Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield
The TRANSITIONS face shield seemed a bit pricey. However, the light/dark change is seamless. Riding in direct sunlight is not uncomfortable. Additionally, the changeover to lighter intensity of the shield on entering shaded areas is not noticeable. The combination of the Bell RS-1 with this face shield has become my all time favorite helmet/shield purchase.
Am super satisfied!
July 20, 2014
This is a great buy! Ships fast and comes perfectly packaged. The shield it self is a life saver. It will tint very fast and will untint fast as well. Not as fast as it tints though. Like the product says keep it out of sun when not using so it will last a long time. If you ever owned a pair of transition glasses you will understand. Overall great product great company would recommend to everyone and anyone.
July 7, 2014
Useful but not very dark
I commute in light and dark conditions and did not want to carry a second visor. The transitions face shield is a bit pricey, almost cost as much as my Bell Vortex, but it is really nice to have. My biggest complaint is that it doesn't get very dark. It helps and is definitely noticeable but not as dark as I thought it would get. A smaller complaint has to do with the color. When the shield goes dark it looks purple-ish, a bit like the cheap purple tinted windows you see on cars. It's not crazy purple but it certainly isn't black. The images all lead you to believe it will be black, but its not. Another "issue" I've had is that water doesn't roll off this shield as well as my stock clear one did. When it's misty I used to be able to turn my head on the freeway and clear the water, but now some of the water drops stick.
The tinting on the shield is quite sensitive, it tints a little bit even on overcast days. I find that the visor reacts well to all levels of light. In low light it does lessen the tint and you can always see well.
Overall, it does what I wanted and I'm happy with it. It's just not as awesome as I thought it would be.
July 2, 2014
I'm a new rider and after seeing a couple of my friends getting caught out at night with tinted lenses; I made the investment in getting transitions. These lenses work great and I haven't had a problem with day or night riding. I put these on my Bell RS1 and the fitment was perfect. You'll want to immediately put anti fog coat on these as they get dirty quick compared to the OEM lenses. Overall great purchase!
July 1, 2014
I wanted to get a new shield for my RS-1 and I figured I would try the transition lens out. It works great and I don't have to swap out shields when it gets darker out. I really like the transition and how it adjusts to minor changes in the day too, I'm glad I made the purchase.
Shipped same day and I received it in no time.
June 30, 2014
Excellent way to get the best of both worlds
I got this shield as a replacement for the stock clear shield on my Bell Vortex helmet. It took all of 5 seconds to pop out the stock shield and put the new transitions one in. In the month or so that I've had it, It has met and exceeded my expectations repeatedly. I've been very impressed with how quickly and subtly it changes from completely transparent to a medium/dark smoke tint. This is a much better option compared to carrying around an extra shield or riding in conditions not suited for your particular shield (i.e. clear shield on a sunny day and vise-versa). Yeah it's a little expensive but for me the convenience was well worth the extra money.
June 24, 2014
A great visor love it wouldnt change it for anything
June 24, 2014
Best money spent
I received the Bell Star Carbon for a gift and I was disappointed at first because I'm a fan of helmets with tinted internal visors but that all changed when I got this! Now I don't have to worry about flipping a secondary visor down, it just tints automatically. The tint level is just perfect at the right times. Even on the brightest days this has enough tint to make it easy on the eyes.
June 23, 2014