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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
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
3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
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
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
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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Michael V: Hi Viz, good price, shoei name.Jun 9, 2015
Humberto D: because I learned through your video presentations the advantage of using this helmet and that the price was outstanding.May 29, 2015
Michelle b: Pricing. Shoei quality. High visibility.May 11, 2015
ROBERT K: Hi Viz graphics, top quality, and more head coverage for cold weather riding. It's been an excellent choice.May 7, 2015
David P: Always wanted a Shoei helmet but they were out of my price range until this close out sale. Another benefit is that this Hi-Viz helmet is much more attractive than my Bell Hi-Viz that is a solid color and doesn't quite match the yellow on my Scorpion Hi-Viz jacket.May 5, 2015
Don W: Under $300 for a Snell rated helmet- duh!Apr 28, 2015
Mark S: Solid reviews for a touring helmet with Snell certification. Reasonably priced and visible coloring. Protected my noggin in a recent accident, scratches indicate this helped me type this update!Sep 21, 2014
Jose O: ItÂ´s a very good brand and if you donÂ´t want loose your head, you must protect her with the best.Aug 10, 2014
Somil M: Because I needed a good quality helmet which will also fit my head properly and hopefully it will last me 5 years.Aug 7, 2014
Bradley C: SUPER QUIET helmet, Shoei quality, and on a killer sale with a price match.Aug 5, 2014
Locke H: It is a Qwest Shoei Helmet, and it is Hi Vis at a close out price. I have avoided many accidents because I wear Hi Vis protective clothing. this Shoei helmet meets my needs. It is to bad they are discontinuing it, but I am sure something else will takes its place.Jul 26, 2014
Lori S: Price here was better than anywhere else. I need a full face helmet for scooter riding - and if safety is key, then "see me yellow" is best. Besides, I like the idea of resembling an odd zebra.Jul 23, 2014
Marlon A: I choose this helmet because it is a Shoei. It's at an amazing low closeout price right now. The graphics and color scheme is just what i was looking for. The black with Hi-Viz Yellow is a perfect combo to go along with my AplineStars Viper Jacket also Black and Hi-Viz. More reviews to come once received and worn on a ride.Jul 20, 2014
Gerald M: Was looking for a new helmet and since I ride a black FJR1300 touring sport bike, this helmet and it's color scheme fit perfectly. The helmet is also designed for touring and got very high safety marks, so after ensuring the helmet fit me correctly...it was an easy choice.Jul 15, 2014
Jeffrey B: Safety, Comfort, Price, Colors Match my bike.Jul 14, 2014
Jeffrey S: High viz shoei, snell & dot approved,Jul 11, 2014
Michael H: It should be good for longer rides, I like the safety of the added hi-viz colors, and it's pretty cheap since it's discounted for closeout.Jul 1, 2014
jason p: I needed a full face lid, that provided good visibility, quiet AND fit a round head. The Overt was on closeout so it was about the same price as a solid colored Qwest. The Hi-Viz is not really my thing, from a style point of view but I cannot deny the safety aspects so I went this route.Jun 28, 2014
John P: Hi Viz, top quality helmet, good match for my Ducati Monster 1100 Evo Diesel -w yellow accents. Bike is a two time award winnerJun 27, 2014
Todd G: My first "good" helmet -- this seemed like a great price on very well respected helmet brand, thanks Revzilla!Jun 27, 2014
Bruce B: looks like the safest helmet. I hope it is quiet too.Jun 6, 2014
Scott E: Sounds like the Qwest is perfect for my needs and was looking for hi-viz. Perfect timing since Shoei is discontinuing this color scheme.Jun 1, 2014
Luis B: Nice design and Shoei is always a great helmetApr 30, 2014
Yuvaraj S: To fit my Intermediate to round oval head shape and upright riding position.Apr 26, 2014
Russell M: I love Shoei and it had a great color pattern. Also, better price than I could fin any where else.Apr 20, 2014
Sunbir W: I was looking for a SNELL certified Helmet that I could use while riding a Cruiser. Shoei Qwest offered me the best balance in terms of Protection, Comfort, Looks and PricingApr 15, 2014
Bryce B: I was looking for a good HiVis Helmet, I have owed Shoei before and like the way they fit. I did not have much experience with the visor mechanism and now that I have the helmet I really like the way it works. Very pleased with my purchase.Apr 8, 2014
Joseph K: Really nice helmet with attractive high viz look. Tried several other helmets including Arai and like the fit and feel of this one the best.Mar 31, 2014
Lorena G: Protection, quality, comfort. Shoei good reputation.Mar 18, 2014
Jason H: I picked this helmet because it fit my desire to have a Snell full face helmet with high visibility. After that, the Qwest seemed to be the best bang for my buck.Mar 11, 2014
Douglas M S: Good price and nice graphics. I have 2 shoei this one is very good for take a ride on the road. The other one is a Multitec and i use then for the city.Mar 5, 2014
Matthew V: I've had a Shoei Qwest for a couple years now and think it's a great helmet. But after a wreck I needed a new helmet and decided to go with a high visibility option, and this Shoei Qwest Overt meets my wants/needs perfectly.Feb 14, 2014
Chris F: The great price fora hi rez Shoei helmet, and the upright touring position.Dec 9, 2013
Robert O: Needed a new helmet--choose this color scheme thinking that maybe it might provide just a little more visibility to autos and keep me vertical . Choose Showei for its quality and the Qwest because I am averaging 20k miles/year on my 650 V-Strom and am hoping it will provide the better comfort on those long daysDec 9, 2013
Glenn M: Excellent protection, comfort and visibility. This was a replacement for one damaged in a high-speed crash. I did not even feel my head hit the pavement.Nov 23, 2013
Paul G: Comfort. Wind noise reduction. Safety.Nov 3, 2013
thomas c: good quality helmet and the on line video explains product well and takes some of the quess work out of disicionOct 31, 2013
Bradley C:Mine came to my door in a brown RevZilla box. In that box was a white Shoei box. In the white Showi box was the size Medium helmet, removable breath guard, reproduct registration card, movable chin curtain, helmet bag, owner manual, and two Shoei stickers. Feb 24, 2015
James B:I have this very helmet, which I wear when I ride my BMW F800GS. I don't consider it a very quiet helmet, though. I get a lot of wind noise with it. So much that I ended up installing a Madstad adjustable windshield to get the airstream to hit the TOP of the helmet rather than the MIDDLE.
