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POC Octal Raceday Helmet

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    47 Reviews


    More protection for raceday.

    The POC Octal Raceday helmet is something of an anomaly in the market — after all, almost all helmets are designed for racing, but worn for training. POC flips this paradigm on its head a bit by offering a helmet designed for the special rigors of bike racing. The Octal AVIP Helmet has high-visibility, and emergency identification features, but the Raceday forgoes those, under the assumption that you’ll be racing in an area free of cars, and where your emergency contact info will be lodged with the organizers.

    In addition, the Raceday provides a bit more coverage, extending down the low-back of the head more than the AVIP does, in anticipation of the possibility of more frequent crashes while racing. The POC Raceday also features a low-profile click wheel for adjustment, and POC’s Eye Garage for keeping your sunnies perched solidly on your helmet when they’re not in use.

    • The helmet that changed how the industry designs racing lids
    • Race-specific design doesn't hold back when you aren't
    • Multi-material shell improves ability to absorb impacts
    • Provides more coverage than the Octal AVIP
    • Vents provide cooling airflow and improve aerodynamics
    • Designed to complement POC's Race Day apparel
    • Eye Garage keeps your glasses secure when you're slugging up a climb
    • Item #POC002T

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Impact Foam
    optimized vents
    Fit Adjustment
    size adjustment system with low contact area
    EN 1078, CPSC 12.03
    Claimed Weight
    [medium] 244 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling, racing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    my what vents you have

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

    Light, comfortable, looks great. Best of all, very well ventilated. I just picked this helmet up after using KASKs the past few years, and haven't ridden in it just yet, so my rating may change, but trying it on a few times I am really looking forward to using this helmet.

    Fantastic helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Lightweight, comfortable, great color. I have only ridden with it in the winter over a skull cap so far, but I have no doubt my opinion will remain high in the summer months as well - plenty of ventilation up there. This is my first departure from Giro helmets and I have been very impressed.

    Nice fit, style, weight - flimsy harness

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'3"

    I really like the weight, fit, and feel of this lid. My main disappointment is in the harness which is what prevents me from five-starring it. Why they'd make this white [instead of gray] is beyond me. This thing is going to get grungy and gross looking in no time flat. It's also made using a thinner web nylon which makes it feel a bit flimsy and cheap. The whole sunglasses docking seems overrated as my Rudys do not seem to find this feature any more useful than on my first $30 entry level Bell. I look forward to the HUGE vents this summer, though I can see there will be sunburn risk on the forehead that isn't a concern smaller venting lids. If you are bald or shave your head you will definitely always want a liner to prevent racing stripe tan lines on your melon! Even those with hair should be mindful of the upper forehead sun exposure. Not everyone appreciates the POC styling but this thing feels amazing and I appreciate the rear head coverage. It does, however, force a very low ponytail rather than being able to pull it through the harness gap on most/many other helmets. I have thinner pin-straight hair and this presents no issue for me, but it could be a factor to consider for those with very thick locks. I would definitely buy another POC despite the harness gripe.

    Great Helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 152lbs

    Fits great and protects my entire head, which not all helmets do well.

    Excellent product , highly recommended .

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 187lbs

    This is the best helmet I ever had, feels like you have nothing on your head, very comfortable helmet , worth the money .

    2nd Helmet As Good As The First

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I really like this helmet, the fit and comfort is amazing. Took a spill in my old one, the helmet protected me as expected, but made a new one necessary. I came straight back to the Octal as my replacement choice. I use this helmet for all disciplines of cycling and have zero complaints.

    design flaw

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    Helmet fit great. Felt good on my head. However when I put on my oakley sunglasses they hit the back of the helmet. Perhaps the larger size would handle the issue but I don't know. I fit just under the measurements for a small. Had to return and will go to store for proper fitting.

    Great in every way but one

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    My POC disappears on my head when I wear it. What greater praise can I offer? I am recovering from a bicycle accident that caused four broken cervical vertebrae, six broken ribs, a broken hand, two skull fractures, and a lost tooth, etc. My helmet, a Smith, saved my life. I'm counting on the POC to do the same. It is lighter and more comfortable than the Smith (which was a good helmet). My only complaint about the POC is the chin strap material. It is so light and thin that it can slip through the adjustment clip. I'll adjust it to a good tension, and by the end of a long ride it's noticeably looser. Not a major problem, but. Anyone have ideas for improving this? I really like this helmet and I'd like it to be perfect.

    Great fit and weight.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Helmet is great. Perfect fit, size adjustment and light weight. I hardly notice it at all. One small quibble is the integrated ‘Eye Garage’ which is designed to hold your glasses. Even with a pair of POC glasses it does not hold them very well and they will come free, even if not riding on rough terrain.

