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Uvex p2us WL

- published April 2017

93

2017

RATINGS

Comfort
9
Weight
9
Breathability
8
Ease of Use
9
Features
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
93

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$180.00
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THE GOOD

  • Secure, universal fit (no pressure points)
  • Fits with various goggle types
  • Soft ear lining
  • Easy to adjust chinstrap

THE BAD

  • Hard to hear
  • Flimsy venting system
  • Non-intuitive buckle system
  • Chinstrap liner doesn’t stay in place

THE VERDICT

The Uvex p2us WL was the only helmet tested that every tester rated highly, from the overall fit and comfort to the ease-of-use for tightening and buckling. The helmet fit true to size, worked with a variety of goggles, and is also extremely lightweight. The interior, chinstrap, and ear pads were extremely soft, but did hinder hearing. 

FULL REVIEW

The Uvex p2us WL is a women’s specific ski and snowboard helmet that uses a dual-shell construction to create a hybrid technology for protection. 

Comfort
The Uvex p2us WL was comfortable for all testers in various sizes and created no hotspots or pressure points.

Weight
Although not the lightest of the helmets, it did not feel too heavy or clunky compared to others of similar weight and did not hinder movement. The helmet felt secure when tightened with the chinstrap and BOA fit system. 

Breathability
The helmet has six easily adjustable vents, which felt flimsy when touched but kept the wind and snow out. The lining is easy to remove, as are the ear pads, and all are moisture-wicking, soft, and anti-allergenic. 

Ease of Use
Both the chin strap and BOA Fit System were easy to use with and without gloves, as were the adjustable vents. The buckle system is a button-press adjustment, which took some getting used to, but could be opened with one hand. A variety of goggles fit well with no gaper gap. The helmet did not scuff easily. 

Features
The p2us WL comes with a goggle holder, but is not audio compatible. The Uvex p2us WL uses a durable hardshell construction for the outer shell, and an inmould process for the internal part.

How We Tested It

The helmets in this test were used among four different female testers (both skiers and snowboarders), during the entire 2016-2017 ski season. Testers rode at Arapahoe Basin Ski and Snowboard Area, Keystone Resort, Vail Mountain Resort, backcountry in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Teton National Park. The helmets were used on groomers, in the trees, and in the backcountry in variable snow conditions. 

For more reviews beyond this 2017 test, check out our snow goggle testsski tests, and snowboard tests, along with other snow related gear tests

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Mattie Schuler

Mattie Schuler

A runner, hiker, yogi, snowboarder, and adventure journalist, Mattie Schuler lives in Boulder, Colorado, where her apartment is slowly being overcome by gear.


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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$180.00
N/A
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Comfort
9
Weight
9
Breathability
8
Ease of Use
9
Features
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
93

Weight

18.7 oz

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