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Published on March 6th, 2017 | by Greg


Abom Snow Goggles: No Fog, Better Skiing

It’s not much fun out on the slopes if you can’t see. That is certainly true if you have snow pelting you in the face, bright sun reflecting and making your eyes hurt, freezing wind making you wince and blink to no avail. Which is why a good pair of ski goggles is a necessity for most conditions and environments. But some pairs leave you with limited peripheral vision, or skew your view of the landscape in other ways, not to mention perhaps the biggest issue of them all- fog. Sure, anti-fog coatings have come a long way, but we still face the problem regularly.

Until we met Abom’s Anti-Fog Goggles, designed specifically to function sort of like any automobile’s anti-fog system. There are batteries, but no no fans or moving parts, and better yet, no smeared lenses. How does it work? With Abominable’s patented KLAIR technology, featuring a “thin-film transparent heater” between a two-part lens. Originally a successful Kickstarter project that raised almost $60K, they company has now released them for everyone to get their hands on.

These goggles don’t compromise on the basics in order to add extras- they’re based around high-end optics from Zeiss, with zero distortion and able to block 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Polycarbonate lenses are standard across most goggles, but these were better than most and comparable to the best on the market, with a wide field of vision- plus, you can easily snap out and swap lenses if you wish and they are anti-scratch coated for durability. Those concerned about weight needn’t worry, as the Aboms are only 122 grams, and well-balanced with small batteries hidden near both temples. Speaking of the batteries, recharging is simple, via micro-USB and they should last a full day out- about six hours or longer depending on how often you power them up. Simply tap the button and get a quick boost- you’ll barely notice anything except the fog disappearing and can do this as needed for longer battery life- or press it longer for “active mode” and don’t worry about it for the rest of the session.

Every decent goggle comes with a few color choices, and Abom is no different- ours were Eclipse Black, perfect for brighter days. Lenses range from ‘Lumen Yellow’ for use at night and in serious weather to ‘Resolution Red’ which can provide a boost for overcast, cloudy conditions. Grey, green, blue, clear, and even gold lenses are options as well, with slight price differences. The adjustable strap is thick and comfy, and they are helmet-compatible as you might expect. The bottom line: these really work better than the competition, you’ll notice a difference, and quickly find yourselves relying on them. The Abom Anti-fog Goggles are available now, online and in stores, for around $249.99.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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