Heated lens elements are used by military aircraft, and that’s what 509 has also incorporated into their new Ignite series of goggles. By utilizing an indium tin oxide layer on the inside lens, the science of fogging just doesn’t apply anymore.
The goggles come with a rechargeable lightweight 7.4v, 2200mAh, lithium-ion power pack that is attached to the goggle strap.
The user of the Ignite Goggles can run the heat as needed (it takes about 2 minutes to fully defog), or just run it all the time, in which case you can expect the battery to last four to five hours. 509 has designed the system to work with mobile app connectively through an integrated Bluetooth, but that seems pretty wild—we’ll settle for just being able to see.
Mountain Sports Distribution’s National Sales Manager Fraser Stewart said of the product, “The number of dealers across Canada who have picked up the Ignite Goggle for the fall has been astounding. Across Canada, we’ve seen great buy-in. 509 is clearly meeting a demand here.”
The Ignite Goggles—available in 509’s uber-popular X5 Sinister model and the newbie Kingpin—are priced in Canada starting at $249.95 and are available in three colourways in each style.
Bring on the future. See you in hell, fog.