Arai XD Face Shield
Dark Smoke - perfect for everything but night and thunderstorms
I've used Arai helmets for years and bought the dark smoke for my XD3 just like my other helmets. It is excellent protection from sun and glare, and while it is a decent amount of tint, it's easy to use in darker situations... basically everything except hard rain or at night.
I carry a clear visor on long, multi-day touring rides. Otherwise, it's smoke only. The best part is you can leave sunglasses at home unless it's vicious sunlight beating down or if you need polarization for bad glare such as riding toward sunset on a highway.
Expensive, but worth it. Plus it looks cool.
May 27, 2013
Great product........ Can highly recommend it......
January 14, 2013
Revzilla better than superstore
This visor fit perfect and the delivery was super fast, this is my new place for buying motorcycle gear.
October 8, 2012
Pricey but worth it, which is what I expect fro Arai
It's a face shield, not too exciting but very necessary .... excellent fit, the "dark smoke" is perfect for anything but night time or heavy clouds/rain. Highly recommend. If you look hard enough you can find a XD3 for under $300 since the XD 4 is out, I bought 2!
September 8, 2012
Works as it should.
I have all three face shields for the XD3 and the light smoke is best. Very easy to change them up when needed.
May 7, 2012
Kind of pricey
Expensive piece of plastic but love the Arai XD helmet and this tinted shield is nice.
March 13, 2012
Essential for sunny days
I purchased the Dark Smoke shield to supplement the clear shield that came with the XD3. I was a bit worried the dark would be too dark, but now that I've used it I'm finding it perfect for sunny days.
Not having owned an Arai helmet before, I was wondering how easy it would be to fit the new shield. Armed with a small coin to unscrew the peak and the clear shield I fitted the dark one very easily. It was a lot easier than some other helmets I've owned.
In summary I'm really pleased I ordered this shield.
September 5, 2011
Ordered the dark shield and works good. It is not really all that dark and it could be a little darker. Living in Arizona the sun is pretty intense. The only negative is the price (not Revzilla's fault). Arai has great products but their prices are to high on everything they have. It is always a tough decision to pay their high prices but I usually give in due to their high quality. Easy to change shields but only after to do lots of practice to get the hang of the system.
July 23, 2011