Uvex XP 100 Review

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Bottom Line

The uvex xp 100 is an excellent, well made and feature filled helmet. The German made helmet has plenty of safety and comfort features, from the usable and functional IAS 3D+ and Monomatic closure system, the extended visor, and the dropped rear of the shell. I found the helmet comfortable for long rides, and thoroughly enjoyed the easily adjustability for fit, which could even be done on the fly, no matter how ugly and bumpy the terrain was. The Makrolon shell has been amazing durable, showing now signs of wear and tear, though the White matte did show stains and dirt. The only small issue I had was getting pinched by the Monomatic closure.

Strengths
-Monomatic ratchet/button chin strap
-IAS adjusting ring
-Makrolon shell
-Comfortable
-Dropped rear

Weaknesses
-Neck pinched by the Monomatic
-White Matte finish shows stains and dirt

MSRP $99

Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers


Visit the uvex xp 100 website

uvex xp 100 Company Specs and Features:

  • Made in Germany
  • Inmould technology
  • IAS 3D+
  • Monomatic
  • Safety standards: European – EN 1078 / TUV GS, US – CPSC
  • Colors: Hang Loose, Black Matte, White Matte
  • 1 Size: fits 55-60cm
  • FAS chin strap system
  • No insects
  • Anti-allergic inner lining
  • Changeable inner lining
  • Cross shield
  • IAS ring with reflecting sticker

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • WAYLIFE says:

    THis helmet is AMAZING! I have the Black Matte color so the stains dont show and the chin strap never pinched my beard or neck at all. Everybody’s head is different so this may still be an issue for some people. VERY VERY comfortable as well, this is something that I never had in any helmet.

    Great review by the way. This is a very under-reviewed helmet, which is good because not a everyone knows about it, unlike some of the over-marketed Giro stuff. Dont get me wrong, Giro ricks too, but this the Uvex XP100 stand alone… for now.

  • Brian Mullin says:

    The chin strap issue was a very rare, and I had to come up with something to nitpick about

  • Duderino says:

    Been eyeing one of these and the new Lazer Oasiz. Seem to have a similar method of tightening (IAS and Rollsys) but was wondering if anyone has actually tried both retention systems and could comment on any differences? Ive tried my buddies Uvex and it is so much more comfortable than my Xen. Nice review.

  • Palmermtb says:

    I normally wear a Giro Large but when the Xp100 arrived I found it was too narrow for my head and the chin strap was too short. It’s such a nice helmet that I gave it to my son. I really wish it would’ve have fit me.

    I called the distributor in the US and they told me that the helmet was very narrow and I wasn’t the first to have this issue.

  • Brian Mullin says:

    I wear large also, and it fits fine, but I must have a oblong head! I also multiple inches of chin strap left, but I don’t have a tall head?

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