Road bike helmet - needed to replace an aging Bontrager helmet and looked at the various other brands. The draw for me to the POC helmet was it's fit comfort and cooling effect. Summers in SoCal can get pretty hot. So the POC Ventral with its numerous openings ticked the box. Also I really love the feel when you cinch it down on your head. And as someone who loves riding in traffic, the added security of a good fitting helmet with the added bonus of the NFC feature is helpful item. Just hope I never need to use it, but if I do, EMTs can scan my helmet for the pertinent info. Overall a great looking and fitting helmet. Cool and comfortable!
I've worn Giro helmets since the 1980s and have found them to be terrific. I decided to try something different, and I am very glad that I did. The fit is great, and the helmet almost feels like I don't have it on when I am riding. I suspect that this might be partly a function of the airflow design. Straps, excess strap cover/holder, tightness adjustment, look, etc. are all terrific. My sunglasses go on easily and comfortably, and, for some reason, stay in place better when I wear this helmet (no more nudging up now and then). I don't believe that I'll use the NFC aspect. The concept is good, but, I've read a few things here and there which suggest that stored information may not be that secure. This strikes me as a high quality helmet with great function and design.
Great helmet - light & strong, replacing the same one that help save me when hit by a truck, the front was broken, had light concussion symptoms for three days! Buy the best helmet you can afford! Hopefully you will never need it to protect yourself.