The Best Anti Fog Spray For Ski Goggles | 3 Great Options!

by Fraser

As previously agreed, anti-fog sprays are a useful weapon in the fight against fog! But only if you pick the right one!

Many products are ineffective and others can even cause damage to your precious goggles. 

Fortunately, I’ve tested and identified the very best anti fog spray for ski goggles.

The Short Answer

The best anti fog spray for ski goggles is the ZEISS defender anti-fog system. This option outperformed every other brand when put through our stringent product testing. It's also the most cost-effective option.

Of course this is also the best anti fog spray for snowboard goggles. Keep reading to see why it’s the best!

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The Best Anti-Fog Spray For Ski Goggles

ZEISS Fog Defender System - Best Anti-Fog Kit for Ski Goggles!
  • ZEISS Fog Defender System is an easy to use spray that keeps your lenses from fogging for up, even while wearing a mask.
  • Fog-free vision for up to 72 hours
  • Easy to use: Spray both sides of the lenses with the ZEISS Fog Defender System and wipe with the included microfiber cloth until dry
  • Ideal for: glasses, sunglasses, binoculars, camera lenses, swim goggles, ski goggles, and face shields

Trust me, this one blew the competition out of the water. Not only did it just work better than the other products, it’s also the best bang for your buck. They even included a free microfiber cloth.

This makes for a perfect pairing and gives you the best chance of eradicating fog on those particularly stubborn days. 

Will this product mean you can ignore all of the other anti-fogging tips I gave in the previous article?

Absolutely not!

But if you’ve tried everything and are still struggling, this gives your goggles the best shot at redemption.

  • De-fogged my entire lens
  • Best value for money
  • Free microfiber cloth
  • Best customer ratings
  • Reliable manufacturer
  • Longest lasting coverage
  • Makes your eyes water a little if you put the goggles on too soon after application. Let it dry!
EOTW Anti-Fog Wipes For Glasses
An alternative to carrying a spray! My second favorite anti fog product for ski goggles. Doesn't seem to last as long as the ZEISS but still does a great job.

The next-best performance came from a product that isn’t even a spray… and isn’t even specifically designed for ski goggles! 

However, it still performed better in the anti-fog department than the other sprays tested. They’re also ludicrously easy to carry around with you. 

I did find that they wear out quicker than the sprays but as a portable backup, they’re a very good buy.  

  • Great anti-fog properties
  • Most portable design
  • Cheapest per application 
  • Very positive reviews
  • No bottle to fall on
  • Didn't last as long as ZEISS
  • Not technically a spray 
FogAway Anti-Fog Spray
The Amazon #1 Best-Seller! A good option for the budget-conscious but didn't beat the ZEISS defender product when tested.

This product is the best selling anti-fog spray on Amazon, but it still couldn’t beat out the ZEISS for the number one spot. 

It’s slightly cheaper and therefore may appeal to the budget-conscious buyer. Nonetheless, my advice would be to spring for the ZEISS. It lasts longer and offers more complete fog protection. 

  • Cheaper than ZEISS
  • Decent anti-fog properties
  • Odorless spray 
  • Small, portable bottle
  • Anti-fog coverage slightly below the other options.
  • Required more frequent applications.
  • Sometimes left slightly grainy texture on lens. 

How To Use Anti-Fog Sprays For Ski Goggles.

To use an anti-fog spray, clean the lenses of your ski goggles and then apply the spray evenly over the surface. You can also use a microfiber cloth to apply the spray. Just make sure you apply it before you put on your goggles and give it a few minutes to dry before you hit the slopes.

How I Tested Each Anti-Fog Spray.

This was the fun part!

  1. First I researched the ten best selling anti-fog sprays for ski goggles. 
  2. I paid full price for each one – no sponsorships or hidden bias!
  3. Using only one product each day, I hiked my local peak whilst wearing the goggles on the ascent (I do not recommend you do this normally). 
  4. I recorded the fog-free area on the lens throughout, how quickly the fog returned and any issues such as stinging eyes or unpleasant smells. 
  5. After descending, I would rinse and repeat. Literally, I washed the goggles, dried them overnight and then tested the next product. 

Once I got down to the top three, I used each one daily to get a feel for which worked best overall. It soon became apparent which one was superior – I completely forgot I was testing it on those days due to the lack of fog!

Should You Use Anti-Fog Sprays For Ski Goggles?

You shouldn’t only use anti-fog sprays, you should also look to exclude the root-cause. This might be anything from your clothing to your helmet to your storage habits. 

You can read more about the causes of goggle fogging here

Persistent fogging can also often be a sign that the anti-fog layer on your goggles has worn off. Using an anti-fog spray can keep your goggles going for longer and delay needing to buy an expensive new pair. 

What To Do If The Anti-Fog Spray Doesn't Work?

If the spray isn’t working or wears of super fast and you’ve excluded all of the issues in the article linked above… then you need to thoroughly clean your snowboard goggles. 

