Anti fog goggles are a critical piece of any ski and snowboard gear set up. When choosing ski goggles, it is vital that you ensure the lenses come with an anti-fog treatment or coating to ensure you can stay on the mountain even in damp and humid conditions. So, what exactly should you look for in an anti-fog snow goggle?
What to look for in anti fog goggles
Double Lenses: Double lenses create a thermal barrier between the two layers of material that reduce fog more than any other feature of the goggle. You should look for goggles with double lenses, no exceptions.
Anti-fog treatment: Another preventative measure involves a hydrophilic coating on the inside of the lens. This prevents moisture build up on the lens and in turn helps reduce fogging. Be careful, if you rub or wipe the inside of the lens this coating could get worn down.
Ventilation: Ventilation increases air flow through the goggle and reduces fogging by preventing moisture build up within the goggle. Look for goggles with ventilation on the frame both above and below the lens. Don't be fooled by high tech goggles with fans or motors in them, these are largely unnecessary and only serve to add bulk to the goggle.
Storage: Absolutely do not put them in a damp ski bag immediately after skiing. Let the goggles dry fully before storing them in a dry place.
Tips: Avoid putting the goggles up on your forehead and try to keep moving. If you take a fall and get some snow inside the goggle or on the vents, try to clear this as efficiently as possible.
But what if I'm skiing on a foggy day? If you frequently ski in foggy conditions, we recommend going with a dedicated low light lens or photochromatic lens to help battle the conditions. These lenses will allow more light through the lens and enable you to see through the fog. If you're going to be skiing powder, chances are you'll be in some hairy conditions occasionally.
Glade anti fog goggle treatment: All of our models are double lenses and are coated with an anti fog goggle treatment on the inside of the lens. We have ventilation on both the top of the frame as well as the bottom, and our Challenger model has additional vents etched into the lens. We're so confident that our goggles won't fog up that we offer a free replacement pair up to one year after the date of purchase!