DIY GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts (with Paper Towel)

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DIY GoPro Anti-Fog inserts

In this post, you'll learn how to make DIY GoPro anti-fog inserts.

If you own a GoPro, you have probably seen this problem: Foggy lens and blurry, ruined footage. Why does this happen? Cold, humid, or hot environments can cause moisture to condense on the waterproof housing.

If you want to avoid a foggy GoPro lens, you have two options:

  1. Purchase GoPro anti-fog inserts, or
  2. make your own for free

An anti-fog insert will absorb any moisture that is in the air, inside of the housing.

More reading: How to use a GoPro underwater

Make Your Own DIY GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts

To make your own DIY GoPro anti-fog inserts, you'll need:

  • a piece of paper towel (the thicker the better)
  • a pair of scissors

Step 1) Cut the paper towel into strips: 3/4″ x 3″ and fold each strip as shown in the photo.

DIY GoPro Anti-Fog

Step 2) Insert into the camera. You'll want at least one, and up to three, anti-fog inserts. I usually use 2-3 to make sure that I don't get any fog.

See three anti-fog tips below the video.

DIY GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts

Ho Stevie! explains all the details in this 3 minute video.

Watch on YouTube

3 DIY GoPro Anti-Fog Tips

  1. Check to make sure that the paper towel doesn't interfere with the gasket on the housing. The last thing you want is for the paper towel to wick water into the waterproof housing – or break the seal altogether.
  2. Pre-cut the strips and store in a ziplock bag. Have them folded and ready for your adventure.
  3. Change the inserts each time you change the battery.

Your Turn

What have you used for anti-fog inserts?


Hi, I'm the Author!

Bryan Haines is co-editor of ClickLikeThis: GoPro tutorial blog. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of GringosAbroad (Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with ClickLikeThis.

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