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POC Octal Helmet

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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.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

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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 

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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Great helmet
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by Keith
NC

I�ve had an Octal for a couple of years and love it. Light and airy and you forget you have it on. The fit system is easy and works great. Bought this orange version for my son and he loves it. The bright orange color looks good and is highly visible. I can now easily spot him when mountain biking in the woods!

Reviewed 8/31/2020
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Great helmet!
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by jmarglous
Boston

Great helmet , looks good, lots of ventilation, comfortable, and safe. I really like the extra coverage around the back of the head.

I do find it runs a bit large: I have approximately a 58-59cm head and the medium (54-60) fits but is snug.

Reviewed 11/13/2020
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Great Helmet
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by Ray
PDX

Overall great helmet. The fit is true to the size, and comfortable. My only complaint is the sunglasses are a little less secure when parked in the helmet than I'm used to. Nothing major though.

Reviewed 11/13/2020
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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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Beatiful and comfortable.
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by Daniel
Port Washington

I was atracted by the design, but I think, not just that, it was a very comfortable and beatiful helmet that I received. I been using, and I dont have any complaint.

Reviewed 10/22/2020
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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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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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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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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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Good but not great
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston

The best thing about this helmet is how light it is--at just 205 gm for the medium and comfortable to wear. I ride about 100 miles a week. The screw to tighten the inner cuff that customizes the fit on your head is small and sits above the neck and is difficult to access when riding. I had another road helmet where the screw was much easier to access on the top I have to fix it on the POC every time I ride and sometimes mid-ride. I also wish this strap fit better but it constantly slips loose and is made of a flimsy material that twists easily. I have a small head but this helmet makes it look big--it has a boxy profile--however it has excellent vents and the color is good and bright for visibility. I wound up ordering another brand for my warm season helmet, which is smaller, has a (preferred) MIPS interior and a slimmer profile that I will use for the warm 6 mos of the year-- and reserve the POC for winter training.

Reviewed 1/18/2021
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This helmet saved me from a major head injury.
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by BLT Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Hanford Ca.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I rarely review products, but I was involved in a bad cycling accident in which my head struck the pavement very hard, and thanks to the POC Octal Helmet I did not even have a concussion. The helmet sustained a lot of damage and cracked, but it saved my head. My body was not so lucky as I had a pelvic fracture, but that will heal and head injuries can be fatal so I am grateful to the quality of this POC helmet.

Reviewed 1/26/2021
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Great helmet!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

This helmet is well constructed, well ventilated, light and comfortable. I haven't crash tested it, and hope not to, but it feels like it'll do the job better than lot of helmets I've had over the years. It's going to take a lot to get me to go with any other brand ever again.

Reviewed 10/30/2020
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Logical Ergonomic Interface
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by Johnny B
Cycling Enthusiast
Brooklyn NY

Why I like this helmet:

1 - more impact protection than others

2 - large logically placed vents

3 - easy strap tightening

4 - secure place on helmet to place glasses when not wearing

5 - contemporary design

6 - straps fit easily around my ears with out fusing

Don't like:

1 - Sizing slightly off - large

2 - expensive

Reviewed 10/19/2020
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Rides great
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
NorthEast

Just rode with it for the second time and it fits great aerates great. Feels very aerodynamic. My wife tried it on and now i just ordered one for her. Been along time since I ordered a helmet but after seeing the TDF riders wearing them decided sight unseen to go with it. Bought the Zinc Orange to match the color of my Bike.

Reviewed 9/6/2020
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Excellent helmet, maybe the best I've owned
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by SacramentoSlogger
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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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Great helmet hitting all the marks.
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by rdmtncyclist
Competitive Racer
Mount Dora, FL

Helmet fits and looks great and provides nice ventilation. Love the eye glasses holder!

Reviewed 12/10/2020
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