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The unique moisture absorbing properties of the material which we use to make the Pinlock lenses, allows it to absorb large quantities of moisture while the surface of the lens stays dry. This allows a clear unobstructed view of the road.

Another key component of the Pinlock lens is the silicone seal. This allows for tensioning the lens, holding it firmly in place. Furthermore, it helps to form an airtight insulating space between the visor and the lens, which improves the fog resistant properties. Finally, the silicone seal prevents moisture and dirt from entering the airtight chamber and obstructing your vision.

To keep the performance of your Pinlock lens as high as possible, we would like to point out three areas of interest.

Pinlock rider


To make sure the performance of the Pinlock lens insert is at its best, the lens should form an airtight seal with the visor.

You can inspect the sealing of your lens by looking at the contact patch of the silicon seal from the outside of the helmet. The contact patch should appear as a thin black line. If the line is interrupted, the seal is not optimal.

If your Pinlock lens insert is not in optimal contact with the inside of the visor, moisture can build up between the Pinlock lens and the visor.

Pinlock lens tension

To tighten your Pinlock lens, you can turn the pins on your visor around until the indicator arrows are facing inward. This will restore the airtight seal to the visor and increase the performance of the Pinlock lens.

The Pinlock lens will require periodic maintenance. Depending on your use and the conditions, the tightening and cleaning of the lens will be required once in a while.


When using the Pinlock lens there are a few things to keep in mind. The pinlock lens is made out of a moisture-absorbing material. How much moisture the lens can hold, depends on the capacity of the lens. There are three different models of the Pinlock lens;

  • – Pinlock 30, for casual use
  • – Pinlock 70, for regular use
  • – Pinlock 120, for intense use

Take a look at our lens finder to see which Pinlock lens is compatible with your helmet.

When riding with your Pinlock lens, it is essential to use your helmet ventilation. This allows the Pinlock lens insert to release the moisture it has absorbed and prevents the lens from saturating.

Pinlock Helmet ventilation

Keep in mind that reducing the helmet ventilation with for instance a whisper kit, will affect the performance of the Pinlock lens. In the winter it might be tempting to close the helmet ventilation because of the cold. We would advise to keep it open and use a balaclava to stay warm instead.

Pinlock Lens clean


Just like any other clear surface, it is quite common to get smudges and dust particles on the Pinlock insert lens. However, cleaning the Pinlock insert lens is really easy. You can use a microfiber cloth to wipe it clean. Just be sure to clean the Pinlock lens carefully as it is less scratch resistant than the visor. Do not use any cleaning products, soap or water repelling products on your Pinlock lens, this will lower the performance.

Pinlock Lens clean

When you are following these tips, you are sure to boost the performance of you Pinlock lens and ensuring a long lifespan of it.

Go fast, go safe.