Whole in One: POC’s New Fornix Helmet

The innovative Swedish company offers a new Fornix with fine-tuned features, design and tech.

 

 

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POC’s Fornix helmet has protected and inspired shredders around the globe since 2012.

Fornix SPIN and the Whole Helmet Concept

POC has updated the Fornix as part of its Whole Helmet Concept to further enhance protection for skiers and riders, on- or off-piste, in the park or the deepest backcountry.

 

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Recent advances in science continue to reveal the brain’s mind-blowing complexity and central role in who we are. Undoubtedly the brain controls our wellbeing, forges our uniqueness, and drives us forward—but it is also very fragile and needs protecting. Breaking a bone is painful, but fixable.

Damage the brain and you enter a world of uncertainty and danger. That’s why POC conceived of the Whole Helmet Concept where innovative materials, integrated electronics and rider-optimized details are at work before, during and after an impact.

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Very lightweight and well-ventilated, the helmet features an optimized liner with an extended PC shell and aramid reinforcements to enhance structural stability and protect against penetration impacts. Designed for a seamless fit with POC goggles, the ventilation channels have also been optimized to ensure goggles do not fog up and impair vision.

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Adjustable Ventilation? Check.

We’ve come to expect an adjustable fit from helmets. But adjustable ventilation? That’s progress for today’s all-conditions riders. The Fornix ventilation (and fit) is fully adjustable, giving you optimum temperature and comfort control whether trekking in the backcountry or skiing the pistes in extreme conditions. The helmet also features POC’s silicone pad technology SPIN and of course a fixed goggle clip for extra security.

Fornix SPIN Features

All-mountain ski and snowboard helmet.
Lightweight in-mold construction with PC shell and EPS liner.
Extended PC shell covers helmet rim.
Adjustable fit system for a personal fit.
Highly adjustable ventilation.
Aramid bridges for enhanced structural integrity.
SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) silicone pad technology.
Fixed goggle clip.
Vents to allow goggle steam to escape through the helmet.

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Pair with: POC Fovea Clarity Pow JJ Goggle

Clarity lenses redefine what it means to see on the slopes. Developed with optical industry leaders Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens, the lenses filter specific peaks in the colour spectrum to enhance all-day precision vision. Exclusive Spektris mirror coatings have been developed for different weather conditions: sunny, partly sunny and overcast, giving unparalleled vision in any weather.

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Combining these lenses with a goggle designed in collaboration with POC team athlete Aaron Blunck ensures maximal vertical and peripheral vision is never interrupted. A soft frame and triple-layer foam ensures a comfortable and secure fit on any face shape, and provides flexibility and comfort in even the coldest conditions.

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