Up. Lock. Down.
Enduro: above all, this stands for versatility and the ability to adapt to any trail and terrain – uphill and down. With the new uvex jakkyl hde grey-neon mat, uvex presents a correspondingly versatile helmet with detachable chin protector and further convenient details for ambitious Enduro pilots. The goal of the uvex developers was the perfect balance of fit, ideal ventilation, competitive weight – and, true to the uvex motto protecting people – maximum safety.
The uvex developers have been working on the uvex jakkyl hde for over a year together with the triple Fourcross 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-inmould 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.