i work at a paintball field and to stop fogging we mix a small amount of dish soap with water and spray it on the lenses (spray on the inside)... and let it dry, the soap creates a clear film over the lens. only use enough soap to slightly change the colour of the water, depending how much water you use, you may only need one small squirt of soap.
for diving i spit in my mask.
i was talking to a guy who works at one of my local board shops and he is sponsored by dragon and even he said dragons will fog more than other goggles in the same price range... he said it will happen alot if you lift them off your face alot... this is the thing that turned me away from them... i already own spy blizzards and have never had a problem, so i went with spy orbits instead
Thanks for the tips. That sucks about what your friend says... Shoot!!
OK, I used to have a big problems with fog, too. Now, its all fixed. Here are a few things to consider:
(1) The first thing to check is that the goggles fit your face correctlly. Goggles come in different sizes. Make sure you have the right size.
(2) NEVER touch the inside of googles with you hands. If so, you can mess-up the anti-fog stuff.
(3) NEVER take your goggles off and put them on your head when you are outside. Put them on your face, and don't take them off until either (a) they are fogged up, or (b) your done riding for awhile. If they do fog-up, take them off, and let them dry on their own.
(4) Losen the neck of your jacket-up when you are in the lift line. Heat can rise-up from your body, and exit the top of your jacket. If your jacket is closed-up, the heat will go right-up to your head, and goggles. This can cause fog. Part of this is also to not overdress. Be warm, but not too warm. Exercise, skiing, or any movement generates heat and if sweat is forming on your forehead, your goggles fog up. Take off a few layers until you are comfortable.
(5) I found have that if your wear your googles OVER something (i.e. hat, beenie, mask, etc), that the thinner the material, the better. If it something really thick, the goggles have to deal with different "levels," and can thus cause some problems.
Nice! Thanks for the tips. I'll make sure to consider these next time up on the slopes!
if new goggles are fogging take them back, especially if there fogging between the lenses. New goggles shouldn't fog even if you breath on em.
Yeah, I am debating whether to take these back. Do you think I can return them after I wore them once? Do any of you know what Sports Authority's return policy is?
even though most of these people are giving you good advice, i hate to brake it to you but its cause you bought dx's. its not really the goggles themselves its just that there not high end (like $85 or more). some might say you dont need goggles that expensive but its so worth it. my friend has the smith Phenoms and he can breath on them, up into them, put them on is head, eat sh!t, anything and they dont fog, and we hike the park. another friend has anon figments which he often describes to people as sex for you face. they perform just like the Phenoms with the whole fog thing. just get some anons, the figments are only like $85 maybe $90
Damn...Thanks for the advice on the Phenoms and Figments.
I wonder if anyone here SCUBA dives also?
I dive quite a bit, and we use Sea Drops on the inside of the lens to eliminate fogging. Yes, spit does work quite well also.
I just don't have the guts to try Sea Drops on my Oakley Wisdoms for fear of ruining the factory coating. I don't have any problem with the Oaks fogging up or anything, but I love how Sea Drops keeps everything crystal clear while diving.
Nice, I may have to try that if I keeps these goggles.
Thanks everyone for the help and advice!