Arai SAI Pinlock Insert
Day-time Cold Weather Anti-Fog-Yes. Nite Clarity-ABSOLUTELY NO
Bought a new Signet Q helmet with Pinlock Lens (clear). The helmet is terrific (fit, long-term comfort, noise level, style, features) and I'd recommend it highly. Bravo Arai. The lens - I need a DIFFERENT solution. During daylight hours, the clear lens with Pinlock insert is flawless and certainly addresses the "anti-fog" question for cold weather riding. Perfect. THEN, I went for a night ride. WOW. If you like riding while looking through a kaleidoscope, great. I need a replacement for the pin-lock lens ASAP. If you're in an urban area with lots of street and ambient lighting, the Pinlock lens insert is downright DISTRACTING and on the verge of DANGEROUS. I've pulled the insert and cleaned it to make certain this isn't a problem related to poor install and it hasn't helped. Disappointed for sure after spending big $$$ on the helmet. Hoping I can find a better lens solution because I love the helmet.
February 15, 2014
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