Shoei CX-1V Pinlock Antifog Lens
Works OK but not great
The pinlock does work to reduce the amount of fogging. But...it is best if you put the helmet on and close the shield in a warmer area, then go outside. Otherwise it takes a long time for the inside of the shield to warm up enough to not fog.
And, you can still fog the shield in very cold and humid conditions.
It is a hundred times better than the bare shield so is still worth it. Beware as it does reduce the field of view significant;y.
I just wish someone would make face shields like they do skiing goggles, ie, double layer.
October 21, 2013
This works! No fog! (Treat it gently!)
I have previously used the generic anti-fog inserts that attach with adhesive, and was somewhat skeptical that this would be better (would it be worth the extra $?) I needed to replace my shield anyway, so I took a chance and went with the Pinlock lens and insert. WORTH IT!! Better than the universal inserts for three reasons: 1) no adhesive so it's easy to take out and put back in multiple times; 2) it's firmer plastic than the universal one I have used (Fog City), which is barely thicker than plastic polyethylene sheeting. 3) it's REALLY clear. It is still "delicate" -- softer plastic than the face shield, so needs to be cleaned carefully to avoid scratching (I put it under running water and gently swish a microfiber cloth across it). Protection from fog -- fantastic!
(Note: "loud" is probably because I need to adjust the shield to the helmet to cut down wind noise, not because the shield is bad.)
October 14, 2013
Easy to install, face shield adds option of anti-fog insert which comes tinted in variety of colors.
September 23, 2013
Just got back from a 1400 mile ride up the coast of Nor Cal,Oregon and Washington.I did not have one problem with it fogging up in any weather condition(rain,fog,drizzle,heat or sun).The lens installed without a hitch and cleans up easy!My vision was not affected in any way during daylight or dusk.I have a Shoei RF 1000 helmet and used a clear visor and lens and also wear glasses.The only thing I regret is that I didn't purchase this years ago.A must have!
May 21, 2013
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