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POC Tectal Helmet

$189.95

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    4.5530

    30 Reviews

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    The unconventional standard.

    If you're still rocking the helmet you got when...well, you can't remember, it's time to toss it and upgrade already. Like an of-the-moment boy band, helmets don't stay young and innocent forever, so replace it with something with adult worthy staying power, like the POC Tectal Helmet. Sure, it won't last forever either, but it's built with host of the most up-to-date technology by the safety-conscious squad over at POC to keep your gray matter safe when you decide to go big.

    POC took design elements from two of its most popular helmets to create the Tectal, creating a hybrid with the best features from each. Extensive coverage along the temples and rear of the helmet increases protection to vulnerable areas, while the helmet's unibody design lessens the amount of potential stress points along seams. POC gives considers comfort almost as much as it does safety, and it carved out a range of vents along the Tectal to ensure air stays moving throughout the helmet. Strap your goggles on knowing they'll stay in-place with the included retention strap, while an adjustable visor keeps your field of vision clear from obstructive debris. Before you head out, a simple one-handed turn of the dial at the back of the helmet allows you to adjust for just the right fit.

    • Mountain bike helmet with extensive side and rear coverage
    • One-piece shell for structural integrity
    • Extensive venting for on-trail breathability
    • Goggle retention strap at the back
    • One-handed fit adjustment for ease of use
    • Safety remains the primary tenet of all POC gear
    • Item #POC006P

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    polycarbonate
    Impact Foam
    EPS
    Ventilation
    15 vents
    Fit Adjustment
    size adjustment system
    Visor
    yes, adjustable
    Full Face
    no
    Certifications
    EN 1078, CPSC 12.03, AS/NZ 2063:2008
    Claimed Weight
    340 g
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain, enduro, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Another great POC product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Fit wise, I have a large head that is kind of egg shaped. Helmets I've used in the past are a POC Trabec and Bell Super (1st gen, no chinbar). Both of those fit me very well and gave their lives protecting my head in big crashes. I've also used a Smith Rover MIPS which fit very well, but lacks an adjustable visor which went from meh to enough to change helmets on a recent ride. To note, a POC Trabec w/ MIPS did not fit, a Smith Forefront w/ MIPS didn't fit either, the Bell Super 2R MIPS and 3R MIPS didn't fit and that was without even trying the chinbar piece. Basically I tried on almost all of the high end helmets in the largest size that BC offers and the POC Tectal and Smith Rover MIPS fit the best.

    As for performance? I hope to not crash that hard again to need a replacement anytime soon. But I trust POC to do what it can to protect my head.

    Other key wins. The adjustable visor is great. It fits my large head well without making it look even bigger. The vents on the Tectal work great, helpful here in the summer heat of Utah. And the orange color is actually quite cool, but it is on the shinier side definitely not a matte orange. The ear loops for the helmet strap are excellent to not bother you, amazing how small things like that matter. And the retention system comments others have made don't affect mine, and that was with at middle or at the low setting, low being what I left it on.

    Best of the best

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

    I've had a number of helmets in my time with Competitive from Bell, Giro, Fox, and Kali, all have kept my senses intact. The Tectal is the one that fit best, topped in style points, and breathed the most. I've got a slightly oblong shaped head, and the Tectal fits it perfectly. The large venting keeps things cool, and I haven't had any issues with the easy adjustable retention dial. My one small gripe is the visor adjustment screw. At fist it would come loose and even fell out once, thankfully in my gear bag. I took some need nose pliers, and cranked it down tight, and haven't had an issue since.

    Best of the best

    Serves and Protects

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

    This helmet fits my head very well in a small and I haven't had any issues with the cinch. The fit is very secure and the helmet looks sharp-- even on my pinhead. It's also super lightweight.

    Protection that feels Good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is an amazing update to the helmet I have been using for the past decade or so, and the fit and feel of it are superb. The over-all fit is great and roomy, with a boa tightening system that allows you to get the fit just right for your activity. It has great ventilation and my head has yet to over-heat wearing it. The chin-strap is soft and supple, not irritating the skin and feeling like it was not even there. A cool feature of this helmet is that adjustable visor, which helps with blocking out the sun.

