Shoei CW-1 Face Shield
Darker is better
Was going back and forth about getting light smoke or dark smoke. I went with dark and it works perfect in most conditions. If you are going into direct sun, the dark is still not dark enough, but it will work in low light conditions.
I would say all and all the dark smoke is the more versatile shade to go with.
July 27, 2015
I purchased the smoked lense and it's amazing. I have sensitive eyes and I don't need to wear sunglasses under my helmet anymore yet I can still ride at night. The first time I put it on, I kept thinking I had my visor up because the view was so clear! There is noise but not more than the visor that came on my quest helmet. The figment is perfect and it goes on and off seamlessly. Great replacement part.
July 20, 2015
Just what I expected
Installation is a snap. I should refresh my shields more often!n
July 1, 2015
Half Smoke shield, nice but pricey
I like this shield. It looks cool and does provide a decent amount of sun protection if you tilt your head down a bit. I'm not a night rider, but I have ridden with it at dusk and have had no problems. Taken a few good whacks from all the cicadas around with no damage so far. I think the price is a bit high but the fit is good and the on/off system for my 1100 helmet is very easy to operate.
May 27, 2015
I purchased the shield in Dark Smoke for a Shoei Qwest. I am happy with it overall. The tint is nice but could be just a bit darker. I am not disappointed in it but with an option of light smoke or dark smoke I would expect dark smoke to be extra dark. It is almost the equivalent of a good pair of sunglasses in darkness but as dark as my Ray Bans would be perfect. Riding in the morning staring into the rising sun is the only time I truly wish it was darker and I have been known to nit pick. The mechanism for switching the shield is easy but I have yet to master switching shields in gloves which I could do with greater ease on a previous helmet. It is optically clear and presents an excellent field of view. Bugs come off easily and I have yet to scratch it. I am hard on gear and this speaks well for the product.
May 26, 2015
This shield is great looking and provides good sun reduction and clarity
This is the first time I ever bought a tinted shield and it was the best thing I did. I tried a modular helmet before with a drop down sun shield but that meant looking through my glasses, the drop down shield and the outer shield - too many! With my glasses and this tinted shield I got what I wanted. The shield can easily be switched with the original clear one for night use.
May 18, 2015
The tint on this is fairly dark. Not dark enough to use without sunglasses but it works great to cut down on glare while using sunglasses.
May 18, 2015
Fit like a glove
Just wish the tint was a little darker.
May 11, 2015