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Heading to Santos this morning; Sunglasses always fogging up–solution?

Saturday, September 22, 2012 by  
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One of the many rocky sections at Santos (not my photo).

One of the many rocky sections at Santos (not my photo).

This morning I’m heading out to Santos MTB park and meeting up with my friend Mike, who is taking a long weekend to camp there. I think my friend Andrew and some of his riding crew will be there, too, and I’m sure we’ll run into some other riders we know. Can’t wait!

No plans for the ride are set in, um… stone (see what I did there?), but I’m pretty sure we’re going to be doing a lot of technical riding on the Red (advanced) trails. I’m sure we will hit some of the Blue (intermediate) trails as well. The Blues have their share of technical features, but are better than the Reds for getting a speed and flow fix.

I’ve decided to take my GoPro HD today, so maybe I’ll have some decent footage to post.

The extreme humidity we deal with here in Florida is a real problem a significant part of the year. One of the things I like least about the humid air is that my sunglasses fog up when I’m riding. I do not like riding without eye protection, as branches and other hazards always seem to be hitting me in the face. I’ve been using the Ryders Hex Polar/Photochromic Sunglasses for a while now, and I really like them. The Ryders even have two small vents on each lens to help keep them from fogging over, but those vents are not enough to combat very high humidity. Today I’ll be trying out a very inexpensive potential fix: Jaws Quick Spit Anti-Fog Spray. This product is mostly used by swimmers and divers, but it’s also reported to work well on sunglasses. Last night I sprayed some Quick Spit on my sunglasses and then lightly buffed it off. When I huffed on the lenses there was absolutely no fogging! Of course the real test will be out on the trails. I really hope this product works for me!

I need to pack up and get on the road. Have a great Saturday!

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3 Responses to “Heading to Santos this morning; Sunglasses always fogging up–solution?”
  1. Riding motorcycles and bicycles in a similar hot ‘n humid climate to Florida’s, I’ve tried a lot of products over the years since the introduction of original RainX anti-fog in about ’76. None are perfect, especially when sweating profusely as you do on a bike. So far, this is the best I’ve found. http://www.defogitworks.com/ You might like to give it a try and see if it improves your ride experience?

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    • Thanks Keiron. I had pretty good success with the product I used yesterday, but once I got some sweat and water from the trails on the sunglasses they did fog up a little. I forgot to take my cleaning cloth with me, so I had to take my sunglasses off until I got back to the trailhead mid-ride.

      Have you ever tried the dry wipes from Defog It? Those would be perfect for me if they work well. Reviews on Amazon are pretty positive.

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  2. No I haven’t. They should be the ideal for carrying on a bike assuming they work as described. I have read good things of them in the way of independent end user reports rather than vetted testimonials, but because the product isn’t distributed in AU TMK, I’ve only had the solution shipped here rather than the wipes. As in Florida, here in sub-tropical Queensland’s summer heat & humidity, nothing is totally effective on 30+ celcius 80%+ humidity days.

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