Care and cleaning for ski goggles and snowboard goggles

Linda Eigner

Once you've found the right ski goggles or snowboard goggles, you naturally want to keep them for as long as possible. In order to extend the life of the goggles, to protect the ski goggle foam and to maintain a clear view, there are a few things to consider. We have summarized the most important tips and tricks for you when it comes to caring for and cleaning ski goggles and snowboard goggles. Long live the goggles!

How do I clean my ski goggles?

When cleaning, you are probably quickly tempted to use special cleaning agents or cloths. However, you should avoid these in any case, as they can damage the coating and the lens. It is sufficient to rinse the outside of the glass under warm running water. Then you can simply shake off the ski goggles. You can also use a microfiber cloth for cleaning. Most winter sports goggles are already supplied with such a cloth. This means that you do not have to buy any special cleaning aids.

Can I clean the ski goggles with a handkerchief or glove?

The answer is: No! Handkerchiefs are an absolute no-go when it comes to cleaning. It is very tempting to reach for a handkerchief when your ski goggles are fogged up or wet. But you shouldn't do that. Handkerchiefs contain mineral fillers, which act like sandpaper on the glass surface and damage the glass. The same also applies to gloves or jacket sleeves. These can also cause micro-scratches on the lens. It is therefore very important for the product care to avoid handkerchiefs and clothing.

Cleaning the ski goggles: When do I use anti-fog sprays?

Nowadays it is often advised to use anti-fog sprays to prevent fogging up ski goggles. However, it is a misconception that these help, as the applied layer of spray can damage the anti-fog coating on the inner glass of the ski goggles. The anti-fog sprays should therefore never be used for the product care of ski goggles and snowboard goggles, but only for sunglasses and optical glasses.

How do I remove water drops on my ski goggles?

Especially when skiing or snowboarding, it is possible for water drops to accumulate on the snow goggles. You can simply dab and remove the water beads on the outside of the lens with a microfiber cloth or a microfiber bag. Et voilà - you have a clear view again.

My ski goggles are fogged up: can I clean the inside?

The inside of the ski goggles is very sensitive because it has an anti-fog coating. It is therefore essential to keep the inside of ski goggles and snowboard goggles clean. Quick wiping and drying can damage the coating and the anti-fog protection is no longer guaranteed. However, if the inside needs to be cleaned, you should only use a microfiber cloth for this. Water stains should be dabbed very carefully with the microfiber material. Stay away from other materials! Gloves in particular have a very rough surface and can damage the coating. The following applies to the inside of the ski goggles: Clean only in an emergency!

🚨 SOS: 🚨
The ski goggles constantly fog up with the mouth mask. You can read about how to prevent fogging here.

Care of ski goggles: How do I store my ski goggles after a day of skiing?

After powdering is before powdering - that's why storage and product care is just as important as cleaning. In order to have the perfect view on the next day on the slopes, you should let your goggles dry after skiing and snowboarding. As soon as the ski goggles are dry, they can be stowed away in a case. This protects the glasses from scratches and prolongs the pleasure. Storage in the case is also important for the foam. Repairing or replacing the foam in ski goggles is very difficult. It is therefore all the more important to look after and store it properly.

💥 NAKED Optics insider tip 💥
For the best protection for your extra lenses, you should get our extra lens case.

More questions about protecting your ski goggles?

The lifetime of your NAKED Optics ski goggles is very important to us. If you are unsure or have any questions, you can contact our customer service at any time:

Photo: Branislav Rohal

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