- How to stop glasses from steaming up whilst biking?
Try slicing a potato in half and rubbing that on, then polishing it up.
Spit might work. Fairy Liquid usually works.
However, you might just have to accept that the Evil Eyes design is at fault. I went for prescription Oakleys so that I'd only have one layer of optics to worry about.Posted 8 years agomrmichaelwrightMember
you can drill tiny holes in the outer lenses around the edges
this doesn't work
you can buy all sorts of anti misting stuff
this doesn't work
you can rub potatoes on the lenses
this doesn't work
in my experience, you need completely scratch free lenses (and i mean pristine) and to take your glasses off on climbs!Posted 8 years agokevin1911Member
I need to wear glasses while cycling, and tend to wear Adidas Evil Eyes with the presciption inserts.
I find that both the inserts and the glasses themselves continually get steamed up, especially on slow climbs (which most of my climbs are), and especially in the winter (as you'd expect). It's getting quite annoying, and more than a little dangerous when I start descending and hit techy bits…
I've tried using Fairy liquid, rubbed in with a lint-free cloth. I've tried rubbing candle wax on, then rubbing it in. Neither of them have worked particularly well.
Are there any other techniques that people have had success with. Someone suggested some sort of magic potion that TV cameramen use on the camera lenses to stop them getting condensation, but couldn't remember what it was called.
For the record, I can't use contact lenses, and would love to be able to ride fast enough to keep a breeze flowing through the glasses, but seem unable to do so. 😉Posted 8 years agorobarnoldMember
I also like to wear glasses when riding as I wear lenses and have had a couple of occasions when braches, mud etc have smacked me in the face and i've lost a lens.
Mine steamed up constantly for years and years. I tried everything, spit, fairy liquid, potato, the blood of an unshaven virgin….but nothing worked.
Do you know what I did?
I bought a pair of prescription Oakley Radars with a vented, clear Path lens and clarity was achieved. Sometimes, unfortunately, there's no substitute for buying the correct product. Buy well:buy oncePosted 8 years agoaPMember
I use cycling glasses with prescription inserts because they're the only ones that work for me. I find that on slow climbs pushing them a little way down my nose helps reduce misting, however this doesn't always work. I carry a clean cloth and on bad days just wipe fairly regularly.Posted 8 years agoDickBartonMember
I use Evil Eyes with prescription inserts – only time I've had a problem is at the top of a hill and we have stopped – they steamed upa bit…but cleared about 5 seconds after moving again.
Do you hvae the sweat band in the top of the frame? I've removed mine to let more air move around. Seriously, there is nothing wrong with the Evil Eyes – have you tried wearing slightly less gear so you don't heat up quite as quickly? That can also aid steaming up.
Oakleys – fine as long as your face fits them, I tried many models of Oakleys and they didn't fit – so I figured wasting that amount of money on something that didn't fit and didn't have any better clarity in the optics didn't make sense. I still spent a small fortune on the Evil Eyes but the fit is far greater and the optical clarity is just as good as Oakleys – buy well and buy once is the right attitude – but falling for the Marketing hype means you aren't buying well.
Kev, I'd see if you can remove the sweat band from the frames and also try to ride with them just ever so slightly down your nose – this will increase the space between your face and the glasses and may be enough to allow air to circulate better and help keep them clear.
For my day-to-day glasses, if I suffer from steaming up I lick the lens…that clears them and keeps them steam free for a good wee while. Never tried the candle wax idea (no idea what to do with that) and the fairy liquid idea didn't really work for me either but I reckon I hadn't tried it properly.Posted 8 years ago
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