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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback 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.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) 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, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A 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 Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Air flow in most conditions so bad it's unusable
PostedDecember 16, 2013
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brockwar
From Portland
State:OR
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
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The helmet looks great, fits well, and I'm sure has fine protection in a crash. But the airflow is atrocious. The two tiny little vents do nothing in summer, making it sweltering, while in winter it fogs up so badly (even with spray, even with pinlock) that I can't make it more than a block from my house before it becomes a big opaque wall. Even riding with it cracked does nothing. In less than 60 degree weather you have to ride with the visor half or more open, or else the helmet is entirely unusable. And despite all these complaints, which would lead you to believe it's relatively sealed and therefore quiet - it is not. It's fairly noisy. Not the loudest I've ever had, but certainly not quiet. Add to that a non-removable liner (good luck with that during summer with the poor venting rendering your head a cesspool), and the fact that alternate visors are $90, and you've got yourself a rip-off.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
No, I do not recommend this product.
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