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Anon Fogging up - is this normal?

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I decided to get some hi quality head gear this year, so i bought a K2 Rival Pro Helmet and a pair of Anon Insurgent googles with the Blue Lagoon lens.

Here's the deal, walking for about 10-15 minutes to a park, while wearing both my helmet and goggles (on my face, without a mask/bandana), the lens gradually fogged up, starting from the top, so when i got there, more than half was blurry. Is this to be expected even from supposedly hi-quality products like these, if i am not going downhill?
(Tempertature was about -5 Celsuis / 23 Fahrenheit. I didn't wipe the inside of the goggles or any other shenanigans like that)

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The worst fogging I've ever had was with my Anon Insurgent goggles about 3 weeks ago. It was like -10f and the fog on the inside of my lens froze before it evaporated. It gradually got worse until it was like I was looking through frosted glass. I eventually went in to the lodge until they defrosted and I shook them out.

I've worn them a few times since and not had fogging problems at all. Not sure what the deal was.
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lots of things can make goggles fog, 99% of them have nothing to do with the goggles. The inside of them is like 96 degrees and the outside is freezing. Add exercise (your body heat vents vertically, straight into the foam on your gogs from your chest), and the slightest bit of moisture (not only sweat, but humidity, and even snow too)...tadaaa.....

gogs are the one piece of gear that require a little attention the whole time or else they can go to shit quickly (being mindful of snow, not breathing so that your wet exhale goes right up your face, thru the foam, etc)

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klinger, to expand on my incident. This all happened between putting my goggles on and strapping in for the first time and day and taking the lift up. By the time I got to the top of the lift I had a solid sheet of ice on the inside of my goggles. I then rode down to the lodge alternating taking my goggles off and trying to ride without freezing my eyeballs. Unexplained and it hasn't happened since.
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Yea, it doesn't take much, is all I'm saying. Even as dry as it is here in CO, sometimes it is more humid than others, my goggles notice it first.

Some possible factors: goggles started out cold, goggles started out warm, your face was cold, your face was hot when you put them on, moisture from somewhere....hasn't happened since?

Environmental factor still seems to me to be the culprit, not the goggles.

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Yea, it doesn't take much, is all I'm saying. Even as dry as it is here in CO, sometimes it is more humid than others, my goggles notice it first.

Some possible factors: goggles started out cold, goggles started out warm, your face was cold when you put them on, moisture from somewhere....hasn't happened since?

Environmental factor still seems to me to be the culprit, not the goggles.
You're probably right
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I have the exact same prob with my m1's. All I can figure is that the days I work up any kind of a sweat (which is most) they fog up (and freeze) so much that I have to go in and thaw them out. Total bs if you ask me!! Not sure if that would be the case with all goggles but my old cheap-o oakley's never did it once. Pretty sure I've wasted a bunch of money on these things.
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Interesting. Some goggles are definitely more prone to fogging than others. Gonna pay attention to this thread. I really want a pair of M2s, but I'm a heat factory so goggle fogging is an issue for me. If Anons are more prone to fogging, then I'll probably grab some Smith I/Os instead.

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Curious thought, but how well do your goggles fit?
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Curious thought, but how well do your goggles fit?
Yep, good call. If you've got gaps, you're gonna have fogging. My old Smith Phenoms never had fogging issues until recently when the surrounding foam started to break down. You gotta have a good seal or you're gonna have fogging.

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