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Shoei Qwest Helmet

The Shoei Qwest Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, decreasing noise and optimizing fit, comfort and protection to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest 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 face shield  by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide eyeport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Snell M2015 and DOT ratings means the Qwest is no compromise when it comes to safety.

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties 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 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 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 (sold separately)
  • Optional CW-1 Pinlock-prepared face shields accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately)
  • CW-1 three-dimensionally curved face shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces 
  • 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)
  • Standards: Snell M2015, DOT

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.

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Shoei Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm) Head (in)
2XS 51 - 52 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 53 - 54 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 55 - 56 21 5/8 - 22
MD 57 - 58 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 59 - 60 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 61 - 62 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 63 - 64 24 3/4 - 25 1/8
3XL 65 - 66 25 5/8 - 26

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Gets FOGGED Up Easily
Im totally disappointed with how fogged up this helmet got and I was also expecting better ventilation which it does not have - really disappointed
May 26, 2014
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Comfortable, plenty of air, a bit noisy
I've found the Shoei Qwest to be very comfortable. The lining is incredibly soft. Sizing seems true to the chart. I have the 2XL, and it fits my 25" head snugly without any high pressure spots.

I've used the helmet in temperatures from 70s-90s. I've found the ventilation to be excellent through them all. My head sweat very little, even in the high temperatures during low speed riding (PLP).

It might be due to the good ventilation, but I've found the helmet to be a bit noisy. With the face shield fully down and all vents open, there is still a fairly loud wind rumble at anything over about 30 mph. Ear plugs are a must. Highway speeds without the chin wind screen can produce a slight whistle.

Speaking of the face shield, the locking mechanism is a bit difficult to operate with gloves on. Not impossible, just imprecise. The forward 'cracked' setting of the 3-way lock switch is worthless. It only moves the shield forward to where it would be without the spring loaded mechanism pulling it against the seal. It does not actually open the visor at all, so cracked riding has to be done manually by clicking open one notch.

I've found that the shield fogs fairly easily if you breath through your mouth. Breathing through my nose does not fog the visor, but I haven't ridden with it in cool weather yet to see if that changes.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Shoei Qwest. It's very comfortable and cool, but I recommend ear plugs and probably a pinlock system or other anti-fog device.
August 11, 2011
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki VN900C Vulcan 900 Custom
Bang For The Buck
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It's worth the money
I bought this helmet based on the reviews. I am very pleased with it . Unfortunately I went down on my bike( don't worry I'm totally fine) the helmet did its job perfectly. I had damaged my helmet but the impact of the ground was soft because of this helmet. I will definitely buy this again with out a doubt.
November 4, 2013
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Nice!
This is my very first full face helmet. My previous helmet was a HJC AC3 open face. I had no gripes with the HJC, but it was over 5 years old so I was in need of a new helmet

I was torn between the GT air and the Qwest. My emotions said GT Air, but my budget said Qwest. Budget won. The Qwest is awesome. I ride a Kawasaki Versys 1000, more of an upright riding position and the Qwest works great on this bike. Not noisy at all, compared to an open face helmet. Very stable up to 90mph (so far). I am really pleased with my purchase. I hope the helmet breaks in more, it is a bit of a tight fit. I am right between a L and XL so I went with the Large.

I went with the solid white and I did install the breath deflector and chin guard.

I cant wait to get back out again. Looking forward to many miles on this helmet.
September 27, 2015
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000
An awesome helmet!
This is my first review, so be gentle, lol. This helmet is amazing. I have owned at least 50 helmets in my time riding. Some more expensive than the Qwest, some less. But, I must say, none of them impressed me right out of the box like the Qwest.
One of my biggest peeves about full face helmets is that they can be terribly noisy. With vents here, there, everywhere, some added on, some look like they were poorly glued on, but always adding to noise inside the helmet. So, let's start with first impressions: Right out of the box, I noticed a beautiful finish on the helmet, and the perfect fit of all plastic vent controls. I observed that the front vent, nicely incorporated into the brow of the helmet, was glove friendly, and simple to open and close. As I viewed the rear vents, I was amazed and pleased to see that you can open and close the exhaust vents easily. They are nicely incorporated into the rear of the helmet, and, as state previously, easy to operate with gloves.

Next, is fit. Snug at first, not tight, just snug. But it makes you feel "at home" and safe. No kidding, I mean exactly what I say. The shield closes with an authoritative snap, and I have great confidence that this helmet will, in fact, be much quieter than the HJC AC-12 Carbon that I am replacing.

