Your new goggles are looking fresh out of the box, my guess you want to keep them that way. Goggle lenses are quite delicate and are extremely easy to damage, but by following these guidelines you will allow them to have the longest life possible.
Avoid touching the inside of the Goggles lens
The first and most important step to looking after your goggles is to try and never touch the inside of the lens. Sometimes this is impossible to avoid, but try to at all costs, especially when wet.
Don't wear your goggles on your Beanie or Helmet
Avoiding this has many benefits. It will help to prevent any moisture getting to the inside of the lens from perspiration, which leads to fogging up (especially on a wet day). This will also help keep tension in the elastic strap by not stretching it and help to maintain the optimum fit.
When our goggles are on our heat it can be easy to forget that they’re there, making them more prone to damage.
Clean your Goggles with a Microfibre Bag
Your goggles will likely come with a microfibre bag – use this to clean your goggles lenses. It’s always best to carry it in your pocket when you are out skiing/snowboarding.
Store your Goggles in a Microfibre Bag
This one is a no brainer. Whether you are heading for Aprés drinks, back to the lodge, or back to your car. When your goggles have dried out a bit, chuck them in the microfibre bag to avoid them rubbing against any foreign objects. If you’re after even more protection, a Dakine Goggle Stash will store your goggles in a fleece lined, padded case and keep spare lenses separate too.
Tips and tricks to prevent fogging up
Goggles can fog up pretty easily, and it’s a sure fire way to ruin your day. Follow these couple extra pointers that will improve your day drastically:
- Get fitted properly
- Don’t wipe the inside of the lens
- Don’t wear your goggles on your head (especially on a wet day)
- Keep air vents free of snow and ice
- Don’t tuck in neck warmer or balaclava
- Dry them out at the end of the day