Arai SAI Face Shield
dark smoke face shield works great
The Arai RXQ dark smoke faceshield is now a must-have for me. Riding in clear weather is so much easier on the eyes when the sun is low. By the way, Arai says all their face shields, even the clear ones are 99% uv protection. Using online video demo, swapping shields can be done in 20 seconds, so I now carry clear for backup or if out too late.
March 3, 2014
Was relatively easy to install thanks to the video tutorial. Clear and great field of vision. Now my all black Arai Quantum looks super stealthy.
February 17, 2014
Arai SAI mirrored face shield
I bought the MIrrored SAI face shield because I never wanted to wear sunglasses with the helmet, because of potential damage in a crash. That said, this face shield is awesome. Good quality mirror coating, excellent uv protection but not to dark. Extremely easy on and easy off. A good investment for your Arai.
February 17, 2014
Now I have 3
clear light smoke and dark smoke?
a different one for all occasions, so simple to change out, HATE it when the sun is beating in on your face, or when you have a too dark one on in the wrong conditions, like at night.
Quick chango and one less thing to worry about, makes for a safer ride I feel, when you are not being bothered by too much blinding or irritating sunlight.
slip them in a protective cover (wrap them in paper towels or towel) into the topcase or pannier, gonna be a always carry item.
Nice they come with some lube for the seal and the latching mechanism . The eye brow vents do their job, Haven't noticed any distortion thru the lens .
I have a different helmet for COLD weather riding with a nose guard and a chin curtain. better for the cold BUT noticeably noisier.
Good to have options for a more comfortable/pleasant less distracted ride.
Now I am set!
February 3, 2014
very good quality
smoke shield looks good, provides good sun protection, works just as described, you will have to change shields before dark as it is too dark for nighttime.
January 13, 2014
Looks and fits great!
I bought the blue mirror. Fit and looks as expected (amazing!).
Cons: Even though the color I bought is a mirrored lens, the dark lens is still a better choice on a sunny day, due to the darker tint. Also, it seems that the blue mirror very slightly warps vision near the bottom of the lens, like when you check your speed.
All in all, I'd recommend it.
January 2, 2014
It does its job
I got the smoked shield & it does what it was designed for. Changing shields is quick & easy. No sunglasses needed for daytime riding.
December 24, 2013
Dark Smoke version works well, easy to install/remove
This shield pops on and off the helmet easily. It does well to block the sun on bright days. I will say that my previous mirrored shield did a bit better when driving directly into the setting sun on my commute home. This one is still ok, and more than fine for 95% of daylight use.
November 18, 2013