Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Absolutely the best safety money can buy.
Being able to see is paramount to your safety. Of all the various anti fog treatments I've tried, this is the only that that has worked. I've tried other appliques, gels, you name it, nothing beats this. Installation is easier than all those too.
I live in Seattle, and we certainly have our share of high humidity days. Even breathing directly on this shield produced no fogging at all. On one ride I thought maybe the weather wasn't bad enough, until I realized that the extreme border of the faceshield (between the edge of the insert and the helmet itself) was completely opaque.
Get this, live longer.
April 21, 2015
The yellow is perfect for morning sun riding!!
Very easy to put on and take off.
March 23, 2015
Does what it needs to do
I bought this shield for use with my anti-fog insert. The shield is exactly what I expected it to be and fits in my Shoei Qwest without issues. My anti-fog insert installed easily and now I have no fog build-up! Other Qwest owners will know how frustrating it is since the Qwest has very poor air management. I recommend this if you need the pinlock insert.
I bought the light smoke color because I wanted something to help for the bright days when I didn't have sunglasses with me. I love the light smoke; I have ridden at night with it and I can still see fine. It was a large concern of mine originally but I don't think it impairs my visibility at all.
I wasn't a big fan of having to drop $40 when I already had a face shield for my helmet, but the fog issue is very dangerous and I think it's worth it in the end.
March 11, 2015
Pinlock ready shield does work well when used with pinlock insert but the cost for the combination is a bit high. Performance is generally good even in cold wet weather. Recommended for anyone with quest or other helmet not shipped with pinlock shield as standard equipment. Would recommend light grey for general purpose use as it is light enough for night but cuts bright daylight down some during day
March 2, 2015
Great piece of equipment
I bought this face shield for my son for Christmas. It is exactly what he wanted. It is light weight, provides excellent vision, while providing protection. Thanks for your great products.
March 2, 2015
Expensive but effective
Really helps in cold or rainy conditions. Allows you to keep the visor down with no fogging at all.
Can't comment on long term seal of the silicone bead on the insert, but Shoei tends to make quality products, so....
I really do wish these things were a bit cheaper. The shield and insert are going to run you more than $80 and if you want different colors you need to get a new shield (and probably insert too, since it doesn't seem like a good idea to be unseating and reseating the bead on the insert).
February 26, 2015
the thing I was looking for
i just broke my origin lens on my Shoei RF-1100, so it's just came on time. Fits great, very clear vision, pin-lock system works as it should
February 23, 2015
works just as advertised for helping avoid fog up. Does cause some distortion at night, but better than being fogged up.
February 2, 2015