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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.

4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.8 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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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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4.6 / 5.0
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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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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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1 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
2 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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FOG CITY
This is my second helmet, first one being the ICON Alliance. I thought it time to upgrade for whatever reason. First off, the helmet FITS SMALL. I actually sat and measured my head and the measurements came out as a size medium. NO WAY. Had to send it back. My jaw felt as though it was in a vice.

Finally got the right size and have worn it for the past two days. It FOGS LIKE CRAZY. Yesterday was 65 and sunny...fog. Today it was 50 and rainy....couldn't even see unless I cracked the visor a bit. My ICON at $150 never fogged like this. I've been reading about the pin lock system which seems absolutely necessary if I am actually going to wear this helmet. Thats another 100 bucks.

Not super pleased...
May 13, 2016
Ride:
2008 Suzuki SV650
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