POC's New Trail and Fullface Helmets - Interbike 2015

Sep 19, 2015
by Mike Levy  
Interbike 2015

POC's New Tectal and Coron Helmets

With more protection than a cross-country lid, POC's Trabec was one of the earlier so-called trail helmets on the market when it was introduced years ago. The Swedish company is now following that up with their new Tectal, a trail helmet that actually takes some of its DNA from POC's Octal road lid. That fact is most obvious when you compare the main vent layouts of the two, with the Tectal sporting the same basic pattern as the airy Octal. It also features a similar unibody shell construction, but with the aramid bridges system from the Trabec and even more coverage than its predecessor. You won't find any MIPS technology inside of the Tectal, though, as POC's development cycle means that addition likely won't happen until the second year of the helmet's life.

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There's no shortage of venting on the new Tectal.
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The Tectal Race includes a nifty elastic goggle strap keeper, as well as a removable camera mount and Recco Reflector.

POC will offer two versions of the new Tectal: the standard model will retail for $190 USD, while the Tectal Race will sell for $210 USD and include a removable camera mount, goggle strap retainer and a Recco Reflector that allows a rescue crew to use a special scanner of sorts that can locate you in the bush from a helicopter. Sizes include XS/S, S/M and M/L, with a S/M said to weigh in at 370 grams.

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The $450 USD Coron is POC's new high-end fullface helmet.
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Simple and understated, as is the norm for POC.

Those looking for more protection than the Tectal might be stoked to see the Coron, a completely new fullface helmet from POC. It features the same understated styling as Cortex, but is said to be even safer due to the M-Forge shell material that greatly ups the helmet's multi-impact performance compared to its predecessor. POC says that M-Forge has previously only been used in the motorsports world, and that the new shell is able to flex and absorb more impact energy than a more traditional shell, all while still being light and durable. According to POC, the Coron is able to better withstand more day to day abuse than the Cortex without losing its ability to protect your head due to the new shell, but also thanks to the multi-impact EPP liner that's found inside. There's also a new breakaway visor design that, as the description suggests, allows the visor to move out of the way rather than snapping into pieces when you scorpion into the ground.

The Coron retails for $450 USD, and you can expect a MIPS version sometime down the road.


  • 134 2
 I see IOS 9 has been released
  • 8 6
 comment of the decade.
  • 9 3
 It's the new iPoc !
  • 3 2
 someone give this guy an award!
  • 68 0
 Tectal : rectal :: Coron : colon. Please don't name things like that, I'm not mature enough to handle it.
  • 24 1
 A nice change from the 90s EXTREME Doritos X-Games! designs from TLD and Fox.
  • 10 1
 Hey don't knock Doritos.
  • 5 2
 If anything we need to be MORE EXTREME!!!!
  • 11 2
 Too bad they only showing grey colours here and pretty simple angles.

There are some rad colour ways this year to go along with some rad new shapes and styling for these 2 new helmets.

When you see in person, you will be stoked.

  • 13 1
 Still trying to figure out why you would ever need a recco reflector on a bike helmet.
  • 8 0
 Landslides dude..
  • 6 0
 Search and rescue happens year round, and not just for avalanches.
  • 11 0
 Just $450?
  • 9 1
 new google strap allows you to go full enduro, bro
  • 13 9
 POC must be trying to assert them selves as the antithesis of style compared to TLD
  • 50 5
 Really though? TLD and ‘style’? Graphics on D3s that look like they came off a Hot Wheels car? I know that’s somehow acceptable in the moto world, but it doesn’t mean we have to subscribe to it and worship TLD as ‘stylish’.

