Learn to ride with Visordown: Misting visors

Can't see the road for the fog? Here's how to stop it
Foggy visors are bloody dangerous

FOGGED UP visors are dangerous. Now the weather's turning chilly there's greater chance your visor will mist up when you're out and about. When the outside temperature drops, moisture from your breath condenses on the inside of you visor and creates a foggy film that obscures your vision, just like in your car. Lifting the visor can alleviate the problem, but if it's raining, it can often make the situation much worse. And anything that obscures your vision can be potentially dangerous - so what can you do about it?

Over the years there have been many traditional remedies for stopping the problem, ranging from rubbing a slice of potato or fairy liquid on the inside of your visor. Some riders swear by breath guards which prevent moisture from your mouth coming into contact with the cold visor. Sadly, they don't always work.

The best option is to fit an anti-fog insert. The inserts are basically strips of clear film, which adhere to the inside of your visor and help dissipate any moisture lurking close to your visor and help keep you vision clear. I've used them since they were introduced a few years ago and they've never let me down. Rated by many as one of the best bits of kit they've bought. Recommended.

Useful contactsFog City (for any helmet) Phoenix Distribution 01782 569800Pinlock (Shoei helmets only) Feridax 01384 413841

FOGGED UP visors are dangerous. When weather's turning chilly there's greater chance your visor will mist up when you're out and about. When the outside temperature drops, moisture from your breath condenses on the inside of you visor and creates a foggy film that obscures your vision, just like in your car. Lifting the visor can alleviate the problem, but if it's raining, it can often make the situation much worse. And anything that obscures your vision can be potentially dangerous - so what can you do about it?

Article originaly published October 2008, updated July 2013

Over the years there have been many traditional remedies for stopping the problem, ranging from rubbing a slice of potato or fairy liquid on the inside of your visor. Some riders swear by breath guards which prevent moisture from your mouth coming into contact with the cold visor. Sadly, they don't always work.

The best option is to fit an anti-fog insert. The inserts are basically strips of clear film, which adhere to the inside of your visor and help dissipate any moisture lurking close to your visor and help keep you vision clear. I've used them since they were introduced a few years ago and they've never let me down. Rated by many as one of the best bits of kit they've bought. Recommended.

Useful contacts

  • Fog City (for any helmet) - Phoenix Distribution 01782 569800
  • Pinlock - Feridax 01384 413841

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