Review: uvex Quatro Helmet

uvex has been making world-class safety and protection gear for over 90 years and has been growing their offering to cyclists with good value high-tech gear.

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The Quatro is uvex's top of the line helmet aimed at trail, all-mountain, and enduro riders. It offers a good amount of coverage around the back of the helmet and several other great features.

 

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The first of which is uvex's unique retention system dubbed "anatomic IAS". It features a 360-degree adjustment system with a familiar dial at the back that picks up the slack for a snug fit. To further adjust fit over the head, there are vertical clips above the ear that provide seven different height positions. The inner lining is made from anti-allergenic, antibacterial, fast drying material that can be both removed and washed.

 

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The chin strap is secured using a ratchet system that is super easy to open and close. It offers a perfect fit without the need to fiddle with adjusting nylon straps in the hope that you get it right. There's even a felt strip to increase comfort around your chin.

 

There is a universal mount on top and it comes with optional adapters for a light or action camera. At the back, there's a triangular gap that a rear facing light can be clipped into. These accessories are well made and fit securely to the Quatro.

 

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Team PYGA Euro Steel and Absolute Motion's Henry Liebenberg, Zandri Strydom and the newly formed Team Darkhorse Wheels are all ambassadors for the brand; testimony to the quality of the product and uvex's commitment to South African cycling.

 

Features:


  • Double in-mould technology
  • 360-degree micro-adjustable headband with vertical adjustments
  • Adjustable visor
  • Button operated quick adjust monomatic comfort closure
  • Fast Adapting System (FAS) webbing
  • Moulded bug netting
  • Reinforced shell
  • Quick release camera mount (sold separately)
  • Lupine Light mount (sold separately)
  • Meets EN 1078, TUV GS, CE, and CPSC standards
  • Made in Germany
  • Sizes: X-small/small and medium/large
  • 17 integrated ventilation channels
  • Weight: 295 gram
  • 2-year warranty and 40% of RRP payable crash replacement policy.
  • Recommended retail price: R1999
  • Light – RRP 149.00, Camera adapter – RRP 199.00

 

On the Trail


The Quatro was immediately a comfortable fit only requiring minor adjustments to ensure that it would remain securely in place. I really liked how cranking up the tension on the retention did not cause any discomfort or hot spots with the pressure being applied evenly around the head. I cannot stress enough how impressed I was with the retention system.

 

The generously sized ventilation channels all around the helmet mean that the ventilation is superb. Not once did I feel that the helmet suffers from heat build-up. It was noticeably better at keeping my noggin cool than the Fox Metah that the uvex has replaced. Another plus compared to the Fox is the adjustable visor - especially on steep descents where the Fox could do with a centimetre or so chopped off for a better field of view.

 

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I used my GoPro on the optional action camera mount and the footage was good with no evidence of the mount shifting during filming. I made use of the rear light on every ride. I found it comforting knowing that I was out riding with a high-mounted rear facing light. Think of it as the third brake light that comes standard with vehicles.

 

Thankfully, I did not test the protection or robustness of the Quatro in a crash, but looking at the thoughtfulness of the features and build quality, I have few doubts that the uvex Quatro will get the job done should the need arise.

 

Verdict


uvex sports clearly did their homework with the Quatro and have brought a comfortable helmet that is rich in features to the market.

 

 




5 Comments

JohanMalan, Jan 09 2019 12:23

I am a big Uvex fan.

they are thus far the only helmets that fit my crocodile shaped head comfortably.

Using them for the past 10 yrs, currently have 2 versions, highly recommended.!

Projmanzar, Jan 09 2019 01:42

Team PYGA Euro Steel 

Nick, Jan 09 2019 02:29

Team PYGA Euro Steel 

 

Hi Projmanzar,

 

The answer to the question for the competition should be posted in the comments of this Facebook post here.

 

Good luck!

Lapierre, Jan 09 2019 03:06

MIPS ?

Iwan Kemp, Jan 11 2019 03:19

MIPS ?

 

 

Hi,

 

No MIPS IN this one. Full range can be viewed here: https://www.uvex-spo...ycling-helmets/