Last but not least...WEIGHT!. Coming from a full carbon helmet, I expected more weight. This is light and neutral on my head.

I like this helmet a great deal. It is designed for those of us who do not ride in a tucked position, and therefore, the ventilation will work for Sport Touring, Touring, and naked bike riders. Oh and let's not forget the price line. This, is perfect in price. A great, mid range, quiet, full featured helmet for less than $350.00 [Shoei Qwest Solid Color - Light Silver Helmet]. Can you say BARGAIN!

My review of Revizilla will be much more positive than this, lol.
September 17, 2010
Ride:
2009 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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Incredibly solid, good looking, tight cheeks.
I've been riding for a year now, and finally upgraded from my first helmet; HJC CS-R2, a very budget friendly helmet. Moving up to a Shoei, albeit it one of the cheaper ones, was an amazing upgrade.

The crown fits true to size, right on the dot. My head measure 23.5" and the Large is perfect. I feel it all around my head, snug, but not tight. It does not get uncomfortable at all.

My only gripe are the cheek pads. They are INCREDIBLY tight. I'm an adult and have a pretty full face, and these cheek pads squeezed my cheeks like crazy, pushing them up into my eyes. I'm hoping they'll break in a bit. It doesn't hurt, thankfully my cheeks are squishy, and it puts no pressure on my jaw, it just isn't optimal.

As a side, I was able to remove the cheek pads, unhook the buttons, and remove the foam inserts. They are layered and glued together. I was able to slowly peel away one layer and that made a world of difference. So much more comfortable. I have ordered the 31mm cheek pads, and will write up a review for those too, but in short they are NO DIFFERENT than peeling a layer of foam off the OE 35mm pads.
May 7, 2013
Ride:
2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Good helmet, some issues, especially in light of the price
I have had this helmet for over three years, and I was able to use it in a variety of conditions. It is very comfortable, also on very long and hot rides. However, I am not sure I would buy it again, for the following reasons:

- it is the loudest helmet I have had in over 25 of riding. Irrespective of whether or not you use ear plugs (I do), this helmet is LOUD, on every bike I have used it on.
- In pouring rain, water leaks in through the visor.
- It fogs like no other helmet I have had, with or without chin guard.

Other things that makes me unhappy include:
- the lack of a sun visor: at this price point, I want one.
- And especially the fact that the interior lining is not detachable.
April 21, 2014
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Worth every penny
This is my third helmet and after wearing out my HCJ Draco, and not liking a Nolan N103 (to heavy and wrong shape), I decided to try the Shoei.

The first thing I noticed was the quality of the interior. The material is soft and just feels better.

I wear a 2XL HJC, and the Nolan 2XL was too small; however, the Shoei was a perfect fit at XL.

I installed my Sena SMH10 without major issue. The lack of a removable liner makes it a littler harder to run the speaker wires on the inside of the helmet but I got the job done.

The noise level is the best I have ever owned and I did notice a difference with the chin curtain installed. On my HJC, I had to have the Sena cranked at full volume to hear my music but I turned it down to about half volume with this helmet.

The ventilation is superior. I have never felt much of a breeze from any of my helmets but this helmet rushed air over my head and feel good at highway speeds.

