Shoei CX-1V Pinlock Antifog Lens
I installed this after years of dealing with fog and now I can't get my visor to fog up if I try.
April 15, 2013
Product did exactly as described. No fog at all even when I was stopped. Be careful with the dark tint though. May make it hard to see at night. And it says on the manual for day use only.
February 11, 2013
If you like your shield to be clear rather than foggy this is the product
Haven't had an opportunity to take this shield on a long ride yet . Preliminary testing, however, indicates this is works well. Certainly much better than the sprays, wipes, mists, clothes, and voodoo talismans I have tried so far. Since there really isn't anything else to try and everything else I've tried simply doesn't work then this is the ticket.
February 4, 2013
Works better than expected
I needed a new clear windshield and was going to order the standard replacement for my Shoei RF-1000, but watched video and read reviews of the pinlock shield system and decided to try it. I am surprised how well it works regardless of weather temps/moisture. It says daytime use only, but I have had no issues leaving it on and using at night.
November 23, 2012
Easy to remove and replace.
The Shoei CX-1V Pinlock Antifog Lens is very easy to remove and replace and is very light. I picked the dark smoke color. It works very well in colder temperatures since it doesn't fog and in hot temperatures since it helps keep your face cool.
September 27, 2012
Not Safe for Nighttime Use
I recently bought the Shoei Pinlock system as it was the only anti-fog shield solution available for my helmet. After a four day, 2000 mile trial my advice is don't waste your money. Pinlock is junk.
The real problem (at least for me) is that you cannot use the clear lens insert at night. I ignored the "daytime use only" warning embossed on the side and gave it a shot anyway. Oncoming lights cause haloing both in the field of vision and (especially) around the edges of the lens. After a while, this causes extreme eye fatigue, not to mention being intensely irritating overall. You can always just remove the lens, but the shield itself isn't anti-fog so you're basically back to square one. And night is probably the most important time to have anti-fog capabilities.
The other big problem with the lenses are their durability. I scratched mine considerably while trying to quickly remove it with gloved hands on the side of the road at night. This is probably my fault for not heeding the daytime only warning, but if you're expecting to change these out quickly in a pinch, you will be sorely disappointed.
On a positive note, I was concerned that the pins themselves might be distracting, but this was not the case. Unless you make an effort to really expand your peripheral vision, they're not noticeable. And even when they are, it's less obtrusive than most of the squashed bugs you're probably already looking through.
All that said, the system did work as advertised during the daytime in otherwise fog-certain conditions. If you only ride when the sun is up, go for it. Otherwise, invest in some good shield cleaner and a quality microfiber cloth and forget the gimmicks.
September 11, 2012
Indispensable for winter riding
Works great! The edge of the lens is a tad distracting at first but I've been very pleased with the performance. No more flipping up the visor at stop lights to clear things up.
January 16, 2012
The Best Anti-Fog system
I resisted getting Pinlock because I didn't like the sound of it--a stick on lens, held on by pins. However, having tried and been dissatisfied with every application-type product for antifog protection, Pinlock was just about the last resort. Luckily, it is superior.
My conditions are tough: cold air, very high humidity, fog in the air. Most of the products I tried could handle lesser conditions, but when the conditions are at their worst the Pinlock rocks.
December 5, 2011