Foggy glasses seem to be a constant battle for mountain bikers, whether you’re on a cold winter ride in Colorado or hot, humid ride in Florida. If you struggle with keeping your lenses clear try one of these three techniques!
#1 – Plain white toothpaste. You will want to avoid any minty toothpastes with flakes or other special characteristics. This method is very simple. First, wet the lenses and apply a small amount of toothpaste on both the inside and outside. Rub the toothpaste in thoroughly until the whole lenses have been covered and scrubbed. To finish, simply rinse off the toothpaste and let air dry. I like this method because it works pretty well and almost everyone has some plain toothpaste lying around the house somewhere.
#2 – Foam shaving cream. Again, with this method you want to avoid gels or other special products. Plain white foamy shaving cream works best for this project. The method is virtually the same as the toothpaste. Wet the lenses, apply the shaving cream and rub in thoroughly, rinse, and let air dry. I like this method over the toothpaste because it seems to last slightly longer.
#3 – Sports anti-fog cream. This method is by far my favorite as I have found it works the best. I picked this up from some racquetball buddies who use this on the court because foggy glasses lenses are a major issue there as well. There are a lot of companies that make a similar product and you can find something easily online or at almost any racquet sports shop. I like this method because the cream comes in a small tin that can easily be stored in the car, bike toolbox, or pack, and can be applied easily on the fly. Simply apply the cream to your fingers, rub on the lenses, and wipe clear for a nice, clear view. Although most people don’t have this around the house like toothpaste or shaving cream I think it is well worth picking up a tin. They are inexpensive and work extremely well. Check out Z-Clear or my personal favorite, Cat Crap.
If you have other methods to keep you glasses nice and clear please let us know with a comment below! What products do you use? What works well? What hasn’t?