NEXX Launches Safer, More Refined X.WED3 Adventure Helmet

NEXX has introduced the third-generation X.WED3 adventure helmet, which the Portuguese manufacturer says is now more refined, durable and safer than its predecessor. According to NEXX the new helmet has gone through rigorous testing, having done around 200,000 km in the most remote locations around the world “to ensure that every small detail is perfectly designed for any adventure.”

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet
Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet

With a focus on versatility, the X.WED3 is designed to seamlessly transition between an off-road/adventure and street helmet, without requiring any tools. Additionally, it offers the flexibility to use goggles in dusty environments.

The X.WED3 can transition between adventure, off-road and street configurations without requiring any tools.

The new helmet’s shell itself is made of ultralight, highly impact-resistant X-PRO Carbon fiber, a next-generation technology that uses aerospace knowledge together with 3K carbon to obtain a composite construction that makes the shell lighter, stronger, and even more comfortable. An entry-level version in NEXX’s X-Matrix 2 special formula (multi-composite fiber) will be also available. Claimed weights are 1700 grams (+/- 50 grams) for the carbon model vs 1790 grams (+/- 50 grams) for the more budget variant.

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet

Inside, the helmet uses a combination of synthetic leather with large ventilation mesh panels along with detailed stitching. The X.WED3’s crown pad is sewn with a special alveolar mesh that creates a fresh air chamber between the EPS liner and the padding as well. The helmet also uses soft-touch X-Mart Dry fabrics that keep the interior cool and dry.

X-Foam Crash Bumpers

To improve safety, the X.WED3’s features a unique shape with a softer and rounder base edge in the chin area to reduce chest injuries from frontal impacts. Specifically, the new X-Foam crash bumpers made in very lightweight EPP foam, are designed to fit both sides of the helmet and chin area to absorb crash energy and decrease the risk of a broken collarbone.

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet
The chin shape was designed to reduce injury to the upper thorax during a crash.
Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet
X-Foam crash bumpers on the sides and chin area help reduce the risk of a broken collarbone.


The new helmet features seven closable air intakes and four exhaust outlets. According to NEXX, innovation has been the prime focus of the X.WED3 with updates such as the new Mid Airflow Chamber.

A Mid Airflow Chamber keeps a gap between the inner and outer EPS, providing immediate circulation of fresh air around the head while ejecting the hot air from the shell through the rear vents.

This new patent pending system is created to keep a gap between the inner and outer EPS, providing immediate circulation of fresh air around the head while ejecting the hot air from the shell through the exhaust vents. 

Visor Recoil System & Peak

The X.WED3’s inner sun visor is 18% bigger than its predecessor. The new design includes NEXX’s Recoil Visor System with its spring-loaded base side plates that auto-adjust and pull the visor back against the dual-lip window beading for an airtight seal – working independently from the peak fitting system. To keep your vision clear during foggy or rainy conditions, a pinlock visor is also included.

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet

In Addition, the peak’s 3-level adjustment and removal are easy-to-operate through the new anti-rotation mounting screws. Plus a screwless peak extensor is included, perfect for riding in low sun conditions. 

Anti-Vibration EPS System

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet

The new anti-vibration EPS system includes a special rubber trim between the inner EPS and Outer EPS, allowing micromovements from the inner EPS that is in contact with the user’s head. This helps to reduce the vibrations in the helmet caused by the air turbulence at higher speeds. Nexx says this results in a safer helmet, with extra stability in the head and a smoother, more-comfortable sensation while riding.

Fast Release System

Another change to the helmet is the new lining F.R.S (Fast Release System) which Nexx says is distinguished by the simplicity with which it allows you to remove both cheek pads simultaneously in just a few simple steps without any tools.

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet

Easy to reach and operate, the patent pending F.R.S allows rescue personnel to easily remove the helmet with minimum friction in an injured rider’s head in case of an emergency. Simply lift the rubber trim arms that lock the buttons on both sides of the helmet, slide back the red buttons and both cheek pads are free to be fully removed.

Device Integration

The new X-COM3 intercom can be fully integrated into the helmet, with built-in earphones, battery, cable slots, microphone, and Bluetooth 5.2 technology, available in two variants: the X-COM3 standard, a mid-range version with capable features and the X-COM3 PRO that brings 2.0 Mesh Technology alongside other extra features and world-class sound by Harman Kardon.  

Nexx X.WED3 adventure motorcycle helmet

Designed to keep your action-camera securely and firmly in place during adventure riding, the new POV Kit includes a top camera mount that can be used with and without the peak. A removable side mount and a 4-reversible position chin mount are also part of the kit.

Pricing and Availability

NEXX says the new X.WED3 is expected to arrive in North America in April. The new helmet will be offered in three different shells with sizes ranging from XS – XXL and an MSRP starting at $499.99 for the non-carbon version and $699.99 for the carbon model. For more information go to

X.Wed3 Key Features

  • Anti-vibration EPS system
  • PC Lexan shield clear with Anti-Fog position and Super Lock
  • Visor Recoil System
  • Pinlock Max Vision included
  • Removable Chinstrap covers
  • F.R.S emergency and cleaning system (patent pending)
  • Special chin shape to reduce breast injury risk from frontal impacts
  • Chin X-Foam crash bumper (X-PRO Carbon versions include in both sides)
  • Cooling chamber
  • Mid Air Flow Chamber (patent pending)
  • NEXX X-COM3 Intercom system prepared
  • Action camera supports for top, side and chin
  • Visor with recessed cavity for Pinlock
  • Panoramic Eye Port
  • UltraWide Inner Sun visor
  • Double D-Ring buckle
  • Night vision – reflectors
  • X-MART DRY fabrics
  • Soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining
  • 3D Formed Pad, removable and washable
  • Chin wind stopper
  • Aerodynamic shell & rim
  • Air Dynamic System -7 inlets and 4 outlets air-vents
  • Chin ventilation
  • Cheek pad ventilation
  • Aerodynamic Peak, with adjustable multi-position system
  • Peak extensor
  • Goggle strap holder
  • Quick Strap System prepared
  • SV Dust Guard
  • X-Lock magnetic button (X Pro Carbon)

X.Wed3 Specs

  • Construction: Multi-Composite Fiber (X-Matrix) or Carbon Fiber Shell with EPS liner (X Pro Carbon)
  • Number of Shells: 3
  • Sizes: XS-XXXL
  • Weight: X-Matrix 1790g +/- 50g (3.95 lbs +/- .11 lbs); X Pro Carbon 1700g +/- 50g (3.75 lbs +/- .11 lbs)
  • Safety: ECE 22-06; DOT FMVSS 218, CCC and NBR-7471

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