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POCVentral Air Spin Helmet

$249.95

Item # POC00DI

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Item # POC00DI
Description

Why We Like The Ventral Air Spin Helmet

Drawing inspiration from both the Octal and Ventral, the POC Ventral Air Spin Helmet blends  superior ventilation with optimal aerodynamic performance, giving riders the best features of these two race-proven helmet designs. Factor in the advanced crash protection offered by the fully-wrapped unibody shell, a high-performance EPS foam liner, and the SPIN rotational impact system, and it's easy to see why the Swedish company has already won a prestigious Design and Innovation award for this new helmet.

  • Lightweight helmet offering superior ventilation and protection
  • Innovative airflow design cools around the entire head
  • Helmet shape enhances aerodynamic profile and minimizes drag
  • Spin pads reduce rotational forces from an angled impact
  • Fully-wrapped unibody shell increases helmet safety & integrity
  • EPS foam liner offers low weight and advanced crash protection
  • Adjustable retention system on the rear dials in the fit
  • Eye garage provides secure storage for sunglasses mid-ride
Warning

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including N/A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Tech Specs
Shell Materialunibody shell
Impact FoamEPS foam liner, SPIN rotational protection system
Ventilation15 front ventilation ports, internal air channels
Fit Adjustmentrear dial adjustment system
CertificationsCPSC, AS/NZS
Manufacturer Warranty1 year
Size

POC

Helmets
Bike
Size

S

M

L

Fit

Ventral Spin

19.7 - 22in

(50 - 56cm)

21.3 - 23.6in

(54 - 60cm)

22 - 24in

(56 - 61cm)

runs small

Octal

19.7 - 22in

(50 - 56cm)

21.3 - 23.6in

(54 - 60cm)

22 - 24.4in

(56 - 62cm)

true to size

Kortal
Kortal Race

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

 
Size

XS / S

M / L

XL / XXL

Fit

Trabec & Tectal
Coron & Corpora
Crane
POCito Crane MIPS

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

true to size

Size

XS

S

M

Fit

POCito Omne

18.9 - 20.5in

(48 - 52cm)

19.7 - 22in

(50 - 56cm)

21.3 - 23.2in

(54 - 59cm)

true to size

Snow
SizeXS / SM / LXL / XXLFit

Auric

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

round fit

Fornix & POCito
Artic SL Spin

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

true to size

Skull Orbic Comp Spin

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

runs larger than non-Spin versions

How to Measure:
Measure the circumference of your head around the widest point.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Feels and fits great!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

I had originally ordered the POC Omne Air Spin Helmet but the straps were short and right on my ears and not comfortable. This helmet has fixed that issue by lowering the ear strap and it fits great!

>Rating: 1

Great looking helmet but.....

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Weight
189 lbs

Great looking helmet with one design flaw. The ear loops are not adjustable, How stupid of a design. Helmet is being returned for my old stand by Bell Stratus.

>Rating: 5

Breathable, aerodynamic, and Safe? Yes p

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 7"
Weight
155 lbs

This is easily the best road helmet I’ve used before. I am normally on the road or riding/racing XC mountain biking. This helmet is perfect for what I have needed, whether that be racing, recovering, and everything in between. There are quite a few things I like about this helmet. First off, it is breathable. With previous helmets I have found that in order for helmets to be protective enough it has to become heavy duty to the point where you feel like your head is in a shell. With the Ventral Air Spin there are plenty of places for ventilation without sacrificing safety. Even in the hottest rides when the sun is beating down I can feel every little breeze that comes in which is absolutely necessary if you’re going to keep riding in that heat! Second, it’s safe. This helmet hasn’t been rated yet by Virginia Tech, however, it’s older brother, the Octal X Spin, has been rated as one of the safest helmets out there. The Ventral Air Spin uses the same safety system as the Octal X Spin, which is in the name of both helmets: Spin. This technology is similar to Mips, but it’s specific to POC helmets. This technology includes padded inserts that prevent a rotational head injury in the event that you crash and hit your head at an angle. Third, it’s light, and comfortable. A heavy helmet is never fun. Your neck’s going to feel tired, and it’s going to feel like you’re holding bricks on your head. With the Ventral Air Spin it is extremely light, which is not placing any extra burden on you. The fit of these helmets are very comfortable and well padded. However these helmets are designed in more of an oval shape, rather than round. Lastly, it looks cool! Nobody wants to be riding around on an ugly helmet! The aesthetic that POC brings to it’s helmets can make anyone look like a pro. Overall I 100% would recommend this helmet!

