Arai Pro Shade System
This visor was something I have been needing for a while. Finally ordered it and couldn't be more impressed. Looks as if you are playing a game like Halo and you have a HUD when you are looking through it so you kinda feel like a bad a**. Aside from the occasional angle where mother nature beats a man made product and comes through the tiny angle on the side of the shade the only other annoyance is the visor is a bit difficult to latch in the up position on the fly. The visor lock doesn't line up perfectly so the force required to lift the shade portion up ends up raising the whole visor. Other than that this is another outstandingly well crafted product from Arai and I will be buying another for my second helmet and any helmet I purchase from Revzille in the future.
May 19, 2016
This thing fits well and mounts easily.
It is optically correct i.e. no visual distortion.
The vents operate easily and are affective.
The shade operation is flawless.
Yes it is too expensive but I have no complaints.
May 3, 2016
I was somewhat skeptical of this product, thinking it would increase the noise level of my helmet, I was pleasantly surprised that the noise level remained the same. The tinted shield is somewhat different from having a full size tinted shield but it was easily adapted to. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes having the versitility of a tinted shield and a clear shield combined. Perhaps the tint could be a little darker but I am very pleased with this product.
April 19, 2016
I really wanted to love this product but it's not quite perfect enough
I have an Arai Signet-q and wanted to add a drop-down sun visor to it, so purchased the Pro Shade system a few months ago. There are plenty of things about it that work great...I think the light tint is perfect for most daytime light conditions so I keep it in the "down" position most of the time. I love not needing to carry separate sunglasses with me.
My main and only problem with the system is that I cannot get the shield to stay in the up position at freeway speeds of 70+. I commute into work at 4am and my route includes a short stretch of freeway. This morning alone, on just that 5 mile stretch, the shade slipped down 6 times. It's quite distracting when it happens and I need to take my hand of the handlebar to push it back up every time.
I grant that it could just be user-error and that I don't have it installed correctly, but I have read other review which complain of this same issue so I know I am not the only one. I still recommend the product and will continue to fiddle with the hinge so I can hopefully get it to stay in place, and until then I will continue to use it. Just beware that it seems to be a bit more finicky than other brands that build their sun shade into the inside of the helmet.
April 13, 2016
I was a bit skeptical to be honest but after one use I am in LOVE with the Pro Shade System... If you give yourself just a little time it's so easy to use and works like a charm.
I just did a 400 mile ride that included everything from overcast skies to a BRIGHT in your face Sunrise while riding east and I loved the flexibility. I used it as a "visor" for the overcast skies, and middle part of the day but that early morning "in your face" sun while riding east (and I mean it was IN MY FACE) just dropping this bad boy down was awesome.
I've had helmets with the internal visor but actually like this system much better.
I did ened up getting the "long" version of the visor as I like that better when in "visor" mode.
April 1, 2016
Why I went long
I have the pro-shade system on my Signet-Q Pro-tour. The original shade works well enough, but the longer shade provides that much more coverage... it also comes in a mirror finish!
With it up in the "peak" position, some wind rumbling is noticeable, but since I always ride with earplugs... kind of a moot point. I tend to ride with it down %99 of the time anyway.
It's easy to replace as the removal procedure is pretty straight forward, but I won't be putting on the original shade any time soon;)
IMHO, Arai should make the long shade stock.
May 16, 2016
This system is awesome. The shield is a pin lock so it doesn't fog up. The shade locks in the up and down positions and the wind doesn't budge it. It's easy to use and the face shield brow vents are still accessible. You can change the color and type of shade as well as the pin lock inserts. There's a video review of it on RevZilla.
March 16, 2016
Pretty much required purchase
This is the longer visor, which covers more of your field of vision than the stock one. I can't imagine why they aren't this way already when you get the helmet. Highly recommended. I actually use it over the light smoke pinlock insert. Installs in less than 5 minutes.
April 12, 2016