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ABOM Optics – APEL HEET Cold Weather Goggle

ABOM Optics’ HEET Cold Weather Goggles are on the US Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List, but what makes them different than anything else on the list is that they feature a heated lens to deal with fogging.

Their Klair Active Anti-Fogging Heating technology uses a thin film heating element to warm the inner lens which is powered by an onboard lithium-ion battery. The outer lens is toric polycarbonate. Naturally, being on the APEL, these goggles also meet MIL-PRF-32432A.

They’ve also got glasses in the hopper which utilize their Active Anti-Fogging Heating technology as well.

8 Responses to “ABOM Optics – APEL HEET Cold Weather Goggle”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    What’s the life-span of that battery at -40 degrees?

    • KPG says:

      At -40° you should not have any fogging issues inside the glasses.
      Thats a problem if humidity is close to 100%, and you sweat, and the temperature difference makes it condensating on the lens.
      I would try it and hope it works better than all these fan goggles by Revision, ESS and others that DO NOT WORK and are noise with EarPros!

    • crackers says:

      I don’t know about -40 nor do I know about this specific model, but the version that I used to ski with for two seasons were great. I used them a bit in too cold Montana but mostly in Oregon and Washington. Their ski google / protective version that I used performed well.

  2. Bradkaf308 says:

    Good question. Also what is that amazing camouflage? 🙂 Actually if it’s pretty faded it might be ok in some snowy environments.

  3. ray forest says:

    Im just glad they are finally putting lights inside the goggles just like Hollywood has told us we need to do for all these years.

  4. FOXTAC says:

    I’d expect the battery life to be better than fan-based solutions (and that this would generally be more effective. I’m interested.

  5. Lithium Ion Batteries have truly come a long way.