This
>Rating: 2

Nice helmet with unforgiveable flaw

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
195 lbs

Great helmet other than the terrible strap design that leaves the hard plastic rubbing on the bottom of your ear. Didn't even get on the road and it was already annoying. Bummer as it seems like a great helmet otherwise.

>Rating: 5

Great helmet

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L

I've been riding this helmet for almost a year. It's really comfortable and has a lot of airflow - substantially more than my previous helmet, a Giro Synthe Mips. The fit is also great for me, and I preferred this fit over the Aether. I will admit, the look is a bit weird at first, but it looks less bulbous than the Aether. After a while, I got used to the look and even like it now. This helmet is great for climbing and hot climates. Works fine with Oakley sunglasses.

>Rating: 4

as adverstised

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
185 lbs

All the reviews are spot-on; comments like the ventilation excellent; safety; helmet true to size; measure head before you order; light; can't tell if I am wearing it; adjustment of straps tricky; does look good on but does have a mushroomy look when looking straight on from the front view, but side views good. a great helmet though a bit pricy.

>Rating: 5

A much needed replacement

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
160 lbs

I had an older helmet that had seen better days. the reviews and online data made this a perfect choice. The airflow is top notch and I feel very protected inside. Hopefully I will nver have to find out

>Rating: 5

POC saves my skull. Again.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M

Had a multi-bike crash over the weekend, slammed my head on the pavement, dented the shell and foam, but was able to complete the ride without any ill effects to brain or [kind of] body. This is the 2nd time a POC helmet has saved me from some serious damage. Ordered another one when I got home. Also, the straps are fully adjustable, they just take some work.

>Rating: 3

Good Quality, Straps Lack Adjustment

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size

This is a very well designed helmet, except for the V-straps on each side of the helmet. Those cannot be adjusted, and they didn’t work for me, so I returned the helmet. One other note. The rear dial height can be adjusted, but this is not mentioned in POC’s useless user manual. Under the two center pads there’s a four-position track for the dial height, slide the plastic tabs into the position that works best. Don’t pull out the tabs, just slide them, they’re stiff, but will move with a little effort. A good helmet, if the side strap position works for you.

>Rating: 1

Unfortunately have to return

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 1"
Weight
150 lbs

I purchased a Medium for my son. Everything fits and it is a beautiful helmet. However, I should have read the reviews. The straps are not adjustable at all which means that where the straps meet at is pushing on his ear lobes. The straps are simply too short and I even tried to see whether it is perhaps the shape of his face, trying it also on my wife (too small to fit my head) and the same issue. The straps sit and press under his earlobes and with no adjustment possible this great looking helmet is a no go. Reading reviews on here now and other sites, it is clearly a problem for many buyers of this helmet. Even funnier, when you search images for this helmet, may images clearly show that the straps are on or pressing on the ears. I am currently returning it and purchasing the Kask Protone that doesn't seem to have such issues in the strap design.

>Rating: 3

Retention system not adjustable

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
145 lbs

Unfortunately the strap retention system is not height adjustable like on Giros and other brands- only a knob to adjust the tension. It sits directly on the occipital bun and is a very uncomfortable fit. I'm returning it and replacing with another Giro since they have the best adjustability.

Actually, the height of the rear dial has four height adjustments, the adjustment track is hidden under the two middle SPIN pads. Move the pads to the side, and then slide the anchoring tabs along the track to adjust as needed. The tabs are very stiff, but they will slide, don’t pull them out! The POC helmet manual is a disgrace, a tiny 2” by 3” booklet printed in 6 pt type that doesn’t explain any of the helmet features or adjustments. This, from a company that insists they’re focused on safety. POC needs to do better.

