Arai SAL/SAQ Pinlock Lens Insert
Hands down the best helmet fog eliminator
I have been riding street bikes for 9 years with and without a windshield in a south eastern us climate. I have always struggled to eliminate fog from a full face helmet shield, especially during cold or rainy rides. I was always trying to find that perfect gap to keep the shield open to keep the fog away. In the winter that method often leaves you with an almost frost bitten face on very cold rides. I have also tried anti-fogging products and these work ok but not perferct. No More! is fogging a concern. The pinned shield with insert is hands down the easiest and best way to get rid of fog. The bottom edge of the insert can be a little destracting at times, depending on the angle you are looking at but this can be dealt with considering the actual funtion of this product. I feel it is much safer to have an occasional minor distraction with the edge vs a constant major distraction with a completely fogged up shield. With the pinned shield i tried to breath heavy to make it fog up but this test was not successful. I rarely give product reviews but this product worked so well, i was glad to offer some words of wisdom. I will also give a word of thanks to the Revzilla phone rep that helped me. I initially had the wrong shield model picked and with a few questions the rep had me on the right track.
May 11, 2015
Just buy it.
For years I have stuggled with shields that fogged up. It was battle of how far to open the shield on really cold days. Not anymore with this shield and insert combo. I can't imagine not having it now. It just doesn't want to fog up.
October 18, 2014
No more Fog!
I've been riding with this for a few weeks now, and I have yet to fog it on my daily commute. I don't really notice it in my vision, and I have no complaints. I am using the clear insert.
October 13, 2014
It does what it is suppose to do
Easy to install with clear instructions. Hardest part is replacing face shield.
August 14, 2014
Should have done this year's ago
Riding for 40 years, my first pinlock. A must for cold and/or rainy days. Bought 2, it's a little more convenient than swapping lens.
October 28, 2013
Easy to install
Very simple to install.Great visibility and no more fog!!!
August 12, 2013
Does not fog, Great product
Used it in 32F below, heavy rain, some snow days and it does not fog. Everyone that rides every day, you should get one.
December 31, 2012
Never tried a pinlock system before but with the cold mornings this time of year I figured I would give it a try. It works as advertised... this thing WILL NOT fog up. There are some negatives, however...
1. If you wear glasses (like I do) you will need to leave them off or put in contacts because your glasses are probably fogging up and you just never realized it before.
2. With the SAL shield your vision will be slightly reduced... nothing major but that silicon bead gets in the way a little.
3. This is not advertised but if you read the fine print PINLOCK IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE AT NIGHT!!!! The problem appears to be bad ghosting and reflections caused by the headlights of oncoming vehicles. This is a MAJOR flaw... if not the major flaw of the pinlock system.
4. The pinlock system is a bit pricey for what you get (particularly if you need to by a new pinlock ready Arai shield).
Bottom line... it works. This is an excellent solution for fogging shields.... but you can only use it during the day, and for a piece of plastic with some silicon on it it's pricey.
November 2, 2012