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|12-11-2012 10:28 PM|
pretty sure droplets in between the lenses shouldn't be there. You may have a faulty lens. I was having all sorts of in between lens fog problems with smith sensors last couple of years...and I never even crashed or wiped the inside lens.
I'm also wondering if the EG2 fit you correctly. The face foam should be snug all the way around your face...no gaps in the nose area. One would think having a slight gap or two between the foam and your skin wouldn't be a problem, considering goggles are already vented, but maybe it's throwing the inner atmospheric balance off.
if there's any way to have at least one set backup set of goggles handy (in a backpack, in the car or with a non-riding friend), that would help lengthen your day. You can let the fogged goggle dry naturally while wearing the others.
|12-10-2012 09:07 PM|
in the future lift water droplets from the inner lens with a soft paper towel/tp/kleenex.
|12-10-2012 08:58 PM|
My bad for not explaining well, when I said goggles always gave me problems, I am referring to several hand me downs and $30 goggles from 20 years ago. I wound up using sunglasses even in snow back then because the cheap goggles were always fogged back then.
Cold day, snow falling, and covering the vents in snow from a bail probably didn't help, and maybe I rushed to judgement. Your advice of getting a beer in the lodge and letting em dry out for a while sounds like good advice. A gondola ride to the top probably isn't adequate time to get that moisture out.
Did I really mess up the anti-fog material on the lenses that bad by cleaning the inside with a microfiber cloth?
|12-10-2012 07:28 PM|
Sorry I was under the impression this happened on a cold day, I have fogging happen on cold days with lots of face area bundling up and have to pay attention myself. And you said it happened alot, seems like something you could correct by changing some habits or something. Millions of people run around with gogs that work
Pretty sure I've fucked off most of my anti-fog, didn't really know that until a couple months ago (not new gogs)...next time...hehe .. the new Smith IOX has an antifog that is actually structured into the glass instead of being a topical addition, but its $$ and as I said I'm an Electric guy.
Honestly if you really get your goggles all fuxxored from a wipeout, your best bet is to go inside, have a beer and get everything dry properly for a few minutes. If it's cold and snowing its gonna be like trying to get rid of sand at the beach.
|12-10-2012 07:20 PM|
Thanks for the reply.
One thing I wondered was if my beanie being tucked under the goggles on my forehead creates a problem. Like the foam on the brow of the goggles doesn't come in direct contact with my skin on my forehead, it rests over the beanie. Is this bad?
|12-10-2012 06:39 PM|
Also do not wipe the inside of your goggles EVER it has anti fog shit on them that you probably already wiped off
FWIW the Smith turbofan is a nice feature I wish others would copy but I'm an Electric guy.
|12-10-2012 06:10 PM|
Electric EG2 goggles fogging
Used a pair of Electric EG2 goggles today for the first time at Keystone and had a lot of problems with them fogging up. Was consistently snowing and pretty cold today. I fell off a jump and got snow all over the front and on top of some of the vents. Did my best to blow out all of the snow and wipe them down for several minutes in the gondola on the way back up, but they were almost useless due to being immediately fogged back up after strapping in at the top.
I don't remember having my Smith I/Os ever fog up and freeze this bad last season even in the few days it actually snowed here, so I am unsure if it's just the conditions causing the fogging or the actual goggles themselves.
My main questions are:
I love the peripheral vision of the EG2s, but they were useless once they got a little moisture inside and completely fogged up. Is this the case with pretty much any goggle?
For what it's worth, I've always had a rough time with goggles fogging, used several cheap ones in the past and prefer sunglasses in general since I can wipe them down quickly. Maybe my face is just too sweaty... hell, I have no idea but it was so bad I had to leave early. Don't want to go back to the smith I/Os since I love the peripheral on the EG2s. Considering returning them to try a pair of the Von Zipper Fishbowls and hope they don't fog up like the EG2s did today.
EDIT: Used them again today when it was snowing consistently - they were fine most of the day, they fogged once but I went inside for a few minutes to dry them out and had no problems the rest of the day. Lesson learned: take a fall and get snow on goggle vents, go inside to dry them well for a few minutes. Might be common sense to most people but it wasn't to me. Thanks for the advice.