How to take care of your ski goggles
Just bought a pair of new MINT ski goggles? Awesome! Let’s make them last for many snowy seasons!
It is easy to ruin a pair of goggles and create the need to buy new ones every season, not ideal for your wallet or our planet.
But it is equally easy to take good care of your goggles and make them last for a long time. So let’s get into why and how you should treat your new goggles!
The lens is your most precious piece of the goggles and also the most fragile.
If you need to clean the lens, make sure that it is dry before you do this and use only the soft 100% microfiber pouch provided. This is designed to wipe your lens.
DO NOT, wipe snow or ice off your lens. This will damage it. Lets not get all scienced up in here and explain how snow is structured, but it contains microscopic ice crystals that will scratch your lens.
But if you need to get rid of it from the lens, warm it up by putting it inside your jacket close to your body or breath on the spot until it is liquid. Then use the goggle microfiber pouch to wipe it off.
Even if it is tempting, do not use your glove or sleeve to wipe. That would be like wiping your brand new car with a doormat.
You should do all in your way to keep the inside of your lens clean without cleaning it.
This is the most fragile part of the lens. It is treated with an anti-fog coating. If you clean it, you might damage it.
But if you really need to clean the inside of your lens, make sure first that it is completely dry.
Like, leave it overnight to dry. Then really carefully wipe with a micro cloth. If you suspect dust or non-liquid dirt, shake the goggles and try to blow it clean with air first before doing the above.
If you fall and get snow on the inside, shake it out instead and do not try to get any out with your gloves. This will do more damage than good.
Storage and drying
So how should you go about your goggles after a day of shredding?
Your goggles should be dry as often as possible. So the first thing you should do when you get back from the slopes is to let your goggles out to dry at room temperature overnight.
If you are going to use them the day after, this will ensure a good experience. And if you ain’t gonna use them for a while, this is also very important.
Let them dry completely before you put them in your goggle bag for storage.
This is important because the foam in the goggles needs to dry before storage.
Your new ski goggles are anti-fog coated, this does not prevent fogging fully.
But there are many things you can do yourself to avoid fogging. Do not overdress. Having too many layers will make you overheat. And the warmer your face is, the bigger is the risk of fogged up goggles.
Take your goggles on just before you go outside. This will put the goggles at the same temperature as your body and prevent fogging.
Also, do not take them off while skiing. This will let colder air inside and increase the risk of fog.
And while riding, check from time to time that there is nothing covering the air-vents.