This week, POC announced a broad new collection that satisfies just about every bike clothing need.
The brand says the lines of bibs, jerseys, shorts, sunglasses, jackets, packs, and more will help riders “extend the season” with designs that prioritize versatility in “extreme conditions.”
How? POC Apparel Director Monica Lindstrom said the brand’s safety 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 company uses two in-house labs, which leverage elite athletes and research teams, to carry it out.
Lindstrom emphasized that safety wasn’t the only thing POC prioritized in 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 said. Photo: Maja Johansson POC’s gear has appeared on Olympic and World Championship stages . It’s also tracked well in Bikerumor’s testing .
Here’s what to look for from the newest POC kit, coming this spring. POC Apparel — road and gravel
Pure VPDs bib shorts (women’s specific)
A reverse suspender allows riders to take a nature break without taking off their jersey. Four-way stretch fabric with flatlock seams and the women’s specific Catalyst silicone chamois help add comfort on long days in the saddle.VPD is a proprietary POC material that adapts and shapes to the wearer’s body but also […]