Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet
The uvex (pronounced ew-vex) Supersonic rs helmet has been my loyal companion for quite a while now, and I have found it to be lightweight, comfortable, easily adjustable and having excellent ventilation. The German made helmet has a plethora of features, that add not only to its safety, but to the comfort and usability of the wearer.
The Supersonic RS has a lot of nice features, mostly in regard to the fitting and adjustability system. It uses their proprietary IAS ring (Internal Adaptive System), which is a rear mounted dial driven adjustable retention system. The system allows easy circumferential adjustments, and can accommodate a wide range of head sizes, and headgear thicknesses used for inclement weather conditions. Simply twirl the dial, and the system tightens or loosens around the head.
The chin strap, named the Monomatic, is a button and ratchet closure system, which allows easy micro adjustments, and includes a nice wraparound pad for comfort.
There are 23 vents for cooling (yea, I counted them), with the big ones at the front featuring mesh panels to stop bugs from getting sucked into the inner helmet cavity. The straps come through the shell and are secured by toggles on the outside. A neat feature is the ability to swap the toggles for special ones that let you mount uvex LED’s to the helmet – rear-facing red centrally at the back and 2 forward-facing white ones on either side at the front.