BSP Windblocker

Brainstorm Windblocker

[7/23/2002] Reviewed by: Doug Robertson -

Applicable to: '99 +

BSP Glass Windblocker

It comes with a matching cover for the horizontal section of the style bar. BSP has vinyl or leather to match all interior colors, including the beige from the 2000SE which I own. I have not found another company that offers that much matching vinyl. The cover ties the style bar in with the rest of the interior and makes it look stock. It also includes convenient map pockets. The windblocker itself is a glass unit that sits between the two chrome hoops. As a wndblocker, it works quite well, although any part of your head that is above it will still feel some wind from behind.

I get great comments from everyone that rides in my car and also at gas stations and stop lights. The glass windblocker makes an excellent place for my club logo which I printed on window cling "paper" and stuck it to the inside. I took a long time researching all of the windblocker/style bar options and I feel this is the best one by far. It costs more than others but is well worth it.

Under 5 minutes to remove

BSP Windblocker-Black/Tan '99+ for Short Bar Style Bar

[4/26/2001] Reviewed by: Dennis Wierzbicki -


Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

From the BSP Web Site, "The ultimate windblocker. Fits Brainstorm Short bars only. Consists of 3 parts: 1) Tempered glass center section. Detaches in seconds and can be stored in the trunk. 2) Short bar cover. Has straps that attach to the glass section and covers the lower tube with interior matched leather or vinyl. Blocks wind from under the bar. 3) Superpouches. Convenient storage area behind the seats. Great for maps and CDs. All 3 features combined into one comprehensive package. Installs in about 30 minutes. This is THE MOST effective windblocker available.

Installed the windblocker portion of this combo product on my '99 last week, and it works great. There is a piece of tempered glass that fits between the hoops of the style bar, and a vinyl portion that wraps over the horizontal members of the style bar, and extends below the bar to snap onto the boot snaps, effectively cutting off the wind below the bar (ala the OEM windblocker, which I removed). The glass part is very high quality and looks great, but the vinyl portion is cheaply made, having several functional flaws: the Velcro straps that assist in anchoring the glass section to the Style Bar are badly mis-aligned with the slots in the glass, and several of the snaps on the vinyl portion onto which the Miata's boot cover attach are of low quality and hold the boot cover very loosely, unsnapping as soon as you reach highway speed.

All in all, I'd sat nice try, BSP, but at $250+ including shipping, I expected MUCH higher quality. Functionally, I'd give it an 8/10, as it very effectively keeps wind buffeting to an absolute minimum - about as much as driving in a non-ragtop with all the windows open; Even approved by my wife, who is NOT a big fan of riding in the Miata with the top down due to hair messing, et cetera. Looks would get a 7/10 since the glass looks great, and the color of the vinyl matches my Leather Package '99 interior very closely, but quality, combining the excellent glass section with the crappy vinyl one yields only a 4/10. I've tried three times to e-mail BSP about my problems, and am still waiting for a response.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

BrainStorm windblocker

[4/18/2001] Reviewed by: David Boushie -

Applicable to: '99 +

Windblocker that attaches to BSP shortbar. The pouch raps around the lower part of the bar and attaches to a glass insert that fits between the two "humps" of the style bar.

The windblocker pouch did not fit. I pulled the Velcro fasteners as hard as possible and could not get them anywhere close to meeting up. They must not have measured the size of the cross tube correctly.

I called Brainstorm and they told me it does fit. I could not believe that someone on the phone, hundreds of miles away could tell me it did fit. I have had problems with BSP in the past, but this is the end. I was told I would be charged a 20% restock fee because the windblocker was fine. I guess that is how BSP makes their money. (Charging you for returning a poor product)

Under 5 minutes to remove

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