I ride a 2009 Suzuki V-Strom with a MadStad adjustable touring shield. I have it set to blow the air right across my head right now (heat wave an all).
July 23, 2011
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
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3 / 5
Very-good product for my purpose.
I use this helmet as a bicycle helmet. In the event that does seem strange, consider the fact bicyclist also can face plant when they crash. I ride upright and this helmet is good over-all.
I wish it had better venting, but I can live with it.
June 25, 2013
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Satisfied
Overall, I'm satisfied with this helmet. It is my first one though, so I don't have much to compare it to. it is comfortable and I can fit my glasses comfortably under the face shield. I do get a whistling sound in the helmet and I find that the face shield fogs up frequently. The face shields are very easy to change out when switching from tinted to clear. The helmet is fairly lightweight and is pretty quiet (although my bike is not a very loud one to begin with).
June 15, 2015
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Shoei Quality, comfort, protection, and I ride in an upright position.
Charles R on Dec 5, 2016
Protect the head
Michael M on Nov 6, 2016
Shoei Quality, comfort, protection, and I ride in an upright position.
Charles R on Dec 5, 2016
the roundest Shoei ever made
Jason Y on Nov 17, 2016
Protect the head
Michael M on Nov 6, 2016
Your video review
james f on Nov 3, 2016
Liked the brand, shape, features.
Dusty W on Oct 17, 2016
PRICE and REVIEWS
The price with free shipping and no tax is what makes the internet awesome
After using this helmet for about 2 months, I love it. Fogging is very low and wind noise is lower than most.
Whistling with the visor up is fixed by just lowering a few clicks.
Plan to install Bluetooth in the future.
Seth D on Oct 11, 2016
Nice and comfortable entry helmet for the 2-up.
Dan K on Oct 7, 2016
I wanted a helmet that focused on protection, had large face cut out for visibility and was designed for upright riding position.
Todd Y on Sep 8, 2016
Snell 2015 rating and history of great fit of Shoei helmets
Stephen I on Sep 3, 2016
Like the fit
David B on Sep 1, 2016
Loved the color - got it in yellow!
Maria M on Aug 30, 2016
Low noise, solid color, Shoei reputation. Bell has nothing like this?
andrew w on Aug 29, 2016
For girlfriend
CHRIS F on Aug 23, 2016
Need new helmets for my wife and I.
Bruce V on Aug 20, 2016
I bought it for my wife because I have one just like it and like very much.
Bill C on Aug 9, 2016
fitment
Russell S on Aug 2, 2016
Because the dog chewed up the last one I bought ....
Ian R on Jul 30, 2016
My girlfriend has one and it's very comfortable. It also has a clean look and the optional pinlock lens compatibility.
John M on Jul 29, 2016
Great company, great price.
Thomas H on Jul 10, 2016
Nice helmet for the price
Debbie56 on Jun 27, 2016
Great brand
A S on May 21, 2016
This helmet was DOT and Snell approved and a choice of colors. There were favorable reviews and appears to fit our needs for a newer helmet and has features which we like with air vents.
Mike D on May 20, 2016
I used Shoei Helmets in the past and liked them. My last helmet was a Scorpion EX01100 and I was not happy with the quality, (it's falling apart) and their face shields that scratch every time you sneeze! I've had it with this helmet and going back to Shoei.
Rayzorx on May 11, 2016
This helmet is very comfortable and quiet. I do 6 to 8 hr rides with no hot spots at the end of the day.
Steve S on Apr 27, 2016
Because its a Shoei and the price point was good
Joshua H on Apr 10, 2016
Shoei is a great brand, I always buy their helmets. Snell rated, good fit, quiet, shield seals tight.
David H on Apr 7, 2016
Great reviews, reputation, head shape
Faysal on Mar 27, 2016
I wanted to buy a helmet for my daughter and various reviews for the Quest were favorable. I own a SHOEI X-11, that I am pleased with.
M C on Mar 25, 2016
price for performance
Codrin D on Mar 23, 2016
GREAT .....
MARK L on Mar 15, 2016
For cold weather riding
Modesto H on Mar 11, 2016
Looks cool and what I wanted overall.
JOHN D on Mar 1, 2016
I wanted a helmet that was well known in the field. I like the way it fits and fit well with my Oakley Rx glasses and Rx sunglasses on.
Dan G on Feb 24, 2016
I bought the Shoei Quest for my wife. She has a small round head and we tried a few other brands. None of them were quite right. The Shoei was a bit more money than we were hoping to spend but it fit her really well and the quality and features are excellent. And it looks great in matt black. She is really pleased with it so far so it was money well spent. And ordering from Revzilla was a breeze as usual.
Craig M on Feb 13, 2016
wicked helmet !
Wojciech J on Jan 3, 2016
Ratings/Reviews. Looks, brand and I I think it will serve me well for all the types of riding I do.
Jack C on Dec 21, 2015
Comfort and good looks
Corinne B on Dec 20, 2015
Premium materials and high quality.
SDRider on Dec 11, 2015
Good reviews
Bernie H on Dec 9, 2015
Christmas present for my wife and because her current Shoei helmet is probably 10 years old.
David S on Dec 1, 2015
great helmet and protection at an amazing price. fits well. looks great.
Gregory R on Nov 27, 2015
Shoei name, quality and good price point
John L on Nov 21, 2015
Wanted a quiet, comfortable helmet that's designed for upright riding of a touring adventure bike. I got it after trying three other helmets.
Colin F on Nov 9, 2015
Base on Good reviews.
WILFREDO A on Sep 6, 2015
Great help from your website videos, thanks for all the info.
