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Old 07-10-2013, 04:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I am using anti fog spray. It works great. You can try this inexpensive way once.

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Been using turbo fan Phenoms for five years now at least. Yes they work. Yes they still can fog from time to time. I have not had problems with the batteries on the coldest of days. Unless they need to be swapped because the battery is dead. Probably get close to ten days before needing to change out the battery. I do not swap it out often.

I use them for splitboarding and I have two sets. It is rare thay even when I am wearing the goggles on the up, that I have to swap them out due to fogging.

On hard snowing, cold days, I have had snow get in and ice up the fan stopping it. Thought they broke. Once I warmed them up they worked again.

After three seasons the cord to the fan broke on the battery pack on both. I sent them in for warranty to Smith and within a couple of weeks I had brand new turbo fan goggles.

So yes shit can break and they are not perfect. Pretty reliable though. They do work and they are pretty good. I know my life in the backcountry is easier because of them.
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you might want to try prescription goggle inserts, mine work great with no fogging issues. I posted a thread somewhere here last year with pics. Cost me about $100 and you can switch them between different goggles.
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My question is are you talking about your glasses fogging up or your goggles?

I've never had any problems with my i/ox goggles fogging up, but I have had tons of problems with my glasses fogging up. I've tried pretty much all the stuff to fix it. The only thing I've seen that works is Fogtech DX. I bought it at REI and it worked basically every time I've used it. I've tried all kinds of sprays and cat crap and all that stuff. None of it worked. Fogtech did work and I swear by it now. It comes in a bottle with a little pad or you can get it in little packs that are like alcohol pads. They both work but I prefer the little packs.

If you goggles are fogging up, it may work on them too. I've never run into that issue. Just my glasses.
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Have you tried the home remedy of shaving cream on the lenses. seriously, google it.
I don't have this issue, but this principle should work. Someone could test it out....
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Another trick that works better than anything I've tried is Dawn dish washing liquid soap. I heard about it when I was racing dirt track cars and my helmet visor would fog up terribly while waiting to go onto the track on 90 degree Indiana nights.

I tried it on the goggles for motocross and snowboarding and it works good for that too. Only downside, it needs to be applied every day or 2, but it is super cheap. One small bottle would last many seasons.

You put a drop or 2 of the liquid on a soft rag that won't scratch the lens. Rub the lens with the liquid until it is completely covered. Let it haze over, then rub it off with a clean part of the rag. Don't use any water at any point.

It works for glasses too. I use it at work on my safety glasses.

A little off topic, but it might work for someone so I thought I would share it.

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I have a major problem with fogging. I overheat big time and fog up every goggle. Just broke down and ordered the Turbo Fan. Its worth the $$ to have a non fogging goggle. Plus its a lifetime warranty and Smith has awesome Customer Service.
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Been using turbo fan Phenoms for five years now at least. Yes they work. Yes they still can fog from time to time. I have not had problems with the batteries on the coldest of days. Unless they need to be swapped because the battery is dead. Probably get close to ten days before needing to change out the battery. I do not swap it out often.

I use them for splitboarding and I have two sets. It is rare thay even when I am wearing the goggles on the up, that I have to swap them out due to fogging.

On hard snowing, cold days, I have had snow get in and ice up the fan stopping it. Thought they broke. Once I warmed them up they worked again.

After three seasons the cord to the fan broke on the battery pack on both. I sent them in for warranty to Smith and within a couple of weeks I had brand new turbo fan goggles.

So yes shit can break and they are not perfect. Pretty reliable though. They do work and they are pretty good. I know my life in the backcountry is easier because of them.
I've also used the Phenom Turbo Fan goggles and found them pretty good. Funny you had the fan freeze too, I actually did go out and buy new goggles when it happened and went and got the I/O's.

I always overheat and for years had fogging issues which what brought me to the turbofans. They definitely work, are they perfect no and I've actually had very little fogging with the regular I/O's so I'd think the I/OX would be even better since it's the next generation of the breathable lens tech they have. You probably won't even need the fan from my experience and I'm a fat sweaty 6'3, 300 lb bigfoot on the mountain lol. That said if you can afford the extra coin why not.
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