Ventral Spin AVIP Helmet
Part of POC's Attention Visibility Interaction Protection (AVIP) series, the Ventral Spin AVIP Helmet comes in a Zink Orange colorway that practically screams to passing drivers, ensuring you're readily seen in poor lighting and along dark roadways. Besides its high-visibility color scheme, it's precisely the same helmet as the standard Ventral Spin, meaning it's the most aerodynamic, well-ventilated, and safest road helmet ever produced by the Swedish protection experts.
Its name takes inspiration from the guiding scientific principle behind the helmet's design: the Venturi effect. This scientific principle states that by constricting airflow in a choke point, the air pressure subsequently drops as it gains velocity. POC's engineers used this guiding principle to maximize ventilation by sculpting massive airflow vents in the front, which channel air inside constricted channels over the top of your head, then out from large exhaust ports along the sharp, trailing rear.
By speeding up the flow of air inside the helmet, the Venturi effect means you'll remain cool and comfortable as you ride at a blistering cadence, even in the summer heat. Not only that, but the sharp trailing edges of the helmet and large exhaust ports smoothly reattach airflow coming through the helmet with that moving over the top, subsequently minimizing turbulence off the rear end, which is critical in making an exceptionally aerodynamic helmet.
POC decided to upgrade the Ventral Spin's protective properties with their newly introduced Spin rotational protection impact system. This minimizes the traumatic forces from crashing at an oblique angle by allowing the helmet to rotate independently around your noggin in the case of an angled crash. Spin pads placed inside the helmet are fixed in place, but exhibit a bit of movement, which gives the helmet a bit of shear in the case of a crash. These pads are made of a silicone-based material on the bottom for extra impact mitigation, lined with traditional foam on top for sweat-wicking comfort.
Now, we generally take claims of watt-saving aerodynamics with a grain of salt, but POC makes an excellent case for employing well-known science into the making of their flagship road helmet, thereby increasing its streamlined efficiency while boosting comfort in the stifling heat of summertime—all while upping its protection from oblique impacts with their Spin liner system. We'll go as far to say that by merging advanced aerodynamics, high levels of ventilation, and enhanced safety, POC created one of the highest performing, most attractive helmets we've seen in quite some time.
Please note, this particular helmet runs a bit small, so we suggest sizing up from what you'd normally order in POC's helmet size to get the proper fit.
- POC's most aerodynamic helmet in their brightest color
- Zink Orange AVIP colorway enhances visibility to drivers
- Inspired by Venturi effect for ventilation and aerodynamics
- Inside airflow increases in speed to maximize ventilation
- Sharp trailing edge reattaches airflow for aero efficiency
- Spin pads reduce rotational forces from an oblique crash
- Adjustable retention system on the rear dials in the fit
- Eye garage keeps your sunglasses docked off your head
- Item #POC00AX
- Shell Material
- unibody shell
- Impact Foam
- EPS impact foam, Spin rotational protection system
- 9 large vents
- Fit Adjustment
- size adjustment system
- Claimed Weight
- 250 g
- Recommended Use
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
What do you think about this product?
May 17, 2019
Saved my life. Comfortable and SAFE
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
I bought the AVIP Ventral Spin in April 2018. Over the last year the color faded (see pics below), but the comfort and visibility were still fantastic. My cycling buddies could always find me on group rides and century rides with hundreds of riders. The air flow is really great. It is not as light as my MET Manta, but airflow is substantially better. Last week another cyclist turned into me on a group ride and down I went. I have no memory of the crash. I had a concussion and spent the night in the ICU with pelvic fractures, but my head is fine. No riding for a month to let my brain and pelvis heal up, but check out the pictures. I am happy to be alive and POC clearly have a helmet design with EPS in the right places and SPIN pads that do reduce rotational forces to reduce the chance of diffuse axonal injury. I already purchased a new one. I wish POC had a replacement policy in the USA. My head is 57 cm and the medium is a perfect fit. There are two subtle changes to the helmet in the last year. 1. The sunglasses garage color changed from black to white. 2. The chin strap cover changed from white to black. The white chin strap cover got dirty a lot. Get a safe helmet and consider Road ID. You never know. I wish I could post the other pictures of the helmet.
November 10, 2018
Just what I was looking for
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 6` 0"
I did my research, and this helmet is very safe. I've seen people riding with this helmet on and because of the vivid color I can assure you drivers can spot them very easily on the road. Besides been very safe, it looks great too.
June 23, 2018
Love this helmet
- I've used it several times
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 6` 2"
- 225 lbs
Light easy to see and very comfortable what more could you want. When on a bike it is good to have a helmet that can be seen easily. This is the perfect helmet.