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02-09-2013 04:23 PM
pdxrealtor
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Another satisfied IOX user here in the PNW!

I can get them to fog here pretty easy but we are talking 32F and raining. After half a day, I get minor fogging in between the inner and outer lens but letting them air dry in the house overnight makes them good to go in the morning.

I am also a fan of the red sensor lens for the PNW flat light.

Great goggle at a decent price....
None of the I/O (I/O, I/Os, I/OX) lenses should be fogging between the glass. This just happened to TWO of my lenses last time I was out. It was obviously moisture inside the lens because the fog went away when taken off my face, that was warmer than outside air.

How the moisture got in there I have no clue. Has to be a bad seal or bad vent. I haven't been in the rain once, washed them in the sink once, nor have I had face plants or tons of face shots. I'm at a loss...... BUT even if I'd been in all of those conditions they still shouldn't fog between the glass.

It didn't happen once all the days of spring riding I've been doing. But the first day in the 20's it happened.

I used to wash my I/O lenses under the faucet with soap and water and only had a fogging issue on one lens after repeatedly washing them after every trip out. I only stopped because smith said it wasn't needed, that I could wipe the insides when completely dry with no issues.

I need to call Smith.

lol... sorry for the ramble..... bottom line is they should not fog between the lenses from what I was told by Smith.
02-01-2013 03:02 PM
XR4Ti I've bought from prolens.com with success last fall.
01-31-2013 08:51 AM
dknj A friend and I both just got the I/OS. Any idea where a good place is to buy replacement lenses down the road, without paying full price?
01-30-2013 11:25 PM
CK93 I have the Smith I/OX goggles as well and love them. I also bought a Smith helmet to help in the venting.

I don't know what lenses I have though. They came with 2- a red one and a pinkish one. The salesman told me the red was for sunny and the pinkish for overcast/snowing days. So I have been going by what he told me.

These blue lenses your talking about sound very interesting. I will see if I can order just the blue lens.

But yeah, I was just up on a very wet day (40 degrees), my friend couldn't keep his lenses from fogging--mine had no issue what so ever.
01-29-2013 09:21 PM
J.Schaef
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post
Much appreciated. I feel more comfortable now touching the inner lens with a micro fiber cloth.
DO NOT rub the inside lens while it is wet or damp.

only dab water out.

They say that you can't rub the fog coating off, but if you read the papers that come with your goggles, it states very clearly that you should never touch the inside of the lens when wet/damp.

I have these goggles too, and I love them I prefer the red sensor mirror most days up here in the NW. Blue sensor is great when it is a bit foggy, or starting to get dark.
01-29-2013 02:46 AM
smokebelch109 Nay worries, that was one of the major selling points for me too
01-28-2013 08:55 PM
Derp
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Originally Posted by smokebelch109 View Post
Straight from the smith website and plenty of other sources. the 5x refers to the fact that they made it 5 times bigger.

'A hydrophilic chemical treatment creates a micro-etched surface on the inner lens to absorb moisture before fog can form. Because Fog-X is a treatment that is actually burned into the lens, it canít be wiped away like other anti-fog coatings.'
Much appreciated. I feel more comfortable now touching the inner lens with a micro fiber cloth.
01-28-2013 08:12 PM
smokebelch109 Straight from the smith website and plenty of other sources. the 5x refers to the fact that they made it 5 times bigger.

'A hydrophilic chemical treatment creates a micro-etched surface on the inner lens to absorb moisture before fog can form. Because Fog-X is a treatment that is actually burned into the lens, it can’t be wiped away like other anti-fog coatings.'
01-28-2013 07:57 PM
Derp Not that I doubt you, but where did you hear that you can't hurt the antifog coating on the inside? I took a nasty spill today and got them pretty snow packed. Was really paranoid to touch the insides at all and let them air dry. Now sitting with a few water spots, but nothing major.

I also love the red sensor mirror. I also have a XL Bern helmet and had tons of adjustment room for the strap to go over the helmet. No pressure points whatsoever.
01-28-2013 07:47 PM
smokebelch109 Yep I'm stunned at how versatile the Blue Sensor lens is.

Yes I wore them with a K2 Helmet and the straps were more than long enough to fit round the XL helmet with room to spare.
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