Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Ready Face Shield w/ Brow Vents
I alway get pinlock shields for my helmets.
I alway get pinlock shields for my helmets. They never fog up. Ever.
March 29, 2016
You can make it work...
The insert obviously didn't fit the shield, which is apparently a common problem. As received, it wrinkled and would not seal against the inner surface of the shield. I filed the slot at either end of the insert with a small jeweler's file and it did the trick - perfect seal.
As for performance, I have not yet used it in cold, wet weather.
March 19, 2016
It works, but recommending with some reservation and caution.
Most of my review will assumes this is being used with a Pinlock insert.
It took a bit of effort to get the hang of installing inserts, but I was eventually successful. I discovered it wouldn't be worth switching between clear and smoke inserts, so I ordered another shield and keep one with clear permanently installed, and the other smoke.
Although I haven't yet used these in very cold weather, they have NOT fogged up in conditions I think my standard face-shield would have. Anti-fog seems to work.
My biggest complaints are as follows:
Field-of-vision appears reduced due to the lip/rim around the inserts.
Optical clarity is reduced compared to a standard Arai face-shield.
Dark smoke insert = seems like you're looking through a slight haze (clean and new). It may not be a deal-killer for a lot of people, but it's similar to the difference between an expensive pair of sunglasses, vs. a cheapo grocery store sunglasses.
Clear insert = optical clarity is somewhat better, although not a clear as looking through a single lens. The biggest issue with using the clear inserts is at night. The double-lens distorts light sources. Headlights from oncoming cars streak horizontally across the faceshield.
I'll probably continue buying Arai for years, as they make quality, and the only helmet that fits my head, but I'm disappointed in the Pinlock system. I will probably keep the SAI Max Vision Pinlock system for it's anti-fog properties, but will use regular single-layered shields for nicer weather riding.
March 15, 2016
I was upset when I first found out that I had to buy 2 separate pieces. I put off buying this lens for a long time because of it. I finally broke down and bought them. Now I'm super upset that I didn't buy them when I got my helmet. I rode in 90 degree weather, in the rain, on the freeway and in town traffic, not a single bit of fog on the lens. I feel more comfortable and confident riding in the reason now. Highly recommend this product!!!! Don't forget to buy the insert too!!!
February 24, 2016
Typical Arai quality
Ordered as a replacement for my almost daily driver helmet. Old one lasted over two years and is still serviceable by most people's standards, so well wearing part. Just started seeing some of the fine spider webs in bright sun probably from cleaning it for the last couple years. And love the Arai visor vents, only helmet I know that does this and it feel awesome in the Hawaii heat.
February 17, 2016
I love this product. I bought a pinlock insert to go with this. Now I'm happy using it with my vector 2. Shipping is fast. Thanks revzilla.
October 27, 2015
I can see again!
Replaced my old dual pane shield, and cannot believe how much I needed it. Otherwise, it does what it's supposed to.
October 5, 2015
Great feature that allow ample of airflows
I sweat a lot but with this eye brow vent, I am better off that with most I had tried. View is a lot wider than most and since I work in the early hours, fogging is minimized with the light smoke pin lock as well as visibility.
September 9, 2015