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Raleri FogStop Anti-fog Inserts Review: Introduction and Installation

17 April 2021, 05:03 PM Neil Nair

Introduction

Raleri FogStop Antifod visor inserts

A whole lot of you might not have heard about Raleri or FogStop. So let me give you a quick rundown. Established in 2008, Raleri is an Italian company that specializes in optics R&D and has sports eyewear from sunglasses and motocross goggles to ski and rugby goggles as well. 

They also have the FogStop Anti-fog visor inserts we have here. While Raleri offers various options, which we will get to later on, we got our hands on the Hi-Def and Photochromic versions.

Installation

Raleri FogStop Antifod visor inserts

The FogStop visor inserts are somewhat similar to the popular PinLock inserts. However, the ones from Raleri are a universal fit and can be fixed onto any visor without the need for any pins whatsoever. And the installation process is quite simple too, given you have a keen eye for detail and a steady hand. Here’s how to go about it:

Step 1: Remove the visor from the helmet and clean thoroughly. Keep in mind to use a soft cloth and avoid any cleaning agents that could damage the adhesive on the inserts.

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Step 2: Peel off the yellow coloured film from the insert and position it on the outside of the visor, exactly (or somewhat) where you’d want the FogStop to be. After fixing on the desired position, press the film onto the visor. Don’t worry, even if you messed up, you could remove the yellow film and start over again.  

Raleri FogStop Antifod visor inserts

Step 3: Peel off the adhesive gasket protector and make sure you hold the inserts on the edges to avoid getting fingerprints on the inside that, mind you, can be extremely annoying.

Step 4: Here is the tricky part. Shape the insert into a ‘U’ and align it inside the visor using the guideline of the yellow film. Start by pressing down from the center and working your way to the sides. Don’t press hard until fully satisfied with the fitment of the insert. If not, no worries, you can re-position it without damaging the visor. But once it has been stuck on completely and removed, it cannot be re-applied.

Step 5: Remove the yellow film and that’s it, you are done!

While it does sound easy, it will take a couple of tries before the insert is properly aligned. And in our case, it took two persons to get it right. 

How do they work?

Raleri FogStop Antifod visor inserts

As its name suggests (twice), the Raleri FogStop Anti-fog insert helps in reducing fogging that forms due to the difference in ambient temperature and inside the helmet. 

Same as the PinLock isn’t it? Not quite. Unlike PinLocks that have to be turned to the exact position to achieve an air-tight seal, the Raleri sticks on using the clear adhesive gasket. This not only makes it easier to fix on but also requires no maintenance to remove and clean as they “will always remain optically flawless”, the brand claims.  

Raleri FogStop Antifod visor inserts

Now, the Rs 2,100 worth photochromic insert darkens into a tint of blue to shade your eyes when exposed to sunlight. Although we did find that it took a while to darken on some occasions. In the night, it remains clear. Nevertheless, what intrigued me was its UV-resistant properties. While I used the photochromic insert on a clear visor for a while, I went on to install it on the dark visor later on. This may sound counter-intuitive but what it did was further reduce the glare from the sun. I also seemed to feel lesser heat on my face than before and that is a boon under the scorching Mumbai sun.

The Hi-Def visor insert, on the other hand, is something you’d want to have on a clear visor. It comes in a slight shade of pink and beautifully cuts out the harsh glare from oncoming headlights. It also softens the surrounding lights substantially reducing strain on the eyes. Moreover, thanks to the pink tint, the red from the tail lamps is a bit more amplified which made me feel a bit more focused too.  

Raleri FogStop Antifod visor inserts

Do we recommend the Raleri Antifog inserts? Definitely. BikeWale’s pick? It would surely be the Hi-Def insert that costs Rs 1,650 It offers considerable UV protection and much more clarity in vision while riding at night. 

Product Details

Make: Raleri

Model: FogStop Antifog

Price: Rs 1,450 for the clear, Rs 1,650 for Dark and Hi-Def, and Rs 2,100 for the photochromic insert

Sold by: Gear & Throttle House. For more product details, head to gthouse.shop 

Photos by Kaustubh Gandhi  

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