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The Snell-rated Qwest delivers Shoei’s inimitable premium quality in a no-frills package designed for upright, standard riding and long-haul touring. Read More

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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.

Shape: Round Oval

Weight: 3.68 lbs.
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Great price great helmet
Overall satisfied! Got the helmet for a great deal and it fits perfect!
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Fog Land
DO NOT BUY.

I repeat, do yourself a favor. I've actually gone back to using my old helmet. A helmet that fogs easily is not a helmet, it is a dangerous device. If you consider yourself a daily commuter then you've been warned. If you ever have to travel with rain or even humid weather then you must go with a cracked vent. Otherwise it's impossible to actually see anything.

Very dangerous in my opinion. The only thing I regret was not returning it whilst I was still in USA.

If you're still interested in its other features, I'll be honest and compare it against my two previous helmets: It's not quieter than average and it's heavier (this is expected, being a big full helmet). It's comfortable to use and fits accurately, at least to my size. Vents are not remarkable, just OK. The only positive thing about it is the system which pops the vent just a bit to let a big flow of air (still this is not enough to clear the fog).

Again, this is my worst purchase to date. So sad :(
May 17, 2018
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It's just OK
I wouldn't buy it again for what I paid 5 years ago. I wouldn't buy it again, period. This is nearly the loudest helmet I have ever had and is definitely the worst about fogging up.
April 22, 2018
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Great, Quiet, Helmet
This is a very quiet helmet. It’s even quieter than my Arai Quantum X. It’s very comfortable too. I’m about to take it on a 5000 mile ride so I’ll update this after my trip, but so far I’m impressed. One con I have is that it does fog up very easily in cold weather. Con number two is, Shoei doesn’t supply it with a Pinlock ready shield. If you want to add that, you’ll have to pony up more cash, which with the fogging problem you’ll most likely want to do. I upgraded to a lightly smoked shield with the pinlock lense and its a great helmet now. Soon I’ll be adding a Sena 10r. As for air flow I don’t really know yet. I’m in Alaska and it hasn’t hit 60 yet so I haven’t even opened the top or rear vents. The chin vent is ok I guess. I can’t really tell. I’ll update later.
April 14, 2018
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I've bought it for protection and I'm totally confident it will do what it supposed to do. It is comfortable but lack of airflow and fogs as hell. Fit - real true fit, I've measured my head as described in size chart resulting was 58 CM and ordered MD size helmet - fit like as I was born in it, very comfy. It is tight when it is brand new, but wear it several times and it will get your shape. Before think about noise, airflow and fog - try to find more safe helmet tested by SHARP in this price range. Comfort reduced due to fog and airflow, I'm riding in Texas, it is very hot here (= so I'd prefer more airflow.
April 13, 2018
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Best Money Spent on Gear
This helmet is awesome. Ignore the reviews about the fogging. If you use the lever to crack the shield in cold or in town there will be no fogging. It's definitely a quiet helmet, just don't expect to ride highway speeds for more than 20 mins without earplugs. This helmet is so quite I now need a louder exhaust on my Harley to get that same Bad A$$ feeling. ;-)
March 18, 2018
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Great helmet but needs a raleri
Great helmet, very quiet, very comfortable, but it fogs a lot, i recommend buying a ralire anti fog, it's very cheap, and you don't have to buy a different visor like with the pinlock, great helmet for the buck, but really needs and anti fog device
March 16, 2018
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My second Qwest
When my first Qwest was over 5 years old I started shopping for a replacement. Tried a few helmets that were OK. I kept thinking I needed something newer. When I saw the Qwest on closeout pricing I bought another Qwest.

Fits me well. Quieter than any other helmet I've tried (on various naked bikes; I don't have windshields).

