Ski goggles are some of the most important gear you can have in your arsenal of skiing equipment and gear. They help protect your eyes from the cold and enhance your visibility against the harsh light that is common in snowy areas.
When it comes to skiing goggles, there are so many frequently asked questions like how exactly do you take care of goggles that take care of your eyes? How do you maintain and store them? We are going to look at some of the things you can do to ensure that your snow goggles are forever in pristine condition for use.
Customized snow goggles need to be cared for well if you want them to do the same for you. The following are some important ways and tips that you can use to ensure that your goggles are in tiptop condition at all times.
When you buy ski goggles, they usually come in a bag. This is not for show, they are specially designed storage bags that are just right for storing ski goggles, and it is what you should be using every time they are not in use. These bags are soft on the inside, and they protect the goggles from getting scratches on the surface. Once you have them inside the bag, keep them in a palace where they will not be disturbed by constant movement.
Cleaning snow goggles is not as easy as you may assume it to be. It is recommended that you let the snow and ice that may have accumulated on the surface of the lens to melt away first on their own as opposed to scrubbing them off. Trying to scrape off solidified ice may leave scratches on the lens, making them unusable. Once the lens is dry and ice-free, you can now wipe it carefully using the special microfiber cloth that the ski goggles came with on purchase.
The best way to get rid of ice is to put the goggles inside your pocket for a while, don’t heat it directly over a fire, as that will also spoil the lens.
The inner layer of the goggles is coated with an anti-fogging layer that is made using a special material. This material doesn’t do very well against the cold when exposed for so long as it becomes brittle and any drop or hit may damage it. Therefore, once you are done with the goggles, don’t leave them hanging outside. Zip them up in their bag and keep them in a warm area; the jacket pockets could do as they have the room for that.
Storing them at the right temperature also reduces the chances of the goggles fogging up once you wear them on a warm face in cold weather. Once fogging starts, there’s never a quick solution to stopping it.
Skiing goggles come with interchangeable lenses, but that should not be an excuse for switching them out every week. Changing the lean often carries the risk of upsetting the balance that gives the goggles their anti-fogging capabilities. Switching them from new ones may leave some space that allows fogging to occur. Only change lenses if you really need to due to physical damage that renders them unusable.
At no point should you ever place your fingers directly on the inner lens. As previously mentioned, the anti-fogging layer is not just sensitive but takes damage easily. Leaving an imprint of your finger there will leave a smudge that will require cleaning. If you have to clean the inner part every time you use it, then it would only be a matter of time before that layer is eventually worn out too much to work any longer.
Ski goggles are necessary, and they don’t come cheap; this is why taking care of them the right way is important. They’ll eventually break down at some point, as is expected of anything that gets used frequently, but you can postpone that and squeeze some years out of it through proper care.