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Octal Helmet

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The POC Octal Road Helmet not only offers more protection than most high-end road helmets, it weighs less. With extra coverage, especially at the temples and the back of the head, the Octal will reduce your chances of injury in the unfortunate event of a crash.

The Octal's EPS liner is strategically designed for extra thickness in the most exposed areas, and it's entirely covered by the outer PC shell. The unique, fully-wrapping unibody shell construction functions as a monocoque, enhancing the helmet's protection qualities as well as its integrity of construction while keeping it impressively lightweight. In addition, POC has done something new with the Octal's ventilation system instead of many small vents, the Octal features larger vents, resulting in more open surface area at the front, which, in combination with a specially-designed interior, allows more airflow than comparable helmets.

The Octal's ultralight size adjustment system ensures a comfortable and secure fit without excess contact with your head. Internal Coolbest padding regulates temperature to help you keep a cool head in hot weather. Reflective patches enhance visibility. A built-in eyewear garage keeps your sunglasses secure and easily accessible when you're not wearing them. This helmet is available in POC's stylish Raceday colors.

Sizing and weights:

  • Small (50-56 cm), 230 grams
  • Medium (54-60 cm), 250 grams
  • Large (56-62 cm), 285 grams

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Head Circumference19½"-22"21¼"-23¼"22"-24"   
 

Hydrogen White - Small

Weight: 190 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151001SML 

Hydrogen White - Medium

Weight: 195 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151001MED 

Hydrogen White - Large

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151001LRG 

Uranium Black - Small

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151002SML 

Uranium Black - Medium

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151002MED 

Uranium Black - Large

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151002LRG 

Zink Orange AVIP - Small

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151211SML 

Zink Orange AVIP - Medium

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151211MED 

Zink Orange AVIP - Large

Weight: 205 grams

Mfg PartNum: 106151211LRG 

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light and comfortable
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by Paul
Competitive Racer
California
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

This is a well-designed helmet. It's light, really comfortable, and extremely well ventilated. The downside for me despite POC is a Swedish company, this helmet is made in China (as most products today). I wonder if besides all safety standards this product pass environmental and labor minimum requirements.

Reviewed 10/18/2018
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Great Helmet if you like the look
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Maine

The helmet has great adjustability and ventilation. I have no problem adjusting between riding with a hat or not. Looks are a love-hate type thing but I happen to love the look. Incredibly light compared to a Lazer helmet I was using before.

Reviewed 10/13/2017
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POC Octal helmet is very well made
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by Colorado_Commuter
Daily Commuter
Boulder, CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

It was time to replace my 5-year old helmet after my head slammed into the ground following an accident with an automobile. I chose the POC Octal and am very happy with my decision. Excellent fit (my head measured exactly in the middle of the medium size range), great retention system that is easy to adjust, and a very nice chin strap. This helmet is lightweight and comfortable. I also like the rubber grips that hold my sunglasses on topfront when I am not wearing them on my face.

Reviewed 5/28/2019
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Lightweight and breathable - not super aero
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
North Carolina
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I got this helmet as a replacement for an aging Giro Atmos helmet. I had my eye on POC products for a while because I like the aesthetic.

This helmet is light weight and very breathable. It does have larger material sections at the brow and temples for added impact protection which I had to get used to at first but I appreciate.

In high speed yaw angle winds (20mph) I have noticed that the larger vents can tend to catch the wind and can jostle my head a little bit as I descend. This had never happened to me with other helmets I have owned. I am willing to live with it because I like to climb and I need the venting more so than aero features.

I wear a size large for my big melon - wearing a buff or cycling cap underneath has not been an issue.

Reviewed 8/3/2017
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The Poc Octal helmet is a great helmet nice venting, light weight, and stylish!
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by Renorider
Cycling Enthusiast
Reno, NV

I purchased the Poc Octal helmet in a size medium, midnight blue. Western bike works matched the price of a competitor making it affordable. (Thanks WBW!) The helmet has been super easy. I took it out of the box dialed in the fit and was on my bike in minutes. It is a nice feeling helmet on, and I like the look of it. (I was using a Specialized Prevail helmet prior to this and find them to be similar.)

Reviewed 7/3/2017
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Light and airy
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by billbro
Fresno, Ca
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've used Gyro and Specialized helmets for years but really like the fit of this helmet.

The space to hold glasses is convenient and it is really light on my head and the large ports allow great cooling for me on hot rides.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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Pink Fluorescent is highly visible, however, there are ponytail difficulties
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by Cycloholic
Cycling Enthusiast
Healdsburg, CA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I bought this to replace a faded Catlike Mixino helmet that I bought in fluorescent pink. When I received the POC Octal helmet in fluorescent pink, there was a disclaimer from the manufacturer stating that the color could fade. Great...we shall see how stable the color is. However, I have ridden over 1000 miles over the past 2 months with the helmet, and the color seems stable. My only complaint is that I have difficulty putting my ponytail through the back because the port where my ponytail goes is narrower than in most helmets.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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Light amnd very breathable
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by Anonymous

Light weight and very breathable. Fits like a glove!

