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EQ Review: The Uvex Helmets

The new Uvex Equestrian Helmets are definitely worth trying on -- why not? If you are a follower of EQ’s Concierge On Call, you know that we are committed to fit-first for helmets, based on head shape – see our helmet-fitting blog. A trusted German manufacturer of helmets for winter sports, cycling and equestrian, Uvex has long been popular with world-class eventers, jumpers, and dressage rider in Europe and is making its way to the top in the US. Uvex Helmets are innovative and technologically advanced, specifically designed for rider safety. The integrated EPS shell makes it an extremely secure and stable helmet, while remaining super lightweight. Ventilation channels, integrated into the EPS shell, guarantee optimal fresh air and exhaust air outflow.

WHAT THE FIT? Uvex makes helmets that create a customized fit every time through its IAS 3D Sytems -- adjustable not just in width but in height too. The turn dial at the back makes the helmet tighter or looser (a premium quality dial – not the cheap ones from your childhood), and then pushing the dial in and turning it adjusts the height down to the millimeter. Finding a helmet that is fully customizable to the unique shape of your head is a major breakthrough – add how incredibly lightweight it is, while maintaining the highest safety standards – you have an industry changer.

HOW IT WORKS The outer shell of the helmet is injection molded to make it impact resistant, while the inner shell is made of shock absorbing and insulating EPS (hard) foam, yet the helmet only weighs about 12 ounces. It’s so lightweight and comfortable that you hardly notice you’re wearing it.

Additionally, it features an air-channeling system through the liner insert and shell, which provides air circulation and pushes heat out. The scientists who developed this innovative circulation technology call it a “personal temperature controlled air conditioning system.”

The helmet’s liner (which is removable, replaceable and machine washable) is made of a hygienic, anti-bacterial, anti-allergy, moisture-wicking material that also prevents bacteria growth and fights odors. The matte outer shell of the helmet also holds up beautifully — just wipe it clean and it looks brand new.

Try and buy Uvex helmets here! Please don't hesitate to contact us to find the if you're unsure of your size.

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