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Review: Uvex Quatro Pro helmet


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This is the second Uvex helmet I’ve had, and I’m really sold on their design. For me the fit is dialed, the enclosure system is simple and dependable, and helmet doesn’t look stupid on my head.

The visor is very easy to adjust, but it does seem a bit narrower than others. As with most helmets, the pads are removable and washable. It’s pretty light to boot.

Oh yeah, before I let you think I love everything about this helmet. It ships with a stupid back spoiler that came off as soon as I looked at myself in the mirror. Seriously…is this supposed to create downdraft and help me stay connected to my bike or something? I just don’t get it, but there are a lot of other things from Europe I don’t get either.  And here’s to hoping they incorporate MIPS into the next generation.

Fit

Helmet fit is subjective. People’s heads are all different shapes and sizes.

The Uvex Quatro Pro tries to overcome this problem with something Uvex terms as anatomic IAS fitting. IAS allows the wearer to adjust both the height and length of the internal retention system. Height is adjusted by way of above the ear vertical clips that have seven different positions. Diameter is adjusted with the rear knob we’re all accustomed too.

In addition the straps are easily configurable and the chin strap closure system is one of my favorites. Easy to open, close and adjust with one hand, gloved or not.

Venting

There are 17 vent holes, with the front three featuring some much welcomed bug netting. I mean who likes having bees find a way into their helmet while concentrating on that next section of trail?

Safety

The Quatro Pro has a polycarbonate exterior shell molded around an internal EPS foam structure.

Sizing and MSRP

The uvex Quatro Pro comes in two sizes: 56-61 and 52-57. MSRP is $190.

Brush up on your German and watch uvex’s promo video for some more highlights.

 

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