Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Works well, but be sure that you really need this
Pro: No fogging.
Con: Expensive piece of plastic. With insert in place the visor also catches on upper seal of helmet. Did I say this is a ridiculously expensive piece of plastic?
Summary: If you have excess beer money and live in wet/cold then ok... otherwise shield + insert are setting you back ~$80 so think hard about how easy it is to crack your current visor to dissipate minor condensation...
October 6, 2014
I've been intrigued at the pin lock system for quite a while now because people just wouldn't stop talking about it. Living in Seattle, 'fogging' is part of my daily life and after exhausting multiple options of trying to deal with it, I just resigned to my fate. However after hearing about the pin lock system from multiple people include my dealership, I took the plunge on a Shoe RF1100 this summer. Couldn't test the pin lock system yet since it wasn't cold enough. But NOW after receiving the pinlock shield, and actually using it for a few days on the cusp of cold weather, it is brilliant!
The pin lock system consists of a inner pane with silicone beading on it which creates an air-tight seal on a pinlock ready face shield like this one and IT JUST WORKS. Not a trace of fog after regular 30-45 min rides around town and to work. I'll keep testing this as the temperature drops and will return to update my review if needed, but so far this system has be stunned.
September 25, 2014
Looks great, works.
Since Shoei seems like they are holding their photochromic face shield hostage for another 6 months, I finally just broke down and bought a smoke shield. The shield itself is very dark and looks great with my helmet. I really prefer using this to wearing my sunglasses under my clear shield. I didn't mind so much paying the $47 for the shield but I do really wish it came with a pin lock insert. Or that they weren't another $30 themselves. Yowzas.
September 17, 2014
A product worth to have it however SHOEI does not
I like very much my helmet, with shoei you can´t go wrong, overall a good product, this is a premium helmet and this kind of stuff should come along with all necessary accesories to enjoy full experience. Paying for your helmet 500+ usd and additional 80 dollars (lens + visor with pins) for not fogging is all about shoei being a money maker leech.
September 7, 2014
Pin-Lock is a must have
This is my first Pin-Lock shield and I'm sold. Pin-Lock is a must have. Of course my first day out with it, I got caught in the rain and no fogging. I had an aftermarket shield and was not pleased with the fitment. Don't be fooled by cheap Ebay knock-offs This is a true Shoei shield that fits great and seals like it should.
July 30, 2014
Works just as it should.
I bought this for my Shoei Quest helmet because I really wanted a shaded lens. It snaps in easy and quick. Pinlock is an awesome system that really works. If you ever get fog in your mask then you need this.
July 7, 2014
Pinlock is good stuff
If you put a pinlock insert in this visor it will NEVER fog.
July 7, 2014
Good Product, quick shipping
Very easy to install, clear and works as advertised.
June 12, 2014