This is a great helmet. I love that it fits well. I would definitely recommend purchasing this helmet it is worth every dime.
Shoei Qwest Helmet.
The SHOEI Qwest welcomes you to their version of a touring helmet. As we all know, SHOEI is a premier helmet brand and when you hear their name the first thing that comes to mind is quality, and they did not disappoint when designing the QWEST touring helmet. Just like all of the SHOEI race helmets, the QWEST has been wind tunnel tested and rider approved. From its class leading ventilation, to its overall design that reduces drag and lift and also helps cancel out noise which is a plus on long rides. The QWEST helmet was designed with comfort in mind; it has 4 individual shell sizes that allow it to fit a wider range of people’s heads. The QWEST also uses SHOEI’s Q.R.S.A. system that works with the CW-1 Visor. If you want comfortable ride in a helmet that helps reduce rider fatigue with its superb design, look no further, the SHOEI QWEST is the Helmet for you!
Shoei Qwest Helmet Features
No matter what we ride, where our final destination, or the path we choose to get there, every motorcyclist shares the same common thread when throwing a leg over their machine. It’s the exhilarating search for adventure that draws us to the road, and SHOEI’s all-new QWEST embodies what every rider seeks to experience along the way. Revolutionary noise-reduction technology, unsurpassed long-distance comfort, advanced ventilation performance, a light weight, balanced fit and feel, and over 50 years of helmet-building experience have combined to deliver the finest touring helmet known to man. The all-new, groundbreaking QWEST—It’s your journey… Enjoy every mile of it.
Noise Reduction Technology
Countless hours in SHOEI’s in-house wind tunnel have yielded a reduction of wind noise without blocking the road’s “informative sounds” thanks to optimal shell aerodynamics, and liner components designed to prevent unwanted road noises from entering through the bottom of the helmet. The result: A maximum 2.2 dB* reduction in sound.
Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System
Need to change from clear to tint? SHOEI's Quick Release Self-Adjusting (QRSA) base plate system includes a locking mechanism that allows you to do just that in a snap—no tools, no hassle, no problems! Building on the successful QRBP, the QRSA maintains its predecessor's easy-to-use features–like our simple shield release and attachment, and shield preset lever–but offers a significant advantage. SHOEI's patented new spring-loaded technology featured in the QRSA eliminates the need to adjust base plates for proper sealing. Every time the shield is lowered, the spring-loaded base plates pull the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a wind and waterproof seal.
The all-new CW-1 shield is both wider and taller than the CX-IV that it replaces. In addition, the CW-1 shield protects SHOEI riders from 99% of the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays, and our three-dimensional injection-molding process ensures distortion free vision. Another advantage of the CW-1 shield is its ability to work in conjunction with SHOEI's optional Pinlock system to deliver fog-free vision in even the most challenging conditions. The new CW-1 Pinlock lens is larger, and offers fog-free viewing to the very top of the helmet's larger eye port.
AIM+ Shell Construction (Snell M2015-Approved)
SHOEI's proprietary AIM+ technology combines fiberglass with organic fibers that are so strong they can only be cut with a laser. The end result is a stronger, lighter shell that will absorb and distribute the force of an impact safely and efficiently.
5 Shell Sizes
While some of the competitors rely on foam padding for fitting a wide range of customers, SHOEI offers an industry-leading five shell sizes in the new QWEST to ensure a custom fit for heads between the sizes of XXS-XXL.
New shell forming technology created during the development of SHOEI's groundbreaking VFX-W motocross helmet has allowed SHOEI to eliminate the need for a plastic spoiler on the all-new QWEST. This new technology has allowed SHOEI to incorporate the aerodynamic advantages of a spoiler into the shell of the helmet, while maintaining consistent shell thickness to guarantee proper strength and weight. This shell-integrated spoiler works to reduce lift during high-speed riding, just like the spoiler on a sports car.
Utilizing SHOEI’s wind tunnel to help reveal the optimal balance between airflow and silence, SHOEI engineers equipped the all-new QWEST with a larger Lower Vent Shutter for easier use with riding gloves; a strategically-positioned Upper Vent for optimal air intake, and uniquely-positioned Upper Exhaust Vents to take better advantage of negative pressure suction—all yielding dramatically-improved cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.
Dual-Layer EPS Liner
Dual layer liner yields enhanced impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas. Inner liner features air channels for efficient cooling. Impact-absorbing EPS liner throughout the entire chin bar.
Interior Comfort System
The all-new QWEST is equipped with a 3D center pad, fully removable, washable, and replaceable multi-layer cheek pads, and removable chinstrap covers. The 3D center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider’s head. This 3D fitment allows SHOEI to provide a helmet with an extremely comfortable fit, while maintaining the firm hold that is necessary for distraction-free, high-speed riding. The QWEST’s multi-layer cheek pads are available in six different thicknesses to allow riders to customize the fit of their new helmet. In addition, the liner features eyeglass channels and an integrated neck pad.
