Shoei CW-1 Face Shield
CW-1 Halftone/Halftint - not quite dark enough
A few weeks ago I bought the halftone/halftint visor, hoping that the top would be a "dark smoke" and fade to clear at the bottom. With the stock photos, the actual tint appeared to be quite dark. Unfortunately, the tinting at the top is very slight. If looking ahead on a clear day, it's enough to make the sky look a little darker as if there was a possibility of bad weather later in the day. However, it's not dark enough at all to block out the sun even a little bit unless the sun is directly overhead (and not shining straight at your eyes). The best way to describe it is to say that it will reduce the total amount of light entering your eyes during the day, but won't actually protect against sun glare much at all. It's a fantastic concept, but it just needs to be much darker. If it faded from a dark smoke it would be perfect; you could adjust the amount of light getting in just by moving your head, allowing it to be worn in all conditions.
Some tint is always better than no tint
Shoei fit and finish is perfect as usual
Optical clarity is perfect, zero distortion
Can safely be used at night
It costs more than the standard visors, while offering less protection
The tint is not NEARLY dark enough
Overall, I would not recommend the half-tone. It's slightly better than a clear shield, but probably worse overall than even their "mellow smoke" (though I have not seen one in person to verify). It's just not dark enough. And it costs more. It's a good replacement for someone who generally prefers clear shields anyway, but don't expect too much from it.
September 15, 2014
not enough tint
I wanted a visor that would allow me to not wear sunglasses. This visor isn't dark enough so I will probably order another. I have a Shoei Quest helmet and ever since I changed to this visor there is wind flow coming through the top so it appears to not seal as well as the original.
September 15, 2014
Fits perfectly on my X-12 Helmet.
Also great service from the Revzilla guys
August 25, 2014
Dark smoke is the best!!
Dark smoke is the best for daytime and night time use, cuts down sunlight and healdlight glare.
August 17, 2014
Wife likes it !
We bought a Shoei helmet for my wife and she likes the fit. But her prescription sunglasses do not fit well under the helmet.
So this dark shield is her eye savior.
She no longer has to squint or close her eyes due to glare or sunshine. She is much more relaxed when riding pillon.
August 11, 2014
I always carry a couple of this
Inexpensive, a very important spare to have back home
July 31, 2014
Great upgrade over stock clear shield
This shield increases comfort when riding toward the sun. Wish I had bought one sooner.
July 30, 2014
I thought about non-OEM shields but this one is excellent. Highly recommend and glad I stuck with OEM.
July 7, 2014