Everyone knows how to stop airsoft goggles from fogging. It’s what everyone wants to know when they first start out in the world of Airsoft. I had questions on what products I should use and what combination is best, but anyways let’s get started with some tips and a few short explanations about why you need anti-fog products and why they work the way that they do.
Fogging is a major problem and can really ruin any game or mission you may be doing. Fog = Blindness, and we don’t want to be blind now do we? It seems like everyone has their own “secret” formula on how not to fog up their goggles, but I’ll let you in on a few tricks that work for me.
- Don’t over tighten the goggle strap! This may seem obvious to some people, but for those who don’t know: The tighter you have your goggles strapped to your face, the more condensation will occur. When the oxygen inside of the goggle meets the carbon dioxide (or sweat) inside your mask it will form condensation, or in other words: Fog.
- Strap the goggles tightly at first to see if they fit properly, but make sure you can breathe through your nose and not feel like you’re suffocating! The point of Airsoft is to have fun and enjoy the game, not “play” with your face buried in your chest!
- Make sure you clean your goggles before playing. This is where most of us mess up. A dirty goggle will fog up very quickly if at all; trust me I know first hand. Here’s an article on how to clean airsoft goggles that I wrote a while back; I highly recommend reading it.
- If you have a fan in your mask try to point the fan away from your face so that you don’t fog up even more! This is pretty self explanatory, but many people don’t know what’s going on inside their masks and assume that fans are made for cooling down your face. Wrong! All they do is let more air into the mask (more oxygen) and cause condensation to form faster. This will defeat the purpose of using an anti fog product if you don’t take this tip into consideration.
Now when you have all of these tips in mind, it’s time to buy some anti fog products. These are the three products that I use when playing airsoft, and they have yet to fail me.
- 100% Silicone Oil (Looks like water and also feels like water, but doesn’t freeze or evaporate like water. It leaves no residue on the lens at all, and usually only costs about $5 for a small bottle)
- 100% Anti Fog Wipes (If you want to use these I would recommend the 100% Blue Anti Fog wipes over any other kind because they seem much more effective in preventing fogging.)
From my personal experience sprays don’t work very well at all. In fact, the only thing I succeeded in doing was leaving a sticky residue on the goggles that was hard to get off and made it even harder to see through.
Well there you have it! Those are all of my tips/tricks on how to prevent your goggles from fogging up while playing airsoft. I hope this helps a lot of people out who have been dealing with foggy goggles recently, and if you have any questions feel free to leave them below in the comments section.