Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Re: Face Shield Colors
I have a silver mirrored shield on my Shoei RF. I've used it for about 5 years now. I also have a Fog City shield on the inside of it as well as a charcoal colored sunblocker (can't remember the brand name) strip along the top of the shield. It has worked very well for me. I don't have to worry about wearing sunglasses and it does seem to block most of the sun's heat. In fact I'm looking at Craig's List for a replacement since this one has some scratches after all these years. I've about 5 clear shields in very good shape but no other mirrored shields. I'd also consider a gold shield as well. I feel that because the mirrored shields reflect more heat and glare and the fact I don't have to worry about the discomfort of wearing sunglasses with the helmet they are worth the extra expense. They aren't that great for night riding but then I carry a clear shield in a neoprene sleeve and switch when necessary.
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