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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 

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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Great helmet!
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
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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Great helmet!
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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Great helmet
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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Logical Ergonomic Interface
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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Beatiful and comfortable.
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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Rides great
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
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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Excellent helmet, maybe the best I've owned
by SacramentoSlogger
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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
by Jasper
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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.
by Merlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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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light and comfortable
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
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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It Saved a Life
by Steve M.
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco Bay Area
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

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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Lightweight and breathable - not super aero
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 perfect fit.
by jfear
Daily Commuter
Vancouver
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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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POC Octal helmet is very well made
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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Perfect except for Rule 37 violation
by Archytexas
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
5 of 5 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
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Appalachian mountains
2 of 3 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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