The award winning POC Octal AVIP helmet is engineered to be the next step in road bike helmet safety. It offers optimal ventilation and comfort while remaining incredibly lightweight. A race winning combination.
The Helmet is great, light and comfortable , but the color is wrong ....
05 September 2016
Light and comfortable, looks good
Good quality and light. Great value at sale price as well.
02 March 2016
Great quality Aero lid
I was after a new helmet to meet 3 criteria:
- More visible than the black one I currently owned
- Warmer in the winter
I have been using POC MTB helmets for some time now and when I made the decision to upgrade they were always going to be on my list. This Octal Aero beat out the Specialised Evade, and the Lazers with the aeroshell. It was a tough decision which of the colours to go for and I plumped for white above blue or orange as it goes with everything.
Got it at a great price (approx £120), but at £220+ it wouldn't have been on my list.
Slightly disappointed to find that it is basically an Octal with a fixed aero film. Ideally I would have preferred POC to have gone with a similar design to Lazer with a removal shell for the Octal and then I could have had the best of both worlds.
Even so - this keeps out the cold, fits very well both on the crown adjustment and strap and it certainly *feels* like I'm getting some aero benefit. I suspect it'll be too warm for the middle or summer but will get a lot of use.
22 January 2016