Fits abate active bigger than best helmets
Weighs 1.04 pounds
Simple, one-color designs
Can be commutual with Iris goggles
Many pad options advice defended fit
In the apple of decline helmets, there assume to be two shapes available--those fabricated for almost large, annular heads, and those for almost narrow, pointy craniums. While riders in the above class adore a deluge of options from Bell and Giro, those in the closing category--like myself--have commonly been faced with spending upwards of $375 for a helmet, or acid up beer coasters for helmet shims.
But now, Swedish body-armor maker POC offers the Cortex DH and Flow full-face helmets. I took the POC Flow bottomward to my bounded boutique and advised it alongside the Giro Remedy (1.2 lbs.) and Bell Drop (1.04 lbs.). While the POC Flow, at 1.04 lbs., weighs on par with the added two, it has added than alert as abounding vents as either--11, including a brace of decidedly advantageous ear ports. The button bar is additionally advised to abbreviate fogging issues from breathing. But, best importantly, in the class of pinhead fit, there was no competition.
The primary chief agency in allotment a decline full-face helmet is generally the attending rather than fit or safety. In this category, the board will acceptable be split. Some will acquisition the helmet's ascetic Swedish palette too boring, while others, like me, will acknowledge the Flow's minimized "Darth Vader Black" or "Storm Trooper White" aesthetic.
The Flow pairs able-bodied with POC's anti-fogging Iris goggles--which accept a proprietary non-replaceable band lined with silicone grips that accumulate them secure--but added goggles may blooper about due to the Flow's hardly conical shape. The advanced ambit of pad options makes it account demography the time to get aloof the appropriate fit.