Shoei Qwest - Technical Specification
- Popular high-spec touring helmet
- AIM+ multi-composite outer shell
- Four shell sizes
- 1400g +/- 50g
- Double density EPS shock-absorbent inner shell
- Front air intake vents
- Rear air exit vents
- Removable and washable cheek pads and chin strap cover
- Supplied with Shoei CW-1 clear visor
- Pinlock anti-fog insert included
- Visor locking mechanism
- Double D retention strap
The Shoei Qwest is an ideal lid for many styles of riding, from everyday commuting to continental touring. This versatile helmet is very popular, making use of Shoei's pioneering technology but without an overly hefty price tag.
The shell of the Shoei Qwest is made of an Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM+), which is a strong yet lightweight composite of various fibres including fibre glass and high performance organic fibres. This offers excellent rigidity.
The main shock absorption within the Qwest comes from the dual density EPS inner shell. Designed to compress on impact, the various densities offer the greatest protection at the major impact points, whilst keeping the weight of the helmet to a minimum wherever possible.
Shoei use their own wind tunnel to test and refine their designs, so the aerodynamics and ventilation on the Qwest is typically good. The multiple intake vents to the front of the helmet channel cool air around the rider's head, before exhausting the warmed air out of the helmet through the exit vents to the rear.
For longevity and hygiene, the cheek pads and chin strap cover on the Qwest are all fully removable and washable.
The Qwest comes complete with a clear, Pinlock-ready CW-1 visor. A Pinlock anti-fog visor insert is included with every Shoei Qwest purchase.
With a double D retention strap, the Qwest is easily fastened and adjusted.
Dark visors are for illustration only - a clear visor will be supplied.
* Terms and conditions apply.
This denotes the material with which the shell has been made. Kevlar, fibreglass and carbon are all known for their lightweight yet incredibly strong properties.