Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Insert w/ Brow Vents
Does it's job well.
I had issues with my shield fogging. I ordered a pinlock visor and insert and my fogging issue was resolved.
August 27, 2014
No more fogging
I got the 'smoke' color. It's impossible to fog this thing, which is great. It has spoiled me so I'll always get pinlock in the future. It's a really nice feeling not having sunglasses jammed in the helmet.
My tiny gripes:
1) I thought I would be able to add/remove this at will, but basically it's a one time install. It is NOT designed to be installed multiple times. This is not a good solution if you need to switch from day to night riding.
2) The locking mechanism is weak. The plastic is soft and was partially deformed on the first install. It does it's job well, but I don't think they'll survive a second install.
3) The smoke color isn't as good optically as I expected. But I'm kinda spoiled with quality sunglasses. It's totally decent though.
Since I crashed and need a new helmet I'll just get a clear dual pane shield and use sunglasses with 'blade' type ear pieces because they fit perfectly into helmets.
Pinlock inserts will spoil you if you ever have to crack your shield due to fogging.
August 16, 2014
Easy and awesome
Nice product, fog proof. Not as dark as I would like on a clear day. But great quality.
August 5, 2014
Tint your shield with option to be clear at any time
Purchased the dark smoke pinlock so I could put it on my clear shield and shade my eyes during the day. And if I had to ride after dark I could remove the dark smoke pinlock and have the clear shield to ride with. Works as planned. However, with the dark smoke pinlock when the sun is not directly over head, such as late morning, there is a glare which appears like fog on the shield. This does not happen with a clear pinlock so I believe it only happens with tinted pinlocks. When I changed the angle of my head to the sun, the glare that looked like fog in the shield went away. Once I realized what it was from I was ok with it but not overly excited. I thought that I was doing the right thing buy using a clear shield with a tinted pinlock but I might have rather just purchased a dark smoke shield and carried both shields when I ride.
July 31, 2014
Insert is as described
Perfect fit and finish. Light smoke was my option - for day and dusk - works good. Great quality, No shield fog now. Easy to install too! Product works.
July 14, 2014
Very Good Sun Protection
The Dark Gray is very good for Day Light Savings time. It is a bit on the darker side if you use after Sunset. I would use the light Gray for the end of Fall/Winter days as I normally leave work around 6:00ish PM and will be dark. Very easy to install.
June 23, 2014
The smoked one is good, the clear one is fair
The clear one came with the helmet. It gives an unacceptable amount of reflection and glare when riding in the dark. The smoked one is great for riding in the sun and keeps the inside of the helmet cool.
June 23, 2014
Blocks sun, leaves small glare...
Good insert, but there is a slight glare that I believe is caused from there being space between the two parts. If you never had a smoked shield before, it may not bother you, but it does me at times. Other than that, it works seemlessly with the shield. Installation was a slight pain to get right the first time as with anything I suppose. It allows the shield vents to work as designed. Make sure the inside of both the insert and shield are clean before you pop it into place or you will be staring at whatever you left there anytime you put on the helmet.
June 23, 2014