Shoei Qwest Goddess Helmet
Great product for Naked, Upright seating position
Great helmet from Shoei, very comfortable. Quick lens change.
Only problem with it is it looks like an astronaut helmet. It's massive and looks a bit ugly even on a larger person like me... no doubt it would save my life if it came to it though.
March 1, 2014
This helmet is my first Shoei, and I must say, the quality of the helmet is great. It's not the best airflow helmet on the market, but it sure is quiet. The only thing I wished it had was an internal visor, so I will be looking to upgrade to the GT Air sometime. If you want a helmet that makes not rattles or wind turbulence, this helmet is for you.
February 28, 2014
It works well
I bought this Shoei because I was tired fiddleing with the quirky Arai face shield system. Shoei's face shield system works much better. I'm satisfied with the helmet after I've altered the cheek pads. If your jaw is as wide or wider than your crown, consider a larger size than indicated by the chart. I haven't worn it in the hot summer heat but it seems to flow air well and is nice and stable in the air stream.
February 24, 2014
Air flow in most conditions so bad it's unusable
The helmet looks great, fits well, and I'm sure has fine protection in a crash. But the airflow is atrocious. The two tiny little vents do nothing in summer, making it sweltering, while in winter it fogs up so badly (even with spray, even with pinlock) that I can't make it more than a block from my house before it becomes a big opaque wall. Even riding with it cracked does nothing. In less than 60 degree weather you have to ride with the visor half or more open, or else the helmet is entirely unusable. And despite all these complaints, which would lead you to believe it's relatively sealed and therefore quiet - it is not. It's fairly noisy. Not the loudest I've ever had, but certainly not quiet. Add to that a non-removable liner (good luck with that during summer with the poor venting rendering your head a cesspool), and the fact that alternate visors are $90, and you've got yourself a rip-off.
December 16, 2013
Great everyday /everything helmet
Wanted the quietest, upright/ tuck helmet that was SNELL rated. Shoe I was the best for the price. Wore it for the MSF course and it breathed very well going 20mph and the vents weren't opened all the way. Visuals are perfect. Easy to find and move vents with gloves on. Love the lock feature for the shield. Use it primarily for upright riding though go in 3/4 occasionally and breathes good.
Do recommend that if you are in between sizes try on both. You may have to get the larger like I had to. I think if it was a rounder helmet the XS may have been better.
Love it and will always have it in my aresnal.
December 8, 2013
Lovin my Shoei Qwest
For quite a few years I wore both an open face and full face helmet from a top rated manufacturer. After a serious accident five years ago in which I was fortunate enough to be wearing the full face, and it saved my life, I determined that I would henceforth wear only a full face helmet and I bought another one of the same brand to replace the one badly damaged in the accident. I have always understood that any helmet’s protective materials deteriorate over time and should be swapped out every five years or less and there is plenty of research data to back this up. So with the helmet being five years old I started shopping for a new one. After comparing several brands I decided this time to go with a Shoei and because I wanted a solid bar full face, not a modular, I chose the Qwest. Every helmet I have ever owned has been solid white and I kept that tradition with the new Qwest. A criterion that was important to me was that the helmet must have both DOT and Snell ratings which the Qwest did. I do not have that many miles on the Qwest yet but already I am very glad I made the swap. I have a large head and the Qwest seems to fit better, is more comfortable and is quieter than any other helmet I have owned. The multi position face shield is a huge benefit to my personal liking and the way it is spring loaded so when it is fully closed it pulls it shut tight is a huge boon in making it quieter. The only issue I have with the Qwest is that for me personally is that it does not have an adequate enough air flow. All and all I am thrilled with the Qwest and look forward to wearing it on many pleasant riding miles in the future.
BTW, I also bought a new Scala Cardo Q3 Bluetooth system for the new Qwest helmet and the design of the Qwest was such that installation of the Q3 only took about 15 min. When I close the face shield of the Qwest and use the hands free phone feature of the Q3 I can hear the other party very clearly and I have had them say they could hear me so well they would never have guessed I was on a motorcycle.
I also have to get in a well deserved hoorah for Revzilla for the product knowledge of their customer service reps, their extensive stock and great prices and the efficiency and speed with which they fulfill orders and get them out the door.
November 25, 2013
Great helmet with only one flaw
This is a great helmet especially for the price range that it is in. There is very little wind noise and the airflow is pretty good. It is very light compared to other helmets I looked at. I've used it in temps from low 40s to mid 90s and have been comfortable. The vents are easy to use even with my winter gloves on. My head size is between the medium and large so I went with the smaller size. It was a little tight at first but I contacted Shoei and they allowed me to exchange the cheek pads for the smallest size. After wearing it for a few weeks it fit great. There are speaker indents and my Sena bluetooth kit fit with no issues. The only real flaw is the non-removable liner which makes it almost impossible to clean. I do wish that it came with a pinlock shield but I really haven't had much trouble with it fogging. I would recommend it to friends.
November 25, 2013
Cant Go Wrong
This Helmet is amazing. its quite. its a full face( safe), great quality. I had my quest helmet for over 3 years and I am still very happy with it. great helmet!
November 18, 2013