Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield
A great transition face shield
This is the first one that I have ever had but i am very pleased with it and it is very convienent on sunny days so you don't have to worry about sunglasses or anything else. I am a newbie when it comes to riding so i did a lot of research to find this product. All the reviews for this were very helpful already and I am just hoping to help someone else.
November 9, 2015
My first transitions shield and very happy with it. No more fumbling with sunglasses under a clear shield or debating on where and how to carry an alternate colored shield.
Darkens / Lightens quickly and efficiently. Gets dark enough to work without sunglasses in bright sunshine - only time when I wished it was darker was heading into an absolutely blaring sunset one evening.
Really a joy not to have to deal with sunglasses anymore - just don't forget to bring them along for when you are off the bike....
November 9, 2015
Should Have Gotten Sooner
I wish I had gotten this years earlier. It changes tint rapidly and is always just right for conditions.
November 2, 2015
Does whatever it advertises
Well I have three visors clear black and now the transition SolFx and i'm glad I didn't take the sticker off of it because the first morning I used it I couldn't tell the difference between my clear and it. So I live in Texas and the sun is brutal it does just like it advertises it starts out clear and it gets darker the more sun hits/ UV and that's where things get strange. Because if the UV index is low the shield doesn't get as dark which sometimes it feels like you're not using it at all even though it does have a tent to it And it times I've had it get just as dark as my black visor but then at other times it just becomes a medium smoke. Now I don't know if it's a production issue I've seen some people complain about the reaction time but mine goes from light to dark quite quickly. In fact it's sensitive enough that while playing with it on the porch I set my dark visor in front of it and half the visor immediately went clear as the other half stayed smoked.One other thing about this is cleaning it I've only used dish soap and warm water which really has kept it in great shape no problems no scratches oh and I Use a scratch free cloth.so do I recommended yes do it's just very convenient.
October 27, 2015
It does just what it is supposed to.
The Bell transitions shield works great. Fast shift from clear to dark. Firm fit on my qualifier helmet. Very quiet.
October 26, 2015
I like the transition and I like the shield, but I don't know what is wrong with mine or if it is with all of these, but when riding in colder temperatures, the shield fogs up real badly or it gets hazy and makes it dangerous to ride with it. I even removed the shield and put on my original shield to see if it is the helmet, but it is definitely the shield. I like the concept but the execution of it was poor or I got a defective shield.
October 12, 2015
Great for commute
Living in SIngapore, weather is mostly really sunny, sometimes cloudy with rain and some tunnel on the way. This visor was a great improvement on the stock visor. I sometimes had to look away from sun glare when stopped at the traffic light; but no more! Speed of adjustment is good and it's always the right dark shade so far (not too dark/not too clear).
September 28, 2015
Expensive, but solid product
First off, it's a shield. It is what it is, but it's nice not having to swap out when the sun goes up and down. It does its job and I have no complaints other than I wish it got just a little bit darker. From the outside it looks plenty dark, but from inside it's not as dark as wearing a pair of sunglasses. My eyes are very sensitive to bright light and I have never experienced any discomfort with this shield, even when facing directly into the sun, so it does its job well. When I received it, the little plastic piece on the side would not stay screwed in on one side due to the hole in the shield being too small for the screw. I had to really work it in with a mini screwdriver to get it to stay in place. Gave 4 stars due to the shield costing more than my helmet (Bell Qualifier), issues with plastic tab being loose, and not quite as dark as I'd hoped.
September 22, 2015