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Hey this is Reuben with compettition accessories. Today we are going to be taking a detailed look at the shoei qwest. This is shoei touring helmet. This helmet has come out pretty recently which has somewhat replaced the shoei tzr which i have one of those up here to show you. Kind of in that same price point. But it has a lil bit more features geared towards touring. It has better ventaliation and a different shell shape. So if you take a look at the shoei qwest and the TZR side by side, you can tell what the differeneces are between the two of them there. Definitely more of an upright riding position helmet, it has a wider eye port to have better visibility out of the helmet. But we are going to kind of dig into this helmet here, and I will show you what it is all about. So taking a look at the ventalation features of this helmet, you have a nice large chin bar vent which is going to allow air to come in and keep your faceshield from fogging. A little bit of air through your face. The top air scoop is nice and large and you will notice it sits up nice and tall on the helmet. For those guys who sit up tall on those big touring bikes and have a lot of wind protection on your bike, this helmet will have a vent that sits up high enough on the helmet to block the wind. This helmet has two closable rear vents that are gonna draw warm air right out of the helmet. Talking about the shell, this helmet uses shoei AIm plus shell which stands for advanced integrated matrix plus multi fiber which is kind of a mouth full there. Carbon kevlar fiberglass composite and the helmet is snell 2010 and DOT approved. This helmet is quiet and is its claim to fame. it is 1.25 decibels quiter than the RF-1100 and that is largely impart to the vents. It has a lil bit less ventalation features, but for you guys that are riding longer distances, you are on the road all day long, you need your helmet to be as quiet as possible. Taking a look at the face shield on this helmet, this is the same faceshield that is used on their shoei qwest, rf-1100, and X12. So if you are moving between helmets in the shoei lineup, you can still use the same shields. There is a pinlock system available for this so if you live in an aread where fogging or is more humid, you can get a shield with pinlock inserts to help keep the shield fog free. I have used one of their products before and it works really well, so if fogging is an issue, I would encourage you to check them out as well. The way the shield mechanism works, it is very nice and easy. On the side, the first thing that I will show you is the face shield locking mechanism. You tilt this little lever towards the back and it will lock the shield down in place and it can't fly open on you incase you are running at high speeds on your sport touring bike. You can also push the lever mechanism forward and it will give you a very small opening in the front of the helmet to allow for a lil bit more air to come in. so again if you are running into issues with fog or if its really hot you can crack the faceshield to get a little bit more air flow. As you can see there are several different detints that allow you to crack the faceshield even further allowing more air flow to come inside of the helmet. There are ratchets points all the way up and down, so you have a lot of adjustability moving the faceshield up and down. To remove the shield, there are basically two shields on each side and you push that forward. If you get in nice and tight, you can see that lever there, that is basically allows you to remove the faceshield off. If you look at the top of the shield, it actually has a very large lip and it is kind of hard to see on camera. but it has a lip on top of the helmet and what that is going to allow it to do is give you a nice seal along the top of the gap. So if you are riding in the rain, you are not going to have water dripping down on the inside of your shield. So that is definitely a huge welcome feature for the touring rider. Let me go ahead and reinstall this shield here, you basically just line the pins up and it just clicks right on into place. Now we are going to take a look at the inside of this helmet. Okay so taking a look at the interior of the shoei qwest. Like I said at the beginning of the video, it has a wider opening so its going to be a lot easeier to get your head in and out. Now this helmet is a round oval fit so if you have a little bit fuller of a head, this helmet is probably going to work really well for you. The only thing removable about this helmet is the cheek pads, so I will go ahead and pop one of those out here for you. There are basically three snaps and then it comes right out and you can obviously take them out and wash them. and if you need to you can replace them or go up or down in size if necessary. They are a nice layered cheek pad, what they do is put down several layers of foam on the inside to give you a nice contoured shape. They feel really comfortable against your skin as well. One thing you will see behind this cheek pad is the recess which is perfect for installing a communication system. As I said earlier, this helmet has a nice chin bar space to install the microphone in space. As far as the chin curtain goes, it does come with this really small chin curtain here. If you need a larger one, there is one available as well. So that pretty much covers all the features of the shoei qwest helmet, and this helmet is great for long distance touring riding. Solids are going to start at just over 300 dollars and the graphic at just over 400 dollars. Another neat feature is that shoei does come with a five year warranty policy from the date of purchase or seven year from the date of manufactre. Shoei has a great inspection policy that if you drop your helmet or have a crash with it, you can send it back to shoei and they will inspect the helmet for free. They will even cover the cost of return freight back to you.
Information and Details about the Shoei Qwest Overt Helmets - Hi-Viz Yellow
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Shoei Qwest Overt Graphic Helmets bring the excitement back into touring. Shoei Qwest Overt Graphic Helmets are lightweight helmets with a super balanced feel. With noise dampening and high performance ventilation Shoei Qwest Overt Graphic Helmets are a rider's best friend. Fitted with a super soft interior, Shoei Qwest Overt Graphic Helmets will keep you comfortable on your journey.

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Shoei Qwest Overt Product Details:
Shoei has developed a brand new, high grade shell design. Ventilation is integrated into the shell for a more streamlined look. The aerodynamically improved shape utilizes an air spoiler to reduce drag and lift, as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck, while riding at high speeds. All Shoei helmets undergo rigorous wind tunnel testing in developing a design that can withstand severe real world riding conditions.


  • Aerodynamic Shell Design
  • Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior
  • High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient
  • 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • 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 & B rays
  • Snell-M2010, DOT
  • 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color)

    Our Thoughts
    Shoei QWEST Helmets are your perfect companion for every day ride and the grand tour as well. A concept that would keep the best balance of light weight and noise reduction for maximum comfort and overall keeping your head safe.


