One look is enough to know and feels everything about Shoei Qwest motorcycle helmet. The sole purpose of this helmet is to provide lightweight, optimizing fit and more comfort to the rider with minimum noises. From paint to interior fit and protection to ventilation, this helmet has all necessary features and qualities to wear in any weather.
The more you learn about Shoei Qwest the more you will understand that this helmet is made for extreme conditions. In this Shoei Qwest Helmet Review, we described the main attributes of this motorcycle helmet and how it will serve you in different circumstances.
Also Check: Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Review
Shoei Qwest Helmet Review 2019
Shell Design & Aerodynamic Stability
Qwest comes in Shoei’s strongest, lightest, and elastic shell. Shoei Qwest has AIM+(Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) shell construction. Shoei Qwest comes in 4 different sizes with 6 six-ply matrix technology which increased the fit options for different head shapes. But, Shoei’s Qwest motorcycle helmet is little different from RF and other series of Shoei’s in terms of internal shape. Shoei Qwest best fitted to round head shape people. That means, it’s internal shape should fit a wide majority of head shapes. Shoei Qwest is very light yet toughest helmet available on the market. It will reduce the chances of head injuries during a crash.
If you want to know about the aerodynamic properties of Shoei Qwest helmet then I would be happy to tell you that Shoei Qwest is aerodynamic stable and wind tunnel tested. And it’s shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag as well as reduce the pressure of helmet weight from the neck while riding at high speeds.
The ventilation system of Shoei Qwest helmet works through airflow from the upper vent and the lower vent.
First, let’s discuss the airflow system through the lower vent. As for ventilation, Shoei Qwest features lower air intake/defroster vent for better airflow. It has a large chin vent port with a shutter which you can use with riding gloves. This chin vent increases airflow inside the helmet without any road noise. Air flows on the back of the face shield and from there to the face. In hot sunny days, this chin vent will help you to stay cool for long hours. But, make sure you don’t open this chin vent in dusty conditions otherwise the dust will start accumulating. And keeping the vent open all the time could eventually block them.
Now, let’s go to the Upper vent and uniquely positioned exhaust vents to keep the balance. The upper vents direct air to the front vents to the top of the head and then exit through rear exhaust vents which are not very effective for proper ventilation. On the contrary, these front upper vents are not so quieter. But, Shoei did a very excellent job to keep the noise levels down.
The truth is, sometimes noise levels also depend upon helmet fit and type of clothing too. So, as far as we can explain, Shoei Qwest is a very good helmet which keeps noise relatively low.
Shoei’s Qwest helmet provides wide vision and better visibility. Shoei Qwest features latest CW-1 shield system which is better than its predecessors. It is both wider and taller than the previous CX-1V and protects you from 99% UV rays. It has the facility of optional CWF-1 2-D Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts and CW-1 Pinlock-Prepared face shields accommodate Pinlock EVOFog Resistant System which both sold separately.
Not just that, it’s Q.R.S.A (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System gives you easy shield removal and installation system. On top of that its spring-loaded base plate technology ensures a waterproof and wind seal.
Shoei Qwest has multi-layer removable, washable, and replaceable cheek pads which provide better fit and more comfort. Even if you wear eyeglasses in a helmet then it has customizable cheek pads which are available in six thickness for customization.
What We Learned
Notable Features: Protection
Best Suited For Adventurous Rides
Shoei Qwest Helmet: Video Review
Shoei Qwest Helmet is a helmet which has been designed to provide 100 per cent protection to the wearer. Shoei has given a lot of attention towards the comfort factor attached to the helmet. Thus, the helmet is lightweight, comfortable, quiet and fits well. Shoei Qwest Helmet’s Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber shell construction guarantees a durable and elastic shell. The helmet comes in four different sizes along with six six-ply matrix technology for the perfect fit.
The ventilation system comprises the upper and lower vent. Air flow from both the top and bottom vent are balanced. It is sufficient to let you have a memorable ride. Its CW-1 Shield is accommodated with Pinlock EVOFog Resistant System, and Quick Release Self Adjusting Base Plate System offers 99% protection from harmful UV rays. It has a wind seal and shield is waterproof as well. Shoei Qwest Helmet’s lavish interior has removable, washable and replaceable cheek pads for comfort purpose. You can also customize your cheek pads to wear eyeglasses. Despite some of its noise issues, the Shoei Qwest Helmet is a great purchase. With its incredible protection, we recommend you to wear Shoei Qwest Helmet during adventurous rides to boost your safety values.