The original POC Octal was first released over five years ago, and aside from introducing multiple new colour options and a MIPS version of the helmet, the essential design of the helmet hasn’t been changed.
The helmet has POC’s blue SPIN liningJack Luke/Immediate Media
MIPS is a helmet technology used across the industry to reduce the rotational forces that can sometimes occur in a crash. In 2017, POC developed its own technology to counter the same effects in a crash, dubbed SPIN.
POC has implemented the SPIN linings in some of its models but has yet to introduce it to the current Octal.