  • Shoei Qwest Overt Helmets - Hi-Viz Yellow Product Reviews
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    Shoei Quest - Earl MagnaV4   ID Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Perfect comfortable fit after break-in. Quiet ride like in a car. Good visibility.
    Cons: [None]

    This is an expensive helmet with the latest improvements and science in aerodynamics helping in creating safety at the same time as giving consideration for comfort and wind noise. Great value with Competition Accessories after looking everywhere else. Have a safe ride

    Why did I wait so long - Rick Duncan   NM Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Fit, Finish, Visability
    Cons: Manufacturing date already almost 4 years old 112010

    When I started riding a few years ago I picked up a helmet based on what was provided at my Basic riders course as a loaner. I ended up getting a XXL in that brandmodel based on the shops recommendation when I bought it. Felt fine and still have that helmet. I decided I wantedneeded a new helmet due to age and general wear and tear of my existing one. I've liked the Qwest series as I ride in a more upright position and everything I read indicates this was designed for that. I also wanted either a white or hi-viz type helmet. When CompAcc offered this at a great deal I bit. Now, sizing....that's always a big deal. Many fit but after time really cause pressure on a certain part of ones head. Based on sizing charts I went down a size and ordered a XL. Glad I did, slightly tight in the cheeks area and I considered getting thinner pads. Decided to leave it alone and after a couple weeks seems to really fit just fine. The finish of the graphics is great. Hi-Vis without looking to garish on a middle aged riders head. Again I normally try and get a solid color but this was a good compromise. Generally quiet but I also wear foam earplugs when I ride. I will admit, it doesn't seem to have super good air flow but I suspect that contributes to the quiet nature of the helmet. So, am I glad I picked this up You bet....it meets all my requirements and when I had a question and e-mailed Shoei, I received an answer withing 24 hours.

    SHoei QWEST HI VIZ Helmet - Keith, SLC UT   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Hi VIz helps 2 B seen, Fit, Value
    Cons: Fogging like most helmets

    Works as u would expect. Noticing others c me better. Also wear sliders Hi Viz jackets to help. Quieter than my Arai. If u ride in Urban Jungle buy thissimilar helmet 2 b seen. As always customer service most excellent.

    Great quiet helmet - Robert   WI Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quiet, Good Looking, Snug
    Cons: None yet

    This helmet is much nicer than my old HJC helmet. It is quieter on the road and more comfortable.

    Dutch1957  
    Only had this helmet now for a couple of weeks, but used it nearly every day since then. I've had the Shoei Multi-tec for about 3 years and at least 50k miles in that one. The Multi-tec was the first brain bucket purchased, but since then I've had no less than 7 other brands to try as well. Now I finally realized that my head is definitely made solely for the Shoei helmet shape. Glad I went back. I wanted a full face, non modular helmet for hopefully a quieter ride and the reduced weight configuration. This Overt filled the bill on both accounts. The cheeks are a bit tight just like the Multi-tec was initially but I'm sure that with continued long riding, after 4 or 5000 miles in it; the Qwest too will be just as comfortable. What sold me on this color scheme was when I say the OVERT in a local dealership. WOW! The color scheme as well as the clear coat finish really Snaps, to put it mildly! I'm super consciensous about safety and this one looks so much better than just the plain "neon yellow" solids. It has the Safety factor, without the total "dweeb" look. Like I stated above, it is extremely light weight and rock solid to say the least. The only Con I have to say it that I'm having a bit of some confusion as to how to change out the cheek pads. I tried once but was afraid of pulling out on something that wasn't really meant to be torn away. Maybe a quick call to someone will remedy this situation.
    Great Helmet on a Happy Owner !!

    Shoei Qwest - newtball   NV Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Bright, cool paint better than solid hi-viz yellow helmets IMO
    Cons: Ventilation is good, but not great.

    My first Shoei helmet I have only owned Arai in the past, and I am happy. After trying on every Shoei helmet, the Qwest fit me best. I was also looking for a hi-viz yellow helmet, as my bike and gear are mostly black. My fellow drivers really seem to notice me nowQuality and workmanship seem top-notch, and changing visors is super easy.

    Shoei Qwest - EFS   VA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Light, Quiet, Good quality
    Cons: Shield fogs easily

    This helmet is light, pretty quiet and of good quality which is what you would expect from Shoei. But the shield that comes with it fogs very easily. You need to go ahead and plan on buying the pinlock shield and insert if buying this helmet. Also, a communications system works well with this helmet but may take more installation time since the inner liner is not removable.




    Sizing Chart & Specs for the Shoei Qwest Overt Helmets - Hi-Viz Yellow
    Shoei Helmet Sizing Chart
    SizeCentimeterHat SizeInches
    2X-Small51 - 526 3/8 - 6 1/220 1/8 - 20 1/2
    X-Small53 - 546 5/8 - 6 3/420 7/8 - 21 1/4
    Small55 - 566 7/8 - 721 5/8 - 22
    Medium57 - 587 1/8 - 7 1/422 1/2 - 22 7/8
    Large59 - 607 3/8 - 7 1/223 1/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large61 - 627 5/8 - 7 3/424 - 24 3/8
    2X-Large63 - 647 7/8 - 824 3/4 - 25 1/2
    3X-Large65 - 668 1/8 - 8 1/425 5/8 - 26


    The sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit. However, we are happy to assist you with any needed exchanges.
    Part Number Status for Shoei Qwest Overt Helmets - Hi-Viz Yellow
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    Small SH-OVE-S $495.00 $298.00 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    Medium SH-OVE-M $495.00 $298.00 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    Large SH-OVE-L $495.00 $298.00 IN STOCK
    X-Large SH-OVE-XL $495.00 $298.00 IN STOCK
    2X-Large SH-OVE-2X $495.00 $298.00 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days


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