Joe K on Aug 25, 2015
RF1100 getting pretty flapped out. According to product video, Qwest vent higher up on top of helmet should improve venting on GS's upright riding position.
Dan A on Aug 19, 2015
Upgrading from a Scorpion EXO-1000. I'm hoping the slightly more round; intermediate round of the Shoei fits me better. Additionally Shoei has an outstanding reputation for high quality products. I wear a Bell Rogue around town (which I love), but need a full-face for long rides and/or inclement weather.
Paul D on Aug 18, 2015
The staff was amazing with helping me choose my starting motorcycle gear. I tried on several helmets on a budget (scorpion exo 710, HJCs, even RF1200) but since my head is slightly bigger, the Qwest in a large fit the best.
" " on Jul 10, 2015
Shoei quality with vents for upright riding position
William F on Jul 1, 2015
Comfortable fit and like the colour.
Jamie I on Jun 21, 2015
the roundest Shoei ever made
Jason Y on Nov 17, 2016
Your video review
james f on Nov 3, 2016
Can I use the SENA 3S with the Shoei Qwest?
Alan C on Mar 5, 2016
I just bought a Shoei Qwest. Size L, Yellow. Fits really nice. High quality. But it whistles like a teapot. I mean LOUD. At any speed over 40 or so, regardless of vent configuration. Has anyone else experienced this and how did you resolve?
eric e on Jan 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Search YouTube for "Shoei Helmets: Tech Tips Series—Shield Maintenance & Adjustment." This Shoei video explains how to adjust the shield to fix the whistling issue.
Does the Qwest come with a face shield, or will I need to order one?
A shopper on May 3, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I just bought the Quest from RevZilla and it came with a face shield.
Comes with a clear shield.
Also comes with the breath guard & a stretch piece to cover between the bottom front edge of the helmet and your throat (for cold conditions)
I didnt read all the details but the shield one that Shoei is proud of & includes with the RF 1100
So no worries that you will get a good shield
Which helmet is rounder this Qwest or the Arai RX-Q?
Thanks
A S on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: i wear both of them and they seem to fit me fine
Which is rounder, the Shoei Qwest or the Arai RX-Q???
A shopper on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I personally wear both and they feel about the same to me
I recently bought a Shoei Qwest, size large. Fits great. Really nice quality. My only problem is that it is whistling like a tea kettle, regardless of vent configuration. Anyone else have this issue and is there a way to resolve it?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Search YouTube for "Shoei Helmets: Tech Tips Series—Shield Maintenance & Adjustment." This Shoei video explains how to adjust the shield to fix the whistling issue.
I have been looking at this helmet(Qwest) and the gt-air and I can't decide which is the right helmet. Mostly it comes down to noise, I was wondering which of these helmets would be the least noisy in an upright position on a naked bike?
Tristan K on Aug 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Hi. I have a quest and find it very good and quiet. I sit upright on my r1200rt. Though it has exceptional windshield and fairing. I still use foam ear hearing protectors. I have installed the Sena intercom system very easily. Music blue toothed into intercom is easily audible in the quest. Further the clear shield has a remarkable attachment system. My first quest saved my life in an accident in which I went over the bars. This is my second quest. Fits a round head. Rf1100 shoei fits an oval head. Hope this helps. Safe riding
Well, I can't decide between the RF-1100 and the Qwest... I don't own a bike just yet and I'm starting my course in 3 weeks. I tried both on and still, they are pretty similar...
A shopper on Aug 10, 2011
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on what kind of riding you plan to do. The Qwest is more an upright styled helmet. So, if you're going with a cruiser, touring, or traditional bike, the Qwest is probably what you are looking for.

The RF-1100 is designed for a more forward leaning position, so it is better for sport bikes where you are in the 3/4 or tuck position.

That said, they are fairly similar, and I don't think it would be 'wrong' to get a Qwest for your sport bike, for example. Probably not ideal. If you're planning to get a graphic version, pick the one you like best.
the video says this helmet is more of an upright riding position helmet for touring type of riding. i have a triumph thruxon. i don't sit straight up but i don't lean as much as a pure sport bike. would this be a good choice for my bike and riding position or do you recommend another model?
Joseph D on Sep 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure how it would perform in different riding positions, but I ride a multistrada, so upright position, and this helmet is noisy. I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a quite helmet. I hear a lot of wind noise, unless I blast music in my ears, which is what I do...so, yeah. It's noisy.
Is shoei going to make a hi-viz helmet in the quest model?
A shopper on May 4, 2011
BEST ANSWER: So far they have nothing in the range but would it not be easy enough to grab a solid colour and slap on some hi-viz tape? Maybe even a custom colour job if it something out of the ordinary. By hi-viz, I take it you mean flouro green or yellow...that correct? Something like the hideous Schuberth C3 hi-vis? (Sorry, I would post a photo but the picture is not mine).