Verified Buyer Reviewed by Diane Drexel from Lancaster, PA on Saturday, September 17, 2016
Shortly after receiving the Poc Octal helmet, my husband hit a corn cob in the road and crashed at 24 miles an hour. He was thrown backwards off the bike and hit his head. The Octal protects more of the back of the head than many other helmets, which is good, because that is where the crash impact was. The other riders in his group that stopped to assist and assess whether or not to call an ambulance were amazed that he was cobscious after such a big hit to the head. We did not call an ambulance, but took him to the emergency room to have him checked. Fortunately, there was no head injury. Had he been wearing his old helmet, I believe it would not have turned out so well. Other riders in the group are now shopping for POC helmets. I ordered a replacement POC the next day (from another site as STP was out of his size).