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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet 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 faceshield by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are 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 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 Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain are 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 are available (sold separately) Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately) The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces 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 Features Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium) 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, the Qwest Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful piece of kit!
PostedAugust 29, 2011
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Smeggy
From Sydney, Oz.
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I was expecting something good from Shoei, it turned out to be brilliant. The sizing guide on Revzilla sorted out any doubts, this model is not available in Australia so I had no reference point except for my old hat. A couple of helpful emails from Revzilla were greatly appreciated. This helmet fits me perfectly and the venting is the best I have ever experienced by far! To put it into perspective, with the vents open I can feel a breeze across my head...first time ever, regardless of the brand and looking forward to the benefit in our upcoming summer. The visor seal is perfect with the new spring loaded gizmo and vision is excellent. Surprisingly I found the helmet louder than I expected at high speed but it was strange, the noise was engine and exhaust, not too much wind roar. Quite satisfying on a VFR with loudish pipes, ear plugs on stand-by for any long rides though. Not thrilled about the really long neck strap (wish we could have snap buckles brought back) but that is one minor negative on a long list of very positive points. Well worth a look and although this hat is not road legal where I live, I now have the highest Snell rating available and I have not lined the pockets of our local retail thieves. Brilliant crash hat, money very well spent.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield The Shoei Spectra CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei Qwest , Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets Features Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pullsthe shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays 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 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Typical Shoei high quality.
PostedAugust 29, 2011
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Smeggy
From Sydney, Oz.
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Nothing much to say apart from the visor fits the helmet perfectly, makes an amazing seal with the Qwest spring loaded closure and is optically perfect. If it lasts as long as my previous Shoei visors (different visor type for the new helmet) then I will be very happy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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