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Old 02-11-2009, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I read up on these Dragon Mace Goggles and saw nothing but good about them. I bought me a pair this season because I was sick of my cheap spy's fogging up on me.

I used the Dragon Mace's about 7 or 8 times with no problems whatsoever. But yesterday I noticed that they were fogging! So I go get some napkins only to find that the fog is not on the front or back but in between! There are two lenses taped together and the fog was in the middle, Has anyone experienced this problem before ?? What can be done to avoid this fogging?
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It happens when moisture gets in between the lenses (most goggle lenses are separated by porous high density foam).

Take the lens out, get a small blower heater, position the heater facing upwards, stick the lens on top upside down, turn heater on. After a while you will see the moisture condensing and then evaporating out.

The goggle bag is also not meant as a permanent storage solution either since it doesn't allow the goggle to dry out properly.
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It happens when moisture gets in between the lenses (most goggle lenses are separated by porous high density foam).

Take the lens out, get a small blower heater, position the heater facing upwards, stick the lens on top upside down, turn heater on. After a while you will see the moisture condensing and then evaporating out.

The goggle bag is also not meant as a permanent storage solution either since it doesn't allow the goggle to dry out properly.
ok, so basically if moisture gets in there (like from a big slash of snow flying at your face) theres no avoiding the fog, I was looking more to avoid the fog while riding, so much for "ANTI" foam lenses, are there any lenses that just dont fog?
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there is no goggle that "won't ever fog"

it just doesn't happen

with proper care and storage, any moisture that gets in will be gone by the next time you use them

if you're completely anal about moisture getting in between the lenses, 09 Smith Phenoms have a dual lens that is physically sealed together rather than using foam (I think all Smith Porex goggles are like this; Porex is identified by a little white thing on the outside of the lens)
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right on, thanks man. all in all these goggles are great, even with the fog in there it was still possible to see just fine, only a thin layer of fog, i will give those goggles a look.
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You might check out the new Smith goggles- they have a new system in place, located between the two lenses, that is supposed to only allow air to get out (not in). Worth a look.
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One of the dudes I ride with rides dragons. He had some older DX frames and they fogged alot even on the storming days. Then he got some new rogue model goggles and they were fogging on the first day he used them. It was below freezing and a blizzard but my brand new oakley ambush goggles didn't have any problem. Dragons just don't seem to cut it in he extreme conditions. Weird because one of my favorite riders, Gigi, is sponsored by them.(I had oakley O frames before and they kicked ass too)
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Sponsorship is a non-factor when it comes to evaluating the quality of a product.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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One of the dudes I ride with rides dragons. He had some older DX frames and they fogged alot even on the storming days. Then he got some new rogue model goggles and they were fogging on the first day he used them. It was below freezing and a blizzard but my brand new oakley ambush goggles didn't have any problem. Dragons just don't seem to cut it in he extreme conditions. Weird because one of my favorite riders, Gigi, is sponsored by them.(I had oakley O frames before and they kicked ass too)
cool, i was gona buy some oakleys but they seem to be outa my price range, i got them dragons for less than 50 bucks, and they seem to work fine for me, not too many blizzards in socal

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Did he actually evaluate them and give his thoughts or was he just paid by Dragon to wear a new one every run, akin to a moving commercial?
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