avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?

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  1. David Combs

    David Combs Guest

    SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?



    Going outside in the recent *way*-below-freezing weather,
    with a real possibility of nose/face frost-bite, I tried
    wearing a leather face-mask made just for that purpose.

    Unfortunately, I soon had to take it off, because enough of
    my exhaled breath exited through the mask's eye-holes to
    totally fog my eyeglasses, reducing visibility to just the
    3/4-inch from the front of my eyes to the glasses.

    These guys who successfully work all day outdoors in such
    weather -- surely some of them wear glasses.

    Have they managed to find face-masks that *don't* let one's
    warm, humid breath escape through the eye-holes?

    If so, what brands and products, at what price, and where do
    you get them?

    Or if such masks don't exist (or simply aren't available
    where one currently is), what solution?

    Thanks!

    David
    David Combs, Jan 28, 2004
    #1
  2. David Combs

    m Ransley Guest

    Try a handfull of lard or grease
    m Ransley, Jan 28, 2004
    #2
  3. David Combs

    Doug Miller Guest

    In article <bv74io$d2p$>, (David Combs) wrote:
    >
    >SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?

    [snip]
    >Or if such masks don't exist (or simply aren't available
    >where one currently is), what solution?
    >

    Contact lenses.

    Sorry. I've worn glasses for nearly forty years. Never found any sort of
    facemask that doesn't cause some fogging of the glasses.

    --
    Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)

    How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
    Doug Miller, Jan 28, 2004
    #3
  4. David Combs

    Suzie-Q Guest

    David Combs wrote:
    >
    > SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?
    >
    > Going outside in the recent *way*-below-freezing weather,
    > with a real possibility of nose/face frost-bite, I tried
    > wearing a leather face-mask made just for that purpose.
    >
    > Unfortunately, I soon had to take it off, because enough of
    > my exhaled breath exited through the mask's eye-holes to
    > totally fog my eyeglasses, reducing visibility to just the
    > 3/4-inch from the front of my eyes to the glasses.


    There is a product that scuba divers use on their masks to
    prevent fogging. I'm sure it would work on eyeglasses, too.
    Don't know what it's called, but go to a store that sells
    scuba (or maybe snorkeling) equipment and you're sure to
    find some.

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    Suzie-Q, Jan 28, 2004
    #4
  5. David Combs

    Suzie-Q Guest

    Suzie-Q wrote:
    >
    > There is a product that scuba divers use on their masks to
    > prevent fogging. I'm sure it would work on eyeglasses, too.
    > Don't know what it's called, but go to a store that sells
    > scuba (or maybe snorkeling) equipment and you're sure to
    > find some.


    Start here:
    http://s1059kxm.leisurepro.com/webapp/commerce/command/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=1143&prmenbr=946

    or http://tinyurl.com/2uh6d

    8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
    ~~~~~~

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    Suzie-Q, Jan 28, 2004
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  6. David Combs

    jmagerl Guest

    hardware stores sell antifog chemicals for bathroom mirrors.
    or go to an auto show. one of the booths will be selling antifog stuff for
    glasses. works great.


    "David Combs" <> wrote in message
    news:bv74io$d2p$...
    >
    > SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?
    >
    >
    >
    > Going outside in the recent *way*-below-freezing weather,
    > with a real possibility of nose/face frost-bite, I tried
    > wearing a leather face-mask made just for that purpose.
    >
    > Unfortunately, I soon had to take it off, because enough of
    > my exhaled breath exited through the mask's eye-holes to
    > totally fog my eyeglasses, reducing visibility to just the
    > 3/4-inch from the front of my eyes to the glasses.
    >
    > These guys who successfully work all day outdoors in such
    > weather -- surely some of them wear glasses.
    >
    > Have they managed to find face-masks that *don't* let one's
    > warm, humid breath escape through the eye-holes?
    >
    > If so, what brands and products, at what price, and where do
    > you get them?
    >
    > Or if such masks don't exist (or simply aren't available
    > where one currently is), what solution?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > David
    >
    >
    jmagerl, Jan 28, 2004
    #6
  7. David Combs

    Guest

    Suzie-Q wrote:

    > David Combs wrote:
    > >
    > > SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?
    > >
    > > Going outside in the recent *way*-below-freezing weather,
    > > with a real possibility of nose/face frost-bite, I tried
    > > wearing a leather face-mask made just for that purpose.
    > >
    > > Unfortunately, I soon had to take it off, because enough of
    > > my exhaled breath exited through the mask's eye-holes to
    > > totally fog my eyeglasses, reducing visibility to just the
    > > 3/4-inch from the front of my eyes to the glasses.

