Goggle Care Blog

Goggle Care Blog

Lens Cleaning

Keeping your goggles clean and dry on the slopes can be a challenge; proper goggle care is the key to prevent fogging.

- Never wipe your lens when wet or snow covered, this includes the inside and outside of the lens

- To remove snow or rain from the surface of goggle lenses use the Ski Gee, a small rubber wiper (squeegee). The soft rubber won't scratch goggles*.

- If snow/water gets into your goggles, gently knock out any snow/water. Only wipe the lens when completely dry.

- When cleaning your lens only use a microfiber cloth or a Goggle Soc to clean a dry lens.

- We don’t recommend cleaning your lens when it’s wet; it is always best to wait for your lens to completely dry before cleaning, but if you have to clean a wet lens, use a Smith Snow Eraser. Use the sponge side and gently dab to absorb all moisture, then use the shammy side and gently wipe clean.


Most lenses come pretreated with an antifog coating/etching, so there is no need for an after-market antifog. When wet, antifog coatings can soften, making your lens vulnerable to scratches. If you wear glasses with your goggles, antifog can be applied to your glasses to prevent fog. *Never apply aftermarket antifog to your lenses; this can make them fog up more than before*.

Goggle Storage

- Always store goggles in a dry, room temperature environment. Never store your goggles in a vehicle, the heat and lack of air circulation will quickly deteriorate the face foam.

- Before storing goggles, remove the lens and allow the goggle frame and lens to completely dry. Never store in a wet helmet/boot bag, take your goggles out of the bag to completely dry as soon as possible.

- Always store your goggles and lenses in a microfiber goggle case, a hard case or a Goggle Soc.

How to Deal with Lens Fog

- Never use hand dryers/heaters to dry goggles, this can damage the lens and cause the face foam to deteriorate.

- When riding, exhaling can trap warm air in your neck tube/jacket. To avoid fogging, select a neck tube with ventilation like an Airhole or Bula so the hot air won't rise into your goggles.

- Always keep your goggles on your face, this will keep the air temperature in your goggles consistent and less prone to fogging.

- Ensure the top of your goggles remain clear of snow/ice, this will allow the warm air to vent out of your goggles.

- Ensure your helmet has vents above your goggles, this will allow the warm air to leave your goggles.

- Always store goggles when they are completely dry, never put away wet.