Arai XD-4 Face Shield With Brow Vents
Love the tint
Never had a tinted shield. Well now I'll never not have one.
February 2, 2015
Not What I was Expecting
So my initial review of the XD4 was an excellent helmet, fits very comfortably (oval head), not too noisy, a little on the heavy side, great air flow, however the chin strap snap broke in less than a year...props to Arai, they repaired at no charge, and were a pleasure to work with. Now the downer part of the pinlock system...with the added thickness of the pinlock lens, it now catches on the helmet gasket every time when opening and closing the visor...this has lead to the pinlock lens seal being broken after only three rides!!! and in turn rain water has made its way in between the pinlock lens and the shield, which has also lead to some fogging. And now with the additional weight of the pinlock lens to the shield, the shield/lens will not stay open at various positions as it did "pre-pinlock". Arai reps in Allentown, PA apparently contacted the designers in Japan, but no word back on a fix. Bottom line, the pinlock system is looking to be a waste of ~$85, and if Arai cannot come up with a fix, I will most certainly begin looking for a replacement helmet (and be weary of other Arai products), as all these issues contribute to distractions while riding, particularly in rain/damp conditions, which no rider can afford to have. Very unfortunate for what I thought was an excellent all around helmet.
December 24, 2014
Just as describer
After an off highway adventure left my face shield scratched up due to all the fine sand and dirt, I ordered a replacement for it. Easy to switch out and I am back to seeing again
September 22, 2014
Dark Tint Visor
Great on sunny days....Not going to use at night....to dark
June 9, 2014
Looks pretty great, and blocks the sun very well. I use mine constantly when I ride in the day. The only downside is that you have to change back to clear when it gets dark out, but that's only a 5 minute job anyway.
June 2, 2014
A must for sunny riding!
Shipping by Revzilla was fast and flawless! The faceshield is exactly what I expected and works very well. You can crack it approx 1/4" in slow riding to keep it from fogging. It snaps shut nicely and I love the new dual vents. Here in sunny So-Cal it is a must have. Highly recommend!
April 7, 2014
Arai XD-4 Faceshield
The Grey is perfect! I use it during the day but have had it out in the dark and can still see safely. Great Quality! Great Ventilation!
February 24, 2014
I bought the dark smoke. It is good for day time riding. A bit dark for rainy days.
It is reasonably easy to chAnge for this type of helmet. Excellent optical quality.
January 26, 2014