The first one worked very well and the replacement is identical.
March 10, 2018
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I wish I had made the purchase sooner!
I've used more helmets than I care to remember for dirt bikes, street bikes, and other sports related... This is by far the best feeling Helmet I've ever put on my head.
March 9, 2018
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Nice bang for the buck
Tried on many helmets and this one just fit me really well and is comfortable. I use it for just daily rides and back and forth to work.
When i saw the price on Rezvilla I just bought it. The day before I was at a local shop and it was on sale for $350 there so this was a no brainer.
March 2, 2018
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Previous experience with Shoei helmets, RF-1100, plus Close Out Price.
David A on Oct 28, 2017
Snell rating. Quality of brand. Price matching.
Chad A on Oct 13, 2017
Previous experience with Shoei helmets, RF-1100, plus Close Out Price.
David A on Oct 28, 2017
My previous Shoei helmet saved my life. I will never purchase a helmet from a different manufacturer.
Jason W on Oct 19, 2017
Snell rating. Quality of brand. Price matching.
Chad A on Oct 13, 2017
safety rating. overall review (quiet, comfortable, looks nice)
Kevin F on Oct 13, 2017
Great helmet for decent price
David A on Oct 9, 2017
Awesome choice. Love it way more than my ICON
adam w on Sep 26, 2017
I have owned Shoei helmets in the past and I know this is an excellent helmet.
Robert W on Sep 23, 2017
Was looking for a helmet that would give great protection and comfort. Very happy with the Qwest and will more than likely continue with Shoei for all helmets.
It fit perfectly straight out of the box. A little hot down here in Texas with it on during a 95 degree day, but opening all the vents allows enough air flow to stay cool while moving. Whistling sound when the visor is open, but the breeze is worth it in my opinion. 9/10 rating on my scale.
Jacob W on Sep 23, 2017
Snell rating - quiet - always buy either Shoei or Bell
Robert R on Sep 22, 2017
Bought for my sister - she requested this helmet.
Peter S on Sep 18, 2017
My go-to helmet I've used for years.
Yong B on Sep 16, 2017
Closeout price, fit (round head), and quality.
Richard W on Sep 11, 2017
Good video and reviews
tamas t on Sep 4, 2017
My current helmet is past recommended shelf life.
KENNETH H on Aug 2, 2017
great comfort
Larrie F on Jul 24, 2017
A friend of mine recommended this helmet. Yes it pricey but I love my head more then not having it protected. Not only is it DOT approved but also Snell. This shows you how much they care about their product. I highly recommend!!
Aimee B on Jul 19, 2017
shoei is very good brand
Andrew Y on Jul 15, 2017
I Love Shoei Helmets. That is all I have worn for the last 20 years. The Qwest specifically for long distance riding,
Thomas E on Jul 9, 2017
Good starter helmet. Upgraded to a RF-1100 for the better venting.
Tom D on Jul 9, 2017
I'm a worry wort. So I feel so much better, knowing that I am wearing a quality lid.
Isaac E on Jun 30, 2017
fit said it was more round
Jason S on Jun 26, 2017
because it passes both snell and Sharp approval!
Great quality helmet!
Curtis M on Jun 4, 2017
Quality & fair price
Daniel S on Jun 4, 2017
Heard very good reviews of this Shoei helmet.
Kyle A on May 29, 2017
I own a GT-Air and think that this helmet is incredible. My son wanted a full face helmet for his birthday, saw the Qwest and decided this should be his one an only gift. That was easy!
Patrick W on May 26, 2017
I bought this for my upcoming cross country ride for the sole purpose of lessening wind noise. So far in my shorter runs, I've not even needed ear plugs. (But I will put them in on my longer runs just to lessen stress.)
John B on May 15, 2017
Love it
Scott E on May 7, 2017
Only Shoei Quest in my size. Preferred Brilliant Yellow : (
lynn h on Apr 30, 2017
This is the best motorcycle purchase I have made. I have bought tons of gear that I never wear or change out, and even different bikes, but this helmet is amazing. Incredibly comfortable, light, and aerodynamic. Will absolutely buy again when this one wears out (but I've rode in it for five years now and its still in amazing shape!)
JOSHUA S on Apr 29, 2017
bought a new harley
Charles R on Apr 25, 2017
snell and dot
Corey D on Apr 20, 2017
Excellent ratings from happy customers saying that the helmet is very quiet and comfortable.
Russell W on Apr 14, 2017
Reputation and positive reviews.
Jong L on Apr 6, 2017
I love this helmet. It's my second season with it, and I'm thoroughly impressed. It's light, quiet, great airflow, and I get compliments on it. I've also purchased a Sena 20s which fit nicely into this helmet.
Zacharias L on Mar 8, 2017
The quietest helmet perhaps anywhere on the market and very lightweight, especially at this price. I like Shoie, and i own an RF 1100 as well but wanted something new and more cruiser oriented. also i didnt want a yellow helmet like my last one haha
Zack P on Feb 4, 2017
reviews and price match
STEPHEN Y on Jan 3, 2017
First full face helmet, purchased on Shoei reputation.
George H on Dec 31, 2016
This helmet is the entry level model into the world of high priced helmets. All the vents are easy to use with gloves on. The size seems to run a little on the big side. The opening for the face shield seemed a little wider than some of the other helmets which was a plus.
Natalia D on Dec 30, 2016
Good quality touring Helmet. Quieter than my other lid.
Daniel D on Dec 25, 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
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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
My previous Shoei helmet saved my life. I will never purchase a helmet from a different manufacturer.
Jason W on Oct 19, 2017
safety rating. overall review (quiet, comfortable, looks nice)
Kevin F on Oct 13, 2017
Can I use the SENA 3S with the Shoei Qwest?
Alan C on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i don't have a sena 3s, but i comes with the holes for the speakers inside, i use my intercom without problems
how does it compare to the Scorpion EXO T1200? What do I get for the extra ~100$?
I had an RF-1100 Medium. IS the fitting similar? Should I buy a Medium Qwest as well?
Mihaly V on Nov 24, 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
Is this a good choice for sport bike riding or strictly up right riding?
Donald M on Mar 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ride a FZ09. This helmet is more upright.

FZ09 is a naked bike, and at highway speeds 65+, riding upright, it can get pretty good wind noise and resistance. Upright at highway speeds 65+ it will move your head around, especially with a slight wind. Since wind bounces off body and arms.

QWEST Helmet behaves well upright until you hit above 60-65.

Outside of tuck, like most helmets, wind noise and resistance can be felt, since helmet has a good size profile. At tuck, while using the bikes front to deflect wind channel, and minimizing body and arm exposure, it is not bad. The helmet provides sufficient field of vision to scan surroundings with helmet at 3/4 angle looking straight and a bit side to side to view mirrors.

Canyon riding, with a good deal of carving and flipping through 20-45 mph bends, its good, since it is hard to reach speeds until straight aways... so I am told...

I sometimes where a scarf underneath to limit wind noise coming from chin area, and I try to remember wearing plugs. You will need to assess your riding style, and how your willing to adjust your riding to accommodate riding conditions with the helmet you use.

If your looking for more aerodynamic helmets, you should consider going to a RF1200. If snell label rating is not important to you... GT AIR.
Which helmet is rounder this Qwest or the Arai RX-Q?
Thanks
A S on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Qwest is rounder
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
What type of Bluetooth communication set would work with the Shoei Qwest helmet?
carla S on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I’m going to put a Sena 10R in mine. It looks like it will work well.
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
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