Fog City Pro Shield Insert
A temporary fix, at best...
Bought this in leiu of a pinlock insert for my Reevu helmet. I'm riding year-round in weather often below 40 degrees. This went on the visor OK, without any bubbles, and while it didn't completely stop fogging, it did significantly slow the fogging. That also meant that the fogging cleared much slower as well. After a couple of weeks, I tried to clean the inside of the visor from the condensation build up, and now the insert is bubbled as well as still dirty. A temporary fix at best...
January 6, 2015
I put this insert on my visor as instructed. I made sure the visor was clean and lined it up correctly so it would sit in the center of my visor. I went out on a ride out on some back roads and there was definitely moisture in the air, perfect for testing. The rest of my visor didn't fog and the part covered by the product fogged and stayed fogged. I got so fed up that I ended ripping off the insert. Don't buy. Waste of money.
December 22, 2014
It seemed to be fine when I installed it. Only a few days later it had fog even during a sunny day. I live in a humid country, that might explain this, but it actually hindered my vision. Took it off after one week.
July 5, 2014
Same as OEM pinlock it takes a little time to get use to it, but once you do is great!!
July 2, 2014
Great option when Pinlock is not available
I bought this for a Scorpion EXO-1100 as all of the anti-fog products (spray, paste, etc) I've tried have only lasted a few days to a week in the humid Boston area. After using this insert for about 3 weeks, I am still fog-free and no longer need to apply something to my visor every 2-3 days.
Application of the insert took a little time, it would be easier if there were some visual cues printed on the insert's backing sheet. This would help to align and center the insert properly without needing to apply pieces of tape as suggested in the instructions.
Once installed, I let it sit for a day to let the adhesive set up, and have had no problems since. Some care is needed when cleaning the visor to avoid putting too much pressure on it, and risk unseating the adhesive.
Overall, a great product if a Pinlock is not available for your helmet.
May 28, 2014
I'm not sure what product everyone else has been getting, but the one I got is complete garbage. I bought two of the clear ones for my Shark Speed-R and for my Bell RS-1.
First off, peeling the lens from the sheet that it is on is a pain. The adhesive which sticks to the inside of your shield is what is sticking to the sheet. You have to remove it very, very carefully and even then it's easy to mess up. The lens doesn't come off the sheet as easily as you'd think it should.
Once I got the first one off of the sheet I inserted it into the shield of my Shark helmet. They say to fold the lens into a U shape and let the top and bottom middle sections make contact with the shield and then gently lower the sides. This is easier said than done. The purpose for the lens is to have an air pocket, but in some areas this lens presses against the shield which form bubbles and defeats the purpose of the insert.
The instructions say that you can remove and reapply the insert as you like to get the correct fit but the adhesive loses its stickiness after so many attempts. I used this method several times to perfectly layer the lens on the shield so that it kept an air pocket but nothing. The bubbles still remained in some areas. I figured I'd leave it alone and they'd sort themselves out after a while.
NOPE! Still bubbles! And the insert looks like complete doodoo inside the shield. It doesn't look like a pin lock insert. It looks like a child threw a sticker on the inside.
I'll post a picture of it later.
April 10, 2014
works as advertised
I have the unfortunate luck of owning a helmet that does not have pinlock compatible visors (icon airframe). My fogging issue is normally on cooler mornings during my commute and it is normally dark. I installed the clear version of this product on a new clear visor. Installation is an all or nothing sequence of events, but in the end it was pretty easy. I road to work the next morning and the visor never even looked like it was going to fog. I have ridden with it several times since then and every time the visor shows no signs of fogging at all...so far, this is a great product.
March 10, 2014
It works !
Simple and easy to install and remove.
It works as advertised, I live in Colorado and so far it has not disappointed me. It does start getting foggy in heavy humidity or excessive breathing during very cold temperatures when you are stationary (e.g. at stop lights) but that clears up either by gaining the speed to increase air flow or opening a vent/cracking the shield a bit.
November 4, 2013