POC Trabec Helmet Review

Received my POC Trabec helmet the other day. Fits as comfortable as I recall it fitting at Interbike. Had a short ride with it in 100 degree heat and I’m quite happy with it. A friend had mentioned it doesn’t look like it’s very well vented, but I find it to be vented adequately. As you can see in the last picture there are three channels that run front to back. The channels on each side of the center are ventilated by two vents hidden under the visor. The center channel is ventilated by the vent directly above the visor.

On the scale, my Medium/Large helmet weighs 344 grams with the visor and 304 grams without. Not exactly a featherweight. The Trabec Race is slightly lighter but I don’t have it in front of me to measure how many grams it shaves by using more aramid fibers.

And while the design is funky, an aspect which I like and accentuated by choosing the two tone green color, POC helps prevent funky odors by using Polygiene permanent odor control technology in all their 2011 helmets. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of a second set of pads and a carrying bag, not to mention the requisite manufacturers sticker if you wish to give them some free advertising.

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

POC Trabec

2 Comments to “POC Trabec Helmet Review”

  1. By John Romeo Alpha, June 25, 2011 @ 08:07

    This helmet also appears to have good safety features, based on the info on their web site.

  2. By Tom, August 10, 2011 @ 22:13

    Been a few months now, definitely still recommend the helmet. It’s pricey, but extremely comfortable. A friend recently wore one on a 5.5 hr mtb ride, not taking it off once, and remarked that he forgot he was wearing it.

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