Originally Posted by Mambo Dave
The internal drop-down shades aren't normally at the same quality of a regualr pair of sunglasses. Living in south Florida, all many of the drop-downs seem to do is tint the bright sun and surroundings without actually helping prevent blinding me, and without reflecting enough of the different rays.
Originally Posted by mrphotoman
lmao many others have a much different experience so you must be buying either defective helmets or cheapo helmets or simply never thought of buying a helmet with an internal shade so you bash them online lol.
I had an HJC with internal visor. Hated it, and not just because the mechanism (on top of the shell) leaked when it rained... me living in Western Oregon and all.
Just bought a Shoei Neotec- which ought to meet the "high quality" checkbox, yeah? Yep, still hate internal visors, for pretty much the reasons Mambo Dave mentions- the optical quality is meh, it's not dark enough to help (on it's own) so I have to wear sunglasses anyway, plus it's another layer to collect crud and have to be cleaned- and it's hard to clean.
I'd rather have a tinted visor and switch, but Shoei isn't goign to make a tinted visor for that helmet because it has the internal sunshield. Meh.