The new Omne Air Resistance SPIN helmet from poc looks like it could be the perfect gravel helmet – though they stop short of calling it that. Instead, the Omne in both Resistance and standard Air SPIN is billed as a multi-purpose lid. Something equally comfortable on the road, or off.

POC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off roadPOC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off road

After leaking the Omne Air SPIN last summer, poc has rounded out the line with the addition of the Resistance Air SPIN which has one small change. The addition of a stubby visor gives the helmet a bit more of an off road look. Poc states that the Omne Resistance SPIN “is built on the same foundations as the Omne Air SPIN but has been specifically designed for a multipurpose road, commute, gravel and mountain bike use.” Though no specifics of any difference other than the visor are given. The weight is slightly different at 295g vs 315g, but that could easily be the difference in weight of the visor.

POC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off roadPOC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off road

You will find a few differences in the colors available though, with the Air SPIN gaining an AVIP version with a bright orange rear panel for increased visibility. Available in both gloss and matte colors, the Omne Air SPIN is available in Small (50-56), Medium (54-59), and Large (56-61), and sells for €160.

Omne Air SPIN Technical features        

  • Multi-purpose helmet equally at home on the road bike as the daily commute.
  • Features POC’s patent pending silicone pad system, SPIN.
  • High-performance EPS liner with optimized density to provide the ideal crash protection.
  • Optimized aerodynamic and ventilation design.
  • Slim profile.
  • Lightweight 360° adjustment system for a personalized fit.
  • Easily adjustable precision straps molded into the helmet liner for extra comfort and safety.
  • Comes in both gloss and matt colors
  • SRP: 160 EUR

POC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off roadPOC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off road

POC Omne Air Resistance SPIN adds multi-purpose protection on or off road

The Omne Air Resistance SPIN is available in more muted colors (with the exception of Prismane Red) worthy of the off road intentions. Sold in the same sizes and even the same price, the choice comes down to whether you want the visor or not – and color.

Omne Air Resistance SPIN Technical features        

  • Multi-purpose helmet equally at home on the road, daily urban commute or mtb trails.
  • Features POC’s patent pending silicone pad system, SPIN.
  • High-performance EPS liner with optimized density to provide the ideal crash protection.
  • Optimized aerodynamic and ventilation design.
  • Slim profile.
  • Includes detachable peak to enhance protection and manage sunlight, dirt and rain.
  • Lightweight 360° adjustment system for a personalized fit.
  • Easily adjustable precision straps molded into the helmet liner for extra comfort and safety.
  • Features a two-tone gloss and matt finish
  • SRP: 160 EU

Both helmets are available to purchase now, though the Resistance model isn’t available in all markets.

pocsports.com

 

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