Or maybe we 12 year old Pinkbike-commenting Luddites do...
  • 7 7
 I actually like some of the TLD colour lines. To each their own.
  • 6 7
 Tld does their own thing because they're artists and they what they want.
  • 12 8
 TLD is anything but stylish, like summat david beckham would wear, tosser.
  • 9 0
 Some of the TLD stuff is ok but the majority is too loud for me.
  • 9 1
 It sad that tld has so great stuff with so terrible painting.
  • 6 5
 Seriously? POC's stuff has the look of something from Vaders storm troopers. A little color never hurt anyone.
  • 7 3
 troy lee designs helmets have art; art is subjective. everything is opinion. i happen to think that both poc and tld have some nice designs, and both have some not nice designs. all yall need to just chill out.

also the d3 has the best shell shape in my opinion as well, although the 100% aircraft rivals that now i think.
  • 9 6
 Not having it, a colour blind no handed piss head after 10 pints of stella and kebab chaser could do a better paint job than tld.
  • 3 3
 yeah that makes complete sense.
  • 4 2
 TLD make the best fullface hands down. Flames and pinstripes are lame.
  • 5 2
 Some of you guys don't understand or appreciate TLD history. They got deep moto roots doing custom painted helmets for the fastest guys in the world. This is the same situation with the DH guys as well. Wild, custom paint jobs from TLD will always be my favorite due to their unique look and heritage. No boring flat colors on my helmets if I can help it. Nothing wrong with a helmet having some character to it.
  • 4 1
 @jamescmy nailed it... Would be refreshing for TLD to offer something different in terms of the graphics.
  • 2 0
 I understand the history of TLD and appreciate the art work, I was just simply saying some of it is too flashy for my taste. Some of the graphics are very cool, just nothing I would wear.
  • 3 0
 I seem to be the only who thinks the coron looks awesome. I'm absolutely sure there are more colors than grey and the shape of it just looks cool. The tectal doesn't look bad too
  • 5 1
 The Coron looks hot, and hot in the sense that your head might fry inside that zero ventilation bucket.
  • 2 0
 There are actually tons of vents. The images don't reveal this though... which is part of why I made earlier comment.

  • 6 2
 I'm digging that Tectal helmet.
  • 50 0
 Will look awesome on my new IKEA helmet stand.
  • 3 1
 Saw someone working for Poc at my bike park w/ the gray color. I think it looks awesome in person. I'm tired of all the flamboyant colors.
  • 2 2
 No pictures of the retention web on the Tectal? I hope/assume POC uses the same one as the Octal now. The Trabec had one of the worst retention systems for the price of the helmet. Had the retention clips open up on descents multiple times. Never had the issue with my old Fox Flux using a similar system. Switched to a TLD A1 and a Giro Atmos and haven't looked back.
  • 2 0
 I heard they did change the retention strap. That was the reason I got an A1 over the trabec. Now that I smashed my A1 (not my head thankfully) I might give this a shot.
  • 1 0
 Yep. New system.
  • 2 0
 Good to know. Looks like a slimmer helmet as well. Less Toad from Mario Bros looking. Will check out POC again when MIPS lids are available.
  • 3 0
 So....grey. Stoked to check out some different colours
  • 3 1
 I prefer a bit of graphics on my helmet. These are a bit too simple for my liking
  • 1 0
 Tectal, recco, rectal! Its the only thing that comes to mu mind. The open helmet is really nice, it will probably be my next helmet.
  • 2 0
 I dont mind the grey. I prefer bright colors tho.
def needs more vents I figure it has 8 or so ? my D3 has 20
  • 3 0
 the Coron is sexy ! but maan that s more expensive than a D3 please ...
  • 2 0
 have seen these helmets on the wallner brothers for a while now and they look awsome in person.
  • 3 0
 Colors are not boring
  • 2 0
 Buy this if you want all your mates to tell you you look like a coron.
  • 1 0
 6 vents on the Coron? Can't wait to ride in 30 degree summer temps!
  • 1 0
 Anybody know when this thing will be available to buy???
  • 1 1
 Giro FF Carbon for life Smile
  • 1 0
 sweet nascar sunglasses
  • 2 0
 Dem dar 'blue-blocker' lenses?
  • 1 0
 nice giro cipher...
  • 2 2
 I think this POC might give that 100% full face a run for its money
  • 1 0
  • 1 1
 very futuristic looking

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