Lightweight, well vented road helmet from POC, as worn by Garmin-Sharp riders. £225

Ever since the Garmin-Sharp team revealed that they were to wear POC’s new Octal helmets this season, the debate on their
unusual aesthetic has raged.

The £225 Octal is the new POC road helmet and has fewer — but significantly larger — vents, giving the helmet a more open surface, designed to keep the wearer cooler. It also has a temperature-reducing fabric padding inside the helmet called ‘Coolbest’.

The Octal is light, at just under 200g (size M, CE-version) and particular attention has been given to the areas covering the
temples and back of the head where the expanded polystyrene liner is thicker. The ultralight adjustment system has a wheel clasp at the rear, giving a secure fit.

Featuring an ICE tag on the shell for safety, the Octal also has an ‘eye garage’, to keep your sunglasses in position when they’re placed on the helmet.

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POC Octal

POC Octal