Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Wish it came standard with the Shoei Qwest!!
I really wish the Shoei Qwest came standard with a fog free, photo chromic face shield, which would have truly justified its premium price and put all the tick marks in its feature list too.I so loooooovvvve my Qwest Overt which I bought during closeout. However the face shield, pinlock ready lens, breath guard and chin curtain (which I say are an absolute essential) set me back by another $97. Which means the helmet actually came back to its full price (prior to closeout).
No matter how hard you try, this lens is absolute FOG FREE and worth owning it. Having it as standard would've gone a long way to surely increase customer delight.
January 23, 2015
This is my review of the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield and pinlock lens. it is an fantastic product. try as i may i could not get it to fog up. I can not imagine how i survived without it. The one thing i do have to say about it is that i am disappointed that it did not come with a sleeve to store it in. I use a dark smoke shield. so i do change out the shield on occasion. you would think you spend 80$ on everything they could give you a 2 dollar bag to keep it in. Overall a good buy.
January 3, 2015
Don't wait... Buy it!
Hands down, the absolute best bang for your buck investment EVER. I always had issues with fogging in the rain and cold. I tried every combination of suggestions to prevent it to no avail. After dropping my old shield while swapping from day to night I decided to try the pin-lock everyone was talking about. I'm so glad I did and you will be too.
December 30, 2014
Good for a replacement and knowing it's an OEM product, but kinda expensive for what it is.
December 15, 2014
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