Muc-Off Eyewear & Goggle Optix Pack  £9.99

7/10

Convenient, economical and extremely versatile care kit

Weight 140g   Contact  www.muc-off.com

by Shaun Audane   May 13, 2011  

Muc-Off Eyewear & Goggle Optix Pack

Not just for posh shades and prescription lenses, Muc-off Optix pack restores optical clarity and hygiene to camera lenses, LCD displays, viewfinders, visors, goggles, mirrors and even helmets requiring the gentle touch. Complete with soft-shell EVA pouch that slips unobtrusively into jersey pockets it makes a perfect touring/trail companion and is surprisingly economical to boot. However, fluorescent and matt finishes can stain so try an inconspicuous area first.

The kit comprises of 35ml pump-spray containing ph neutral, anti bacterial solution while a generously proportioned premium grade micro-fibre cloth buffs surfaces to a streak free shine. According to the blurb it's mixed with deionised water (as recommended by many helmet manufacturers), which basically means it has undergone a relatively simple purification process to remove all the mineral/bacterial elements so safe on polycarbonate and similar surfaces. Users of prescription lenses, cyclo-cross and mountain bike aficionados will rejoice in the economies of scale offered by a 250ml aftermarket bottle-simply siphon into the 33ml receptacle as and when required.

Usage is pretty intuitive-even for a devotee of the old school 'corner of the jersey' lens cleaning. Simply squirt the solution into the cloth and buff the desired area to a streak free shine in seconds. A single, quick squirt seems sufficient for glasses, cameras and smaller surfaces but rule of thumb suggests two or three for visors and I'd be inclined to give mud splattered lids a quick luke warm-water rinse first since the cloth will collect traces of ingrained dirt, leaving swirls in the shell. Rough stuff tourists unable to leave without their creature comforts (GPS, camera etc) would be well advised to carry a clean rag in these contexts, saving the cloth for expensive gadgets instead. However, I'm pleased to report despite early season showers and spirited mud-spattered encounters, the carry case doesn't absorb moisture and grit to the same degree as traditional Codura types and the cloth comes up a treat on a low temperature machine washes.

Verdict

Convenient, economical and extremely versatile care kit.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Muc-Off Eyewear & Goggle Optix Pack

Size tested: n/a

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

"Muc-Off Eyewear & Goggle 35ml Cleaner

Quickly and safely removes: dirt, dust, grime, snow,

sweat & oily residue from all helmets, eyewear

and goggles

- Anti-Bacterial

- Contains no solvents or harmful chemicals

- Formulated using pH neutral soaps in an easy to use 35ml

container

- Safe to use on all lens materials including polycarbonate

- Formulated using De-ionised water as recommended by

many helmet manufacturers"

Remarkably versatile cleaner.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Anti-Bacterial

- Contains no solvents or harmful chemicals

- Formulated using pH neutral soaps in an easy to use 35ml

container

- Safe to use on all lens materials including polycarbonate

- Formulated using De-ionised water as recommended by

many helmet manufacturers

- Fully Biodegradable Formula

- Leaves a 'Streak Free' finish

- Ideal for cleaning on the move

- 250ml Re-Fill available for cost effective renewal

- California Air Regulatory Board Compliant

 

Muc-Off Eyewear & Goggle Microfibre Cloth

- Premium quality ultra fine microfibre cloth

- Leaves a gleaming, streak free finish with

no risk of scratching or damage to surfaces

and coatings

- Machine washable

- Ideal size for cleaning on the move

- Ideal for: Helmet Visors, Prescription Glasses

Sunglasses, MX and Ski Goggles, Industrial

Visors, Military/Police/Fire Service Optics etc.

- For light coloured or matt finishes, please test

a small inconspicuous area before use

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

Nice to use

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

250ml aftermarket bottle might be a shrewd buy for regular users.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

The optix pack is really economical to use and perfectly designed for all kinds of delicate surfaces from camera LCDs, goggles, glasses, mirrors and even helmets. One squirt is sufficient for most and the microfibre cloth is a delight to use too. That said, when it comes to helmets and some matt finishes-test on an inconpicious area first as the solution can stain some types.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Frugal, gentle and very effective.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing in particular.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 1m 81  Weight: 70 kilos

I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset  My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

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