.. getting one next week. So that's not a problem, yet.

I think I tried a pair of those Smith's out. Maybe it is time to try again. I have no problems with big goggles. I have a HUGE head, so it all works out. What does OTG stand for?

Anyone else?
post #5 of 13
OTG = Over The Glasses

Goggles made to go over glasses have more room (and air) inside the goggle giving you an advantage if you are wearing them without glasses. Most people don't wear them though because they think they look too big and Gaper-ish. Personally I think not being able to se and crashing into a tree looks more Gaper-ish.
post #6 of 13
Turbo Fan
post #7 of 13
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Turbo Fan
Really, that's the only sure-fire solution. If they fit with your helmet. I've heard of people having problems with the motor crapping out, but I've had a pair of turbo Prodigies for two years and have had zero problems.
post #8 of 13
There is a new device out there to add an anti-fog fan system to any google. Saw an ad in the latest Ski magazine.
post #9 of 13
I use Smith googles with the vent adjusters on the front. I've found most googles with this feature work flawlessly. Without that type of vent I've always had fogging issues also. Try the Smith Anthem's(believe that is the name). Bought my son those last week and no problems what so ever. Ski store had them for around $100 and TJMAXX had them for $35.
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There is a new device out there to add an anti-fog fan system to any google. Saw an ad in the latest Ski magazine.
Haber Vision?

http://www.habervision.com/product/12013.aspx
post #11 of 13
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I use Smith googles with the vent adjusters on the front. I've found most googles with this feature work flawlessly. Without that type of vent I've always had fogging issues also. Try the Smith Anthem's(believe that is the name). Bought my son those last week and no problems what so ever. Ski store had them for around $100 and TJMAXX had them for $35.
Don't tell your son, but Anthems are women's goggles
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Don't tell your son, but Anthems are women's goggles
Thats what I thought when he put them on (didn't say anything). He is 7 so the smaller face design is perfect for him. I find so many of the youth goggles are just junk. There just black so they don't scream girl. I thought at the ski shop they had the Anthems in with the mens goggles. Oh well he is happy and says they work great. He is on his fourth pair already in his short ski life.
post #13 of 13

foggy goggles

jrm27, I have struggled for years with the same problem. I have to wear goggles over glasses, and the glasses fog up the instant any moisture at all gets inside the goggles.

No so called "anti fog" solution makes any difference at all.

The solution for me is the Smith goggle with the fan inside. This really works.

I also stuck a cpu fan on top of an old pair of goggles and powered it from a 9v battery, which also works.

Good Luck
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