Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield
Super convenient and works well.
I was used to carrying a second shield in my backpack wherever I went in case I stayed until it got dark out for fear of being stranded with a dark smoke visor at night. It was just a royal pain to have to worry about it. This visor is so convenient that I just don't have to worry about that at all anymore.
Visor gets dark enough for the majority of situations. Direct blinding sunlight is still uncomfortable, but bearable. Overall well worth it.
June 29, 2015
"Transitions" shield is perfect!
I know, I know. I could just wear sunglasses and use a clear shield. But I DON'T WANT TO. I want a shield that can carry me from day to night without having to carry two shields. I want a shield that can cover me from clear to cloudy and back without having to either suffer from too much sun in my eyes or not quite being able to see all the detail I want to see. This shield does what I need it to do. A bit pricey, but without real competition readily available yet, worth it to me.
June 22, 2015
Just as described.
Fast shipping and it works just like it's supposed to. Looks great too.
June 22, 2015
Great for change of light
Love my visor, no more swapping them out all the time (and carrying visors around in my tank bag)
Does exactly what it says, although my personal opinion is this visor is the best for bright sunny days, I wear my sunglasses as well in these conditions. Change of light, morning/evening twilight and night riding, I can't fault them. In sunlight they are a dark smoke, and not particularly brilliant... but hey, horses for courses!
Love this lens and highly recommend it if you're regularly riding with change of light!
June 21, 2015
Right shield under certain circumstances
My neighbor raved about this visor so much that I just had to try it, so instead of a RF1200, I bought a Bell just for this shield. For $120 I thought this shield was going to be awesome, but I have been let down so far as it doesn't get very dark and when it does tint, it's kind of like wearing lousy black plastic sunglasses. Now I'm comparing this to a Spectra shield that went on a RF 1100 which gave much better sun protection and was more like wearing a good pair of sunglasses compared to the ones I mentioned earlier. What this shield is great for is the twilight times of morning and night when the sun is coming up or going down and you'll be riding in light and darkness. The shield transitions very quickly from crystal clear to dark smoke (not black) within seconds and transitions back almost as quickly, this product does exactly what it says it does. For me though, I rarely ride in darkness and believe I could be better off with a heavily tinted / chromatic shield for daytime riding.
June 15, 2015
This face shield is worth the extra money! I used to use a dark smoke face shield and would have to use it at night as well since switching face shields constantly is a pain. If you are looking for a face shield to use day and night, this is the way to go.
June 10, 2015
This face shield is one of a kind and so helpful on the road. You're paying more but it's for your convience and practicality. Riding with sunglasses means you're almost blind in a tunnel and can be uncomfortable. Changing out your shield before each trip is a inconvienant. The change from clear to dark smoke takes under 30 seconds but the change from dark to clear does take substantially longer.
June 1, 2015
Even though this shield costs 3x more than most, I still think it's worth the money, as you won't have to wear glasses or googles under your visor anymore. What's most amazing about it is how seamless it transitions from clear to fully tinted... you really can't tell that it's changing throughout your ride until you take the helmet off... really impressive!
May 27, 2015