With the rise of enduro and all-mountain biking, a new breed of helmet has emerged. Resembling something out of a moto-cross race, these new full-face helmets offer the very best in crash protection. The old adage “what goes up must come down,” holds true in riding, only in reverse. And it’s because of this that brands like Uvex are developing lightweight, highly versatile helmets for time spent climbing and riding on trails that don’t warranty full-face protection. The brand new Uvex Jakkyl HDE Helmet offers the very latest in versatile, full-face helmet technology.
The Uvex Jakkyl HDE Helmet is a true 2-in-1 helmet. For trail riding, the chin protector easily removes for storage, ventilation, and comfort. The two dials used to connect and disconnect the protector are easy to use, even wearing gloves. This feature, alone, makes it a versatile piece. But even more notable is the Jakkyl’s weight. At 630 grams, the Jakkyl is extremely light. Compared to the latest lightweight full-face from Giro, the Uvex is over 300 grams lighter. Without the chin protector, it’s just 100 grams heavier than a POC Tectal. That means it’s light enough to be worn all day, every day, yet is ready for even the harshest rides.
A highly protective helmet is useless without proper fit and comfort. Uvex uses a premium Boa retention system to make micro-adjustments to its sizing. A dial at the back of the helmet either pulls or releases the boa wire conveniently and quickly. Uvex also addresses the traditional buckle used to connect the left and right chin straps. Buckles are clumsy and don’t allow for easy adjustment, so Uvex uses a unique, sliding connector that uses just one hand to adjust.
The Uvex Jakkyl HDE Helmet comes in two sizes, SM-MD (52-57cm) and LG-XL (56-61cm). Uvex offers the US market a single color, Black-Dark Silver Matte.