Uvex Quatro Trail helmet review£79.99

Heavy-duty headgear

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Uvex’s new Quatro Trail is a tough, high-protection option for riders who like to be able to really tweak their helmet fit.

The deep EPS liner gets a particularly hard outer shell that’s shrugged off scuffs, drops and even a lip-splitting faceplant without obvious damage. The big protective overhang and flip-up peak probably saved us from a smashed snout too.

The big squared vents are covered with bug mesh at the front but ventilation is still good, even on low-speed technical climbs. The inner cradle can be adjusted for height and the beard friendly padded chin strap uses an adjustable ratchet instead of a buckle.

There’s an optional camera mount that attaches to the top vents, and a little extra outlay gets you the Quatro Pro with an extra ‘whale tail’ spoiler at the back. Despite the chunky looks, the Quatro Trail’s weight is competitive and the pricing is good too.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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