POC Tectal Helmet

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 86 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 123

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Variety of colors.
  • Snug fit and secure.
  • Provides ample protection.
  • Very stable once tightened.
  • Vents for breathability.
  • Easy to operate with gloves on.
  • Velcro circles secure padding on inside of helmet.
  • Strap doesn’t rub or chafe ears.

Expert Reviews

  • Fiber grid is placed in keys areas, which improves protection and durability.
  • Deep-coverage all-mountain helmet.
  • Pressure is distributed around the lid’s circumference.
  • Retention dial allows for easy adjustability.
  • Ventilation is top-of-the-line.
  • Low weight at 343 grams.
  • 9 vents across forehead, 3 over the crown, and 5 at the rear.
  • Vents can hold glasses.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Expensive.
  • Fit may not be suited for those with round-shaped heads.
  • Rear adjustments have slipped loose on occasion.
  • Nowhere to put a light on the back for safety.

Expert Reviews

  • Visor is not big enough that you can fit a pair of goggles underneath.
  • No MIPS system.


The POC Tectal Helmet is a stylish, protective, breathable, and minimal-style helmet. Despite a high price, the combination of quality and style make this a solid mountain bike helmet.


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