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The ultimate balance of supreme protection, lightweight construction, and adjustable ventilation.

After the wild success of aramid bridge technology in its mountain bike helmets, POC integrated the same technology into the winter Fornix Helmet. Aramid bridge construction offers massive energy dispersion during impact while keeping the helmet shell lightweight and comfortable on your head. As a crowning touch, the Fornix helmet includes an adjustable venting system that pulls hot air and moisture away from your head with lightning speed and ultimate efficiency.

  • Aramid bridge shell construction combines high-tensile aramid strings molded together with an impact-absorbing foam liner
  • Aramid strings add structural stability and allow for maximum dispersion of impact across the entire bridge structure when this helmet takes a hard hit
  • Size adjustment system operates via a twisting dial that either tightens or loosens the inner liner to create the most comfortable fit
  • Sliding vent plate operates the top vents so you can keep them open or closed to regulate temperature
  • Front vents aid the movement of fresh air in and through the helmet in order to keep your goggles fog-free and your head nice and cool
  • Quick-clip buckle and strap are easy to adjust and secure this helmet around your chin

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5 5

Love this hemet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fits great and is warm, but not too warm.

Here a photo of the POC in the Japanese trees

Love this hemet
5 5

Perfect Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Fornix is a really well built helmet. Super light weight. Low profile. It's adjustable. The earmuffs are low profile as well. Adjustable vents. Plus it fits perfect with my Anon M2 goggles. I really enjoy riding with this helmet. I always forget it's on. I have tried other brands. None of them can compare to the POC Fornix!

Perfect Helmet

Is the white POC Fornix helmet matte or glossy?

Unanswered Question

Are the graphics removable? I know the Beats version doesn't have the graphics but I don't need the audio. Can you peel off the graphics on the MIPS or the regular Fornix?

Unanswered Question

Do the ear-pads open up, so I can insert audio ear-pads/headphones in them?

4 5

Protect ya Neck!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been wearing this for 2 seasons now, and while I will be retiring it after this month, it has been great to me!

I use the Fornix without the earpiece's, which unfortunately means that I cant use the twisting dial that either tightens or loosens the inner liner, as it is connected to the earpieces. Bummer, but it still offers a great fit for me.

I have used this helmet with many different goggles, but mostly the Smith I/OS, which creates a great fit and does not leave you with a dreaded "Gaper Gap". It also seems to work well with Oakley Splice's.

I've put this thing through the wringer (and plenty of trees) and my brain is still in my head so, there ya go!

5 5

Nice helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Helmet looks good and fits nice with it's racheting system. Very happy with it so far

Does it have a Recco system? Thx

Does it have a Recco system? Thx

Responded on

Strange.... a couple of days ago I have seen one WITH recco in a POC oficial shop in Europe.... thought of buying it here :/

Anyone used this (or Fornix Backcountry)...

Anyone used this (or Fornix Backcountry) with Smith I/O goggles? How's the goggle gap?

Responded on

I rock the Fornix with I/OS goggles, which has a nearly identical design, and the gap is non-existent so you should be good with the I/O!

does this helmet have a built-in audio...

does this helmet have a built-in audio system, or is it compatible with headphones and/or audio ear pads?

Responded on

I don't think this helmet is designed with audio in mind at all. Look at the K2 helmets... their built in audio is quite good.



Responded on

The ear flaps, adjustment control, and the neck warmer you are referring to are all connected as one piece. To take it off, grab the ear flaps near where they connect to the helmet and give a firm pull, they will slide out. Do that to both sides and you should be good to go!

4 5

Great helmet, limited sizes

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I loved the helmet but my head circumference is 58-59 cm which fell between the M/L and XL/XXL, and neither fit well. Helmet fit is definitely a matter of personal preference but I want a helmet to be snug enough so it won't move around even with the chin strap on the looser side. I found a Giro helmet that fit perfectly - but I wish the Fornix came in a few more sizes.

5 5

safe and warm

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love a helmet that feels secure and snug which is how I'd describe the fornix. It's also perfectly warm and has great ventilation when you need it. My mom loved mine so much she bought one also!

is this adjustable from the back with a...

is this adjustable from the back with a dial the way the pocito kids' helmets are?

Responded on

yep and it is a great feature for those of us with tiny heads. :)

Was this the helmet that had the orange...

Was this the helmet that had the orange graphics on the side? If not, which one was it and are they still available? Thanks!

Responded on

This isn't the helmet with the orange graphics on the side. The graphics on this one are what you see pictured above.

Does this white version have that grey...

Does this white version have that grey square graphics on the left hand side of the helmet? The version on the POC website doesn't have it?

Does this white version have that grey...
Best Answer Responded on

The 2014 version of the POC Fornix in white will have that grey graphic on the side

Can you remove the ear flaps on the Fornix?...

Can you remove the ear flaps on the Fornix? If so, does it interfere with the adjustability?

Responded on

Yes you can remove the ear flaps on this helmet- as far as adjust-ability goes, you will still be able to adjust the helmet to fit just fine, it just may not be as comfortable on your ears.