    Great looking and fitting helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've heard a lot of buzz about this helmet, so I decided to make the purchase. It fits true to size and does not give me that mushroom top look. A couple twists of the adjustment band and it fits great. Light weight with the best ventilation... You can really feel the air move through the top of your head cooling you down a bit. Straps are the best I've seen and used on any helmet, every part is completely adjustable... two thumbs up

    POC Octal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet is so light its doesn't even feel like it's on your head! The straps are as adjustable as any other good helmet I've ridden in, and the fit is really nice. It fits a little low around the head which is nice for locking it in place. The only downside is that it's tough to find a spot to stash the shades when you need to take them off.

    Great fitting & good looking helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    This is my second Poc helmet. I've owned basically every brand from Giro, Kask, Catlike, and Specialized. The Poc really fits snuggly, but is not uncomfortable and I especially like the "eye garage" to hold my Oakleys when the sun goes down.

    Safety and Style First

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I don't know if a can helmet make you ride faster, but this one might. I have loved this helmet so much, and it has been very reliable. It is super light, as well as crazy breathable. You'll probably forget that it is even on, that's how comfortable and light it is. The padding in it is really well done too. Looks really sharp and will help you stand out from the crowd. One feature I really like is the

    Stylish (but shiny) helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    First up: COLOR - I love the color options on this helmet, which attracted me to item, that and the cool, low profile style. Features: Super light weight material, very breathable, great protection for your brain. The chip strap is also has a great feel to it - not too bulky like some other helmets I've used. Only downsides: The finish is glossy, so it's quite bright and shiny (I ordered it in pink). I was expecting it to be more matte from the photos on the website. I don't mind, but something to keep in mind - you're going to literally glow in the dark. Sizing: I measured my dome and was on the upper scale of the small, so I ordered a small. It fits, but it's a little bit snug - had to extend inner shell to the widest setting. In hindsight, I would probably have ordered a size up, so keep that in mind if you're in between sizes.

    Smooth and flowy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    POC has changed the helmet design look with this helmet. I love the way it fits and I really enjoy the large ventilation holes. Keeps your help cool on those long summer rides. Has very comfortable chin straps.

    I'm interested in this helmet, but I want to know if it will hold my Oakley Radars in the eye garage.

    Nate, it's a great helmet. Here is the twist -- the "Eye Garage" is a catchy name and should be a requirement for all helmets. I own both the POC DO Blade and several Oakley Radars. Believe it or not the POC Blade eyewear (same company as helmet) DO NOT stay in the eye garage. They fall out very easily. Unreal. I just wear them on the back of my head, or in this case have just stopped wearing them. On the other hand, lucky for you the Oakley Radar's do fit very nicely and I'd suggest you get this skid lid.

    Best Answer

    When I first read Noah's comments here about the "Eye Garage" interfacing with the POC DO Blades very poorly, I had another tab open with a cart full of stuff over at Two of the many items were the POC Octal Raceday helmet and the POC DO Blade glasses. After reading his comments, my jaw dropped with disbelief and I contacted POC and asked them to verify if this was true or not. They responded much like I did, but did nothing to check on it. I ended up getting the glasses with the lid and BOY was Noah right! The glasses fall right out of the helmet. The arms of the glasses flare out for 1.5 inches after the lenses to fit over the straps on the Octal Raceday helmet. Also, for me, at least, wearing a small Octal Raceday helmet. The ends of the arms on the glasses hit the helmet, unless I tilt it so the front edge of the helmet is almost touching my eyebrows, which in turn really makes a cramped fit for the glasses on both ends. Furthermore, I decided to get their headband. What a joke! The headband looks like they cut up some pantyhose, dyed them blue and slapped their logo on it. There is no absorptive material at the forehead. Admittedly, I do sweat a lot, but I rode today with weather only in the 60s and I had sweat pouring down my face onto the glasses. The glasses are supposed to have hydrophobic properties. Meh, not really. While I do really like the lid, for it's comfortable fit and ventilation, I think they went really cheap on the straps. For something this price, it should have adjustments for around the ears. Also, the fabric on the straps is super thin and loosens as I ride. This has also happened with other helmets I've tried, but not to this degree.

    Unanswered Question

    Is the "nickel blue" color actually blue, or is it black? I can't tell based on the photos.

    Is the "nickel blue" actually blue, or is it black as it appears in the photo?

    The "Nickel Blue" color name was changed to "Navy Black" by POC. The color name should be updated shortly with the correct naming. The color is as it appears in the photos.

    Thanks for asking!