POC Obex Spin Communication Helmet and Headset Drop-In for non-communication POC Obex Spin Helmets
The POC Obex Spin is an advanced ski and snowboard helmet available in multiple colors. The helmet features state of the art head protection, and features add-ons such NFC medical tag, RECCO Reflectors, and a drop-in Bluetooth communications platform. Ski the slopes in style while staying safe and in communication with your friends.
- SNOWBOARDING AND SKIING: Perfect support for long and short days on the mountain; A helmet for extreme snow sports, from backcountry skiing to off-piste boarding
- LAYERS OF PROTECTION: Equipped with a lightweight, in-mold EPS liner, PC shell and a robust ABS top shell for weight and crash protection
- COMMUNICATION COMPATIBLE: Designed to fit POC AID communication ear pads (sold separately) so you can stay updated about snowpack conditions, set a meeting point or listen to music
- DESIGNED FOR COMFORT: Fine-tune the fit with an interior size-adjustment system (no pads to change); Sliding vents control temp and goggle fog; Integrates with the POC Fovea Clarity and Clarity Comp
- INNOVATIVE SPIN TECHNOLOGY: Patent-pending silicone pad technology system, SPIN (Shearing Pad INside), uses innovative materials and design to complement POC’s whole helmet approach
C. Sullivan –
I bought this primarily because it fit me better than others I could find: I have trouble finding a M that’s big enough and L helmets are often too big to fit securely. It fits me quite well, is lightweight, seems well made, and is has the features I wanted, so I’m happy.One minor complaint is that only the vents on the top close–the front and back vents don’t close. The lever for opening and closing vents works well, but only does the top vents. The air coming in through the front vents can be a little chilly if you wear nothing under the helmet and you are moving fast. I’m going to experiment with blocking them on the inside in the colder months.Another minor quirk is that the removable ear flaps are attached to the liner, so they aren’t really removable unless you rip out the stitches holding them together. POC told me that it’s OK to rip that connection, so I’ll probably do so in the spring when it gets warm enough that I don’t always want the ear flaps.I’m not sure whether to believe that the “spin” technology is really as good as MIPS–there are only a few small “spin” pads in the lining, and it’s not clear that they are big enough to allow much rotation.One reason I like POC even though they are a little overpriced is that the company doesn’t offend me by supporting strange political causes like Giro’s parent company Vista Outdoors does.I plan to use this helmet for biking as well as skiing. For anyone who is planning to do that, note that many of these have a matte finish that is not as slick as the shiny surface of a typical helmet. In a bike crash, the ability to slide easily on the pavement is part of what protects you. I’m going to see if I can buff the surface to be smoother and slicker.
Martin L. Owens –
No ear pockets for speakers, weird fit and “red” color isn’t red at all.
Kelley Fitzpatrick –
Love the lightweightness and fit of this helmet. I wear a buff sometimes and it have the 360 degree fit is so nice.Super comfortable and I like how I can hear really well with the ear pockets and it doesn’t push on my ears. Also, the matte finish is super crisp. Will be buying the Bluetooth audio accessory in the Fall when it is back in stock!
Austen Z –
Too small for me. My head is 56.5. The M-L is really tight. I ordered another XL-XxL. Thought to give it another go. Dont have a high hope, probably going to return it again.
Overall an excellent helmet, I did order the XL-XXL however on arrival I found it too large despite following the size guide so be careful. Don’t let this put you of though the helmet is top quality.
My son instantly covered the helmet in stickers. He loves it
Yorkshire bloke –
Loved this lid but too tight around the temples for my daft shaped head so I had to send it back. It was really tight above the ears but I could get three fingers in the forehead gap. If you have an oval head you’ll be fine. If you don’t, you won’t. It probably is the right circumference but it just didn’t fit me. Order a size up if you wear a full ski mask under your helmet.
David Larsen –
Tried on helmets from all major brands and this fit my head best. I can still hear well without the muffled sound I got in some other helmets. One ear does get a little cold when the wind hits from one side on the lift but I choose not to wear anything underneath it. A hood over the helmet for the windy times would make it perfect – that’s next on my list.
Black Tip Shark @hk –
It’s light, it looks cool, and I feel well protected skiing with it!