Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Lens Insert
Excellent product that could be improved
Purchased this Pinlock lens insert after riding through a downpour in Gulfport, Mississippi without a Pinlock lens insert. I put this product to the test in a recent trip to Alaska. The Pinlock insert worked great in the heavy rain. I never had any fogging issues even when riding through heavy rain and fog. I only have one issue with the insert. I'm not sure if the seal broke when I would flip my visor up for fresh air in town or it just doesn't seal as tight as it should. I was on a three week trip and by the second week the insert was showing dust and water spots between the visor and insert. By the end of the third week (without the threat of rain for the rest of the trip) I had discarded the Pinlock insert. There is a HUGE difference between looking through the Pinlock insert that was dusty and removing it from the visor. I will purchase this product again BUT I will be more careful about raising my visor while riding slow speeds and I will only use this visor for prolonged touring and riding.
July 6, 2015
Pinlock from Shoei
The item arrive on time. It is a OEM part for my new transitions shield I ordered. I got my shield from the UK about two weeks later. Good job Revzilla.
June 8, 2015
Works as advertised
No fogging. Just buy one. You'll see....literally!
June 1, 2015
product is exactly as advertised, pleased with the purchase
The product is exactly as advertised. I am waiting for the transition lens to come out.
May 31, 2015
Absolutely the best safety money can buy.
Being able to see is paramount to your safety. Of all the various anti fog treatments I've tried, this is the only that that has worked. I've tried other appliques, gels, you name it, nothing beats this. Installation is easier than all those too.
I live in Seattle, and we certainly have our share of high humidity days. Even breathing directly on this shield produced no fogging at all. On one ride I thought maybe the weather wasn't bad enough, until I realized that the extreme border of the faceshield (between the edge of the insert and the helmet itself) was completely opaque.
Get this, live longer.
April 21, 2015
Impossible to see through
I bought this product at the advice of a local shop Cycle Gear. I researched it online and it makes sense that this product would reduce fogging by design. However, I had a very difficult time seeing through the lens and the fogging was worse than without it. The first time I tried it the weather was cold, 40 degrees or so around 3 pm in Nashville TN. 20 min into my trip I had to rip this thing off my helmet because it was becoming a safety hazard. I cleaned it over and over re read the instructions, watched some you tube videos and reinstalled the product on my visor with the same results. In short, i threw it in the trash. I do not recommend this product.
April 6, 2015
scratches easy and distorts vision.
pinlock worked great for fog. I noticed at night would blur vision from street lights and break lights. as far as durability I changed it out from clear lens to tinted lens about five times and is now scratched to an unusable condition. Maybe the way to go is to buy one for each lens!!
March 21, 2015
worst every buck
a very good thing for a cold weather, struggled a lil bit with fitting the lens inside the shield, but after reading the manual there were no problems. Very god vision
February 23, 2015