Arai SAI Dual Pane Face Shield
Answer to fog question?
I commute in NYC and am not a big lane-splitter. So, I spend a good bit of my commute bumper-to-bumper, excited if I get into 3rd gear. I was going through a box of anti-fog wipes every week. I discovered this shield and pounced.
My first ride with it, the weather was a toasty 38* F. The first leg of my commute was highway and there was not a spot of fog or condensation inside the shield. When I hit a typical slow-down, the top part started to fog. I don't think anything can really prevent that.
In all my subsequent commutes since then, it's proven its value, even in those low-50s, humid/rainy slogs home.
The thick gasket around the perimeter prevents rain from dripping onto my nose when I have it cracked. And when it's closed, which takes a little extra push, things get quiet.
My only quibble: installation was really finicky. That might've had to do with the fact that I decided to do it in the morning when I was already 10 minutes past when I should've left.
And read the instructions.
So, if you ride/commute with lots of highway time, you'll be fog-free. If you have a lot of red lights, you'll get a bit of fog, but it's a heckuva lot better than using wipes, waxes, etc every day.
January 13, 2016
Boo, hiss! #FogFail
i bought this because i hate it when visors fog up. i've had pretty decent luck with most pinlock visors, but they're not perfect, so i figured i'd give this thing a shot as it looks a lot more substantial than a simple pinlock.
i wore this to work today, the second time i've had it on, driving down the bronx river parkway into manhattan on my panigale. avg speed was about 60 mph, temp also about 60 degrees, humidity was high but still...
it fogged up. that sucked. i couldn't see well and had to slow down and repeatedly open my visor.
it was like $120
May 9, 2015
It works (that's it)
Hey my visor doesn't fog up.
What else do you need to know
January 27, 2015
Does the job
This face shield does exactly what it says it does. Its a bit heavy and the gasket across the top take awhile to break in to allow it to close all the way (at least on my helmet). But it never fogs up. I definitely buy it again.
December 22, 2014
Works well at speeds over 20 mph
I had no fogging problems except a low speeds. That was easily fixed by slightly lifting the visor. I road 120 miles Saturday night ( much of it in the fog) and didn't experience any problems with glare or fogging. . I should say I normally have some night vision problems as I'm 58 so I wear glasses with Crysal lenses and that has really improved my night vision. Installing the visor was a little difficult, partly because I've never changed out my visor, but with a little patience I got it done.
December 8, 2014
Light Smoke Dual Pane Shield
Works as advertised. The rubber gasket makes it a little harder to close the vent, but nothing impossible. Brow vents gone. Using on a defiant. Light smoke is feasible at night but being a beginner rider, i prefer a clear view at night until i am more experienced.
but the main points are covered. there is absolutely no fogging for me, and i have been using this shield in 50-70 degree weather. Must be my asian face, but when i breathe everything fogs up, including my glasses. this shield prevents that, now I have to defog my eyeglasses :/
October 30, 2014
Cold weather vision
Has the Arai tool-less removal, installation. If you're not done this before, I would encourage watching a video demo. This shield has a larger gasket for water sealing, and requires a firm closure to lock it in place. Once closed, the clarity is wonderful and I only have mild fogging with temps in the low 20s. I commute 6 miles to work and fogging has not been a problem. None at all with temps in the 30s and 40s and only mild fogging in the lower area of the shield in the 20s. You do lose the brow vents, but I rarely used these even on warm days.
March 3, 2014
I'm not saying anything about the actual use of this product because I haven't had to use it yet. All I'm saying is for that much money it doesn't even come with a storage cover of some kind? I mean a majority of it's life will be spend waiting in a box somewhere and not used and they don't even give you some kind of cloth to keep it in for the crazy amount of money they charge you for it?
February 24, 2014