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POC Coron DH Helmet

The latest in helmet tech from Sweden

The Coron is the latest full-face DH lid from Scandinavian brand POC, due here in the UK this spring, along with their new trail lid, the Tectal.

 

‘Swedish brand POC never disappoint us with their clean and elegant tech’ were our words from last autumn’s Eurobike show report where these new helmets were launched.

 

 

POC have always had a strong focus on a no compromise approach to design, with premium materials, well-developed technologies and safety taking a priority. Their products are far from cheap but rarely disappoint, and can be seen as a good long-term investment if you can afford it.

 

The Coron helmet has been developed with POC team athlete Martin Soderstrom and sits above the Cortex DH in the range. For 2016 POC have introduced a new shell material called M-Forge. This has advanced fibre technology said to outperform previously known shell materials and has benefits in terms of multi-impact performance and durability. In terms of weight, there is no penalty either with the Coron weighing in from 1050g depending on size.

 

The M-Forge shell is paired to with a multi-impact EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) liner for added long-term performance. EPP does not deform permanently, meaning it’s a better choice for absorbing repetitive impacts.

 

POC have spent a lot of time with the ventilation and design of the padding placement. Unclip the internal jaw pads and you can see plenty of shaped ducts moving air through the generous front vents an out the rear ports. Attention to the pad detail around the ears (as seen on many newer lids) is good, giving better hearing. Talking of the padding, the quality of fabrics used and the finish is top class as per usual with POC, there’s not a rough edge to be seen.

 

 

The chin bar is taller than on many full-face lids, giving a touch more protection. POC have added a huge ducting vent on this chin bar, right where you need it.

A top class piece of kit then, the Coron is up there at the top along with the TroyLee Designs D3 and our favourite Fox Rampage Pro Carbon.

DUE IN UK: MARCH/APRIL 2016

WEIGHT: 1177g (MEDIUM) QUOTED: 1050g

COLOURS: WHITE, BLACK, GREY, SODERSTROM BLUE, INTENSE RED.

SIZES: XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL

PRICE: £385, £425 (SODERSTROM EDITION)

www.2pure.co.uk  0844 811 2001

www.pocsports.com

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