With extended protection and exceptional ventilation, the POC Kortal gives next-level trail and enduro protection. Developed for complete protection, the helmet fits seamlessly with the Ora goggles and is designed so that the goggle strap does not cover any ventilation – helping ensure enduro riders stay cool on the claims between race stages. The detachable helmet peak can also be adjusted and raise higher on the helmet so that the goggles or sunglasses can be stored on the helmet below the peak. The rear ventilation holes are also shaped so that sunglasses can be securely stored in them although developed for MTB, the helmet is also certified to the Dutch NTA 8776 electric bike helmet standard, currently the only standard for electric bikes.
The Kortal Race Mips, is a brand new all-mountain bike helmet packed full of enhanced safety, innovation and technology. It is also the first-ever helmet to feature the recently unveiled Mips® Integra. The Devour takes a new approach to vision and features POC’s Clarity lens technology. Merged with exceptional eye coverage and protection it has been designed for the needs of modern-day bike riders, off and on road.
The Kortal Race Mips and the Devour Clarity, which have recently been awarded Design and Innovation Awards.
Commenting on the new releases, Oscar Huss, Head of Product, POC, said “Mountain bikes today are more capable than ever, offering everything from XC efficiency going up to DH performance going down. Riders now have a host of new opportunities which we wanted to enhance with a new benchmark in helmet and eyewear protection. With a host of integrated technology, safety solutions and brand-new innovations, the Kortal and Devour represent a significant progression in protection and vision.
Inspired by the Tectal, which introduced POC’s vision for trail helmets, integrating innovative safety technology into a lightweight and well-ventilated helmet, the Kortal Race Mips takes POC’s ideas even further. It sets a new benchmark for mountain bike riders at home with the more aggressive and capable all-mountain bikes. The helmet features a brand new design, a patented break away visor system to protect a riders neck, aramid bridges for strength, an NFC Medical ID chip which uses digital technology to allow the helmet to speak for you when you can’t™. A RECCO® Reflector which allows you to be searchable over large areas, particularly in mountainous environments. The Kortal Race Mips is also the world’s first helmet to use the brand-new Mips® Integra system, an almost invisible rotational impact protection system.
To further extend its protection the Kortal Race Mips is a speed pedelec certified helmet, passing the Dutch NTA8776 standard, which tests helmets at higher impact speeds than for standard bicycle use. The helmet peak has several positions to allow for goggle storage underneath while not in use. And naturally it pairs seamlessly with the new Devour Clarity sunglasses and even has a rear ‘eye garage’ for storage. The Kortal, which will feature a reduced list of technology, will also be released alongside the Kortal Race Mips.