- Actually freaking works.
- You can share with foggy friends to keep them in the game.
- Alittle blurry vision under extremely humid conditions.
- Gathers a little dirt, grime and funk.
The idea is that this stuff coats a thin layer of transparent slime on the inside of your lens. The slime absorbs the humidity so instead of looking through thousands of tiny droplets (AKA ďfogĒ) youíre looking through a big mass of transparent slime.
I ran some highly scientific field tests on the product. Do not question my science, it is flawless. I got a B+ in high-school science, so you know Iím qualified.
The first part was done in Kentucky during the late summer. Later I moved back to Hawaii (mid-summer the following year). Majority of the conditions I played in were woodsball with varied play styles (running assaults and lying in wait ambushes). I would apply FogTech to 3/4 of my mask to compare treated vs untreated areas. I would clean my mask with a spray cleaner and then dry it before applying FogTech.
Kentucky Day 1
Play from 11 Ė 5pm. || Temp: 70-73F || Humidity: 47% || Sunny, then partly cloudy. Dry ground.
First half of the day was only speed-ball. Neither side of my mask fogged (treated and non-treated). Last half of the day was in the woods. When I went stationary after moving a lot, the untreated portion had thick white fog as usual. The treated portion did not. If I was sweating and breathing very heavy there was a very little blur or warping of my vision. Kind of like looking through a thin waterfall or glass when somebody pours water on it. This was only a small hindrance and I could still play 100%. And it would dry out when I calmed.
I'm very excited to see how well this stuff works.
Note: In speedball you move around a lot more enabling wind to vent through your mask. The games are shorter giving you time to cool down and take the mask off to air out. also, I believe humidity is higher in the woods as the humidity gets trapped by the vegetation and the sun doesnít shine in as much to dry things out. I suspect this is why I rarely or never have a problem fogging in speedball even with an untreated mask.
Day 2 (1 week)
Play from 11:30 Ė 4 pm. || Temp: 68-75 || Humid: 78Ė38% || Ground was a little muddy in the morning from previous dayís rain. Not much wind today.
Lots of woods play today. Applied FogTech a little thicker and rubbed it in a little more. Sat in ambush for 10 min playing hunt the rabbit (when I was the rabbit). Untreated portion had solid white fog. Treated portion was as clear as can be. A little dirt and funk will get stuck in solution. Iím too cheap to clean it out and reapply. Still a little warped vision under extreme conditions (after running, then stopping to hide and still breathing heavily into mask). But this warped vision isnít really a problem at all.
Some other players were complaining of bad fog (one even had to swap masks with ref to keep playing), so I treated their masks. Later I asked if they needed a second treatment. They had totally forgotten about the fogging problem as their masks were clear.
Day 3 (2 weeks later)
Play 11-5pm || Temp: 82-88 || Humid: 66-50% || Hot, Sunny and dry ground.
Left slime on from 2 weeks ago to see if it would still work. Did not play a lot of woods today and the untreated portion didnít fog, so I cannot assess the effect.
Day 4 (1 week later)
11Ė5pm || Temp: 72-82 || Humid: 73-54% || Hot & Sunny, moderately dry ground, light haze in the morning.
Started with a fresh application my second game. First game mask was completely untreated and was really really foggy.
Played A LOT of woods and was sweating like a pig-dog. Same results, slight warping blur under extreme conditions, but warping did not inhibit my play at all.
Pretty much the same thing as before. You can leave this stuff on your mask for next time you play as long as you keep dirt and junk out of it.
Day 37 (yeah, Iím not really keeping track anymore)
Winter time is here. Played a few time in 40 degree weather. Still hold up in cold weather. But then again, fogging is not as much of a problem in the cold.
So I moved back to Hawaii. Hawaii weather is pretty much the same every day. 82F , humidity at 250% (ok, more like 70%) and occasional light showers. All play I have done since Iíve been back was in the jungle. Iím sweating more and thereís more humidity, and some rain so a little more warping. But again, a little warping is better than a ton of fog. I can still totally play with the warping. MotoSolutions says the blurry waviness is from an uneven application. This may be, but it is difficult to get a good even application.
Last time I played some areas on the mask were starting to fog, but I didnít really put it on good, it was getting dark too (which may have added to it). And some of it may have rinsed off because it was raining a bit (misting really).
All in all I am impressed how well FogTech works and highly recommend it.
Brilliant product. I play under some pretty extremely humid and wet conditions and I am very pleased at how well this stuff works. My only concern is there might be some alien or government conspiracy behind it because it works so well.
It is a little expensive, but not compared to a thermal lens or a fan.
I would give it a 9 or 9.5 because of the slight warping of vision under extreme conditions, but FogTech has far exceeded my expectations, so I bump it to a 10. ( I would go higher if I could)
10 out of 10
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We make FogTech and I have to thank you for the all the testing and the reviews. Great work-really added to my information. I agree with your comments about woodsball vs. speedball. You are much more likely to fog with woodsball.
As far as the warping, that is a sure sign that there is tons of fogging potential! FogTech works by absorbing the moisture that would have fogged and spreading it in a thin layer. If there is too much moisture from your breath and skin and the air, you might get that warping no matter how smoothly you apply. But think of the fogging you would have had!
Please let me know if I can use these comments on my website. If OK, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you send your address, you will get some stickers and a couple of handy packets.
Sure, you can use my quotes on your website. I stand behind all my comments (except the ones about Martians and such).
Normally I can't be sold, but I don't mind talking up a product that I feel does an exceptional job. If you ever invent non-eyeball-damaging paintballs, let me know. Then I wouldn't have to worry about a mask in the first place.
I will email you.
Last edited on Friday, July 29th, 2005 at 11:49 pm PST