Arai SAI Dual Pane Face Shield
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
Great fog resistance
I bought this to replace my Pinlock system on my Arai RXQ due to sliding and scratching of the shield from the pinlock insert after several thousand miles of use. So far it has performed excellent down to 13 F and in the rain. I would recommend this over a pinlock setup as a new pinlock insert and shield is only $20 or so cheaper than buying this one piece solution and I don't see where I would need to replace this one until I replace the helmet.
November 30, 2013
I got this instead of the pin lock because I didn't want to deal with fragile pins and I wanted an unobstructed field of view. I've never used a pin lock so take that with a grain of salt.
Anyhow, this shield works very well. No fog, a tight seal and a clear view. Not much else it can do. In the cool weather I don't miss the eyebrow vents.
The only issue is a minor one: when it locks into the closed position - it really locks down; bare hands no issue but fiddly with gloves. This is great for the highway but I leave it unsnapped until the highway.
Also, if like me, you wear glasses, I've been using a product called "defog it" (clever no) and it works great - no fogging up. Pricey but you don't need much.
November 18, 2013
Much better solution than pinlock
I have both the SAI max vision pinlock and this guy. The pinlock pins are tiny plastic screws that are finicky and the seal sometimes break if they're not done up correctly. This is a much better solution.
Note: It's a bit hard to close/lock down at first because of the upper seal but you get used to it.
It does still fog up a little bit right by the breath guard area when you're stopped at a stop light, but my pinlock did the same thing.
April 5, 2013
excellant product! luvin it!
hate the pinlock setup? well this product overcomes all pinlocks shortcomings.
its a bit thicker then a reg. screen so you don't want to be taking this thing off and on, also no brow vents. harder to latch to cuz of the thickness
anyways, this morn was the first time i got to try it
i works GREAT! no fogging what so ever.
no hint of fogging at all
there's a thick rubber seal at the top to prevent water from coming down inside the shield also , i;m sure it'd work great in the rain.
wished i had it last week when it was cold and foggy.
December 13, 2012
Prior to purchasing this shield I did a fair amount of research on other options since fogging was becoming a real problem for me as the weather cooled (live in Canada). I basically had to ride with my shield half open to avoid it and/or lift the shield at every traffic light. I decided on this shield and very glad I did. It is terrific. After putting it on the helmet (a challenge in itself but that was largely my inexperience at changing Arai shields) I tried it out for the first time in -3 degrees celsius. It worked beautifully. I couldn't believe it. I can't wait to use it in the Spring. In fact, what was remarkable to me was that my eye glasses were fogging (something I will treat with an anti-fog wipe in the Spring) but the shield was fog-free! Would recommend this product.
November 17, 2012
Looks slick in light smoke! No more fogging! Can not get it to fog up even with the lid closed and stoped in 30s!!
November 12, 2012