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Shoei Qwest Overt Helmet
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Shoei Qwest Overt Helmet

Aerodynamic Shell Design

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback
  • Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish 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
  • The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain 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 System

  • 3-D 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.
  • The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) 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, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts 
  • The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces 
  • Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available 
  • 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 Specs

  • Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber)
  • Weight: 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color)
  • 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 Overt Helmet 4.6 5 39 39
A great helmet for the money. I previously had a Shoei Qwest in matte black, and when I went looking for another helmet, I just couldn't find a better helmet, knowing what I know now. And with the Overt currently on closeout, it couldn't pass it up. As a replacement, I also wanted a high visibility helmet, and the Overt color scheme perfectly matches my hi-viz Klim Badlands Pro jacket. The yellow, black, and silver look great. The fit and finish of the helmet are fantastic; Shoei builds a very, very good helmet. After adding a Pinlock shield and lens, I'm ready to go in any weather. This is a quiet helmet, but you sacrifice some venting to achieve that reduction in sound, so this helmet is fairly hot in the summer. In the cold, I think you'd need the Pinlock to prevent fogging since, as I've noted, there's not a great deal of venting to keep the shield clear in cold weather. Nevertheless, I've ridden up to 115° in this helmet and so long as you're moving to get some venting, your brain won't bake. And I've ridden down to 0° with the Pinlock system and never had the lens fog up. I highly recommend this helmet. I hope this review helps you. March 12, 2014
Great Fit, Great Visibility, Easy To See!!! I got a large and it was just a bit tight at first, but it quickly wore in and fits perfect now. I love the visor lock feature when you need to get a little air in to clear the fog or just cool down. The vents do a good job in getting air in and out. The Hi-Vis scheme makes it a lot easier for people to see you! I can verify that I have had multiple people nearly pull out in front of me and look my way see me cause of my helmet and jacket. Hi-Vis may not be "cool", but its hard to be cool when your dead... Down side of the helmet is that it fogs like crazy. If its cold, you can almost forget about it. On normal warm days (above 50 degrees) you have no problem once you get on the road and have some airflow. When you buy this helmet, just go ahead and buy the pin lock system with it. All in all, this is a great helmet that I feel very safe wearing. Buy it! Now! Go! February 15, 2014
Sure glad I didn't pay full price for this helmet. PROS Comfortable. Protective (Snell AND D.O.T. rated). Highly visible in this color. CONS Impossible to keep shield from fogging up. Had no choice but to spend ANOTHER $75 for Pinlock shield and inserts in order to ride in anything below 60 degree weather. Lots of wind noise (hoped it would be quieter than my previous helmet, an Arai RX-Q with its pod-mounted shield, but if anything, it's noiser). The only thing removable on the inside are the cheekpads. Can't remove neck roll or liner for cleaning or routing speaker wires. Had I paid full price for this helmet, I would have deeply regretted the purchase. CONS outweigh the PROS. January 28, 2014
Great, light helmet Love this helmet as an upgrade from my previous Shoei. Definitely a great bargain and a good choice if you're looking for a new helmet. January 20, 2014
Great helmet hi-vis helmet and a great deal. Great helmet for the price. Love the hi-def. Pretty good ventilation. Medium is a snug fit for me and hasnt packed out at all yet. It really should come with a pinlock face shield, as the stock one fogged all the time even with the vents open. Solved the problem by buying a pinlock. January 6, 2014
Excellent choice I left behind riding with a 3/4 helmet and traded it in for this full face. Great fit, comfortable and true to size. Revzilla customer service was great when answering my questions. Does not have an obnoxious hi-viz look - just looks great with the added benefit of being more visible on the road. January 5, 2014
Definitely a step-up from your average helmet. Yes, the Shoei brand costs more but you do get what you paid for. I'm very satisfied with my Qwest helmet! I was looking for something that was highly visible, quieter, and with better venting. This helmet fits all my requirements. My only negatives are that..for my face...the cheek pads are a little tight but should relax some as I wear it more, and that it would have been nice if it included the Pinlock visor system for the price. Otherwise, excellent helmet. Love the graphics, too, December 27, 2013
Air Goes Into Eyes Great Helmet for the price. I like the combined style and safety of this helmet and I have gotten compliments on it. I have a round oval head and wear a 7 5/8 fitted hat and the Large fits perfect. I do hear a slight whistle with the visor and all the vents closed but it's minor, I wear earplugs whenever I go on highway or long rides. Otherwise the helmet is fairly quiet closed. One major annoyance I have is that the mouth vent when opened directs air directly into my eyes. This is with or without out the breath guard attached. I wear contacts so this can dry my eyes out but it never got to the point where I had to stop riding. I only experience it at highway speeds and I just close the mouth vent when it does get terrible but fogging is an issue in cold weather so I need to keep it open. Still it's an excellent helmet with lot's of flow, perhaps too much in my case. December 23, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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 Pricing Apr 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
Bryce B: Hi Vis, Shoei, On Sale 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
D O: 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 days
Dec 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 disicion Oct 31, 2013
Angie B: Husband selected. Oct 26, 2013
Ray M: Needed new helmet to upgrade my Shoei RF-1100 that I dropped! UGH! Oct 13, 2013
P C: Snell rated, Hi viz, and faith in shoei brand/quality Sep 24, 2013
John A: close out price on premium helmet. Sep 21, 2013
Chris W: Sport touring features for long distance were a perfect match for my needs, brand, visibility, options. Sep 14, 2013
Doug R: Best price I found on line for this product. Like the hi viz color and been looking at upgrading to shoei brand for a while. Sep 11, 2013
Jim B: review was great Sep 9, 2013
James Z: Experience with Shoei helmets & combination of high vis with cool graphics & finally price. Aug 30, 2013
John P: Have a sport touring ducati, and wanted a hi viz touring helmet close to the RF1100. AWSOME helmet. Aug 17, 2013
Ben S: Good product at a good price! Aug 16, 2013
Michael M: I'm a night rider in city traffic-want to be seen on the way home... Aug 10, 2013
M A: Webbikeworld gave a great review along with you YouTube video Aug 6, 2013
A shopper asked: Is this helmet hi viz green or yellow hard to tell from pictures? Mar 26, 2014
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Ray M: Aloha...it is definitely yellow. I own this helmet and it has a distinct hi-viz yellow that looks great! Apr 6, 2014
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James B: Definitely hi-viz yellow, rather than green. Apr 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does Shoei Qwest Overt Helmet come with pinlock shield or do you have to buy it separately? Apr 13, 2013
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RevZilla: Shoei Qwest helmets come with a standard clear face shield. To upgrade to Pinlock, the purchase of an additional shield and lens is required. Apr 19, 2013
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laken s: The Pinlock upgrade is a must for this helmet. You might as well order it as soon as you buy the helmet. Feb 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is there any difference between the Qwest Overt and the Qwest Solid other than the color/graphic? Jan 29, 2013
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RevZilla: The only difference is the solid versus graphic color scheme. All Shoei Qwest Helmets are built to the same specifications. Jan 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Are there speaker recesses for a comms unit ? Sep 28, 2012
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RevZilla: Good news, there are speaker recessions in the Shoei Qwest Helmet! Oct 1, 2012
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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
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM

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
Yellow/Black / XS 805943 0115-0703-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / SM 805956 0115-0703-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / MD 805955 0115-0703-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / LG 805884 0115-0703-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / XL 805883 0115-0703-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / 2XL 805881 0115-0703-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours