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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Fogged up helmet!! :( HELP!!

Okay everyone-
I am in a life long struggle with "fogged up helmet syndrome". This season, on friends' reccommendations, I've decided to end it all and buy an open-faced moto-cross style helmet with ski goggles over it to finally beat the fog.

First ride of the season yesterday, and what do you know? Despite the new style of helmet and goggles I'm STILL FOGGING UP!!

My helmet has a breath box and the bottom of the goggles (Spy ski goggles) end above my mouth and nose and are pressed to my face. I don't understand how they can possibly be fogging up. If anyone has a sollution please let me know. I do not want to buy a new helmet with a heated shield.

Thank you!!!!
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i would also like an answer to this, i fog so bad that even my glasses fog up. with either style of helmet

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I have been in the same battle every year. I've tried MX helmets from friends that swear their set up will not fog on me, and before long, it's fogging. I bought a nice modular helmet this year and I'm going to run an electric shield. I don't want the wired shield, but I have no choice. I'd rather ride with a clear electric shield than freeze my face with an open shield.

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The best thing to do is make sure you have it open and closed at the right times. If you are just riding fast and moving keep the visor closed and all air vents open. Then when you come to a stop you need to make sure to open your visor all the way. Everytime.

I do this and my mask never fogs up.

With my MX goggles I have Castle dual lens and I just wear a backlava. or turle fur to keep my mouth from freezing.

Then I never fog up

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I to have the same poblem. I have tried a few different ones with no improvement. I just bought a new AC txi helmet with heated visor. I hope it cures the problem for the price of it.
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Yep it's the age old problem. I have a cheap helmet with a single layer shield. I bought some of the antifog spray thinking what the heck any incremental improvement is better than the constant fogging. I still have to manage the shield, open and closed at the right times but it probably has solved 50% of my fogging problems. I don't have any other things to manage the fog, just the spray and common sense. I see so many expensive modular helmets out on the trails. I always wonder if they have the same or similar fogging problems.
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I and just about everyone I ride with have switched to the ski - doo modular helmet's I havent had a fog issue since I switched 4 years ago. My girlfriend drug her feet and went with a gmax because it looked better lol! Now this year on her christmas wish list is a new ski doo modular just like the rest of our group wears I just havent found another helmet that stays clear like these helmets do. I was going to purchase the heated shield but just havent had any need to do so.

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this is going to sound silly but we do it when diving try rubbing some spit on the goggles befor u ride

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I also bought a cheap helmet and have fought the problem. I even took off the front air vent to get more air in. Still didn't work. I fixed the problem though. I took my drill out and frilled a 1/2" hole through the front air vent and through the padding infront of my mouth and inserted a small piece of hose to let air strait to my mouth and strait out of the helmet. I didn't fog up the other day once. I don't think I would do this to an expencive helmet though.


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That is a good idea ^^^ I never thought of that
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this is going to sound silly but we do it when diving try rubbing some spit on the goggles befor u ride
Ha Ha not silly at all. I have been scuba diving since I could hold a regulator in my mouth and that is standard practice. Same as the antifog spray without the gross factor.
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I tried the snorkel idea with 3/4 inch rubber tube 4" long with a 90 degree nipple that I stuck in my mouth, making my breath go out that and come out under my helmet. worked, but my neck scarf got soaked with spit. that's when I figured I would try the hole idea. I have actually been thinking about drilling another hole or 2 and using a 90 degree nipple facing up to my shield to let air come strait in from the front and shoot up to the lens. I am pretty sure that the helmet will not be as safe if you do get in a wreck though.


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Buy the BRP Modular2 helmet and your troubles will go away!! About $220.00
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Make sure your helmet has a breath deflector and use Catcrap on the shield. Seriously! Cat Crap Anti-Fog & Lens Cleaner, 83081 | Accessories | Sunglasses | GEAR | items from Campmor.

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ok guys, I have tried everything also, and here was my final answer. I also where glasses, (blind in one eye, cant see out of the other. lol) and I have tried everything, although I will day I have NOT tried the MX helmet, but I HAVE tried the Ski Doo modular, which I loved, but I have such a fat head that when I pulled the chin bar down it smashed the breath mask into my face making it ineffective.

My final fix was, and old school open face helmet, with a clear shield and a NO-FOG mask that they "guarentee" will keep you from fogging. Well not completely true, but with a slight modification it will. The no Fog is great, but what makes it even better is add and inch or so of material to the bottom of the snorkel piece on the front, and I added the very thin foam from and old pair of goggles to the nose bridge that seals it to your face around the nose and under my glasses, I have been happy as a clam ever since.

The added inch to the snorkel piece gets the snorkel down below the shield to you're not getting any breath up inside it. I had it longer than an inch, but found out while sitting on my sled, the open area at the botom would somewhat seal off on my jacket and I would fog up.

The NO fog with the added extension will work well for you MX helmet guys too, my son uses a no fog on a MX helmet and does just fine.

You can get no fog from most of the mail order places like dennis kirk, but I have seen them in sled dealer show rooms too for about $35.



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The lenses can fog up from sweating sometimes, I used paintball mask anti fog a few times but even that will fog, I found the best way is to keep my shield cracked as much as possible. I remember a guy telling me to rub soap on the lenses but I don't know about that lol.

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Buy the BRP Modular2 helmet and your troubles will go away!! About $220.00
Tried it and no dice.

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Good news for me....no fogging first time out and it was COLD! Temp was 4F with a WC of -20F. No need for an electric shield just yet!

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i have a very cheap full face helmet. nothing fancy to prevent fog. i have found that if i start riding and am able to ride through the fog that after 5 to 10 minutes of riding the fog clears and then it doesnt fog up till i take it off

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i have a very cheap full face helmet. nothing fancy to prevent fog. i have found that if i start riding and am able to ride through the fog that after 5 to 10 minutes of riding the fog clears and then it doesnt fog up till i take it off
I think it depends on the humidity though. I was riding during our last blizard this past saturday and between the extreem cold, the wind/blowing snow and humidity, I struggled the whole time even with my fog spray and opening and closing constantly. It starts to build up a layer of frozen and you loose the battle from there. The next day after the storm with just extreem cold, I didn't have any issues. My anti fog spray works well only with certain conditions.
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