Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lake George, NY
I'm 5'9" w/ 30" inseam, discerning (aka critical) re: buffeting so have tried several combos on my Gen 2. Very smooth still air pocket to top of helmet with a Clearview GT small. It sits on its spacer about 1" ahead of the stock KLR shield enabling the 1" slot to stabilize the flow. Used it for 3000 miles across northern Canada. Negatives: the edge of the Clearview Shield was exactly in a spot where the bridge of my nose or eyebrow would contact it when I had a mudhole get-off. Did that twice after my return to U.S. Bloody both times. Also, shield is acrylic and can shatter when bike tips over in garage with shield hitting metal bench.
Now have National Cycle Vstream medium, made from polycarbonate which is tougher, as well as a bit lighter. But the still air pocket, while acceptable, is not as quiet as the Clearview system so I have to crouch a bit to get into the still air pocket. I tried the taller National Cycle touring height and it was quieter, but I had to look through it, rather than over as I do with their medium ht mdl. That said, the National shields seem to have excellent optical quality. Would love to add something like a Laminar Lip to the National, but none fits it to my knowledge.