Forming part of Poc’s AVIP range, the Octal optimises all four elements, Attention, Visibility, Interaction and Protection (AVIP).
The monocoque polystyrene shell enables the weight to fall just below a claimed 200g, and while the larger than traditional helmet ventilation slots take a little getting used to, they promise to keep heads cool while keeping the helmet structural integrity intact.
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With visibility high on Poc’s agenda, the colour palette and reflective detailing does narrow rider options to a choice of three, but with natty details such as an eyewear pocket for your glasses and an ICE tag you can scan, this hard-to-miss helmet really does look after you for £225.