POC Omne Eternal Helmet Review: Self-Charging Rear Light

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POC Omne Eternal helmet has an automatic integrated rear light that knows when to turn itself on (and off). Charged by any light source, indoors or outdoors. Sounds like jiggery-pokery, but it actually works…

Things I loved

  • Having a light on my head as well as my bike
  • Not worrying about charging it
  • Great ventilation

Things I would change

  • Available in brighter colours
  • Close the shell so there’s less EPS on show
  • Fidlock buckle? Just because.

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Review Info

Brand: POC
Product: Omne Eternal Helmet
From: POC Sports
Price: TBC (circa £230 expectee)
Tested: by Amanda for Over a year
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  • POC Omne Eternal Helmet Review: Self-Charging Rear Light
  • labsey
    Full Member

    I like the idea, as mentioned above, I wish it was available in a colour other than black though. Feels like POC are missing a trick there.

    Poopscoop
    Full Member

    Really good idea.

    Funnily enough I’ve just attached a tiny light from Decathlon onto the back of my Catlike with velcro.

    I like to have a light on the helmet as I think it is nice and noticeable.

    andydt82
    Full Member

    £230 and not even MIPS? No thanks!

    dogbone
    Full Member

    So we’re not doing sustainability any more? One crash (or after a couple of years if you are lucky) and it’s land fill, compete with the light and batteries.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    I use a rear light on road regardless of light levels, so I’m guessing this isn’t bright enough to do that job.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    No front-on photos of it being worn? I can imagine that’s cos it looks like you’re wearing a big black expensive mushroom on yer bonce.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @desperatebicycle there are pics of it on, swipe through the gallery that’s the last image in the story.

    gazzab1955
    Full Member

    Looks like an £50 helmet with a £180 rear light. If I have read this correctly no MIPS? No visor. The tech is great, but to be honest I prefer the £8 (at Halfords) re-chargable rear light that I have clipped to the rear of my (less than £80 in a sale) Bell 4Forty helmet, with MIPS and a great movable visor. It will last a 5-6 hours on blink mode and I just re-charge it every other ride. On an MTB rider I wonder how long the recharging tech on this helmet will last after a few minor crashes?

    nigelm
    Full Member

    SPIN is POC answer to MIPS. Better than MIPS as the helmet doesn’t wobble around. Is it safer?

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