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Tectal Helmet

4.555555555555555 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
Current price: $89.95 Original price: $179.95
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Color:Uranium Black


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Why We Like The Tectal Helmet

If you're still rocking the helmet you got when...well, you can't remember, it's time to toss it and upgrade already. Replace it with something with adult-worthy staying power, like the POC Tectal Helmet. Sure, it won't last forever either, but it's built with host of the most up-to-date technology by the safety-conscious squad over at POC to keep your gray matter safe when you decide to go big.

POC took design elements from two of its most popular helmets to create the Tectal, creating a hybrid with the best features from each. Extensive coverage along the temples and rear of the helmet increases protection to vulnerable areas, while the helmet's unibody design lessens the amount of potential stress points along seams. POC gives considers comfort almost as much as it does safety, and it carved out a range of vents along the Tectal to ensure air stays moving throughout the helmet. Before you head out, a simple one-handed turn of the dial at the back of the helmet allows you to adjust for just the right fit.


  • Mountain bike helmet with extensive side and rear coverage
  • One-piece shell for structural integrity
  • Extensive venting for on-trail breathability
  • One-handed fit adjustment for ease of use
  • Safety remains the primary tenet of all POC gear
  • Item #POC006P
Full Face
yes, adjustable
EN 1078, Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, AS/NZ 2063:2008
Fit Adjustment
size adjustment system
15 vents
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Claimed Weight
12oz (340g)
Shell Material

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 6 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

October 16, 2021

Too small

I returned this product before using it

I bought a XL/XXL and my head wouldn't even go in. Way too small. I have a big head but XL/XXL from other brands usually fit.

Tommy S

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

August 8, 2021

Great, lightweight and breatheable

I've put it through the wringer

Awesome helmet. For reference I wear a sz 7 1/4 fitted cap, and the M/L size fit perfect. My head is more of a narrow shape as well. It is breathable and the visor helps block the sun from my eyes. I would recommend it!


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

April 27, 2021

Odd fit

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Read the prior reviews saying it was an odd fit, but gave it a try anyway. The helmet is indeed an odd fit. It pushes forward on the forehead and sits on your eyebrows, so didn't work with any of the 3 sunglasses types I tried. And beyond that, it wasn't as comfortable sitting that far forward. Head sizes and experiences may vary, but this POC option sits much differently than other helmets on my dome.


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

March 27, 2021

58.5 cm and the M-L fits great

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

The size of the helmet is good for my noggin with room to set a little larger for a skull cap underneath covering the ears.Adjustment from the rear is easy and snugs up on to the cranium. All that set aside----Like the fit with a little room. Tight fit with Oakley old school M frame,but not unusable nor uncomfortable. only about 50 miles so time will tell.goggles too may have s few issues as others have mentioned .Does not have goggle re-tension on this model. Travel Well

Chuck W
5 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2021

Like a glove

I've used it several times

Read the reviews but didn?t realize how comfortable this helmet was until I put it on and rode. You don?t even know it?s in and it fits like a glove. Has great coverage a around and my Oakley Flak?s fit perfectly without any issues. Highly recommended

Joseph C

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2020

Great Helmet, but lacks ventilation

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

Rarely, do I get to test a helmet by crashing, but had a recent OTB where I hit my head. I didn't suffer a concussion (helmet won't help with that), but did avoid any abrasions to the head or significant injury. Helmet didn't even crack, just dented. I'm still replacing it and I loved this helmet so much I'm buying it again, but in the SPIN version for added safety. Pros: If this fits your head it's one of the most comfortable helmets I've ever owned. You can adjust the how low or high the helmet sits on your head in the back - at first I thought it fit terribly until I messed with that. You barely notice you're wearing it. Extra Pads: no need to order extra pads if they get stinky or worn out. Awkward with goggles: wearing goggles with it is fine, but storing them is hard cos the visor doesn't go far back enough Ample space for mounting a light for night riding. Adjustable visor with robust metal adjustment knobs/screws Cons: Ventilation - it's way better than some full coverage MTB helmet's I've owned, but still extremely hot especially when compared to Poc's road helmet. I find myself dripping in sweat even in the Winter and it pools in the forehead pad so it just drips onto the bars. It wasn't enough to kill the helmet experience for me, but would love a cooler helmet.

5 out of 5 stars

November 9, 2020

Perfect fit for a neanderthal skull!

I've put it through the wringer

I have a hard time finding helmets that fit since I'm typically between sizes at (59.5 cm). Everyone is different, but I was able to size down into a M/L (55-58) and it fits very comfortably. I'm usually a XL/XXL in most helmets but the Poc just works for me and my head shape. It looks good and the straps are super comfortable.

Jacob T

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 28, 2020

Great fit

I returned this product before using it

Bought the size per their size chart and it fit great. I had an IXS trail Evo before that just didn?t quite work with my head shape, squeezed my forehead just a touch; don?t have that issue at all with this one. Like the coverage, though it doesn?t leave much room for a pony tail, maybe pigtails will be key. No issues with the helmet and wearing large sunglasses I ended up returning this one because I failed to realize this model didn?t have SPIN, but buying the exact same size in the Tectal Race SPIN. Hard to want to spend so much on a helmet, but the quality of the POC over other helmets I?ve had was really clear.

Britt E

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 4, 2020

POC Tectal - White

I returned this product before using it

Love the helmet! Quality is tops. Wanted "extra" neck and temple protection and maximum venting for riding on warm/hot days that the Tectal offers. I usually wear XL/XXL and ordered this size. It was too large. I would exchange it on Backcounty but the M/L is not available in white. Backcountry customer service and friendliness are the best. Sorry I have to return. Will purchase M/L somewhere. I wear XXL in Bell motorcycle helmet.

Gary M

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com