Do you love riding your bike? Well, bike riding is a great activity that can be a stressbuster and a tool to relieve stress. But, the accumulation of fog on the helmet’s visor is a major distraction for the riders, and it’s pretty much a distraction for you as well. The problem of fog accumulation usually occurs during winters and riders have no other option but to push the visor upwards in order to view the road and the incoming traffic.
But, sliding the visor upwards is going to let the cold air seep inside the helmet giving chills to the riders. You must have felt the same if you have rode bikes in the winter season. Do you want to get rid of this issue once it for all? Well, then keep reading this article, as today, we are going to discuss the topic ‘how to stop your helmet visor fogging’.
With a plethora of options available in the market, it may be a bit confusing for you to take the right decision. Some experts say that a neck warmer can reduce the accumulation of fog on the visor, but people need to make sure that the warmer can be easily pulled up over their nose. This neck warmer is going to deviate the breath of the rider, thus reduce the presence of fog.
Here are a few more products that can offer the best solution to the fog problem. Let us go through these products one by one:
Pinlock: What most riders want is a couple of visors that are glued together because two visors will keep them warm and also alleviate the chances of fogging. If you are looking for one such visor, then you have to check whether both the visor are sealed properly around the corners. If there is any space left, then the air would sneak in between the visors causing moisture to settle, thus reducing your visibility. The price of pinlock visors is somewhat similar to that of the normal visors, so buying them will not burn a hole in your pocket. These visors are attached by default on many high-end helmets, so if you are looking to buy a new helmet, then you can check if it comes with this visor or not.
Anti-fog insert: This is similar to the pinlock, but this doesn’t come attached to the main visor, but it needs to be inserted inside the visor. There is no need to place bolts in order to fix this insert. This product is a great option on those helmets where the provision of pinlock is not available.
Anti-fog mask: There are special masks available in the market with which you can cover your mouth and nose. This mask deviates the flow of air from your mouth away from the visor and your glasses (if you are wearing any). An anti-fog mask is a great option for those who don’t wish to spend extravagantly on buying an anti-fog visor, but there is one drawback with this mask, i.e., it can’t be used with flip-up helmets.
Water repellents: There are certain chemical substances, also known as water repellents that you can apply on the visor of your helmet in order to avoid the accumulation of fog. There are many products available these days, so you have a plenty of options to choose from. These water repellents are not effective on the visors, but also for your spectacles. You might have experienced that when you move from a cold place to hot one, your spectacles are steamed up, causing blurred vision. So, by using these repellents, you can get rid of that issue as well.
Warm the spectacles/glasses: Those who wear glasses can place their glasses on the radiator while wearing a helmet. After wearing the helmet, put on the glasses and shut down the visor. Your glasses will remain warm and clear until you flip up the visor. This method doesn’t work as effectively as others because the fog starts accumulating on the visor once you start exhaling.
So, these are some options that you can consider to keep your visor fog-free. It is now up to you to decide as to which option suits you in the best way.