Being a motorcyclist is not only a risk, style, and beautiful photos. Being a motorcyclist is hard; you have to endure a lot of ​​inconveniences. One of these is the fogging of a motorcycle helmet, which is more annoying than reproaches: "It would be better to buy a car." Visor fogging is explained by the temperature difference between the degree of the environment and the microclimate inside the helmet itself.

Why does a motorcycle helmet fog up?

Helmet fogging is affected by:
       Air temperature
       Helmet ventilation level
       Pilot breathing activity

This is a prevalent problem, and every motorcyclist is trying to understand why the helmet is fogging up and how to keep it from this problem. Some people rub soap solutions into the surface of the visor, while others put up with this problem. However, if you are tired of idle methods, we suggest you look through the solutions that were developed by the manufacturers of the motorcycle industry:

       Anti-fog spray
       Heated visor if driving in adverse weather
       Breathing compartment



Pinlock is usually called all the lenses for visors that oppose fogging, but in fact, it is a trademark. It is a silicone, insulated plastic lens. This lens creates a tight, thinnest gap, the air in which smooths out the temperature difference.

Pinlock provides a wide selection. Their products can be found both in a set of helmets and separately. There is a lesser-known competitor - Fog-CityProshield, which is similarly mounted on the inside of the visor.

There are minuses:
       Possible fogging in sub-zero temperatures.
       A visual frame around the edge of the visor, which can hamper the view or annoy.
       The need for fastenings in the visor of some models.



Hydrophobic Coatings: Anti-fog

The manufacturers of helmets were applied to the visors with special anti-fog spray, which for the first couple of months, will be a miracle and will make it possible to survive without Pinlock. Chemical elements reduce the interfacial tension between the liquid and the glass of the visor. As a result, condensate does not accumulate in large quantities.

Anti-fog in its composition is similar to household solutions with soap solutions. Anti-fog can be found in any form, such as a gel or bottle with an applicator, but spray has been the most common and favorite way to use.

Anti-Fog was first used in the US space race against the Gemini project for processing optical system lenses. Thus, even space developments have influenced the development of the motor industry.

Visor heating

This option applies to fans to ride in the cold. Double heated glass can be found on many snowmobile helmets.

Breathing compartment
We believe that this method came from a joke of motorcyclists that it is easier not to breathe so that the helmet does not fog up, and the manufacturers took this joke seriously.

The compartments for breathing should bring the exhaled air to a level lower so that moisture does not collect on the visor. Of course, the very best models can be found in helmets for winter sports.

If you do not want to spend money on Pinlock, then the last way to reduce fogging of the helmet is only to open it. The helmet is designed so that when moving, it is ventilated naturally, this is not always enough, especially when you are standing at a traffic light or moving at the speed of a scooter in a traffic jam. Pilots open the visor to increase airflow.

It is worth noting that this trick is not in the top ten during rain or cold weather. Obviously: in the rain, water will fall inside, and in the cold, it can affect health.

The general conclusion is that there is no panacea to keep the motorcycle helmet from fogging once and for all, but there are ways to minimize it. In any case, it's more logical to spend money on Pinlock than to get into trouble due to poor visibility.