POC Cortex Flow Helmet $249.95
Chicks dig teeth, wear a helmet.
The POC Cortex Flow helmet is a bit different than its Cortex DH big brother. First of all, it's a single-shell helmet. The exterior is made of fiberglass, and the single layer design necessitates a thicker shell. So it's a more durable shell than the carbon fiber on the Cortex DH, but it's also a heavier shell.
While it takes external design cues from the Cortex DH, the single shell means the vents channel air directly into the helmet, through holes in the shell that are aligned with a like pattern in the EPP liner. In reality, it ventilates better than the DH version because of this direct flow path for fresh air. The chinguard is positioned just right so that your face is protected well and yet, you can still breathe easily on hot days as you sprint from one berm to the next.
The Cortex Flow helmet is a great one and meets all the European and US safety standards. As mentioned, it vents better than its DH big brother. But the DH is a much safer helmet with its double layer construction and MIPS technology. If you've had a concussion or two, or a more serious brain injury and live for high speed excitement, do yourself a favor and go for the DH version of the Cortex Helmet.
The POC Cortex Flow helmet comes in Black and White and is available in M/L (55-57cm) and L/XL (58-60cm) sizes.
Read our review of the POC Cortex Flow Helmet.
|Skull Orbic Comp, Skull Orbic X, Skull Comp, Super Skull Comp, Skull X, Skull Light, Receptor Bug, Sinuse, Receptor Bug Comm.|
|Head Circumference||20 - 20.5in
(51 - 52cm)
|20.8 - 21.3in
(53 - 54cm)
|21.5 - 22in
(55 - 56cm)
|22.5 - 22.8in
(57 - 58cm)
|23.3 - 23.5in
(59 - 60cm)
|24 - 24.4in
(61 - 62cm)
|Fornix, Fornix Backcountry, Skull Light II, Receptor Bug Adjustable, Trabec, Trabec Race, Receptor Flow, Skull Light Women's|
|Head Circumference||20 - 21.3in
(51 - 54cm)
|21.5 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
|23.3 - 24.4in
(59 - 62cm)
|Synapsis, Frontal, Receptor+, Receptor Backcountry|
|Head Circumference||20.9 - 21.3in
(53 - 54cm)
|21.7 - 22in
(55 - 56cm)
|22.4 - 22.8in
(57 - 58cm)
|23.2 - 23.6in
(59 - 60cm)
|Head Circumference||20.9 - 21.7in
(53 - 55cm)
|21.7 - 22.4in
(55 - 57cm)
|22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
- How to Measure:
- Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Very light, good fit, doesn't move on my head. Poc makes very great protection equipment and this is no different! love the blue!
Best helmet yet
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Been downhilling for 20 years. Started with the Foes Weasel. Have had at least 5 helmets over the years. This is the best so far. Great fit for me. Smallish head size the s/m fit perfectly. Light and comfortable.
Super stylish but not super plush
I am a fan of the simple color patterns and design characteristics, I used this helmet for two seasons until I took a massive hit to the head and had to retire it. I definitely recommend the helment and feel that it is one of the best looking helmets on the market. It breathes well and integrates with goggles nicely.
My only complaint is that it is not as soft and plush inside as other helmets in the same price range, which is surprising because I think the other POC helmets (the Trabac and the flow) are very plush. It is also pretty light weight compared to some of the other helmets I have used, the cheek pads do take a while to break in and always felt like they put unnecessary pressure on my face for the first 10 or so uses. But all in all I would say it is a great but not perfect helmet.
Couldn't ask for better!
This helmet is so comfortable. Its great for downhill riding and even rides that require some pedaling. Its super lightweight and is so easy to breath in. The face guard does come out a little far, but it isn't that noticeable. The helmet doesn't overheat much, but then again, I've only rode in winter weather. I love it. So glad i bought it!
While this helmet does make you look a little like you just got off a space ship, it's low weight and comfort make up for the funky look. Best of all, this helmet vents better then the D2, and doesn't feel quite as claustrophobic. As long as you don't require flames on the side of your helmet, then this is a solid choice.
I moved up from Giro to 661 and now a POC. This is my favorite so far. Never was a fan of the TLD stuff and the POC line-up of stuff is top notch. This helmet is nothing less than awesome. Plenty of viewing space to see the trees coming at you, and the vents do there best to keep your melon cool. I've got my helmet paired up with the POC iris google and its a match made in heaven. If you are looking for a lightweight, no carbon lid go try one of these one, the are super comfy.
Lightweight & comfy
Great helmet... Light and decently breathable (it's still a full face, you're gonna get sweaty), with a great field of vision. Comes with 2 sets of ear pads to help you dial in the right fit.
This may not be the burliest or lightest helmet out there but the fit and comfort are awesome. Everybody has a different shaped head and mine is a bit small for a guy and I'm wearing a m/l. With HucknRolls return policy you can always exchange sizes. I did a head over heals at Whistler last week landing on my head and it held up great as did my skull. I was so happy with the fit i ordered a poc receptor flow as well and its great too. The only reason I gave it 4 vs 5 stars was the list price but thanks to huck n Roll I got it on sale.
Is this helmet ASTM 1492 certified or just...
Is this helmet ASTM 1492 certified or just CPSC?
I would recommend asked POC themselves!
here's a link:
This helmet is super sick! I love the simplicity of it with the focus on construction and safety. I got s/m size and comes with two cheek pad options which made the fit better to dial in. Its refreshing to see a company that doesn't plaster a million crazy graphics all over everything.
an awesome helmet
this helmet is lightweight and comfortable to wear, its saved my head multiple times, and its also not covered in crappy graphics like similar products from troy lee and other companies
Is it possible to use this helmet for...
Is it possible to use this helmet for skiing?
Definitely! the materials and construction methods used in the liner and shell are the exact same as ski helmets. Run it!
what's the weight?
what's the weight?
POC Flow, weighs in at 1.04 lbs
Was unsure about this considering the level of other helmet makers. But after my Giro Remedy helmet started to get itchy, decided it was time for something different. I read a couple reviews about this helmets ventilation. Must say, it works great. Would also recommend getting the POC goggles system as well.