NO-FOG® Breath Deflector
Everything you need for clear vision...
Innovation in headgear Comfort & Performance!
Engineered to stop "breath fogging" of your helmet shield, eyeglasses, goggles
and warm inhaled air while snowmobiling...
"Breath Fog": comes from breathing cold air through nose & mouth into your warm lungs. When exhaled, this warm moisture-laden air clings onto surfaces (like visors) and creates annoying fog. Easy to diagnose, if you could hold your breath long enough outside while wearing helmet... and shields, eyeglasses or goggles still fog up, then you are experiencing what we call "Climate Change/Perspiration Fog."
"Climate Change/Perspiration Fog": is basically heat and/or moisture coming from the pores of your skin fogging glasses and the like. This kind of problem is easily resolved by either wiping on a de-fog chemical solution or simply cooling yourself down. We could also call this a "climate change type fog." In other words, moving from a cold outside and into a warm inside fogging glasses instantly. But be aware that constantly breathing onto a chemical wipe with your breath in cold climates will make vision worse! As they tend to absorb moisture for dissipation and will or can "wash off" with water....definitely not for constant breath fogging! Use these chemicals only for "Climate Change/Perspiration-Type Fog," never for cold weather breath fog control....
"Breath Fog": is obviously the hardest kind of helmet fog to control because of the constant "pumping action" of moisture-laden breath through our lungs. But with proper breath deflection worn on your face properly, you can eliminate this winter time annoyance and enjoy your cold weather riding experience with clear vision and comfort!
...One more thought about breath deflection. Helmet breath boxes or deflectors are really part of the helmet and may not create a 100% seal at the source..."Your nose & mouth." If you want to control the source of the problem with breath fogging, you must wear something on your face to create the best possible 100% seal. And as an added benefit to help warm inhaled air for cardiovascular relief.
From SnowTech Magazine came a recent bit of "Industry News" that is worth mentioning here;
".....Studies performed by 3M (makers of Thinsulate® Insulation) have shown that one quarter of your bodies heat loss is through breathing. Every time you take a breath and exhale, you are sucking cold air into and pumping heat out of your body. No matter how good your clothing, no matter how good your wind protection, you will still lose 25% of your body heat through breathing."
Just another great reason to wear a breath deflector mask while riding in cold weather....
Try any of our NO-FOG® Masks and see a difference!
7DXL / #7DG™ 7DGXL
/ #MX1™ MXB™ MXR™
/ #A-7™ OSFM / #7B™
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Cold weather helmets need extra room to fit a balaclava. Always wear the proper size NO-FOG® and allow breath to exit outside bottom of helmet. If so equipped, remove helmet chin screen. Check your head wear (in front of a mirror) before riding. Follow instructions for top performance. ©2017 NO-FOG® USA.