Many quality helmets today are equipped with the possibility of installing Pinlock® . This additional lens - slightly smaller than the visor - is made of a special, moisture absorbing plastic and works like double glazing: the silicone sealing on the Pinlock® creates an insulating layer of air which prevents evaporation and condensation.
Pinlock® is the brand name which has become synonymous with any lens having these characteristics, something which even very few manufacturers are able to do and which usually says a lot about the quality. However, there is no such thing as "the" Pinlock® because the manufacturer offers three levels, each one offering a better result and marked with 30, 70 and 120. These numbers are based on tests done in laboratories.
For the practical driver, the explanation of these tests is completely useless.
Important to know: Pinlock® 30 is what Pinlock® itself calls "the basic level". A Pinlock® 30 lens fits all helmets that are equipped for it and offers a certain guarantee of clear vision in normal conditions.
Pinlock® 70 uses better anti-fog properties than the Pinlock® 30 and is more specifically designed to fit certain helmets, giving an even better result.
This makes a 120 the ultimate. There is nothing today that can offer better properties than a Pinlock® 120 when it comes to clear visors in all kinds of conditions.
Tip from the RAD house!
The pins between which the Pinlock® is mounted are eccentric, so the axis of the pin is not exactly in the middle. By rotating the pins, you can increase or decrease the tension, giving the silicone seal a perfect fit.
A Pinlock® lens is in most cases especially made for a helmet brand/type.
- Dispersion of moisture (standard visor)
- Moisture absorption properties (Pinlock®)
Comparison Pinlock® Original vs. Max Vision Pinlock®