It is marketed (with all the connotations that involves) as being safer than standard kit, which some will consider worth paying for.
Personally I think the helmets are generally gopping (most of the new AM ones are IMO, especially the Bell Super) but if it’s safer some people will be happy with it. I think 95% of folk with their kit buy it because it’s fashionable, though.Posted 4 years agoold_mtberMember
I have a POC helmet; but doubt I would buy another. It is very well made and feels safe and secure although the adjustment is fairly basic by today’s standards. It is also quite heavy and can be very sweaty in hot weather so I tend to use it at trail centres where there is not too much climbing and in cooler weather.Posted 4 years ago
Is it worth the money? I think not (mine came at a very good price unused but not new).mactheknifeSubscriber
I am one of the sad sad people who seem to have a growing number of POC items in their home / garage.
The Trabec helmet i won in a competition and while its has no amazing features that other helmets don’t have it does fit my head very well and stays put while bouncing down mountains.
The gloves 😳 i bought myself and yes, they are great gloves but not worth £40. The on-one gloves i use as well cos a tener and are just as good.
So all in all well built kit but way way overpriced.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
I have the Spine Tee Armour, which I picked up with a 40% discount a couple of years ago.
The VPD material is really comfy and it feels less intrusive that the previous Brand X and 661 armour I had.
But the zip is ridiculously tiny and can be a pig to get zipped up. Hope they might have addressed that.
If I had to buy again and could only get it for RRP, I’d look elsewhere I think.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
For me yes. I have a helmet and would buy more kit from them. It cost £125 vs the £85-ish alternatives I was considering so a premium but not a massive one.
FWIW There is a thread on Haglofs, I like the design and quality but a bike jacket for £320 (or even half price at £160) is excessive.Posted 4 years agotootiredMember
I have a POC Trabec MIPS and it is really comfortable. Initially I thought my former Xen was more comfy but as time has gone on, the POC is just so solid and has zero hot spots or pinchpoints. I would say it is the best helmet I’ve had and MRP wasn’t paid – so bonus!
Also have the VPD 2.0 elbows and knees. Better than my hardshell 661 pads, soft 661 pads, hardshell Raceface pads. Put them on, ride then take them off. A little warm – but not so much they are uncomfortable.
Fashionable or unfashionable – I really don’t care! I use unfashionable Crank Bros pedals and a Joplin too until it was replaced the other day. Unfashionable clothing too!Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I like the idea of POC a sort of Volvo of the bike world but having seen, and questioned on here, a helmet well, well it just looked too bulky and gave the impression of it being heavy too.
That said I was eager to see the roadie range then I clicked a link and clicked out sharpish, disappointed.
Though the ethos is sound, it’s just a bit too LegoLand for my liking.Posted 4 years agoMrSynthpopMember
I’ve got a pair of the (2011 iirc) Hip VPD Shorts, lovely fit and great protection but badly made, stitching came undone well before I ever crashed in them and I ended up having to sew sections of them back together.
Picked up half price so I wasn’t too grumpy but put me off the brand, I did read somewhere they changed the design so it may no longer be an issue.Posted 4 years agorickmeisterSubscriber
Just got an Urge Enduro – Matic for my birthday, very happy and a great fit.
Happy to pay for good stuff that protects and does its job. I only have the one head so like with motorbike helmets, happy to pay if its tested and proven though the Sweet Protection “Fixer” was a bit beyond it at £170 ish…
Any league table of bike helmets and impact results out there ?Posted 4 years ago
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