Reviewed 7/16/2018
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Excellent quality and protection.
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by Juan C
Competitive Racer
Miami, FL

Excellent quality and protection, very good though it feels bigger than it is.

Reviewed 6/21/2018
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Excellent helmet, maybe the best I've owned
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by SacramentoSlogger
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA

This helmet ticks all the boxes: light weight, super comfortable, nice venting, looks good,

If I can add anything else to the heaps of praise this helmet earns from me its that of the nearly TEN helmets (Bell, Specialized, Kask, Giro, etc.) I've bought over the past decade+ of enthusiastic pedaling, this is easily the best of the bunch.

Good job, POC!

Reviewed 8/7/2020
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Excellent helmet, maybe the best I've owned
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by SacramentoSlogger
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA

Having clunked my head on concrete andor pavement on at least two occasions amid crashes, nobody needs to sell me on the importance of a good helmet. So, I don't mind spending on a decent quality lid and have in my time bought at least ten of them.

This one, the POC Octal might just be the best one I've ever had. It checks all the boxes light weight, (very) comfortable, aero, great ventilation. The icing on the cake is that it (in my opinion) looks good. Different from the rest of the herd, but good.

I highly recommend it.

Reviewed 5/3/2020
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Airy, not Aero
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by Jasper
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

While light and comfortable, this helmet will make your head look HUGE. I'm a big dude (6'4, 200) , so being Aero AF was never a strength in the first place. This helmet suits me well for that same reason - great for cruising, climbing, joy riding, but won't be using it in a Time Trial any time soon.

Reviewed 4/6/2020
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Works very well at protection and comfort.
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by Merlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

This helmet replaced another brand after a crash. I've been very pleased with this helmet. Haven't crash tested it and really don't intend to - ha ha. Air flow is great and it's very adjustable. I bought another one at a good price for a backupwinter helmet.

Reviewed 1/30/2020
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It Saved a Life
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by Steve M.
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco Bay Area

It may cost a little more than others but last Thursday a friend left his bike at speed and landed on the helmet. It did exactly for what you wear a helmet to do - it cracked the shell and split the lining in two. But his head was undamaged other than a small bruise on his cheek.

We are leaving for a ride this morning instead of his funeral. This helmet is cheap at twice the price.

Reviewed 7/28/2019
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The perfect fit.
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by jfear
Daily Commuter
Vancouver

The med fits my 58 cm slightly oval head perfectly. This is a first for me. I suspect anyone with a 59-60 head would find the med fit too tight.

The straps sit nice and flat but do vibrate on rapid descents. It's a small annoyance.

Reviewed 7/18/2019
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Well ventilated
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by Anonymous
Competitive Racer

I bought this helmet after a meaningful crash and wanted to have a helmet that gave me confidence. As I live in a warm climate the ventilation was a huge bonus. I'm happy with the feeling of security this helmet gives. It does feel like I have a shoe box on my head rather than the sleek feeling of my prior Giro helmets. But I can live with that. Let's hope that I don't find out how it does in a crash but the brand is definitely focused on safety and that's what I need.

Reviewed 6/28/2019
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Perfect except for Rule 37 violation
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by Archytexas
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Light, well ventilated, great coverage...comfortable. What's not to love? My only gripe is that due to its design, Velominati Rule 37, sunglasses must be worn over helmet straps, is impossible to comply with. I'll make an exception for this great lid.

Reviewed 2/6/2017
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Lightweight
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Appalachian mountains
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This helmet fits exceptionally well, is extremely lightweight, and has plenty of vents.

Reviewed 1/20/2017
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Second POC helmet, so impressed with the first
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by AMG
Cycling Enthusiast
Houston, TX

Extremely comfortable, great protection (my other POC helmet probably saved my life at least prevented certain sever injury).

My only negative is that the white webbing has yellowed quickly so appears to be dirty in comparison to the white helmet..

Reviewed 12/26/2016
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Fantastic helmet, great fit.
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by mdeth1313
Cycling Enthusiast
NY
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I decided it was time to switch and try something else instead of my Catlike Mixino. I had heard good things about the POC Octal and I noticed the sizing might fit me better. I was a large in the Catlike and the POC helmet looked like a medium would be a better fit. The POC medium is a perfect fit while the Catlike was a little awkward. On longer rides I used to get pressure on my forehead from the Catlike and with the POC helmet it's like I'm not wearing anything. It's comfortable, highly adjustable and works well with my sunglasses. I've been using to for about 6 weeks now and I have no complaints.

Reviewed 3/17/2016
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