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Variant Silver Face Shield
First, I love this helmet! It is awesome looking, pretty quiet compared to other helmets I have had in the past, and very comfortable on long trips, even with earbuds in. The fit was fine, I read some reviews where they had issues with the seal, but mine sealed up just like the original face shield, maybe I got lucky. I bought the Charcoal Battlescar which came with the dark smoke face shield and a clear shield. The dark smoke is optically clear and I get very little reflection on the inside when looking out. I screwed up and must have used something abrasive and scratched the inside pretty bad when cleaning it. I ordered the silver face shield because I thought it would look cool, which it does, but it is as though the mirror is on the inside and you are staring at your face when looking through. The optical clarity is not as good as the original dark smoke either, but it is not that noticeable unless you look for it. I rode at all times of day and positions of the sun, but only found clarity and little reflection when the sun was at my back. I can't recommend the silver face shield, maybe it's better with the gold, but the dark smoke is not only clearer, it's also quite a bit darker for sunny days.
February 17, 2014
Get the Mirrored Gold
I love the mirrored gold finish paired with my Big Game Variant helmet. I'm careful with my lens and haven't scratched it yet. The mirrored gold is nice because it provides some protection from the sun and glare during the day, but its still usable at night without having to swap the lens over to the clear lens.
Kind of a pain to take off and put back on, but with the mirrored gold I just leave it on all the time.
February 17, 2014
Replacement shields do not fit
Do not buy a replacement shield expecting it to fit well. They DO NOT fit like the OEM clear shields.
I bought the a gold and silver mirrored shield. These do not fit the change system very well. It might be because they have lost their "form" and have stretched out a bit not being installed on the helmet. The biggest problem with the aftermarket shields is that they do not catch the detents well. The clear oem shield catches the detents very well, but you can hardly tell there are even detents with the mirrored shields in stalled. This includes the position in which the shield is barely cracked open. Mirrored shields don't seem to pick up on this detent AT ALL. Lastly, these mirrored shields seem near impossible to open with one hand without applying serious amount of relative pressure. Once the shield releases from the down position, the amount of pressure required shoots the visor up almost all the way open, forcing the rider to essentially open the shield all the way up, then close it down to the cracked position.
I'm hopeful that once the mirrored shield is left installed for a while it may adapt.
February 6, 2014
I bought the gold mirrored visor simply for aesthetic purposes and it changed the entire look of the helmet.
The sun protection is great and I love that it hides my face completely. The shield takes a little bit of time to put on, so I don't change it from daytime/nighttime use. Its a bit dark at night, but manageable once you get used to it
December 30, 2013
Face shield does what its suppose too
I ordered the light tinted visor after breaking the little tab on my original clear one. I like the light tint, its just about right for most of my riding. Fit seemed a little off on the helmet, but not an issue.
November 4, 2013
Great for sun protection
I needed sun protection and this gold tinted shield works great! It's not "rated" for UV protection but it saves my face from sunburn. Love it. Good vision clarity as well.
October 28, 2013
Shield look badass and works great during the day, keeps the sun light and glare out, at night not so much. You have about 75-80% visibility which is bareable but the problem is the halo-like effect the headlights from oncoming traffic produce. I just lift the shield and wear glasses...but that's me. installation was a bit of a pain but otherwise it was a great buy
October 23, 2013
I bought two shields: one silver and one dark smoke.
The silver looks fantastic, but is not 100% correct concerning optics; I will survive with this, but it's important to mention.
My Variant is matte black, so the dark smoke shield looks absolutely "bandit". I love it and the optics is much closer to the perfection of the stock one.
For both shields the shape/profile are not as accurate as the stock one's, causing to pieces not to sit quite as well on the helmet rubber sealing. I expect some wind whistles tomorrow on the road... let's see
October 2, 2013