Shoei CWR-1 Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
It beats carrying glasses...
This shield is a really great idea. It works-- automatically darkens when sunny. Only concern that I have is that it says there are three levels, clear, medium, and dark. I've never seen it darker than the medium. And its just not quite dark enough. I like it but I feel like it always needs to be a little darker than it is.
May 26, 2015
After riding with sunglasses under the shield, this is the way to go. I commute for my night shift job, so I ride in when the sun is up and ride home when it's dark. Pinlock shields work fine for making sure your shield doesn't fog, but doesn't do a thing for the sunglasses under your shield. This eliminates that problem, and also eliminates the comfort issue of riding with shades on under your lid. Going in to work, the shield is nice and dark, it's clear on the way home. It's by far safer than riding with a shield that's 24/7 tinted. There are some slight double-vision issues with the pinlock at night (why Shoei doesn't recommend using it at night), but it's pretty easy for me to compensate for this. All in all, I love this shield. It's the best thing you can do for your helmet.
May 16, 2015
Amazing, I bought the rf1200 specifically because of the photochromic sheild option
I was probably the first person to order this sheild when it finally came out. bought the Rf1200 specifically because of the photochromic sheild option For me the choice was clear, shoei was the only high end company offering this option.
AMAZING!!! :Driving during the day looking fresh like money and blocking the sun + not having to suffer at night or change sheild.
NOT SO AMAZING : High price. it's not for nothing that shoei warns not to use the pinlock at night, when pinlock is used, night time visit is not 100% more like 80%. Availability seems to be an issue
April 29, 2015
I waited sometime for this item to be in stock!! Well worth the wait!! Love this shield!! Works perfect. I have used this shield in the dark, sun, cloudy weather and in the rain. I can not say enough about this shield. I am completely satisfied. The transition is fast enough to never notice any issue with vision it gets dark enough " for me". Vision is crisp and clear. I would recommend this item and when the time comes I would not hesitate to purchase a replacement.
April 27, 2015
It was worth the wait!
I've been using a Bell RS-1 with the Transitions shield for three years now an it has performed wonderfully with the exception of it's terrible fogging in colder temps.
I've known the Shoei RF-1200 was a better helmet but was waiting to purchase one once the Photochromic shield became available. I happened to find a local shop here in Brooklyn that had just gotten the shield in and I bought a Black Metallic RF-1200 at the same time. The fact that the Shoei comes with a pinlock insert for the Transitions shield will cure my fogging ills. Bell Helmets could learn something from Shoei here!
The shield is optically clear after checking it out thoroughly. It also gets a little darker that my Bell Transitions does, though the rate of change is the same (as was expected since it's the same technology).
(Sorry Revzilla, they got the shield before you did and beat your prices for both as well. I've bought thousands of dollars worth of gear from you in the past year, so I hope you don't mind me posting this review, though I purchased elsewhere).
April 22, 2015
So glad this finally came out!
I’m a super big fan of the Transitions Photochromic shield I had on my Bell Star and I’m extremely happy that Shoei finally released the Transitions Photochromic shield for the RF-1200. It fits perfect and it changes quickly. I do wish it would get a tad darker but I knew how dark it would get going into this. What I don’t get is why it costs more than the Bell Transitions Photochromic. Any way it is a great shield if you do a lot of all day riding in hot sunny areas like I do.
April 17, 2015