I have had a Clearview with the vent, (it's a Honda vent), on my Road Glide for 3 years now and it is by far the best shield I have owned. The vent won't blow air on you, it's meant to break up the air pocket just behind the shield. I don't even bother closing the vent in the rain because i don't get wet with it open. My pals thought it was a joke but half of them bought one after riding my bike. Must be some merit to the idea, it has been around for a long time. Hell, even Harley got on board with some of the 2014 touring bikes. I just ordered one for my 13 street glide. Good solid shield and nice people to deal with.