Shoei Qwest Overt Helmet
Great style and feel
I really like the feel of the helmet and it is very quiet. This helmet would be a much better buy if they would include the pinlock system since this helmet has a tendency to fog up. I am looking forward to trying the pinlock system and am sure it will make the helmet much better.
Overall, I would recommend this helmet.
May 7, 2013
Visor fogs badly
First morning ride was in the lower 60's. The visor was completely fogged by the end of the first block. Never had a visor fog like this before. An additional $80 for the pinlock visor has helped with the fogging problem but adds to the already expensive cost. It really should come at least with the pinlock ready visor for this price range.
I also had another problem with the visor making a whistling sound above 40mph or so. There was a pretty good gap along the top right side of the visor. Was able to adjust the hinge mechanism to fix this but that should not be needed out of the box either.
I really like the graphics and finish. The hiviz graphics are one of the best I have seen. It goes with my Olympia hiviz jacket great as well.
December 15, 2012
First of all the Revzilla returns process worked very well, as the first helmet was too small. The XL fits great. This replaces my Shoei Rf 1000 which was only a large. So I guess my head grew. But to be fair, if I had used the sizing chart I would have realized that the large was going to be too snug.
The helmet looks great, I wanted the hi vis look.
The helmet is very comfortable
With the nos guard in and the neck stretchy thing installed, I do get fogging of the visor, so I have to ride with the visor cracked when commuting. The airflow does not seem to be as good through the vents as my old Shoei.
The helmet is a little quieter but earplugs are still required.
The optical quality of the visor is very good, and the action has a quality feel.
Overall I am very pleased
October 9, 2012
Great upgrade from Brand X helmet
I've always believed you get what you pay for and this happens to be the case for this Shoei Qwest helmet.
Superior in every way to the $190 brand X helmet I've been using.
I bought this helmet for the Hi-Viz to match a Hi-Viz mesh jacket, but in the end I actually love the colors.
It's too bad Shoei doesn't offer other products. I'm a fan.
July 30, 2012
Very satisfied with the helmet and purchase experience
Love the helmet. I was on the cusp of a medium or a large and went with a large. Nice fit and would say if you on the cusp of the sizing chart you may want to go with the smaller size. Top strength of this helmet is the quality, airflow, and extremely wide field of vision. I do also like the mixture of colors for safety reasons. Its a tad noisy with all of the vents open but much quieter than more economical helmets. Overall great piece of equipment and purchase experience.
July 28, 2012
Quiet, comfortable, excellent protection
I purchased this as a replacement for the identical helmet that was damaged during an accident on I-75. The fit, comfort and protection provided by this helmet is so good that I never felt my head hit the pavement. Great helmet.
July 2, 2012
Love this helmet comfort,style and weight are great.
I can't take it off. They made HI-VIS cool, hope they make Neotech in this next year. My head is 22" and the small fits perfect and could wear it all day long with no discomfort. The venting works much better then some I've used. Used on couple hot days already and my head didn't over heat, and did I say how comfortable and light it feels already. If you think you want one just get it you'll like it. The only down side to this helmet is the liner is not removable, which in this day in age I've gotta wounder why, but not that long ago none removed. I say get one if you are thinking about one.
May 29, 2012
High viz, high safety, high comfort
Snell rating plus Shoei reputation and warranty mean protection that I can count on. Face shield works well with various settings, gets noisy with the vent feature but I needed it during stop and go in cold weather because of fogging. I guess the vents help but I don't have anything to compare it with. Classy look. May get a smoked face shield but very pricey. No problem wearing sunglassess or eyeglasses underneath.
My wife wanted me to be high viz, and from her point of view this fits the bill. Helmet is on the expensive side, but how much is it worth to prevent scrambled brain?
Harley Sportster XL883
April 18, 2012