A friend of mine bought a Qwest a few months before I did, and he considered it a quiet helmet. But he is a new rider, and had nothing to compare it to. I would have tried his first, but it was way too big for me. I got the Qwest largely on his recommendation, but wish I hadn't.
I owned an Arai RX-Q before this Qwest, but sold it on eBay after I sold a previous bike. I wish now that I had held on to it. It was quieter than the Qwest, and better in many other ways as well. For example, you can take the liner out of the Arai (to wash), but can't on the Shoei.
I don't think the Qwest ventilates as well as the RX-Q, either.
I have 2 other helmets I can compare to the Qwest.
Before I bought the Arai RX-Q for street riding, I bought an Arai XD3 for dual sport riding on my Suzuki DR-Z400s. Great helmet, but even noisier than the Qwest on the highway. I like it's bill (beak) for shielding the sun, though. Arai's are THE most comfortable (and safe) helmets for me.
I also still own a Speed and Strength SS200 hi-viz, which I bought because it was cheap ($175) but still are both DOT and Snell approved (like Shoei and Arai). Very uncomfortable helmet, for me anyway. Also lots of wind noise (more than Qwest and RX-Q, but less than XD3). IMHO.
I'm not sure there IS such a thing as a quiet highway helmet. Schuberth claims to be wind-tunnel tested, and are purported to be very quiet. My budget hasn't allowed me to try one as yet.
Final note: a good set of earplugs makes ANY helmet quieter. Also reduces post-ride ear pain from wind pressure.Jun 30, 2014
Anderw R:I like this helmet and it is quite but, and this is huge. Your height and position on the bike will have a lot to do with just how quite the helmet is. I ride a Suzuki V-Strom and I'm 6'-2". Buying a new windscreen with an extra 2" in height made a huge difference. Enough that I went from hearing the wind to little wind and the purr of my engine. I live in FL and the helmet is comfortable all year. However, your head shape will also influence your comfort. Essentially, and this may not help you much, the quietness of the helmet will be more influenced by the overall aerodynamics of where your head is in relation to all the other factors that can cause buffeting and noise. Give it a try, the helmet looks great and the folks at Revzilla are very generous on their don't like/doesn't fit policy. I hope this helps.Jun 30, 2014
TEd D:This is a great helmet as far as quality in the way it's built and finish. When it comes to quiet, I wouldn't call it a very quiet helmet but it is more quiet then the $200 helmet. It is quieter with the visor open then is with it closed. Winter time there is a big fogging problem. As always to avoid loss of hearing, wear ear plugs.Jun 30, 2014
TEd D:It is a well constructed helmet but it is not what I would call a very quiet helmet. It's quieter than some and definitely quieter than the less expensive helmets. There is a fogging problem in the wintertime. To avoid hearing loss I always wear earplugs.Jun 30, 2014
jeff w asked:Bought this helmet a few weeks ago and trying to figure out why I don't seem to get any consistent air flow going. I have adjusted my windscreen to get more air hitting me but still nothing consistent. How can I improve this situation? It is already getting warm in NC.Mar 16, 2015
Nathan B:I typically ride with all the vents open, until I reach highway speeds leave the visor cracked a bit. When stopped or slow speeds the visor is at least part way up. When the windscreen is on my bike, the airflow in the helmet is low. With the windscreen off, it can be breezy in the helmet at highway speeds. I do have both the breath guard and chin curtain installed. You may want to trying removing the chin curtain to see if that gets you more airflow.Mar 23, 2015
Garey C:Make sure all the vents are really open....it's easy to close some accidentally while putting on the helmet. Remove the chin curtain, keep the visor on the first open spot......I ride in SoCal and almost year round ride with open vents, trade off is highway noise when they are all open.Apr 14, 2015
Chris W:Hi, I love the helmet, last year road trip, Cincinnati West Coast, all climate changes and temps including desert 110 degrees. Just put the visor on first crack open setting, then 1/2" if really hot., All vents open. I do rude with a balaclava liner hot or coldMar 17, 2015
I am upright on a tiger 800xc. I did remove then chin curtain as well. It just seems like nothing is moving around in the top of the helmet. Even checked the ports to make sure they are clear.
Mar 16, 2015
Stewart L:Amended answer: please disregard my first response. My new Qwest just arrived from Revzilla and it includes both a helmet bag and chin curtain. Either my memory of the first helmet purchased is wrong or Shoei changed its specs with regard to this product.
In either case, enjoy the helmet. The cheek pads were too tight a fit for me so I removed one of the layers of padding and it was good to go.Feb 25, 2015
Bruce B:It very quiet with shield down, but with shield down you will be very hot. The air vents work very well only if you are going over 60mph. also with the shield down like all full helmets the shield fogs up.Jul 3, 2014
Chris W:I love this helmet, quiet, yes, but I always ride with earplugs. No buffeting from wind, I ride a K1600GTL and a R1200GS. It has a good airflow, enhanced with the visor gap setting on. Great value for money, having used Scorpion in the past, this is a class on its own. Easy to wire for headset intercom.Jun 30, 2014