Fog City Speed Tint
Tried this after some liquid fog stuff, which didn't really work. I didn't have pinlock capabilty, so I was glad when I found a universal thermal lens solution.
I've used it a couple of times in colder weather, and it seems to prevent 95% of fog. The little I did get once went away quickly.
You can't beat the price. I don't know why more higher end helmet manufacturers don't have thermal lenses as standard equipment. They've been standard on all but the cheapest paintball masks for years!
January 24, 2016
The adhesive delaminated from the product immediately...
You know that promise you've heard, somewhere, out there? The siren call of something for which the promise of little to no additional investment makes you giddy? Yeah. How often does the short-cut and/or inexpensive version work out as well? I've had a lot of hits on my frugal gourmet methods, but sometimes, you don't get a prince when you kiss it, but instead you find yourself kissing a psychedelic toad when you weren't ready. The Fog City Pro feels like getting the wrong thing, too.
I finally gave into pinlock this Fall and fell deeply in love. I'm a guy who has typically ridden year-round with my shield in some form of venting mode. I can fog up a visor year round, and always did until I found pinlock. My RC and I discussed me taking one for the team and testing out the Fog City Pro insert hoping we could have the nutty goodness of pinlock with a much lower investment, and one that works where pinlock doesn't. Yeah.
I read the review prior and they were either thumbs way up or way down, depending on the review. I'd fallen deeply, almost tragically in love with pinlock and noted that there was some variation in pinlock reviews, too, so I added the Fog City Pro insert into my order. I was stoked.
I polished my smoked visor, inside and out (NO, I don't mean with wax...just cleaned as well as possible, followed by polishing with a microfiber cloth. I wanted to make sure the lens surface didn't create a problem. I try to do my homework and prep work properly.
I read the directions, thrice. I followed them to the letter. While it wasn't simple, I managed to get the shield adhered to the visor interior. I was looking forward to taking a rainy ride to test the product out thoroughly. I walked into my kitchen and heard a hybrid between a pop and a twang where I was working. I came around the corner to see the shield OFF the visor, but there was still something clinging to the inside of my visor. Unfortunately, it appeared that, somehow, the adhesive had completely stripped from the Fog City Pro shield, leaving a useless piece of plastic with a gasket on the floor and ALL of the adhesive stuck to my visor. W.T.F.
Because it was a visor, I was loath to try anything too aggressive, and in the end, I gave up and threw out the visor, along with the remnants of the shield.
So, it wasn’t a $10 success in the end. It wasn’t a $10 failure, either. In the end, it was close to a $50 loss on a $10 product. I haven’t read any other reviews with similar experiences, but what that tells me is there’s some sort of quality control issue. And yes, I do realize it sounds insane. Regardless of the sanity of my experience, I still lost a visor, the Fog City Pro insert, and some of my faith. Good luck!
I should have taken a picture, but I was too annoyed with what happened.
January 1, 2016
Thought I already wrote a review on this. I have one of these and two pinlocks (pins were factory installed). I have to say, this might actually work better than the pinlocks! I was probably fortunate to get it set perfectly the first time, so that may not be the same for everyone. But it still works fantastic at 2+ years. My pinlocks work well at first, then eventually start to slip and leak a little. And I don't mess with the shield much at all. They seem to work maybe one long wet season and then go downhill a little. The fogcity has just a tiny bit of blur in certain situations, but has never been a problem. It will stick great, just clean the shield really good, get it set right and don't take it off. I can put the shield down and breathe hard all day with no fog, any weather or temp.
December 28, 2015
It works just like they say and absolutely love it. Now if they could only do it in the other visors :)
November 25, 2015
my 2nd one
bought one last year for a helmet, ended up selling helmet, installed one on my new helmet and both times its worked perfect, well worth the money
10 out of 10
October 7, 2015
Worse than useless
Installed this as I couldn't get my hands on my usual solution locally. Within a couple of days only the insert had filled with fog! The adhesive gasket is rubbish and peeled slightly from the visor, I've managed to reapply it but it won't last and I'll be ordering an alternative
July 29, 2015
works as advertised
This shield insert just plain works period. I have tried the wipes and the antifog coatings which work for a short while. But then your in the middle of a ride and your shield fogs up and the stuff is at home####!!!.With this insert just put it on and forget about it.
May 1, 2015
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