This shield is a must have for anyone who rides on those cold spring or fall mornings or even year round. For a full face helmet you no longer need to weigh sight and warmth. Keep your visor closed, and breathe easy.
This system does what no chemical has ever managed to do.
My one problem is that through the insert street lamps tend to look like they are through a prism, which takes some getting used to. But I will take a few star bursts over blind fog.
This year, I decided to ride through the winter, when conditions permit. Fogging on my face shield was a real problem, in spite of using various products that were supposed to eliminate it, including the OEM breath boxes for the helmet. I always had to open the face shield while riding. That wasn't an acceptable solution in really cold weather and I thought I'd not be able to ride in the winter.
Enter the Pinlock system, which was put to its first test yesterday, 1/3/11, on a 2 hour ride at 32 F and lower. The Pinlock insert never fogged, even though the small surrounding areas of the face shield fogged solid immediately and stayed fogged to the end. It was terrific to be able to ride all that time and never have to open the face shield even once.
I'm buying another Pinlock face shield for a spare, because I don't want to ever be without it again. Plus I can install the smoke colored insert on it and have it with me to make fast and easy changes while riding.
This has been a very cool Spring and perfect for testing the pin lock insert. It is easy to install and works exactly as advertised. I have ridden over a 1000 miles since I installed the pin lock shield and have had no fog up issues despite temperatures as low as 36 degree Farenheit. A great product I highly recommend.