    >
    > There is a product that scuba divers use on their masks to
    > prevent fogging. I'm sure it would work on eyeglasses, too.
    > Don't know what it's called, but go to a store that sells
    > scuba (or maybe snorkeling) equipment and you're sure to
    > find some.


    I'm told that for scuba diving, spit works as well as any commercial
    product. For car windshields and bathroom mirrors,
    bar-soap helps prevent fogging but I don't know if any of those things
    work in really cold weather.

    I'd say try using a knit hat with eye-and-mouth holes, and, as
    other posters suggested, with lard or grease for any extra exposed skin.

    Come to think of it, you could probably cut a bigger mouth hole
    in the leather mask.
    , Jan 28, 2004
    #7
  8. David Combs

    Ermalina Guest

    David Combs wrote:
    >
    > SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?
    >
    > Going outside in the recent *way*-below-freezing weather,
    > with a real possibility of nose/face frost-bite, I tried
    > wearing a leather face-mask made just for that purpose.
    >
    > Unfortunately, I soon had to take it off, because enough of
    > my exhaled breath exited through the mask's eye-holes to
    > totally fog my eyeglasses, reducing visibility to just the
    > 3/4-inch from the front of my eyes to the glasses.
    >
    > These guys who successfully work all day outdoors in such
    > weather -- surely some of them wear glasses.
    >
    > Have they managed to find face-masks that *don't* let one's
    > warm, humid breath escape through the eye-holes?
    >
    > If so, what brands and products, at what price, and where do
    > you get them?
    >
    > Or if such masks don't exist (or simply aren't available
    > where one currently is), what solution?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > David


    There's a product called "Cat Crap" that I've seen frequently advertised
    for use on ski goggles. I don't know if it works but it seems to be
    popular. Here's one link:

    http://www.libertymountain.com/catalog.php?type=product&id=WM15675&aid=
    Ermalina, Jan 29, 2004
    #8
  9. David Combs

    David Combs Guest

    Thanks to one and all for the great responses!

    David
    David Combs, Jan 31, 2004
    #9
  10. David Combs

    joevan Guest

    On 27 Jan 2004 20:51:20 -0500, (David Combs) wrote:

    >
    >SUBJ: avoiding fogged-eyeglasses with cold-weather face-masks?
    >
    >
    >
    >Going outside in the recent *way*-below-freezing weather,
    >with a real possibility of nose/face frost-bite, I tried
    >wearing a leather face-mask made just for that purpose.
    >
    >Unfortunately, I soon had to take it off, because enough of
    >my exhaled breath exited through the mask's eye-holes to
    >totally fog my eyeglasses, reducing visibility to just the
    >3/4-inch from the front of my eyes to the glasses.
    >
    >These guys who successfully work all day outdoors in such
    >weather -- surely some of them wear glasses.
    >
    >Have they managed to find face-masks that *don't* let one's
    >warm, humid breath escape through the eye-holes?
    >
    >If so, what brands and products, at what price, and where do
    >you get them?
    >
    >Or if such masks don't exist (or simply aren't available
    >where one currently is), what solution?
    >
    >Thanks!
    >
    >David
    >

    The fogging up comes when you go inside where the air is warm. I
    naturally condenses on the glass or plastic lens.
    I simply have a second pair of glasses with me when I come in out of
    the cold, a pair protected from the cold. Just change them. \
    joevan
    joevan, Feb 1, 2004
    #10
  11. David Combs

    Guest

    clean your lenses with shaving cream before going out, works good.
    Ralph
    , Feb 2, 2004
    #11

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