Arai SAI Pinlock Insert
So I wanted to try this out. I purchased a yellow and a smoke pinlock with the hope that they would do exactly what I needed it to do. As far as fogging goes, they work great. The problem I had with them is that they don't go over the entire faceshield, so there is still plenty of room for the sunlight to get in. Another issue is that they seem to distort my vision when looking through them. If I lived in an area where my shield was constantly fogging up, then I would probably still ride with it. It does work for that aspect.
November 4, 2013
Good long term investment
I actually bought a wrong sized insert for my faceshield. But nevertheless this product is good in my books coz it's cheaper to interchange the inserts rather than the whole faceshield itself
September 26, 2013
No more fogging up with the pinlock shield
Never fog up again. Great quality from Arai. Expensive but you get what you paid for.
January 30, 2013
The pinlock product is a good feature, but there are too many options and styles that make identifying and selecting difficult
I like the idea of a flexible shield change system, and have always loved the fit, and performance of my Arai helmets. The pinlock seems to live up to its claim of being fog-free (which is a significant benefit for racers competing in the rain.
April 17, 2012
Totally Fog Free
The SAI Pinlock design works great. I've had it for 4 months now and no fogging at all - even as the seasons changed. I started with the clear insert and liked the performance so much I ordered additional inserts for sunny and cloudy days.
January 10, 2012
Wide side view, great airflow, and quiet!
Needed a new face shield and wanted a tinted one, but was afraid to get one that's too dark for night riding home in the city after work. I didn't want to have to change out face shields. Got the PinLock face shield with the removable light smoke insert...AWESOME! I was originally planning on just taking the insert out for night riding after work, but turns out that the light smoke is dark enough for daytime rides and light enough for night riding in the city (tons of street lights/lamps). Best part...NO FOGGING UP!!! Riding in cold weather now and without the PinLock shield I'd be riding half as much due to the fogging on my other shield. Bottom line: great price, easy install, light smoke good for day/night, and NO FOG!!!
December 19, 2011
Works as advertised
Bought this for my new RX-Q. The anti-fog works well, still get a good amount of fogging around perimeter of lens. Installs easily, vents ok.
My big complaint about this lens is the visual clarity. Looking thru this lens is disappointing at best. Produces a good amount of light glare from oncoming headlights and the visual trueness is not very good. Comparing this to my Nolan N-102 Pin lock and the Arai lens is sub-par, the Nolan is nearly invisible where the Arai is like looking thru a fish bowl.
The anti-fog function works, but visual clarity is not there.
December 15, 2011
Great solution to fog buildup in the visor
This is hands down, the most excellent product when it comes to preventing fog buildup in the visor of Arai helmets. I had a dark smoke that I used during sunny days that shielded my eyes from the light but I needed one for the evening as well as I do most of my riding when the sun goes down. The amber visor insert solved my problem of those stock Arai visors that tend to easily fog up and cause vision/sight problems and could lead to potential disaster when you're riding on the street or the track. The only issue I have with these is that they are quite expensive for a piece of plastic and after constant switching between visor inserts, they might chip or break at the ends, one of my biggest worries. But all in all, its something you will definitely NEED if you purchase an Arai because those OEM shields fog worse than a pair of glasses in a steamy sauna.
September 30, 2011