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Shoei Qwest Helmet

The Shoei Qwest is a full-face helmet designed for touring and cruising. Noise reduction, long-distance comfort, advanced ventilation and a lightweight, balanced fit give the Qwest everything it needs to enhance your ride.

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.

4.3 / 5.0
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Bang for the Buck
4.2 / 5
Would Purchase Again
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
5.0 / 5
Airflow
4.0 / 5
Features
4.0 / 5
Style
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.8 / 5
Airflow
3.9 / 5
Features
4.1 / 5
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Would you recommend?
Yes (9)
Love This Helmet
I love this helmet. I really appreciate the guartantee from Cycle Gear. I started with a creaky entry level modular helmet from Bilt and immediately switched out to 707 which was way better constructed but very lousy for noise and tight in all the wrong places. I finally bit the bullet and paid way more than I intended for this Shoei.
The only thing strange is the way the Qwest quiets road and wind noise, thus giving you a skewed sense of speed. Its Very quiet!
I'm glad I dropped the cash on this helemet as its the best I've worn and the build is commendable. The aerodynamics are awesome and the helmet cuts right through the air.
It's worth the price!

PROS: Trusted History, Quiet, Fit and finish, Comfort

November 29, 2011
Bang for the Buck
5 / 5
Would Purchase Again
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Airflow
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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Would you recommend?
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Protected Me
This helmet protected my head when a car hit me on the freeway. Ejected from my bike and flipped twice each time hitting my head. Got right up once I stopped moving and did not have any signs of head trauma. Buying this helmet again once my bike is out of the shop. Best bang for your buck!
December 22, 2016
nice helmet
i am pleased with my new helmet. it fits nice and snug. the shield opening lever opens it just enough to keep it clear but not so much i feel wind on my face. i rode in the cold and this helped with fogging. however with it cracked open it will whistle a little when i turn my head. nothing spectacular, but a nice helmet.

PROS: Comfortable, Nice functions, Light Weight

CONS: none

November 11, 2010
Great Lid
This helmet is great. It's super quiet compaired to my old helmet and it's lighter too. The range of view in this helmet is great.

PROS: Light Weight, Quiet, Great visibility

CONS: None so far

BEST USES: Daily riding, long rides
August 4, 2011
First Shoei
I bought this helmet for riding on a '06 Honda Hornet. My previous helmet was a KBC vr-2. Huge upgrade that was well worth the price. Fits true to size. Also bought a chrome spectra visor that is phenomenal in the day through the evening.

PROS: Great Fit, Quiet, Wide Field of Vision

November 9, 2010
Bang for the Buck
5 / 5
Would Purchase Again
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Airflow
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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Weight
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Would you recommend?
Yes
OH MY LORD! QUIET ALMIGHTY!!
I recently bought a helmet online and when i got it i hated it(not a shoei). Due to cycles gears awesome exchange policy i went to my local store and exchanged it and after telling their associte my biggest requirenement was quiet! He recomended this for my price range. I have owned quite a few helmets since I started riding, And every single one of them has been extremely loud, although comfortable I was never truly happy. On my way home from buying this one I knew right away what a difference shelling out a little extta cash for a premium brand made. I am so happy with this helmet, whisper quiet, allows no wind in even at 140+mph (these where my biggest complaints with other helmets.)

As an added plus, i plan to get a Bluetooth communicator in the nesr future, this helmet has a slight indent in the for where the speakers will go. I didnt even notice until i got home.. but sweet!

I learned my lesson and will never buy a cheap helmet again. Shoei and cycle gear both got a customer for life today !
June 27, 2016
Fits well, but....
I have had my QUEST for a few months now so I have gotten past initial impressions and into more experienced conclusions. This is a great fitting helmet with quality components, and some excellent features, such as the comfortable padding, smooth visor articulation and ease of swapping out visors. However, I am disappointed with the ventilation. Airflow is supposed to be a high point of these helmets, but I find it to be barely adequate. Unfortunately, the well documented fogging issues are almost a show stopper for me. On cool days the fogging is so bad I have to constantly open and close the visor to keep it clear; not a good situation. At this point, it is either get a new helmet or a pinlock visor. Since buying a new helmet so soon seems a waste of money, I will try the latter, but really, I expected more from this helmet.

PROS: Comfortable Padding, Void Of Pressure Points

CONS: Poor Ventilation, Prone To Fogging

May 19, 2013
Great Helmet
Great for street driving, well ventilated, high quality construction. Worth every (expensive) penny. Face shield has great usability.

PROS: Construction, Helmet speaker compatable, Noise insulation, Fit

CONS: Initially snug around fac

March 24, 2011
Great Helmet!!!
Great helmet!! The only con was I needed extra padding in the chin area. But overall, I have had a great experience with it. Vents help alot and it has been very hot out here in Central California.

PROS: Comfortable Padding, Lightweight, Fits Snug, Good Visibility, Adequate Ventilation

CONS: Prone To Fogging

August 27, 2013
Best Helmet I've ever ridden with
WOW! What an improvement over my 10 year old HJC! No more pain at the my hairline, comfort is great, visor is perfect.

PROS: Comfort, Fit and finish, Quality, Aero

CONS: Cost

December 18, 2011
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