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Standards: Snell-M2010, DOT
Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber)
Weight: 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color)
Shoei Qwest White Full Face Helmet
Inspired by the journey and the adventure that accompanies every motorcycle ride, the Shoei Qwest is a helmet designed to enhance and complement the experience along the way. Shaped by countless hours in Shoeis wind tunnel, details like foam placement along with the lightweight aerodynamic shell design combine to cancel out noise while reducing drag and lift. Add in an industry leading ventilation system and over 50 years of helmet building experience and the affordable Shoei Qwest not only gives you all day riding comfort, but the finest touring helmet available.
Aerodynamic Shell Design -Aerodynamic properties are maximized wind tunnel and -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
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this helmet and so far have put on about 400 combination highway/city miles. This helmet met all of my expectations for comfort, protection from road dust, clarity of view, air circulation and quietness. After looking at several helmets from several different companies, I settled on the Shoei Qwest in Light Silver. While on the freeway, I tested the fog clearing capabilities of this helmet and I was very impressed. If I close the helmet and breathe hot air into the helmet with the top vent open, the lens clears out immediately. If I need more air on a hot day, I can simply open the visor one click to cool off and the angle of the visor keeps out bugs and road debris. The helmet controls are easy to operate using gloves and everything seems to be very well thought out and designed.
Major selling points are the fact that the Shoei Qwest is both DOT and Snell approved and the helmet includes a 5 year warranty. A breath guard and chin curtain are included but I have...
This helmet makes it worth giving up the modular functionality. Its my second Qwest because the first was so good. Quiet as you'd like, leaving any modular wanting. No more ringing ears when earplugs aren't worn. This helmet is stable with only slight rise in the 120-140mph range. Best fit of any Shoei i've worn. I love the fit of an HJC but this feels perfect for my bean. A little more oval than the Korean manufacturer, but not as elliptical at most Shoei / Arai lids. Shield change is quick and easy. Easy to operate on the go and the liner feels like heaven. It's not just a helmet... its your life when things go wrong, and your hearing when things go oh-so-right!
I'm having a hard time with noise on my touring bike. I've tried different earplugs both cheap and expensive. I've tried half helmets, 5/8's, and now this full face helmet. It IS the quietest helmet thus far.....BUT! solve one problem in exchange for many others. Peripheral vision is greatly reduced. Helmet wobbles at high speed (70+ mph). At a 100mph I can't see. Tried the tightening thing, it was so tight I felt like it was slightly choking me. Fogging is a major issue. Adjusted the ventilation ports in different configurations didn't work. Tried the venting position on the visor, didn't work. I had to completely open it and ride alittle for it to de-fog. At the end of a 50 mile ride, my neck was hurting. Which is surprising because the helmet is lighter than my half helmet. I had high expectations because Shoei is highly regarded in terms of ventilation and quietness by my local bike shop, revzilla, and YouTube. But at this price point ($350+) I feel like I shouldn't have to make...
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