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POC Fornix Helmet

$164.95

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    4.5521

    21 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

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    Comfy, poor finishing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Really nice fit, comfy, forget that I'm wearing it.

    Some shabby construction though which was not what I expected from POC. Chin strap has frayed after a few days and helmet transfers/logo has mostly peeled off, which makes the lid look shabby.

    Is POC quality being compromised by it's growth?

    It fits!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    My head measures about 57.5cm +/-, depending on where the measuring tape sits, and the M/L fits perfectly. I was a bit worried about the sizing because POC apparently fits a round head better than an oval one and I'm guessing I'm more in the oval camp. I had the opportunity to briefly try on both the Receptor Bug and Fornix Backcountry in the same size before ordering and my memory is that the Receptor felt roomier than the Fornix whereas the Fornix Backcountry felt snug, particularly around the ear pieces. Not sure if there's an actual difference in internal shape/roundness between the three helmets or if it's just differences in padding but that was my experience.
    I wear Anon M2 goggles and they pair well. No gap.
    Great helmet!

    Super Stoked

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Got this as a gift but have feedback to share: "Tried out a friend's POC helmet last season and loved it - I couldn't stop thinking about how I wanted my own! Stoked to put this to use this season. I got the matte black which is awesome. My head is 22 inches and the M/L fits great even with a thin hat underneath. Works well with my Spy goggles as well."

    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.

    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

      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.

      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!

      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!

      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).

      Does it have a Recco system? Thx

      Does it have a Recco system? Thx

      Anyone used this (or Fornix Backcountry)...

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

      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 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

      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!

      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...

      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

      Are all of the helmets glossy - specifically...

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

      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?