POC have announced the arrival of their award winning Octal helmet in Australia. Offering a new take on ventilation and weighing in at less than 200 grams the Octal also features the stylish looks POC have earnt a reputation for.
POC has approached ventilation in this helmet an innovative way and instead of using many small vents, Octal has fewer, but larger, ventilation slots. This design provides a larger open surface area at the front, and in combination with the specifically designed interior, allows more air to flow through the helmet, a boon for those who have to, or choose to, wear a helmet.
The Octal provides increased coverage and protection of the temples and back of the head. To further improve safety, the EPS liner is strategically thicker in most exposed areas and is covered by the outer PC shell. The unique and fully wrapping unibody shell construction functions as a monocoque and enhances the safety properties and construction integrity of the helmet while maintaining a low weight. You can take a look at the POC range online or ask your LBS when they’ll be getting them in.