Schuberth C3 / S2 Pinlock Lens
This product works very well for preventing fog on cool/rainy rides.
The lens comes with a thin layer of yellow plastic which protects the side of the lense that faces your face. Make sure that you peel this off before riding. The lense does not have a yellow color and I didn't notice any significant effect on visibility after removing the yellow plastic.
June 15, 2013
Helps with fog, but blurs vision horribly
I can't BELIEVE how hard it is to see through this blurry anti-fog insert. Thank HEAVEN it can easily be removed from the shield. I will only use it when the weather is too cold to crack the visor open to deal with fogging. I love the helmet, but hate this insert.
June 14, 2013
No Fog but Less Vision
The product does exactly what it claims to do....prevent fog! You will not have a problem with fog if you use this product. However, it would make more sense if the lens was not a yellowish color. The color is not what you would call amber, but rather a dullish light yellow that can really reduce your vision - especially in low light conditions. I am not sure why the lens was not just made clear. If you buy this product you will have something that works well enough on clear sunny days. In the evening, and especially at night, your entire face shield will become useless. Schuberth really did a poor job with this product. Sorry, I am a Schuberth fan also, but this product does not meet its potential. Not even close.
May 6, 2013
Really works to keep visor fog away
My Schuberth helmet came with a pinlock inner shield 2 years ago. I never took it out; left it installed since buying the helmet. It does affect vision a little, but I got used to it. When it rains, though, I can see clearly at the same time others are wanting to pull off the road because they can't see! It really works to keep the fog and condensation droplets away.
Well, it worked until the little slots that fit under the pins began to wear out. They're under constant pressure; so over time, they elongated. That allowed a gap in the seal between the inner shield and the visor. Didn't know it until I rode into a cold rain on a 15 hour cross-USA ride. Instant fog and condensation forced me off the road. It was really bad between the inner and visor.
So I guess these have a finite life span. OR (as I'm doing now), I'm not installing the new Pinlock inner shield until it's needed. Will keep it stowed in the tourpac and install whenever I don my rainsuit. That should work if I can keep it protected from scratches and damage. They should have a thick cloth-lined storage pouch for these things.
April 29, 2013
eliminates fog, just as promised
easy to install,makes helmet look like it beongs on a fighter pilots head
February 18, 2013
Must-have item for cold weather riding
If you have a Schuberth helmet and ride in cold weather, then the pin-lock lens is a must. It is simple but amazing technology. I have now been on rides where the condensation around the pin-lock lens is dripping wet, while the lens itself is clear and dry. So, just buy it.
In this review, I would like to highlight Revzilla's great service. It turns out the first lens I bought was mis-packaged by Schuberth. The package was labeled as a small, but in fact the lens was for the large Schuberth helmet shell, so the lens was about 1" too long. Revzilla immediately sent another one without doubting my contention one bit. The new one fit, and I returned the original. This was my first Revzilla purchase, and I'm impressed!
January 15, 2013
really good product
no fog, no water, clean vision. all good
Its a really good thing to have on a helmet!
January 10, 2013
It's a pinlock lens. Not much else to be said. Installed correctly, it works great.
Clear lens with silicon bead along edges to seal against inside contoured area of the face shield on my C3. Perfectly clear. Looks optically correct, considering the two lenses introduce reflecitons at night and sometimes distortions around the edge of the visual field. The anti-fog coating is pretty good; but don't wash it and be careful how you clean it. I ruined the pinlock lens that came with my C3 by washing it with mild soap and water to remove smudges, and had to buy this replacement. It somehow lost it's bottom seal against the face shield, and began fogging between the lenses, necessitating the purchase of this replacement. I'll be much more careful with the inside of the lens in the future, just wiping it with a damp microfiber lens cleaner to remove smudges, then a dry one to remove any traces of dampness. At $40 a pop for these little sheets of German plastic, I don't want to buy any more.
November 19, 2012