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Whats the point of a helmet chin curtain and breath guard?

Is the chin curtain for cold weather to keep cold air out? Is the breath guard all season to keep your breath from fogging the visor?

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so you remove the chin curtain in the summer? or is it personal preference?
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I bought one for my Scorpion Helmet and hardly use it. Got it mainly for cold weather but it fogs up the visor and I have to open it so it defeats the purpose.

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I leave both of them in on my Shark RSX. Might remove the chin skirt when it gets hotter, probably not the breath deflector.
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Chin skirt = anti-noise, minor anti-cold
Breath deflector = anti-fog, minor anti-garlic.



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It makes you look badass and gets in the way on random breath tests.
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the chin curtain helps keep any bugs or dirt from going up past your chin and into your visor area.
It feels hotter/harder to breath with it in but works great at keeping dirt out.

the breath guard is supposed to help eliminate fogging of your visor.
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the chin curtain helps keep any bugs or dirt from going up past your chin and into your visor area.
It feels hotter/harder to breath with it in but works great at keeping dirt out.

the breath guard is supposed to help eliminate fogging of your visor.
+1 The chin curtain also helps to keep the cold air out in the winter.

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I like the chin curtain on my Icon lids...keeps crap outta my eyes for the most part...in fact I feel sort of funny with another helmet on now without the curtain



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I bought one for my Scorpion Helmet and hardly use it. Got it mainly for cold weather but it fogs up the visor and I have to open it so it defeats the purpose.

That's weird, because I have it on my Scorpion and I've never had a problem with fogging, ever in any temperature.

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me either ^^ Scorpian has anti-fog visors so I'm not sure what is up with his.



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I have not used it in a while, but now I remember. I was wearing sunglasses under the visor in cold weather and that is what fogged up. Brain freeze.

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