How to Properly Maintain and Clean Your Snow Goggles

When it comes to winter sports and outdoor adventures, having the right eyewear is crucial for both performance and protection. Snow goggles are an essential accessory, especially for activities like skiing and snowboarding.

To ensure the longevity of your investment and maintain optimal visibility on the slopes, it's important to know how to properly maintain and clean your snow goggles. In this guide, brought to you by Detour Sunglasses, we'll walk you through the steps to keep your snow goggles in top condition. 

Rinse Before Wiping

After a day of exhilarating snow sports, it's tempting to quickly wipe off any snow or moisture on your goggles using your gloves or clothing. However, this can inadvertently scratch the lens surface, leading to reduced visibility over time.

Before wiping, give your goggles a gentle shake to remove excess snow. Then, use a microfiber cloth or a goggle-specific lens cloth to gently pat away any remaining moisture. If you're in a rush and don't have access to a cloth, use the softest part of your glove to gently dab at the moisture.

Avoid Abrasive Materials

When it comes to cleaning your snow goggles, always avoid using abrasive materials such as paper towels, tissues, or your clothing. These materials can easily scratch the lens, affecting both the clarity of your vision and the overall appearance of the goggles.

Invest in a high-quality microfiber cloth that is specifically designed for cleaning delicate surfaces. Detour Sunglasses offers lens cleaning kits that include a premium microfiber cloth, ensuring safe and effective cleaning.

Store Properly

Proper storage of your snow goggles is essential for their longevity. When you're not using them, always store your goggles in a protective case. This case should be kept in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.

Storing your goggles in their case prevents them from being scratched or exposed to moisture, which can lead to fogging and deterioration of the lens coating.

Prevent Fogging

Fogging is a common issue when it comes to snow goggles, especially when you're transitioning between cold outdoor temperatures and warmer indoor environments. To prevent fogging, make sure your goggles have proper ventilation. Most snow goggles come with built-in ventilation systems, but you can also look for anti-fog coatings on the lens. If your goggles do fog up, avoid wiping them with your gloves or cloth. Instead, gently remove them, let them air out, and then use a microfiber cloth if necessary.

By following these simple yet effective steps, you can ensure that your snow goggles from Detour Sunglasses stay in excellent condition season after season. Proper maintenance and cleaning will not only extend the life of your goggles but also enhance your overall outdoor experience by providing you with clear and unobstructed vision on the slopes. Enjoy your winter adventures while keeping your eyewear in top-notch shape!

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