Issue #034 Review

The Lab: iXS TrailRS Evo Review

In the “The Lab” we present the latest products and put them through their paces for you. Some undergo long-term tests, while we check others out only briefly. This time we reveal how the iXS TrailRS Evo helmet fared.

At first glance the TrailRS Evo looks pretty low-key. But once you look a little closer you’ll realise that it’s got pretty much everything you would expect from MTB helmet. On one hand it scores good points with its low weight, good ventilation and very reasonable price. On the other it offers a great fit, a very good adjustment system, a lower rear-skull profile and a good all-round edge protection. Only the size and adjustment options of the visor could be slightly better. Technically the construction of the helmet is flawless.

The pads are comfortable and the helmet fits exceptionally good. A protective piece of plastic protects the edges and increases the helmets lifespan.
The adjustment dial is easy to reach and the entire mechanism can be vertically adjusted in 3 positions.
The short visors adjustment range is very limited

It’s hardly surprising that even after 15 months of strenuous testing in all conditions the iXS TrailRS Evo still works like on its first day of deployment (our Best Value award from issue #026). The adjustment system, buckle and visor adjustment still work like they were new and from the outside you can hardly tell the helmet is already over a year old. Even the padding has only minimally thinned-out and still absorbs the sweat well. Our tester will be struggling to find a worthy replacement for such a reliable helmet (according to our own statement)…


The TrailRS Evo is a low-key, comfortable and excellently functioning helmet that is not getting tired even after a year of hard deployment. Provided it fits the shape of your head the € 120 price tag makes it an absolute no-brainer (no pun intended). The TrailRS Evo actually deserves another Best Value award … :)


  • Slick design in many colours
  • Superb shape
  • Very good ventilation
  • Robust


  • Poor visor-adjustment

Tester: Andi
Duration: 15 months
More info:

Price: € 119.00
Weight 338 g (Size M/L)

This article is from ENDURO issue #034

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Words: Photos: Christoph Bayer