POC has just released a newly revised full face, their Coron Air Carbon Spin. It retails for $450 USD, which worth noting is the same price as their heavier, less technical prior design.
The key feature of the new lid, is not only it’s lightweight carbon shell, but also POC’s patent pending rotational impact protection system, SPIN, which is designed to reduce the effects of an oblique fall by reducing the amount of force transmitted to the head and brain. By using the innovative and unique pad technology, which sit directly against the user’s head and can shear in any direction during an oblique impact, SPIN pads allow the helmet to move relative to the head during a fall, reducing the force transmitted to the brain. The Spin pads are essentially little pillows of silicone surrounded by a slippery fiber.
The Coron line also includes the non carbon Coron Air Spin, retailing at $275 and featuring the same multi-impact EPP liner and Spin pads.
To match the new helmets is a mountain bike specific pair of goggles that tightly fit with the Coron helmets, dubbed the Ora. The goggles feature Carl Zeiss lenses, with a highly vented version, and a DH model with added foam to keep the dirt out.
For more info on POC’s new lineup, visit: POC