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POC Fornix Helmet

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    4.5517

    17 Reviews

    Details

    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
    • Item #POC0159

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    in-mold ABS
    Impact Foam
    EPS
    Adjustable Vents
    yes, 6 top vents
    Fit Adjustment
    chin strap
    Certifications
    EN 1077B, ASTM 2040
    Claimed Weight
    14.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Great dome bucket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Light enough to not be a bummer in the back country, burly enough for the resort. I've taken a few dings to the head and now I don't ski without a helmet. I wanted something that could take a beating but is still light and packable enough for touring and this has been great.

    Great helmet for my big noggin.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Fits my round head well. I've got the XL/XXL size in red. Super comfortable. Easy to use the vents. Doesn't make my goggles fog nonstop like my previous helmet did.

    Light but easily blemished and NOT matte

      I wish they'd post actual pictures of the product and not stock because I ordered this thinking it would be a matte black color but it was extremely glossy and product came with scratches and blemishes. The entire helmet seems to be covered with a very thin plastic wrap, making it glossy and obviously easily scratched/damaged. Right now I'm debating as to whether or not to return it but given how flimsy the coating looks on the helmet, I'm inclined to believe that all helmets will have blemishes upon arrival...

      With that said, I'm sure the product will protect your head fine though but don't expect to look fresh on the slopes...

      In my picture, you can see a huge defect which I assume occurred when the plastic coating didn't get put on the helmet correctly during manufacturing... With POC helmets being more expensive than others, I at least expected manufacturing to be on point...

      Light but easily blemished and NOT matte

      Runs really small

        My head is 57" and the M/L was too small up top. I'd recommend sizing up. Overall seems like a great helmet though. Going to get the XL to see how that fits...

        great helmet

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Not sure where the reviews are coming from saying this helmet is warm. I used it on a 15F day and was so cold I had to buy a liner. The helmet is very light and comfortable tho, forget I'm wearing it. Also I ordered the grey and thought they sent me the blue. Just be aware the grey is mostly blue.

        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

        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

        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!

        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

        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.

        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!

        Best helmet ever.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Lightweight. Great ventilation. Protects your noggin. Satsfies everything you could possibly want in a helmet.

        Bought a 2nd one

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Liked this helmet enough, that when American Airlines destroyed my first one by squashing my bag, I bought the same helmet again. Comfortable, venting works (though a little stiff to operate) and the goggle attachment strap is robust. I did find that the helmet runs a touch large, and when I bought a new one I dropped down a size from the recommendation (or maybe my head is shrinking).

        Best Helmet Ever

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This helmet is so light and comfortable it couldn't be better.

        Took this helmet to Portilo Chile and got lots of complements

        very nice helmet

          I recently revieved my white XL POC Fornix. It is a very, very light helmet. I have not skied in it yet, i will have a review after this weekend. Fit is a bit strange. The ear pads seem to pressure a little bit, but i was able to make a few adjustments and it feels nice on my head. The only gripe i have is the front of the helmet may be a bit too low. With my goggles on, it puts excessive pressure on my nose. This could be just me though. I can only compare this helmet to a Smith Variant or Vantage. Its construction absolutely is far superior to a Smith. I like this helmet for the " NO BLING" factor. It is a basic winter helmet that is very well made. Venting system is a simple set up. I look like an absolute GOON with the helmet on without my ski jacket. Put your jacket on when trying on a ski helmet, then you will not look so bad. I am very pleased with the construction and overall fit and feel. I will let you know how it really works after a full week in Colorado. Based off initial impressions of anyone comparing this to a POC receptor bug helmet... This helmet is a lot nicer helmet. It may not have the wow factor in colors, but it is a far superior lid.



          --sid

          very nice helmet

          Love this helmet

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I needed a XXL helmet and took a chance with the POC fornix. I maxed it out on the size charts and it fit fine! You can even take out the ear warmer things (whatever they are called) and you can take out the adjustable size thing if you have a SUPER sized head. I did this to test it and then wore my beanie under it. I love the fit!! It is also a very light helmet and the specs rate it as one of the safest so your brain won't end up as scrambled eggs...

          Love this helmet

          Wife hates helmets but loves this one.

            She has a 58.20 cm head with a very slightly loose tape measurement. The M/L fit her round head and flat forehead very well. Reduced only 3 clicks from max adjustment. Strong Blue color is one of the best looking helmets too! I am oval headed and look like a dork with any POC. I am a Giro head.

            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?

            Anyone used this (or Fornix Backcountry)...

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

            Best Answer

            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?

            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.

            POC actually sells Beats audio ear pads for the fornix model, you can just swap them out with the ones already built into the helmet!

            i JUST RECEIVED A NEW FORnIX HELMET TO...

            i JUST RECEIVED A NEW FORnIX HELMET TO TAKE TO JAPAN I CANT WORKOUT HOW TO TAKE THE EAR FLAPS OUT AS THE SIZE ADJUSTMENT PLASTIC STRAP RUNS THROUGH THEM AND THE NECK WARMER PIECE . CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE TRICK .

            THANKS A LOT

            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!

            is this adjustable from the back with a...

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

            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!

            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

            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?

            Thanks

            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.

            Are all of the helmets glossy - specifically...

            Are all of the helmets glossy - specifically Black and White?

            Actually, I just received the Fornix in black and it's NOT matte; very glossy.

            Does anyone know if the Fornix MIPS version...

            Does anyone know if the Fornix MIPS version will feel slightly smaller with the plastic liner? This was the case when I bought a POC MIPS bike helmet. So much smaller I had to send it back. I'm holding out for the Fornix MIPS. But I'm wondering if I will need the L/XL?

            It does have the internal size adjustment too. Unfortunately, it only has a M/L and XL/XXL size designation but I have a pretty large dome and went M/L and don't have any trouble. If you have concerns you can go to www.pocsports.com and use the size chart on the website. Good luck!

            Just got the white version, great fit,...

            Just got the white version, great fit, don't like the gloss finish, it looks like a matte finish in photo. Does anyone know if the black is matte or gloss?

            It is gloss. I thought the same thing, but check out my profile pic. It seems to scratch just a little but easier (for fine scratches, but who really cares in the long run). I have stickers on my helmet so it doesn't matter. This is the best helmet I have ever owned.