All the bells and whistles.
There are mountain bikers and there are mountain bikers. The vast majority are content to stay within the limitations of their own abilities and the capabilities of their equipment. The hardcore, however, are constantly pushing to find the very limit, and, at times, crossing it. For those riders, POC has developed the Cortex DH MIPS Helmet.
The Cortex DH is POC’s crown jewel helmet, incorporating the best of the manufacturer’s technology. It starts with Double Shell Anti Penetration technology. The outer shell is tough, lightweight carbon fiber. This is backed by an Aramid ballistic penetration barrier. This is made with the same stuff that makes bulletproof vests bulletproof. Finally, a thin polycarbonate shell covers the EPP liner material. The result is a lightweight, low-profile helmet that stands up to just about any impact. POC uses this dual-shell technology to improve its ventilation system as well, by off-setting the vents to work efficiently without compromising protection or creating weak spots.
POC also employed MIPS technology in the the Cortex DH. Because most impacts occur at an angle, rather than straight-on, rotational energy can cause damage to the brain. MIPS offsets this danger by imitating the protection that’s built into our own skulls to absorb this impact and reduce the rotational energy.
- Carbon fiber outer shell
- Aramid anti-penetration technology
- Multi-directional Impact Protection System
- Item #POC001K
- Q & A
Best Protection & Best Service
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
In our busy daily lives, I found it very handy to be able to communicate with a human representative and expert rather than searching for insightful reviews (such as with this awesome helmet).
My sport of choice is mountain biking (XC and DH), and Bill, from Back Country, was extremely helpful throughout my purchases. For example(s):
1. Ordered seat dropper (Thomson), he assisted with new label and shipped the correct one over night.
2. This helmet, provided input and assisted with price matching.
I can go on....
Long story short, I do all of my bike shopping at Back Country now.
Now to the helmet, I bought this for DH only, and I found it very comfortable. It barely required any adjustments (L-XL size)l only the clips.
Moreover, the few times I used it in Northstar, I didn't find it too hot, and, to be clear, I'll take safety over hot any day.
That's exactly the point of this helmet, it's the best protection possible which in turn provided me with confidence to push myself further (drops,jumps, speed, etc). In turn, the net FUN of the ride is much higher.
Perhaps the helmet or the Go Pro I tried, I learned to minimize my head movement, but I can't point to finger to which with confidence.
In the picture you can see the goggles and DBX 6.5 also purchased here.