FOG BE GONE – The Forthcoming Ex-Fog System from Battlewear Components

They say necessity is the mother of invention. I’m inclined to agree. With manual labor, especially mechanically or ballistically based manual labor requiring eye protection, the invention of safety glasses and goggles was a matter of time. For a while it was good.

Then came the other parts of manual labor – heat and sweat. Combined together, they created lens “fog” which has been the bane of safety glasses & goggles since the beginning. Fog is the number one reason people remove their glasses – as they feel they are safer seeing what they are doing instead of trying to see through condensation.

Where paintball and airsoft shooting sports have added fans to the top of goggles, newly formed Battlewear Components, Inc. looks to remove that on-spectacle device and remote it. Their solution is the Ex-Fog, which is basically a little fan mounted on headwear that blows air through tubes keeping the condensation away. This also has the added benefit for those in combat by increasing situational awareness where on-goggle fans create noise.

The patent-pending Ex-Fog is a self-contained rechargeable unit that generates air flow through user-selectable manifolds. Included with the unit are the manifolds, a custom head mount (similar to an NVG mount), and 6 feet of tubing.

Those interested in being part of the first 500 can reserve one now for $10. Retail price is set at $79.99, which the balance will be due “when the product is closer.” Battlewear is forecasting September/October for the release of the first-gen units.



TFB’s FNG. Completely irreverent of all things marketing but a passionate lover of new ideas and old ones well executed. Enjoys musing on all things firearms, shooting 3-gun, and attempting to be both tacticool AND tactical.


  • Or you could do a simple Pin Lock system like Motorcycle Helmets use… My Visors don’t fog. Google it if you don’t know what that is.

    • B. Young

      Never knew they made such a thing! So its makes your visor like double lens snow ski goggles which they also make with fans built in too. I think the air flow over and around a moto visor helps it work better than goggles being tight on your face?.?.

      • trjnsd

        …try that in a tear gas or other NBC environment…

        • noob

          the scott respirators like the old M95 mask draw cool clean air from the filters through a one-way valve, over the inside of the visors and then through a second one way valve on the inner mask that is there specifically to keep your moist exhalations away from your eyes.

          they still fog up sometimes. not much you can do about the sweat of your brow.

          on the upside, if you ride a motorcycle with a NBC mask on you are guaranteed to not get any bugs in your teeth.

          • BaconLovingInfidel

            and protects from gas face if you have to use your suppressed SBR to control a pest which really bugs you

          • noob

            “14.5 inch heavy profile free float hammer forged barrel on a stiffened upper. Sounds like a tack driver.”

            “Tack driver? This is a fly swatter.”

  • iksnilol

    I’d just like antifog glasses.

  • Phillip Cooper

    How long till one of those tubes is rammed into an eyeball?

  • Daniel Gross

    So he basically made an aquarium air pump battery operated and strapped it to his head? As far as paintball goggles there are many smaller better options available.

    • Seth Hill

      Yup, Habervision Eliminator and JT Vortex.