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How do I stop ski goggles fogging up with a face mask?

Winter enthusiasts are happy about the reopening of the ski resorts. The NAKED Optics team has also been constantly on the slopes ever since. However, the season start also challenges us. Currently it is very important to find a good solution for the cold temperatures and the accumulated humidity. The combination can cause warm air which causes the lenses to fog up. NAKED Optics has some advice for you on what to do if your ski goggles fog up.

Why do ski goggles fog up?

Especially with cold temperatures, it can happen that the lenses fog up. As soon as warm air in the ski goggles meets the cold lenses, the temperature difference is too high. This forms water drops, which accumulate on the surface of the goggle lens. Especially with an FFP2 mask, we produce a lot of warm air. This can cause the ski goggles to fog up more easily.

How can ski goggles fog up?

Fogging due to snow cannons

Currently, the snow cannons are running at full speed. This can impact the visibility. If possible, you should ski around the snow cannons. Otherwise, it is important to keep your hand in front of your goggles so that as little snow as possible lands on you. If both, the goggles and the helmet are full of snow, then it is important to clean the top of the helmet in the gondola. This will prevent the goggles and foam material from getting wet. If the foam material is wet, then it is best way to try to get the water out and dry it (squeeze it, strip it). If the lens is already steamed up and iced on the inside, then warm it up and de-ice it. This is easily done, for example, by using the body heat in your jacket pocket.

Fogged up lenses with ski goggles on helmet

As soon as you are in the gondola or on the chairlift, you automatically put your glasses on your helmet. Currently, it is very important to check beforehand whether the helmet is also dry on the top. It is best if you simply wipe over it briefly. Thus, one prevents that the foam material of the goggles gets wet by the helmet. If you put the glasses on the helmet, then it is important that the helmet edge and goggle edge form one line. This prevents the warm air from rising into the inside of the lens, for example, by talking. If the warm air rises, then it can happen that the moisture settles on the inner glass. This leads to fogging up the glass after a certain time. Again, our advice is to free the helmet from the snow / ice layer and warm and de-ice the glass.

Fogged up goggles in the gondola

Currently, we produce a lot of (body) heat and moisture, especially in the gondola. As soon as you wear the face mask, the goggles are on your helmet and you talk a lot with your colleagues, it can also happen that the inner glass ices up. This happens because the warm air is not drawn away to the front as usual due to the mask and all the talking. The warm air slowly rises as moisture, causing the inner glass to ice up. Again, our tip: dry foam material, free the helmet from the snow / ice layer and warm the glass and de-ice.

Do anti-fog sprays work?

To prevent fogging up, anti-fog sprays are often mentioned. The spray allows a separate layer to be applied to the goggles. The anti-fog sprays can help for optical glasses, but should never be used on ski goggles. This is because the actual anti-fog layer will be permanently damaged. So, please keep in mind: Never use anti-fog sprays for ski goggles.

Keep perfect vision with NAKED Optics ski goggles

Do you already know the NAKED Optics ski goggles with a super-anti-fog coating? The STORM is 300% more resistant to fogging compared to other models and keeps the view.

Credits: Michael Strauss

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