    Fits like a glove!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet fits super comfy. For some reason my head doesn't fit in POC ski helmets, but this helmet is really comfy. Breathes really well on hot days, and is easy to adjust mid ride. Happy w/my purchase

    great for BIG ROUND HEADS

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL/XXL

    i have a round head and not all helmets fit me. I tried the trabec before this one, and it was TOO OVAL and gave me lots of pressure points on the side. Tectal fits much better as it's more round than trabec. the helmet adjustment system is genius, i now have Octal and Tectal both great helmets, Octal is ever rounder.

    Great concept, did not fit me well

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: S/XS

    I bought this upon recommendation from a friend. I tried hers on and it seemed to fit well - and I confirmed the sizing before ordering. However after riding in it, I found it to be extremely uncomfortable. In order to keep the helmet from moving about, I had to clamp it down pretty tightly, which caused the restraint system to dig painfully into the space just above my ears. This was made even worse when using a headlamp. Eventually I figured out that the basic shape just didn't fit me well - it felt like there was too much space in the forehead area. I compared it to my Giro Atmos and the POC is decidedly more "oblong" - the Giro is a little rounder. I thought it was really nicely made, nice and light, loved the pink color...just didn't work for me, so I returned it. My friend has been using her's for a while and still loves it!

    Love it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Had a fox flux for years. Loved it. Had more crashes then I should have with the same helmet. Got a new one and thought I'd give Poc a try. Rode the other day and didn't even remember I had a new helmet on until I took it off it is that comfortable. Only thing that sucks is because of how the helmet is designed to sit so low on the back of your head/neck you can't pop your ponytail over the cinch in the back and get your hair off your neck.

    Helmets are Cool

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Definitely one of the better dome pieces I've ever owned. I try to keep the noggin armored up at all times, which isn't always easy when you're dressed to impress, but it helps when you can't even tell the thing is there. I always feel a bit more sendy when I know I'm protected.

    One thing to note: I had to return my first helmet because the plastic cinch would release when a blow to the back of the helmet was imitated. Because of that, I'm taking away one star and highly recommending you check your piece out before taking it out.

    It's pretty awesome.

      I dig this helmet. It's got great coverage, but also beathes well and is light enough I don't think about it being on. The pads are easily removed making washing a simple process. I've hit my head going under fallen trees several times and there's no scratches, so the shell is pretty durable.



      My only complaint is that my goggles don't fit too well with the helmet. My goggles are pretty big, so maybe with a smaller set this wouldn't be an issue. (And honestly it's not a huge problem)

      It's pretty awesome.

      Sketchy

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      I tried three of these helmets on and found the same issue with the internal cinch system on all of them. If you cinch the helmet tight then pull lightly on the helmet the cinch comes undone. Kind of unsettling when considering this thing only works if it stays on your head. I'm not sure if this is a design flaw or if POC put out a bad batch but I would recommend testing your helmet before deciding to keep it.

      Oh yeah, Tectal!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL/XXL

      I've been using the Trabec, and thought it was great but I am more pleased with the Tectal. The Tectal breathes better, fits more comfortably (forget that I have it on) and has a visor that has a great range of coverage (out of sight to covering my yes) and stays where I put it. The head cinch isn't as tight as the Trabec but the helmet still stays put surprisingly. I also like the more rounded look than the Trabec's boxier shape. I use while I ride around town and on my 25 mile rides. Lastly, the color (white) is really bright. Thanks for reading.

      Improved fit over the Trabec

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

      I've had a POC Trabec for several years and really liked the coverage but the fit was a little loose. The Tectal really improves in this respect with the dial adjuster. I have a small head and the XS/S fits me perfectly. It does sit lower in both the front and back, which took a little getting used to as far as my ponytail and sunglasses. It does feel very secure and doesn't move while riding. The venting is also a huge improvement over the Trabec. Overall, a great helmet!

      Improved fit over the Trabec

      Hey,

      What is the difference between the POC tectal and tectal race? There's a $20 something price difference and the only thing I see are different color schemes.

      Thanks,

      Ben

      I just received my POC Tectal helmet. It doesn't include the google strap on the back of the helmet like the one advertised on your site. Can someone confirm that it does or does not include the google strap as pictured above?

      Hey Matthew - You are correct that the standard POC Tectal pictured above does not include the goggle clip. I had this verified by our Warehouse and we are in the process of updating the info on the website. The POC Tectal Race Helmet (Item #POC006O) does have the goggle clip. Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to set up an exchange or with any additional questions.

      - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337