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    Help with Sunglasses Fogging

    I recently bought the Oakley flak jacket xlj from REI, but I found out that it fogs a lot when biking and even when driving so I think I'm going to return it. I saw that REI also sells the Oakley Radar Path. Does anyone know if the radar path has fewer problems with fogging and also how the fit compares to the flak jacket?

    Flak Jacket xlj that I own

    Sunglasses I'm thinking about

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    all sunglasses can fog up when ur steaming and said shades are cool. condensation is a fact. ride faster. itll keep em clear.
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    spit on them and wipe it off

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    it works. trust me

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    Quote Originally Posted by zackuzelac View Post
    spit on them and wipe it off
    I used to do that when I swam.
    Ski outfits sell anti-fog wipes and such. No idea how they work.

    My glasses don't fog until I stop moving... airflow ceases.
    Too close to the face and they fog up for me also, but only when moving really slow or stopped.

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    EK Cat Crap should do the trick.
    http://store.ekusa.com/index.php


    Been used for years in whitewater paddling where your glasses are guaranteed to fog up. It's always worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec7 View Post
    EK Cat Crap should do the trick.
    http://store.ekusa.com/index.php


    Been used for years in whitewater paddling where your glasses are guaranteed to fog up. It's always worked for me.
    LOL At first I thought that was a joke. I have never heard of that product. And you say it works, I might have to try that. Wouldn't it be cheaper to hold a bag under the neighbors cat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsmac View Post
    I used to do that when I swam.
    Ski outfits sell anti-fog wipes and such. No idea how they work.

    My glasses don't fog until I stop moving... airflow ceases.
    Too close to the face and they fog up for me also, but only when moving really slow or stopped.
    Uh, it's basically soapy water. The soap acts as a surfectant that stops water from beading on the cool surface of the polycarbonate lens.

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    Spit works in a pinch, as well as any scuba diving mask anti fog, soap and water will work, cat crap works(snow skiing product).
    I dig dirt!

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    Shampoo or laundry detergent are both also effective (trick used on ice hockey's polycabonate visor) !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec7 View Post
    EK Cat Crap should do the trick.
    http://store.ekusa.com/index.php


    Been used for years in whitewater paddling where your glasses are guaranteed to fog up. It's always worked for me.
    +1 on the Cat Crap. I use it for snorkeling too.
    --If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try some detergent or soap and see if that works.

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    Bausch & Lomb has just made a new anti-fog product... you can read about it here...
    http://www.tetonat.com/2012/01/04/no...omb-fogshield/
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    Spit works. I've used that technique with swimming goggles successfully. Personally I find glasses with smaller lenses fog up less but all glasses and goggles are susceptible to fogging if you're hot enough or weather conditions are right. To avoid fogging don't put glasses or goggles on the top if your head or in a breast pocket.

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    Leopold anti-fog spray
    I use it on the outter lenses of my scopes and the lenses of my oakly flak jackets and have never fogged

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    Step 1: Soak nose in warm water for 5 mins.
    Step 2: Breath in violently from your nose to get all the mucous from your nasal passage into your throat.
    Step 3: Dislodge mucous from throat and spit a generous wad into the left lense.
    Step 4: Repeat step 1-3 on the right lense.
    Step 5: Use index finger to slowly work the mucous into the lenses.
    Step 6: Enjoy a fog free ride.

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    Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. Rub a very small amount on the lenses and let it dry.

    Don't rinse it off. It is optically clear and will not fog.

    Try it, it really works

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    Finally found something interesting!! The guys at webBikeWorld held a (none) scientific review of some of the most popular anti-fog treatment, back in 2007, where they tested C-Clear, Itech, Optic Guard and Vari Clear. Basically, they arrived at the conclusion that none of them were working ... some comments even suggested that shampoo was still among the best stuff to use!! (Motorcycle Helmet Visor Anti-Fog Comparison Review - webBikeWorld)

    Then, in 2010, they were contacted by the people from Nanofilm Technology to test their product: Clarity Defog it. Conclusions were spectacular, from what the review is saying (Clarity Defog It - webBikeWorld).

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    Cat crap works great, you can find it in bike and ski shops. The only downside is it leaves a slight film on your lenses, it will annoy you if you have to have perfectly crystal clear lenses.

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    Fogging has always been one of my biggest issues. No matter what products I try, the only thing that really works is to keep moving. Once I stop moving, my glasses automatically fog up and products only help me so much.

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