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Solutions for fogging glasses??

Ok, I've been gearing up for the 20 mile morning commute in low 30 degree weather. Thanks to Psyche for connection suggestions I've got my heated glove situation under control. I bought a balaclava for inside my helmet, a fullface helmet whose chin bar and visor swings up as a unit. My glasses fogged so badly the first time I rode it, I had to turn my first corner on my ride, well, almost blind
Any suggestions on how to keep the glasses from fogging?


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open vents on the helmet, breath down out your nose, contacts instead of glasses??

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+1 on contacts.

I leave my visor cracked slightly when going under 30 MPH. It's no colder that way than closed. Over 30, I'll close it. I guess there is enough air moving then to keep it fog free.

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Can't wear contacts. Used to, but no longer.

Helmet vents are open.

I breathe thru my nose. I breathe "up" when I breathe in; "down" when I exhale.

The balaclava seems to have made things worse......I'm thinkin' maybe *not* covering my nose and maybe mouth breathing...gently.

The balaclava spoiled me with one use in terms of comfort, but it seemed to bounce my breath back onto my glasses. I'd like something to keep my neck and lower face warmer, without affecting my vision.

Anyone who wears glasses, and a FF helmet that has got this all worked out?


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Apply a little shaving cream to your lenses, let it dry for a minute, wipe it off.

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Only thing that worked best for me was to keep the glasses farther out/down my nose. Keeps the lenses farther away from the body heat and allowed more of the cooler air to ventilate around the inside of the lenses.

A lot of variables amongst lens size/shape, cheekbone/nose structure though, so ymmv.

But I do not need my glasses for driving unless I am in unfamiliar territory and I need to read street signs. So often times when riding in the cold, I do not even put my glasses on.

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I'll see if I can find a bottle of the spray I used a few years ago for off-road riding - I don't see it in the reviews linked above but I assume there is some good stuff there too. The stuff I had was incredible and the goggles never fogged up if you wiped down the insides every week or so.

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Only issue I've had was condensing. They tell you to leave a small section on the bottom of your glasses/visor free of the stuff, so that the condensation can run to those areas. Use it in my sunglasses, snow goggles, helmet (before the fogcity visor), and paintball mask. Good stuff.

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Snowbiling in nw PA in the 70's if you got to riding hard your goggles would fog up. A little saliva on the inside of the lens would keep it fog free. Yeah, gross, I know but it worked.

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Consensus seems to be a lense treatment.
I'll check out some of the suggested anti-fog stuff.
My luck would be that my saliva would melt the lenses
As for Florida, well, I kinda' like the change of seasons here in Carolina.....as long as I can see where I'm riding!


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I leave my visor cracked slightly when going under 30 MPH. It's no colder that way than closed. Over 30, I'll close it. I guess there is enough air moving then to keep it fog free.
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I leave my visor cracked slightly when going under 30 MPH. It's no colder that way than closed. Over 30, I'll close it. I guess there is enough air moving then to keep it fog free.
+2, I don't wear prescription glasses but I do this to keep my sunglasses from fogging up.

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I'll be moving at 80mph+ during the morning commute, and it would be nice to use the balaclava, *and* be able to see where I'm going.:001_smile:


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+1 on good old spit.

Learned from a life long Coast Guard diver.

Works great until you get close to the freezing point, then you might as well use bacon grease as you're basically screwed on both fronts.

That and kinda cold.

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one of those neoprene face covers w/ the nose piece...if it's extended, it kind of directs the breathing down far enough

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stamperman, i ran into the same problem myself here in portland, oregon. dealing with city and rush hour traffic caused me alot of grief with regard to fog. i searched long and hard, and found that while there were many applications to stop fogging the visor, there were only finite solutions to glasses and required consistent reapplying.

finally, i found something called the "foggy breathing guard". best thing ever! only 25 bucks, but the best investment i have ever made so far this winter. attaches and removes in seconds, and small enough that you can carry with you. even better, you can switch it up between helmets. check it out, works awesome.

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I use some stuff called "Cat Crap" on my scopes on my rifles to keep them from foggin up ... helps when i actually need to wear my glasses (not very often) ... i've never really had to reapply it so far ... but that's just me ... and down here sometimes it takes a long time for fogging to go away because of our always supersaturated insanely high humidity in the air ...

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3 solutions I've used...

1. Buy an anti-fog faceshield (if made for your helmet)

2. Those FogTech packets (Cycle Gears usually have them by the register) with anti-fog wipes inside (good for 6-10 rides)

3. A Respro Foggy breath guard (from Aerostich: might not work with balaclava though).

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I use some stuff called "Cat Crap" on my scopes
Doesn't the gritty kitty cat litter scratch your lenses up?










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Doesn't the gritty kitty cat litter scratch your lenses up?







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Lol nah I just follow instructions ... :P ...

*opens application instructions* ...

Step 1: ... Carefully remove all kitty litter from feline excrement to prevent sratches to visor/glasses ...

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Get a Foggy Mask. It really works well with glasses.

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Fog City Inserts

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Have never tried the Progrip, but I can tell you the Fog City Hyper Optics are legit!! I've had them in the my last 3 helmets the past 5 years. It doesn't fog, at all, it stays in place (with the exception of my Shark RSI which already has anti-fog coating, probably the reason why it won't stay on), and its tinting feature comes in the clutch on sunny days. Makes any helmet usable year round, rain, shine, snow, whatever.

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