Monday, February 11, 2013

Homemade Goggles and Glasses Defogger

Mr Half TRIing's Wonder Defogger
(trademark pending)
For the life of me I could not get my goggles so stop fogging up while swimming in the pool.  I had the same problem some mornings with my cycling glasses.  Saliva sometimes worked for my swim goggles but not always (and not very well).  I don't think saliva would work very well for cycling either.  I would get some strange looks from fellow cyclist if I spit onto my glasses.

So I decided to MacGyver a solution.  Here is my solution: baby shampoo, water and a spray bottle and it works like a champ.  Get a travels size container of baby shampoo (or larger if you have a baby).  While at WallyWart also get a small travel spray bottle. Add about 2-3 drops of baby shampoo into the spray bottle (it does not take much shampoo to be effective).  Fill the rest of the spray bottle up with water.  Shake well (the spray bottle silly, not you).  Dish soap also works but baby shampoo is a little more gentle on the eyes.

Before each swim spray the inside and outside of your goggles.  Rub the lenses gently with your finger. Then dunk the goggles under the water once or twice.  Finally swim in pure, clear ecstasy.

For cycling glasses, spray both sides of the lenses.  Then let dry.  When dry, gently buff the lenses with a soft cloth.  Then ride like Lance (minus the doping agents).

Ordinary baby shampoo


  1. Nice tip! Thanks Kevin! Hope you are doing well. Let me know if you ever need a homestay for one of the two Ironman events we have here in the Houston area!

  2. Thanks for the tip, unfortunately I had only limited success with the spray.
    What did the trick for me was to pour a little bit of shampoo on the inside of the goggles and let it evaporate which works a treat!