The Arai Difference: Its The One You Can See, Feel, Touch. And Trust. The simple truth is, while there are a lot of helmets out there, there is still only one Arai. Their name and reputation have been forged over time, the hard way. Which means they havent devoted three generations of the Arai family to the singular goal of no-holds-barred excellence just to turn out helmets like everybody elses. Arai alone has the experience, the quality, and the trust that truly set them apart. Arai XD3 Pinlock Shield: Replacement Pinlock face shield for Arai XD3 helmets. Optically correct. Scratch-resistant. 100% UV protection. Pinlock Inserts: Fogging up is a thing of the past! The Pinlock System is based on three basic principles, which work together like nothing else. Moisture absorbing material: Unlike the face shield, the Pinlock insert lens is made of a soft and porous plastic. Material thickness: Because thicker material absorbs more moisture and offer more impact protection. Double lens system: The airtight pocket in between the Pinlock insert lens and the face shield creates an extra insulation layer, further increasing the anti fogging properties of the total system. Use the correct Pinlock insert to match your riding conditions: Yellow - Gives high contrast vision, ideal in misty and rainy weather. Amber - Offers high contrast and enhances low-light image resolution. Clear - For any weather type; clear vision, no compromise. Light Smoke - Light tint; for use in sunny weather. Dark Smoke - No more need for dark shields; use this lens for very bright sunny days.
"My face was the least comfortable during Boston winter commutes, but that's history. The pinlock shield combo adds that second layer of insulation like double glazing, and you don't have to keep it open to clear the fog. As long as there's traction, the temperature doesn't matter. Bike to work!"