POC Ventral: An Aero Helmet That Can Do It All

POC Ventral helmet

Let’s face it. Aero helmet is not everyone’s cup of tea. They might be faster, but often time they are heavy and gets hot way too easily, which is not necessarily a bad thing if you’re riding in the cold, but I strongly dislike wearing my aero lids in the middle of summer.

POC Ventral helmet
Instead of designing air around the helmet, POC designed the ntntral’s front air intake to capture and channel air in a specific path to improves aerodynamics and reduces drag, which also allows better ventilation and cooling effect.

POC’s new Ventral is trying to change that. You can now have an aero helmet that is fast, lightweight, well ventilated and safe featuring POC’s own SPIN (Shearing Pads INside) pads to combat against rotational impact. No need to decide which helmet to use on certain day because the Ventral can do it all.

POC SPIN (Shearing Pads INside)
Cutaway view of POC’s SPIN (Shearing Pads INside) to combat against rotation impact.

“Over the years we have developed a number of advanced performance helmets. The award winning Octal is well known, but our Octal Aero, Cerebel and Tempor helmets have also been fundamental in improving aerodynamic performance and times for many track and road riders. With all our experience, we wanted to push our ideas even further and develop a ventilated aero helmet that would give significant speed gains to a rider and further improve safety.” – POC CEO Jonas Sjögren

Our in-depth review is on the way but here’s a short video about the Ventral.

The Ventral will be used by EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale Pro Cycling Team starting March 4th and they are available for purchase today both in store and online.

POC Ventral helmet
Photo: POC