Back in June 2013, a proposal came in from a company called Montie Design for me to test a new product called Fog Thief—an anti-fog device for snowmobile helmet visors and goggles.
Since fogging is a problem that a breathe box and a variety of anti-fog sprays haven’t fixed for me, I was eager to try it out, but when Fog Thief finally arrived, I thought, “OK, this might work, but it’s kind of a gimmicky product.”
Into my backpack it went and there it stayed until one awesome powder day in January 2014, I got so frustrated with my goggles constantly fogging up and blurring my vision that I finally decided to give Fog Thief a try. And it worked like a charm.
Here’s how: Fog Thief directs the warm air from my mouth below my chin and out through the bottom of my helmet.
Although wearing a mouthpiece and breathing out of tubes did take some getting used to, it’s surprisingly comfortable, and my goggles stayed clear the whole time—even when I was riding slow or stopped. Plus, Fog Thief acts as a safety device. If I happen to hit my chin on something, the mouthpiece will keep my teeth from clanking together. I found, though, that I had a tendency to drool, especially when I took the mouthpiece out, which isn’t cool, and talking with it in is completely out of the question.
That being said, Fog Thief does exactly what it says, and for the price, it’s worth trying out for yourself.
For more information, see the website for Fog Thief.