This week, POC introduced a broad new collection that satisfies nearly each bike clothes want.
The model says the traces of bibs, jerseys, shorts, sun shades, jackets, packs, and extra will assist riders “extend the season” with designs that prioritize versatility in “extreme conditions.”
How? POC Apparel Director Monica Lindstrom mentioned the model’s security mission guided the designs. That mission is to “protect lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for athletes and anyone inspired to be one.” The firm makes use of two in-house labs, which leverage elite athletes and analysis groups, to hold it out.
Lindstrom emphasised that security wasn’t the one factor POC prioritized within the new line. “Our safety mission is our guiding light, but we have incorporated other principles in the development process to create apparel that will work in every and any condition. It is at the extremes when things show their true colors, in protection and performance,” she mentioned.
Here’s what to search for from the latest POC equipment, coming this spring.
POC Apparel — highway and gravel
Pure VPDs bib shorts (girls’s particular)
A reverse suspender permits riders to take a nature break with out taking off their jersey. Four-way stretch cloth with flatlock seams and the ladies’s particular Catalyst silicone chamois assist add consolation on lengthy days within the saddle.
VPD is a proprietary POC materials that adapts and shapes to the wearer’s physique but additionally hardens on affect.
Ambient jersey (girls’s particular)
As its identify suggests, POC builds the Ambient to keep up very best physique warmth throughout days with massive temperature swings. “Perfect for chillier starts and late finishes,” it says; the frivolously brushed jersey delivers thermal heat with a tender warp knit. Reflective touches assist maintain early birds and midnight owls secure.
Pristine jersey (males’s and ladies’s)
POC seeks a minimalist design within the Pristine by means of straight traces and lean trim. Minimal seams and a small collar mix with mesh air flow to assist all-day consolation.
Muse jersey (males’s)
The Muse is simple, longer-sleeved merino wool and polyester jersey for males. Priorities embody thermal regulation and a “luxurious” really feel in opposition to the pores and skin.
Kernel layer vest (males’s)
The merino wool Kernel prioritizes core heat and moisture-wicking for early-season rides.
Rove Cargo VPDs bib shorts (males’s)
The Rove Cargo will get pockets to carry your smartphone or power chews, and many others., plus materials and construct selections geared towards consolation. POC’s Vital VPDs chamois brings the advantages of a longer pad to gravel and journey riders, and silicone inserts assist soak up affect. A mesh torso, flatlock seams, and seam-free suspenders help all-day wearability.
POC Apparel — mountain bike
Poise crew and tee (males’s)
The Poise is a informal match shirt constructed for downhillers. It’s sized to accommodate physique armor, and POC appears to make it snug sufficient to put on on or off the bike. A small, safe pocket holds your carry ticket on the underside left.
Poise hoodie (males’s)
POC makes use of Japanese Delta-Peak polyester for the Poise hoodie. The snag-resistant cloth ought to assist facilitate easy driving by means of the timber. Like the crew and tee, physique armor ought to match beneath.
Essential Enduro shorts (girls’s)
POC’s Essential Enduro shorts leverage a “light nylon stretch material” to assist maintain lengthy rides on scorching days snug. It says the fabric wicks moisture, dries rapidly, and repels water successfully. An elastic waist helps the shorts match proper, and an in-house system helps maintain knee pads in place.
Apparel — equipment
An array of new socks and gloves are additionally on deck, optimized towards a wide range of riders and kinds. The Zephyr merino mid-length sock makes use of a waffle knit sample up prime for assist and a mesh construction on prime of the foot so as to add air flow. The Savant MTB glove seeks to stability consolation and grip contact with a skinny mesh palm to assist your hand breathe and silicone pads to maintain it in place.
POC Helmets Go Back to MIPS
POC introduced just one (important) change to its helmet line: the reintroduction of MIPS. POC was one of the first helmet manufacturers to supply MIPS. Seemingly at all times on the forefront of security tech, POC then launched their very own rotational affect safety system with their SPIN Technology padding. Most not too long ago, SPIN Tech gave approach to the MIPS Integra system, and now POC is providing a quantity of new MIPS equipped helmets as promised:
- Omne Air MIPS
- Ventral Air MIPS
- Ventral MIPS
- Ventral Tempus MIPS
- Octal X MIPS
- Tectal Race MIPS
- Axion Race MIPS
- Coron Air MIPS
Elsewhere, the anticipated 23-gram Elicit sunglasses arrive this spring. POC achieved its lightest sun shades ever through the use of trussed arms and eradicating the bridge throughout the highest. The full-coverage shades include a swappable lens.
Among the entire array, POC’s body-contouring, impact-cushioning VPD would possibly take advantage of sense on the Column backpack. Since VPD shapes with physique warmth however hardens on affect, the backpack ought to keep snug and resist put on and tear. Thanks to a detachable web, the 13L pack has sufficient room for a hydration system, bike instruments, spare garments, and even your helmet. Six adjustment factors assist riders cinch it down proper.
The Oseus VPD built-in armor jacket and tee let downhillers shield their vitals with out layering up. POC makes use of “a soft, flexible fabric” to let riders can put on both of the 2 in opposition to their pores and skin. And because of the zipper placement, the safety throughout the chest is steady.
Finally, anybody who likes driving with out a backpack (that means everybody), take be aware: fanny pack alert! The Lamina hip pack comes with compartmentalized storage for instruments, a spare tube, some snacks, keys and a card. Purpose-driven pockets assist maintain all the things in the best place: a pocket with a waterproof zipper for a smartphone, particular person software sleeves, and many others.
Get your high-tech on when the entire collection arrives this spring at POC’s site.