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POC Tectal Helmet

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    67 Reviews


    Tectal Helmet

    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. 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
    • One-handed fit adjustment for ease of use
    • Safety remains the primary tenet of all POC gear
    • Item #POC006P

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Impact Foam
    15 vents
    Fit Adjustment
    size adjustment system
    yes, adjustable
    Full Face
    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

    California Proposition 65


    This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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    Weird Sizes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The M/L pinched my temples and the XL/XXL wasn't snug enough at the tightest setting. Lovely helmet but there is a sizing gap issue. I put up with the XL for too long. I probably wouldn't get another one from this brand with my weird-sized head. Other brands seem to be fine for me.

    Almost perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 167lbs

    I bought this because POC road helmets fit me like a glove. I've been using the octal for a while for XC racing, but as my riding got more technical I decided to switch over to a full coverage MTB helmet .I chose this helmet because I knew it would fit me and I thought the ventilation would be decent. The fit is great and the weight is fine though heavier than a road helmet. The ventilation is better than some MTB helmets, but not as good as I wanted. If I'm going hard I find myself blowing up or drenched in sweat. Unless my rides more downhill than up I'm going with the Octal X. This will make a great helmet once it drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit otherwise it's too hot for me on all but easy rides.

    Tectal review

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

    The good & the bad: with bad first: 1) the front is too low & interferes with my glasses, so I have to adjust them a lot. 2) the fit is not as comfortable as my other previous helmets & should be re-assessed. (Specialized & Bell Super 3R were much more comfortable.) 3) The visor is not big enough to cover bright sunlight. The size & shape of the visor should be assessed & re-done. The good: 1) Ventilation is excellent. 2) Safety ratings are good. 3) Pads are comfortable & it's nice there's an extra set of pads w/ the helmet. 4) Chin strap is good, perfect length, not too long or short.

    Best Helmet I've owned!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I tried Troy Lee Design and Smith helmets before and the fit was never just right. I took a gamble and ordered the POC Tectal and it fits me perfect! I also believe it offers more protection coverage than the traditional MTB helmets before entering into the full-face lineup.

    Great Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M/L
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Took a serious spill with the top of my head impacting a tree straight on. This helmet kept me out of the hospital (or worse) for sure. Dented the outer shell but foam appears intact. I honestly doubt I would have walked away had I been wearing a lesser helmet. POC fan for life. Will not wear another brand.

    My Fav

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Definitely my favorite design from POC. My favorite brand of helmets, and this hasn't been a disappointment. Really great fit and amazing design on this thing, I've never felt safer. Light and durable!

    Fits too low over forehead, miss Trabec

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

    I have loved my Trabec Race MIPS for many years but it was time for a replacement. The Tectal sits much lower onto your forehead. I was surprised how far down my forehead that the front goes, basically squishing my eyebrows and forehead skin down towards my eyes. You'll see that many reviewers are saying that it sits so low it's hard to fit some sunglasses. I wish it sat higher in on my head.

    a poc place

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    currently 4 poc helmets in our home, and 3 prior, if that tells you something. We've got two of the tectal's now, just a great helmet. Fit is really nice, super coverage, love the comfort over the long haul. highly recommended.

    POC stands for safety

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

    Bought this as a gift for a friend and I know others who use it. POC puts safety first and I wouldn't trust my friends welfare to anyone else. Comfortable, looks good, and solidly built. Look at their new Spin technology for even better protection. Spin is POC's proprietary version of MIPS.

    Saved my life!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    Took a silly fall at Moab, landed on my right temple. Shell dented but EVA foam appears intact. No kidding, would have meant at least a trip to the ICU. All decent helmets work well, but this one is a far superior product. Think about it...we spend thousands on carbon bling, we shouldn't skimp on head protection! I'm a POC fan for life.

    Saved my life!

    POC helmets rule

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This helmet provides awesome coverage for the back of my head which is nice. The construction and quality is top. The next upgrade will be the new SPIN technology.

    Great Fit

      I tried a few helmets and landed on this one as my favorite. It’s lightweight and comfortable to the point I forget I’m even wearing it. I went with the Stibium blue color and really like it. It’s true to size.

      POC helmets are awesome

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 192lbs

      I'm very pleased with my new POC helmet. If feels very light and is super comfortable. It is also very stylish.

      Great fit

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Prior to purchasing this helmet, I owned the Octal helmet for road riding. The quality is great, it is cool (literally), and it fits my head better than most of the other well known helmet brands. I don't notice any difference in weight between this and my previous fox helmets, but the quality feels better- foam, fit, and adjustability of straps. Bottom line - you see a lot of these on the trail for a reason, its a good helmet.

      Because the safest helmet...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      is the one that you actually WEAR.
      I have another helmet that is very comfortable, the Troy Lee A1. But it can be very warm, so when summer rolls around I just ditch the lid. Two months ago, on the way back home from an overnighter, I got swiped by a car and thrown over the bars. Hard. The concussion, 36 stitches, and four teeth knocked out kind of hard. As bad as it was, it could have been a LOT worse. So I began a search for a helmet that had better airflow than my TLD A1. Tried a bunch of helmets, including the TLD A2, which I expected to be the winner. I found the Tectal to not only be cooler than the A2, but also much more comfortable. I’ll still wear my trusty A1 during the shoulder seasons and winter, but the Tectal is my new lid for warmer temps. Because you don’t always get second chances to not be stupid.

      Awesome Trail Helmet

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

      The POC tectal is a very capable helmet. It is very secure feeling, and quite light. There have been times when I forget I'm wearing it. The Tectal has set a standard for others to follow. I am on my second helmet after taking a crash in one I am confident in it's ability to prevent injury. I usually ride with Smith Squad goggles, I have had no issues with compatibility for either glasses or goggles.
      I'm also really pleased with the ventilation on this helmet.

      Does this helmet have the MIPS feature? I see it in the older versions but its no longer mentioned in the features.

      Hey Mike,

      This specific model does not have MIPS. The POC mountain helmet that we currently stock and has MIPS is called the Trabec. I'll give you a shout as well to see if we can nail down a good option!


      Unanswered Question

      Does the matte white finish get super dirty quickly? Does dirt and stains embed in it? They should have made it gloss!!!


      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.



      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 - - 801-736-4337