Following the lead of cycling pros, you want helmets and glasses to deliver on both safety and style. With a strong background in safety, Uvex specialises in lightweight goggles, sunglasses and helmets that don’t sacrifice in style. With almost a century of expertise drawn from manufacturing safety wear, first for labourers and, later, for skiers, snowboarders, motorcyclists, horse riders and cyclists, the four-generation German family-owned firm still produces most of its equipment in Bavaria. Here are some of our favourite pieces.
Uvex’s eyewear has come a long way from its 1920s hand-sewn fabric and plastic ski goggles. The Sportsyle 231 one-piece XXL lens gives you unrestricted vision while filtering out 100% of the UVA and UVB radiation together with complete anti-fog protection no matter what temperature fluctuations you encounter on a ride. At 34g they feature soft nose pads and adjustable soft temples to offer the comfort and fit you’d expect from Uvex. A water-repellent coating ensures not only clear vision but also prevents mud and dust gathering so you won’t need to clean them as often as other glasses.
The gravel x’s slim design and 17 ventilation openings make the helmet as lightweight and aerodynamic as you’d expect from Uvex. And, of course, with safety paramount, the Double Inmould and fully removable and washable padding provide high impact resistance. The Uvex tried-and-true fly mesh and the IAS fit system means it can be adjusted to head height as well as circumference to ensure comfort and safety. An optional plug-in LED makes the gravel x perfect for twilight rides on the road or in the city. This is a truly anywhere, anytime helmet.
With a classic race design and 25 air vents, the Uvex Race 7 helmet keeps you cool while the single embossed pad keeps you dry under the hottest riding conditions. Deploying Uvex Double In-mould construction and rollover bar technology, the helmet displaces impact uniformly aided by the anatomic size adjustment of the IAS fit system. Coming in at just 240g, the Race 7 is so light you almost won’t notice you’re wearing it.