Schuberth C3 / S2 Pinlock Lens
Performs as described
No fogging whatsoever! Make sure you follow the instructions, and you will have a perfect visor-down experience.
February 17, 2014
Works as advertised
The pinlock lens works perfectly for keeping the viewing area of the visor clear of fog, especially in cold, rainy conditions.
PRO TIP: You have to remove the very thin yellow plastic covering on the face side of the lens. I think it is to protect from scratches and prevent moisture absorption prior to installation. When the plastic is removed, this lens is crystal clear.
December 2, 2013
Schuberth Pinlock Shield Insert
When I bought my C3W it came with a Pinlock insert. I had never used one prior to this and I was very pleased with its performance. Using physics to keep moisture off the helmet visor is much preferred to using sprays or whatever else. My only complaint is that the insert only lasted one season and at $40 a pop it should have lasted much longer. I'll give Pinlock the benefit of the doubt and blame its short lifespan on my removing it and replacing it a few times but this time I'll install it on a new shield and leave it. Will update next season if I remember......
November 25, 2013
Great face sheild with good visibility and NO fogging.
Needed to replace the pinloc because the silicone seal had hardened, it was very quick and easy.
July 29, 2013
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