Light meets fast meets safe.
POC's Octal Aero Helmet doesn't have the egg-shaped alien look of some aerodynamic lids, but its refined design mean you get the same speedy benefits without the weird look and with added features like vents, size adjustment, and a seriously high-vis finish. Designed with input from pro teams, in-house afficionaos, and POC's short-but-illustrious helmet history, the Octal Aero offers extended rear coverage for extra protection—a helmet's first job, after all—and is made primarily from EPS foam, a light but strong material that spreads forces around the helmet instead of concentrating them in one spot. The Unibody shell wraps the foam in a single piece of material for increased durability and aerodynamics, and the vents are strategically placed to optimize smooth airflow as well as killer cooling. The details make the difference though, and POC packed the Octal Aero full of 'em. The click-wheel size adjustment system cinches the helmet down around your head for a snug and comfortable fit, and the molded-in straps give a clean look and help you slide through the air like a greased seal through the water. POC also finished this lid off with its signature AVIP (Attention Visibility Interaction Protection) design, which combines tons of high-visibility elements to make you stand out on the road.
- EPS foam liner
- Unibody shell
- POC click-wheel size adjustment system
- Front, side, and rear vents
- AVIP high-visibility design
- Item #POC000B
- Q & A
This is an octal with a shell
- Fit: True to size
If you take care, you can remove the cover and it reveals a regular aero underneath. They use high strength adhesive but it is cleanable.
color fades with the sun
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
good light helmet, but color fades under sun, for me its normal use :s.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 152lbs
Nice helmet, good fit, bright orange color stands out. Aero advantage is noticeable over non-aero type helmet in practice time trial segments.
Does this fit exactly like a standard Octal?