The chin curtain can be inserted into the lower edge of the chin bar to reduce wind turbulence and noise.
The breath guard can be inserted into the upper edge of the chin bar to help reduce fogging by diverted exhausted breath down out the bottom of the helmet.
5-Year Warranty From Purchase Date. 7-Year Warranty From Helmet Manufacture Date. Whichever comes first.
Shoei Helmet Size Chart :
Wrap a tape measure horizontally around your forehead. Select the helmet that is the closest fit to that size. A helmet should fit snug on your head. If it moves while wearing, it is too large. If it is painful to wear, it is too small.
Shoei Qwest Helmet Sizing
To find the Correct size helmet for a person's head:
- Measure the head circumference one-inch above the eyebrows and ears
- Using the circumference measured, use the size chart below to find the approximate size
- Once you have tried on the helmet it should fell snug equally around the head. The helmet should not feel too tight or too loose at any point around head.
***Please remember that all head shapes vary slightly and that this sizing chart is to be used as a starting guide, not an exact guide.
|XS||6 5/8-6 3/4||53-54||20 7/8-21 1/4|
|S||6 7/8-7||55-56||21 5/8-22|
|M||7 1/8-7 1/4||57-58||22 1/2-22 7/8|
|L||7 3/8-7 1/2||59-60||23 1/4-23 5/8|
|XL||7 5/8-73/4||61-62||24-24 3/8|
|XXL||7 7/8-8||63-64||24 3/4-25 1/8|
Most Helpful Reviews :
It has been cold where I live in the North so I haven’t been able to wear this helmet like I have really wanted to. So far the comfort is good. Its a little snug but I prefer snug to loose. I am happy with this helmet.
Bought a little Yamaha FZ-07 for fun and after riding big touring bikes for years, the 75 mph. wind on a naked sportbike just roared around my half & full open face helmets. It was unpleasant enough to make quieting things down and being a little more aerodynamic a priority. As I was doing my homework I came across the Shoei Qwest touting significant noise reduction. I guess whenever I'm wearing it I'm not going to be chewing gum as I often do while riding, and I noticed I feel a little less connected to my surroundings with a full-face helmet, but the improvement in wind noise and the unexpected feeling of greater security is the trade-off. A comfortable, well-made, High-end Helmet with a jazzy hi-vis paint job, at a great Jafrum price. What's not to like? And I've become so used to Jafrum's "two days after you order it, it's on your porch." service, it was a no brainer to buy it from them.
Got a good deal on a Shoei Quest Helmet, nice helmet for the money and worth it. It is comfortable and looks good. Bought it on sale, great deal.
This is my first Shoei helmet. Fit is a bit snug but otherwise a great quality helmet. Once I ride, I will definitely write more on how it feels.
A few years back I purchased a SHOEI QWEST open face 3/4 helmet and found it to be the best fitting helmet I ever wore. When I bought my first bike the dealer gave me an HJC helmet and that was the only brand I ever used until I purchased the SHOEI QWEST. There is NO comparison in comfort between the two helmets. I recently purchased a Harley Davidson V-ROD Night Rod Special and did not want to put a windshield on it so I purchased the full face Qwest Banner Helmet. It is a great fit and has very good ventilation. Definitely does not feel claustrophobic and the field of vision is great. It is the first full face helmet I have worn and I am very satisfied with my choice.
Best helmet I tried, an I tried on many before purchasing. This helmet fits perfect and has a great feeling of security to it. On the road, it is quiet, comfortable, and easy to put on and remove. Well worth the price. The shield is easy to remove for cleaning, or changing to their tinted type. Also has multi ventilation, in which I love. Super great looking helmet too. Can't say enough about it. Cars, see me coming with all white. Very happy
Helmet is well made, and quiet. Sizes run on the large side, if your head has a narrow shape.
The helmet is amazingly well made, super quiet, perfect fit. Service was flawless from Jafrum.
I first purchased a full face helmet from Jafrum and used it for a couple hours then sent it back, poor quality. They refunded my money no questions asked. I then purchased a Shoei Quest. This is a great helmet and good fit from the chart. I bought this helmet mainly to dampen road noise and keep me warm on cold mornings. This helmet does it all, would recommend it highly. You need more than one helmet for different rides.
Great fit aided by guidance, great service in delivery. Have yet to ride in rain or get debris. We'll see.
Replaced my old Arai Quantum with this helmet. Big improvement. Granted, the Arai was pretty old, but the shield adjustments and removal are way better. The air vents work real nice. A great helmet for the price
I've always worn Shoei helmets. Very comfortable and fit's perfect. I also like the room around the ears for bluetooth speakers.