Best Anti-Fog Ski Goggles

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You can avoid fog in the goggles in two ways – with a single fog resistant lens or with a dual-pane anti-fog lens. They both work. However, a dual-pane anti-fog lens is usually the better option because it’s more efficient and cheaper.

Depending on your needs and preferences, we recommend a dual-pane anti-fog lens. Our pick is the Smith I/O helmet. It’s featherlight (16g), anti-fog, and has an adjustable ventilation so you can control your comfort. It also comes with a removable chin guard.

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Dragon X2 GogglesBest OverallDragon X2 Goggles
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1. Dragon X2 Goggles

Our rating: 9 / 10

Dragon X2 Goggles

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Pros:

  • The compression-molded face plate and soft upper seal are hidden inside two layers of soft silicone that help wick moisture away from your face and prevent fogging
  • The face plate is made from polycarbonate material with UV protection
  • The lenses and frame are polarized to eliminate glare
  • The silicone strap is more soft and adjustable than the straps used in most other goggles
  • The lenses are coated with a hydrophobic coating, keeping them fog-free
  • The lenses have a matching mirrored coating, adding to the high quality look
  • These goggles come with a soft carrying bag

The Dragon X2 Ski Goggles comes with a comfortable and durable double silicone strap that makes them feel good with or without a helmet on. This strap is more soft and adjustable than the straps used in most other goggles. Some goggles are just too hard-wearing to safely put on without a helmet, but not these.

The lenses are exceptionally anti-fog, reducing the need to use eye drops or wipe the lenses after stoping for just a couple of minutes. This is a high quality design with great looks and a premium feel.

2. Smith Optics I/OX Goggle

Our rating: 6 / 10

Smith Optics I/OX Goggle

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Pros:

  • 3X more comfortable than other goggles on the market
  • Keeps your eyes protected from wind and other elements
  • Keeps your head warm
  • Fits great on different head shapes and sizes

Cons:

  • May fog up after some time, but this may be caused by moisture build-up
  • The price is a bit high compared to other goggles on the market

The Smith Optics i/ox is most popular goggles on the market at the moment.

It’s basically a combination of two goggles in one: the i/os and the i/ox.

The construction is a little different from the i/os, but the important thing is that it has a removable top polar which makes it more versatile.

3. Oakley Men's Airbrake XL Snow Goggles

Our rating: 5 / 10

Oakley Men's Airbrake XL Snow Goggles

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Pros:

  • Soft-sealing gasket prevents fogging in even the coldest weather
  • Anti-scratch and anti-fog dual lens
  • Lenses come with 100% UV protection
  • Sweat-activated forehead vents
  • Flow-adjustable venting
  • Visor vents
  • Vented medial side of the frame
  • Adjustable headband
  • Snow Goggles have flexible hinges for optimal fit
  • Snow Goggles have a SportChrome lens coating to increase contrast

Black Matte.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I stop my ski goggles from fogging?

Skiing in the winter is not for the faint of heart. Especially if you’re skiing with kids. Your skiing style may be like mine; choppy, chaotic, and short on temper-ment. Your kids will demand the kind of individual attention and coaching that amounts to nothing less than a good, swift kick to the skis. And these fussy little things, who are not exactly experts at skiing, need to be propelled down the hill, pronto! Here’s why ski goggles are a necessity.

What’s great about ski goggles is the built-in fan system that cools the air coming into the goggle and then dramatically reduces fogging. I keep my goggles in a ziplock bag between uses because this is supposed to extend the lifespan.

Does anti fog spray work for goggles?

This is the million dollar question! I’ve tried a lot of different anti-fog products out there. They all claim to be the best and work miracles…. except they don’t. I’ve yet to find a product that truly works and lasts. As a matter of fact, the ones I’ve tried all seem to get worse the longer I’m out there on the slopes. The only anti-fog spray that works is the residue left behind by your breath. So, the longer you keep your goggles on, the less they will fog up. Make sure to clean your goggles and breathe on them prior to use to get them up to maximum fog protection.

Does shaving cream stop glasses from fogging?

If your glasses start to fog, it’s probably not because of your prescription. More often than not, the glasses are fogging because the plastic is too cold and the moisture in your breath is then drawn out and condenses on the lenses. Applying a razor to your goggles isn’t a good idea. You’ll end up scratching the lenses.

A better option is to add a layer of liquid inside the goggles to help with the fogging issue. You can buy anti-fog spray designed to make your goggles bead up with sweat just like your face does. Or, you can make your own anti-fog spray by adding a few drops of glycerin to a bottle of your favorite shampoo, creating a sprayable goo. Simply spritz your goggles with a bit of the solution before every run and you should be able to have fog-free vision.

What Colour lens is best for ski goggles?

The color of lens you choose will depend on the sun conditions you’re anticipating. If it’s clear, bright out, I recommend a color that is close to grey, because they ensure contrast and depth perception. If it’s overcast and there’s an abundance of snow on the ground, I recommend a sung or blues lens because they cut through the fog and snow easily.

Conclusion

Fogging around the edges of your ski goggles is one of the worst nightmares when it comes to skiing. There is an easy solution though. Some ski goggle manufacturers provide anti-fog coatings for their goggles, and in some cases simply wiping down the inside of the goggle will clear the fog. However, if you have fogging issues on a regular basis, it may be wiser in most cases to invest in a pair of anti-fog ski goggles.

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