This will ensure blocked vents or built up debris aren’t the issue. 

If even that doesn’t fix the problem, then I’m afraid it’s time for some new goggles!



Now that we’ve identified the best anti fog spray for ski goggles, it’s time to get out there and shred.

Hopefully you’ll now be doing so with crystal clear vision!

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Either way, happy riding amigo!

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Fraser June 12, 2023 - 8:55 pm

Hey – sure! I actually have an article on starting a snowboard blog.
Most of your questions have been answered there. If you still need anything, drop me an email. Happy riding (and writing)!

Sven May 28, 2023 - 8:34 pm

My brother suggested I would possibly like this blog.
He was totally right. Thanks for the advice!

EARL June 8, 2023 - 12:43 pm

Great review!

Can you do one on the best goggles for managing fog?


Jim June 14, 2023 - 11:16 pm

Great article, thanks!

can you do one on helmets?

Jon June 16, 2023 - 7:48 am

Legend! This saved me for unnecessarily buying new goggles – FYI I think the wipes are best

Fraser June 22, 2023 - 12:46 pm

Thanks, happy to have helped!

Dan Elliot June 23, 2023 - 11:10 pm

Thanks for finally talking about the best anti fog sprays. i struggled to find anyone who tested a bunch, probably as it’s not an overly exciting job. appreciated!

Koby July 4, 2023 - 4:28 pm

Can’t believe the lengths you went through to test these haha. respect

Fraser July 12, 2023 - 9:07 pm

It was a hard task, but someone gotta do it! 🙂

Lucas July 10, 2023 - 4:33 am

I swear by the wipes. Saw me through some sweaty hikes last year

Margie July 12, 2023 - 2:54 am

Just wanted to say thanks! You saved me from buying new goggles unnecessarily!

Trav July 19, 2023 - 10:52 pm

How often should you change your snow goggles? I’ve been using the same pair for years. The anti-fog spray works but i think it’s wearing off quicker and quicker. New goggles are so expensive these days, so I’m trying to hold off getting a new pair

Fraser July 20, 2023 - 1:36 pm

Hey – sadly once the manufacturers anti-fog coating has worn off, you can be fighting a losing battle. The anti-fogs work for sure, but you might want to consider a budget pair of snowboard goggles.

Tthomas July 27, 2023 - 12:44 pm

Is it better to use anti-fog spray every day or every so often?

Fraser July 30, 2023 - 7:11 pm

Hi Thomas, play it by ear. If you find they’re fogging up despite spraying the day before, go ahead and apply more. Just leave it long enough to dry before wearing them or it can sting a little.

gabe July 29, 2023 - 7:20 pm

Unfortunately the spray was out of stock, but the anti-fog wipes worked a treat. Appreciate it

Chris July 31, 2023 - 11:37 am

My goggles fog up on backcountry hikes not matter what i do, so think I’ll get some new ones.
Any recommendations on brands to look into? It’s been donkeys since I bought any.

Fraser August 3, 2023 - 10:00 am

Yep, depends on budget. If your budget can stretch to it, Anon and Smith are great options.
If you’re looking to save a few bucks, these are my favorite budget goggles at the moment.

Greg August 5, 2023 - 5:50 am

great stuff, cheers

Joy August 6, 2023 - 10:01 pm

A niche but helpful piece of information. Thank you for sharing.

McKay September 13, 2023 - 1:13 am

Smashed it. thanks

Brunt September 25, 2023 - 9:07 pm

Best goggles for anti-fog properties?

Fraser September 26, 2023 - 11:00 am

Hi – I’m a big fan of Smith Optics. They do pretty extensive testing of their anti-fog coating and tech. Doesn’t mean they’re impervious to fog on a strenuous hike or park session, but as good as it gets really. Does mean they can be on the more expensive side though. Hope that helps! Fraser Henderson (Editor)

Laurie September 29, 2023 - 8:00 pm

Very nice write-up. I absolutely appreciate this website.
Stick with it!

Fraser October 1, 2023 - 2:20 pm

Thanks for the feedback! Best wishes,Fraser and the team.

Corey November 2, 2023 - 3:27 pm

Super helpful, thanks boss

Fraser November 2, 2023 - 7:49 pm

no problem!

Tim November 4, 2023 - 4:24 am

Aw, this was an incredibly helpful post. Taking the time and actual effort to
generate a superb review article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get
nearly anything done.

Josh November 7, 2023 - 2:52 pm

Thanks for taking the time to test these out. Goggle fog is the bane of my existence (i wear glasses too!)

Great blog, continue the good work!

Fraser November 10, 2023 - 2:44 pm

The struggle is real. Contacts have been my saviour! (and anti-fog sprays when nothing else works).

Hannah November 14, 2023 - 1:01 am

Fixed my foggy goggles. Thanks guys!


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