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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet

The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the faceshield  by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you.

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders
  • Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds

Ventilation System:

  • Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior
  • Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions
  • Easy to operate large lower intake vent
  • Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation
  • Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain are included

Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+):

  • High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient

Interior:

  • 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
  • Eyeglass-compatible interior
  • Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap

CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System:

  • Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal
  • Scratch-resistant coating 
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately)
  • Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately)
  • The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces 
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow 

Additional Features:

  • Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber)
  • Weight: 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium)
  • Standards: Snell-M2010, DOT

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet 4.6 5 372 372
Good overall helmet Very comfortable. I cant put my earbuds in without it pinching my ears but that's more than likely just a personal problem. It whistles when the wind hits it just right. It blemishes and scratches easily. A solid helmet overall. I feel very well protected in it. July 28, 2014
Premium helmet at a good price Just started street riding after years of dirt, wanted a good, safe helmet. I chose this given the Shoei reputation. I followed the Revzilla sizing guide and the medium was perfect fit for my oval head. For what it's worth, I figured I'd need a large, but the medium is a good tight fit. Cheek pads are a little tight but not uncomfortable. Ventilation is good, no fogging. The "city vent" feature is OK, but seems to create more wind noise than ventilation. Overall, I wanted a quality, high-vis helmet and this Shoei delivers at a very fair price. About the only thing lacking is a quick-connect chin strap to make it 5 stars. July 26, 2014
Awesome product Great Helmet with great comfort and the sufficient protection you need. July 21, 2014
Glossy Hi-Viz and Black realy sticks out !!! Rafael in customer service could not have been more helpful. I wanted a quality helmet and he steered me right. !~! Thanks Revzilla July 21, 2014
Great fit but wind noise The helmet fits perfectly. It gets great air flow but when doing head checks at 50mph+, the windscreen seal gets loose and creates a whistle. I have to push it in to create the seal again. Other than that, I recommend this helmet. July 14, 2014
Good fitting helmet. Worth the price with DOT and Snell ratings. The option to pop the shield for more airflow is great. July 14, 2014
Good Helmet It's been awhile since I bought a new helmet. I like the ease of changing shields. Very good looking. Nice pockets for my speakers. It also has the option to change/remove the cheek pads. July 8, 2014
Good helmet I changed from a half helmet for better protection and the helmet is pretty comfortable considering how much more coverage it provides. I wish you could choose cheek pad size since the standard size is too tight. Also, I can't wear glasses with this helmet. July 7, 2014
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John P: Will look good on my harley w, anything black Jun 27, 2014
William W: AWsome graphics and its a shoei of course. Jan 29, 2014

Shoei Helmets

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

RF-1100 / X-12 Shell Size Breakdown

Helmet Size Shell EPS Liner
XXS XS XS
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM
SM MD SM
MD MD
LG LG LG
XL XL XL
2XL 2XL 2XL
3XL

X-12 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 optional
41 optional

RF1200 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS
43 optional

RF1100 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 3XL
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

GT-Air Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS

Qwest Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver/White / XS 850426 0115-1205-03 Out of Stock
Black/Silver/White / SM 850427 0115-1205-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / MD 850428 0115-1205-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / LG 850429 0115-1205-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / XL 850430 0115-1205-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / 2XL 850431 0115-1205-08 Out of Stock