>Rating: 4

Great overall helmet 4 stars

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

I have put 2000kms in with this helmet and love everything about it besides the sunglass garage. It simple does not work for me no matter how I put my sunglasses in. I am a bigger rider who loves to climb. I also sweat a lot normally, but put me on a climb and here comes the waterworks. So for me i need to be able to put them in the garage and have them stay. Unfortunately that doesn't happen for me. If that isn't a problem for you then this would be the helmet to buy as the rest of the features are amazing. I wear a medium helmet in every brand and had no issues with the sizing as others have stated. (Oakley- Kask)

>Rating: 5

Great lid with good venting

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Looks great and works well even in hot Utah summer. I’ve had a few POC helmets and this is my favorite so far.

>Rating: 2

Great helmet but did not work for me

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small

I was really impressed with the look, weight, and build of this helmet and was really hoping it would work for me. A medium fit me perfectly circumference wise. However, the straps did not have enough adjustability to accommodate my ears. The lowest strap setting I could muster still had the triangle resting at about mid-ear. Really wanted this helmet to work for me but unfortunately had to return it.

>Rating: 5

Best bike helmet ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

Love this helmet. Super light. You don't even feel it is on. Doesn't make your head look like a mushroom the way the older POC ones did. I can also see perfectly as it is high enough. Perfect ventilation. I found it ran large so originally ordered a Medium which I sent back. When I received the Small after my return it was a great fit. Well worth the extra money.

>Rating: 2

Too small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Small

I bought the medium helmet first, but it felt a bit big. I decided to buy the small-sized helmet, and now it’s too small. My head size is 55cm, so I’m in between both dimensions. I guess I’ll try another brand. Be careful if you’re like me and in the middle of the two sizes.

>Rating: 4

Almost perfect, but...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
165 lbs

This is my third POC road helmet. I like the style, the colors, the venting, the feel. The one thing that is frustrating is the different sizing. A large Octal is not the same size as a large Ventral. And while the difference is small and probably negligible for most, it has led me to having to order the medium and large sizes each time and try them out, because one will fit and one wont and it isn't uniform across the board. I have a medium octal which fits great and a large ventral air spin right which fits pretty well. I tried a large ventral spin and it rocked around all over the place. So, its a medium ventral and a large ventral air. Go figure.

>Rating: 4

Observation on size

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Height
5` 11"
Weight
190 lbs

I have an POC Octal (L), purchased in 2018, which fits me well. Ordered the Ventral Air Spin in Large, based on my skull measurement of approx 60.5 cm, as the POC sizing guidance claims Large should fit up to 61 cm. Not so much. Helmet is too small, so returning and will try the Giro Aether. I do not think it is a question of skull shape versus circumference, as the helmet was tight at my temples and at anterior and posterior aspects of my head. It just runs small in terms of circumference, which resulted in the superior aspect of my skull not even touching the top of the interior. if you are anything north of 59.5, I'd stay away from this model. I love POC so giving it four stars given the issue does not involve a technical flaw with the helmet. Great customer service, as always, from CC. You guys are killing it. Thanks, Riley!

>Rating: 5

Perfection - for me, at least.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

This is by far the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn. Quite frankly, it completely "disappears" on my head when I'm riding. That is to say, it's so comfortable in every way that I completely forget that I am wearing a helmet. It's one of those things, like a saddle, where it might take a while to hone in on what works best for you, but when you find the right product, it goes *poof* and you never think about it again. For me, this helmet is like that. Like most things, your mileage may vary in terms of fit, but the non-subjective elements of the helmet are all great. The build quality is clearly of a superior grade, and every small detail has been meticulously dialed in. The only downside to this helmet is the price, BUT I feel that is it actually a really great value since it is a truly superior product. Worth every penny, and I'm not a guy who has lots of pennies to spare. Just spend the extra money and get a helmet that will love you back, okay?

>Rating: 5

Nice!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
200 lbs

Nice, cool and lightweight. This helmet fits me well with just a slight adjustment of the strap. My Rapha glasses fit well in the "garage." I would definitely recommend.