Steamed up glasses

Sewinman
Sewinman Posts: 2,131
edited October 2015 in Commuting chat
I have some mega cheapo bolle safety glasses for the commute, but now the winter* is here they keep steaming up when stopped at lights. This feature can be a bit tricky, as they don't tend to clear for 20-30 yards.

Any recommendations for clear glasses that do not have said feature?


*The 1st November is forecast to be 17 degrees celsius!? :shock:

Comments

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,703
    Save a fortune.
    Simply move them down the bridge of your nose when you stop to let the air flow.
    Push them back before/as you pull away.
    Sorted.
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,288
    Save a fortune.
    Simply move them down the bridge of your nose when you stop to let the air flow.
    Push them back before/as you pull away.
    Sorted.
    This ^
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    Borrow some "Fog Buster" from a swimming pal....
    I use a lot on my safety glasses at work for this reason, would assume that it works just as well on a bike.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/zoggs-fogbuster-lens-cleaner/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360633102
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    Must be pushed to close to your face, that or you're just hot stuff !?!
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  • prhymeate
    prhymeate Posts: 795
    A tiny drop of fairy liquid rubbed in with some kitchen towel works surprisingly. You have to keep reapplying fairly often though.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    My Bolle Contours do the same in the winter months. As advised above I just slide them down my nose a bit while I'm stopped. The only time I have a real problem is if it's really pouring with rain; at some temps this causes them to steam up whatever my speed, and the combination of rain on the outside /condensation inside means I'm much safer taking them off.
  • tgotb
    tgotb Posts: 4,714
    Happens to me all the time. Just memorise the next 30-40 yards immediately after stopping, before they steam up...
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • Under these circumstances, the safest option is to not stop for red lights.

    (I'm allowed to say that - there aren't any traffic lights on my commute)