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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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great helmet This is the first non-Bell helmet I have purchased in 40 years, and I am very pleased with the choice. It was a bit tight at first for my normal size, but has relaxed with wear. Noise levels are excellent. Ventilation, and the ability to change interior airflow, is also excellent. The avilability of a Transitions type face shield would make this perfect. October 18, 2014
Exactly as described in the Revzilla review SHOEI quality and Revzilla service. This was a great fit using the size chart and for the $ this is a very good helmet. I purchased the HiViz version. October 17, 2014
Great Helmet I just bought this for touring and commuting and really appreciate how quiet it is. I was using my AVG AX-8 and while comparing apples and oranges the Shoei is just fantastic all around. Fit, air flow, noise, and the color goes great with my Olympia Switchback in Hi-Vis. I definitely recommend this helmet. October 16, 2014
Worth the money! This helmet is really worth the money. It has good airflow, looks amazing and is light. Although many reviews says this helmet is quiet I find it kinda on the loud side. It doesn't stop this helmet from being awesome though! Especially for the low price ^^ October 13, 2014
love this helmet I originally ordered a medium per the size chart and had to exchange for a large. Revzilla exchange is easy. I have owned several Shoei helmets but it's been a few years. I tried a few other brands on at a local shop and I always come back to Shoei. They just make a great product. Air flow is great when the vents are open. I added the mirrored shield to a matte black helmet and I get lots of compliments for looking bad a%%. October 13, 2014
Great fit This is my first helmet and I've been using it for about six weeks now. Because of that, I can't really comment on the noise level as i have nothing to compare it to. I originally thought I would be a large based on the size chart, but I'm glad I sized down to a medium as the pads have broken in and it fits perfectly now. I also really like the Overt's styling and visibility. However, I wish the full liner was removable for cleaning instead of just the cheek pads. October 12, 2014
Amazing Helmet, my new favorite Shoei should change the name of this helmet from Qwest to Quiet. This is an amazing helmet. It is a little tight to get it on but once you get past that, the fit is great. This helmet really cuts out road noise. It is light with a great view. I will make sure to purchase another Qwest to have as a second helmet. I am beyond satisfied with this helmet. October 3, 2014
Great design just purchased , used only twice but it seem to fit good . owned an Arai Helmet and the x large hurts side of my head but the Quest ( also an x -large ) fits better . September 30, 2014
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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 Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver/White / XS 850426 0115-1205-03 Out of Stock
Black/Silver/White / SM 850427 0115-1205-04 Out of Stock
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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours