The new helmet from Uvex has two faces: The new Mountain bike helmet Uvex jakkyl hde can be transformed from a half shell helmet into a full face helmet in no time at all. A detachable chin protector made of laminated fibreglass makes it possible. Convenient features and a weight of only 630 grams will excite Enduro-bikers.
The Uvex developers have been working on the Uvex jakkyl hde for over a year together with the triple Four cross world champion and Enduro professional Michal Prokop. In a few simple steps, the helmet changes from being an all mountain helmet to a full downhill helmet. The chin guard is mounted to the helmet in two simple steps and fixed at the back using a turn lock. The mechanics are easy and work without tools – the entire process does not take more than ten seconds.
In addition, the helmet is formed lower than conventional bike helmets on the sides and at the back, protecting a larger area of the head. The fastening for the goggles is integrated in the design. The helmet can be used with firmly fixed goggles even in the version without chin protection – a valuable feature that bikers usually miss on classic helmets.
“I like to use goggles instead of classic sunglasses for better visibility on fast downhills. When I take a break or need to go uphill for a short stretch I can just rest the goggles on top of the helmet thanks to the infinitely adjustable visor“, Prokop explains.
A particularly important factor for physically demanding Enduro-tours: The elaborate ventilation system with 14 ventilation openings and interior ventilation channels of the Uvex jakkyl hde ensures you keep a cool head. The core piece of the new Uvex jakkyl hde helmet is the sophisticated multi-in mould construction with eight individual PC shells that guarantees best possible protection that is typical for Uvex.
The 360 degree BOA system ensures ideal fit and individual adaptation. Using a set dial at the back, the helmet is adjusted all around the head for a perfect fit. The clear advantage for bikers: No unwanted slipping of the helmet during fast manoeuvres or jumps, a comfortable fit and added safety.
The Uvex jakyll hde offers two versions when it comes to style: Friends of understatement and clean design will choose the Uvex jakkyl in black-dark silver mat, the looker on the trails however still remains the colour-blocking design in red-petrol mat. Thanks to the interchangeable interior equipment and the detachable fibreglass chin protector that can be purchased individually as well, the Uvex jakkyl hde perfectly adapts to every situation and every Enduro-rider.
Available in 2 sizes: 52-57 (S-M) & 56-61 (L-XL)