/ Glasses mistting.
How do I stop my glasses mistting up while wearing snood/face mask, on the hill in this cold weather.
Any advise welcome.
Ta, will try that.
Try that, but I'm with Toreador - having hated the idea of sticking things in my eyes, I moved to contacts when my glasses misted up and then froze over on the Brecon Beacons a few years ago. Someone had to help me down off Corn Du (the indignity!), and it was straight to the opticians and never mind my squickiness about eyes.
Have you tried the old diver's trick of spitting on the lenses and rubbing/wiping clean? (Don't try it after eating chocolate!)
> Have you tried the old diver's trick of spitting on the lenses and rubbing/wiping clean? (Don't try it after eating chocolate!)
yep I've done that with ski glasses/goggles and found it works fine. just a very small spit though, not the full hacking throat-clearer...
I would worry in case RainX damaged the coating on my lenses
> I would worry in case RainX damaged the coating on my lenses
Are the coatings on the outside of the lense while rainx (anti fog) would be on the inside?
Works well for those limited occassions, but not so good if you are a regular snood wearer I guess.
I've tried RainX, and IMO it's useless on coated lenses. I used to use it on my motorcycle helmet visor back in the days before anti scratch coatings, but once visors started being coated it did nothing. Tried it on my glasses too. It doesn't appear to do any damage, but doesn't make any difference to water running off. If your lenses aren't coated, it might be worth a go.
One thing that does work for misting (but again only on uncoated lenses) is washing up liquid. Just a very thin smear then polish it off. But, any water on the lens washes it straight off so no use if it's raining.
I've never heard of a lens that was coated on only one side. It's both or nothing.
> Are the coatings on the outside of the lense while rainx (anti fog) would be on the inside?
I don't know. How can you tell?
not always great and you'll look a bit odd, but a surgical mask/ disposable face mask with malleable wire that moulds to your nose. or a Respro cycle mask.
Both worked for me, even cycling, when you're puffing lots.
A small amount of washing up liquid ans water rubbed on the inside of the lense.
Cap is good. Contact lenses are perfect. You soon get used to putting them in.
Thanks all for the advise, will try some of the things out, excpet the contact lenses, can't bring myself to putting things in my eyes.
I don't think RainX is right product as its job is to bead water so it runs off, it is not an anti-fog coating.
You can get anti-fog coatings for dive applications (such as camera housing lenses). Search for "anti fog spray" under shopping on Google.
pop down to your local motorbike shop and get some helmet visor demister .comes in a handy little spray bottle which will easily fit in your rucksack.
definatly works well on my mbike so cant see why it shouldn't work on glasses although a helmet visor is plastic.gd luck
Ive never found anything that can stop your lenses misting up!
Most glasses have plastic lenses now too.
There's been a couple of posts regarding using washing up liquid. Theres a lot of salt in it, (so it's thick and you think it's stronger), and to act as an abrasive when used neat on that manky pan. It's not something you really want to be rubbing on plastic lenses, especially coated ones.
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