How do you make something Gravel Specific ? Well, it’s got to be olive green, and it’s got to have pockets. The design team at POC has clearly taken these two rules and, rather madly, applied them to the Omne helmet, one of the more aero offerings from the brands helmet range.
Do you need a gravel-specific helmet when so many of the best road bike helmets will also work perfectly well? POC thinks so. We’re not so sure, but that’s not going to stop us from testing it to find out. I’m not totally sure what this rear strap is for yet (Image credit: Future) Gravel specific helmets?
The POC Omne does seem to be the testbed for the brand to try out some slightly more unusual ideas. The standard Omne is a very capable helmet, but then we’ve got the solar-powered Omne Eternal , an Omne Air Rapha collaboration , an Omne Lite, and here we have the Omne Ultra, which is packed with adventure-ready features.
POC states this helmet “embodies the spirit of gravel”. If the spirit of gravel is, as I suspect, strapping things to other things in increasingly aesthetic ways then POC has very much got my backing on this claim. The standard Omne chassis has been upgraded with a Velcro patch on one side, in order that riders may attach an easily visible ID patch to one side, and on the other is a small bungee cargo holster. There is also a rear strap […]
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