POC Trabec Helmet

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the POC Trabec Helmet and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 85 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.6 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 131

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Adequate ventilation during activity.
  • Minimalist, classic style.
  • Consistent quality over many years.
  • Multiple reports of feeling very safe and confident while wearing the helmet.
  • Not a bulky fit, and doesn’t impede vision.
  • Helmet wraps around skull, instead of sliding around on top of the head, increasing safety.

Expert Reviews

  • The chin strap can be adjusted front-to-back using the plastic hardware, connecting the chin strap to the yoke.
  • 16 vents for breathability which comprise a large percentage of the total shell of the helmet, aiding in temperature control.
  • Very durable over prolonged use.
  • Polycarbonate shell covers the bottom edge of the helmet, protecting the polystyrene foam.
  • Runs true to size.
  • The seams of the shell, which are the weakest points, are positioned away from potential impact zones.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Occasionally the sizing will not fit someone’s head if they are in between sizes.

Expert Reviews

  • The rear adjustment band uses buttons rather than a wheel to tighten the band, resulting in a loose fit that doesn’t always stay locked on.
  • Snap-on visor is minimally adjustable and does not securely stay put.
  • Rear adjustment band requires two hands to operate, making it hard to adjust while riding.
  • Very limited padding inside, and none on the rear adjustment band.
  • Reports of people preferring helmets that use locking hardware to fix the chin strap into position.
  • The padding doesn’t prevent sweat from running down into your face.
  • This helmet has no other technical features like camera mounts or alternative goggle attachments.
  • The peak is fixed to the body of the helmet with two plastic clips, with no opportunity to adjust.


The POC Trabec Helmet is a fairly durable model that has a minimalist design, ample ventilation, and adjustable chin strap, but lacks a convenient rear band and any technical features. While this helmet provides users with a high comfort level for safety, there are other helmets more highly valued by the experts.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.