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POC Omne Ultra Helmet Straps On Adventure Mounts, while Omne Lite Gets 20% Lighter!

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POC’s already versatile Omne bike helmet family gets two new versions – one, the completely wild Omne Ultra with buckles, velcro & straps to attach things to your head and two, a 20% lighter, more ventilated version that’s as now as light as the fully-open Ventral Air. Add the Ultra & Lite to the solar-powered Eternal, kids POCito, the stubby-visored Resistance, and the original Omne Air now with MIPS Integra – and this is the most adaptable helmet in POC’s line-up for everything from road rides to commutes, to off-road bikepacking adventures…

POC Omne adds adventure Ultra & lighter Lite helmets

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POC says the addition of the new Omne Ultra & Omne Lite are their way of making their most versatile cycling helmet even more adaptable to any type of cycling. Both performance lids essentially start with the same semi-aero road helmet design, and then tweak it for a more niche use. POC calls the Ultra “something different” while the Lite is a pretty straightforward upgrade in ventilation and lighter weight…

Omne Ultra bikepacking & gravel bike helmet

POC Omne Ultra MIPS bikepacking gravel bike helmet with strap-on adventure cargo mounts

Let’s start with the new POC Omne Ultra – likely the most niche helmet we’ve seen yet. Sure, there are already plenty of “gravel helmets”, but this one takes it a step further by adding ways to strap things to your helmet just like your bikepacking bags. POC says it’s about being able to personalize your setup and to help add “inspiration for those extended adventures on your bike”.

Now, is it a good idea to strap stuff to your helmet? That’s probably a no, but the Ultra isn’t about hauling gear on top of your head. It’s more like making a statement.

Adventure tech details

POC Omne Ultra MIPS bikepacking gravel bike helmet with strap-on adventure cargo mounts, velcro patch

A big piece of velcro on the left side of the helmet gives you somewhere to stick on a patch? A mini bungee strap on the right is more likely a spot to stick a feather in your cap that you find along the way? And a daisy chain strap and buckle at the back might let you dangle a scarf, hold a goggle strap in place for some deep winter adventures, or secure a rain cover on top? I think the idea is to leave it up to you to decide.

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Other than the attachment point, the Omne Ultra is essentially the same as the standard Omne Air, with a full wrap polycarbonate shell in-molded over a light EPS foam liner, with a low-profile MIPS Integra system & a RECCO reflector inside and 360° dial fit adjustment.

POC Omne Ultra MIPS bikepacking gravel bike helmet with strap-on adventure cargo mounts, silver

POC Omne Ultra MIPS bikepacking gravel bike helmet with strap-on adventure cargo mounts, green

POC Omne Ultra MIPS bikepacking gravel bike helmet with strap-on adventure cargo mounts, orange

POC Omne Ultra MIPS bikepacking gravel bike helmet with strap-on adventure cargo mounts, black

The new EN/CPSC/AS/NZS-certified POC Omne Ultra sells for $200 / 200€ and comes in three sizes S (50-56cm) at 320g, M (54-59cm) at 340g & L (56-61cm) at 390g (all claimed weights). It will be available from next month, March 2023, in 4 matte colors – Argentite silver, Epidote green, Himalayan Salt orange, and Uranium black.

Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet

Compared to the weirdness of the Ultra, the Lite is easily overshadowed. But POC’s upgrades to the Omne Lite are more impressive, really. Starting with the same overall Omne Air shape, the Lite drops around 65g (more than 20%) to make this POC’s second-lightest helmet, only behind the Ventral Lite. It does that by trimming back the outer polycarbonate shell to just the edges for protection and by hollowing out a bit more EPS foam without sacrificing safety thanks to a ‘whole helmet’ safety concept, plus foregoing any extra MIPS system inside.

Lightweight tech details

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, Lite vs. Air sideOmne Lite (l) vs. Omne Air MIPS (r)

The result is not just a lighter helmet down to a claimed 240g, but also much-improved ventilation thanks to larger openings, an extra pair of exhaust ports at the sides, and deeper internal ventilation channels.

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, Lite vs. Air rearOmne Lite (l) vs. Omne Air MIPS (r)

That makes it as light as the completely open-vented Ventral Air, and at least 100g lighter than the Omne Ultra. Tech-wise it still has the same in-mold construction – just pared down – and the same 360° dial fit adjustable retention.

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, green

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, purple

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, black

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, black & red

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, fluo pink

POC Omne Lite lightweight road & gravel bike helmet, white

The new EN/CPSC/AS/NZS-certified POC Omne Lite sells for $190 / 190€ and comes in three sizes S (50-56cm) at 220g, M (54-59cm) at 240g & L (56-61cm) at 260g (all claimed weights) – plus a WF wide fit version. It will be available in shops & online in March 2023, in 7 colors – a darker matte Epidote green, matte Amethyst purple, matte Uranium black, matte Uranium black + Lead blue, matte Uranium black + Prismane red, glossy Fluorescent pink + Uranium black, and gloss Hydrogen white

Other POC OMNE MIPS helmets, too

POC Omne Air MIPS light aero road & gravel bike helmetPOC Omne Air MIPS

POC Omne Air Resistance MIPS light aero gravel bike helmetPOC Omne Air Resistance MIPS

POC POCito Omne AIR MIPS light aero kids bike helmetPOCito Omne Air MIPS

POC Omne Eternal solar-powered light aero road & gravel bike helmetPOC Omne Eternal

POC calls the Omne family their multi-discipline helmets “with advanced performance and the optimal blend of function and form”. On top on the new Ultra & Lite, there are four more in the family. The Omne Air recently got a MIPS Integra update, as did the Omne Air Resistance, while the hi-viz kids’ POCito Omne Air also now comes equipped with MIPS, too. The commuter Omne Eternal didn’t, but it still delivers perpetual LED rear lighting thanks to solar panels that recharge even inside, plus light & motion sensors that automatically turn the light on when you ride in low light conditions.

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184 COMMENTS

    • Seriously? POCs helmet game is overhyped. There are other brands pushing the boundaries way further. Dont get too excited, you might be disappointed.

    • I couldnt agree more! POC Omne helmets are top-notch in terms of design and safety features. They are a must-have for anyone who values their well-being on the trails. Lets gear up and conquer those adventures together!

  1. I hate to burst your bubble, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is nothing more than overpriced hype. Save your money and stick to a reliable helmet that wont break the bank. Safety should come first, not flashy accessories.

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but POC Omne Ultra helmet is just another overpriced marketing gimmick. There are plenty of other helmets out there that offer better value for money. Dont fall for the hype, buddy.

    • Sorry to burst your bubble, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet isnt all its cracked up to be. Its overpriced for what it offers and there are better options out there. Dont get your hopes up too high.

  2. POC Omne Ultra helmet straps on adventure mounts? This is next level cycling gear! Cant wait to hit the trails with this bad boy!

  3. Wow, POC really stepping up their game with these new helmets! Cant wait to hit the trails and test them out. #adventuremodeactivated

    • Yeah, as if POC is the only brand in the market. Dont get too carried away with the hype, there are plenty of other options worth considering. Stay open-minded and do your research before jumping on the bandwagon. #justsaying

    • I bought the POC Omne Ultra helmet and was highly disappointed. Its uncomfortable, lacks proper ventilation, and the fit is terrible. Save your money and look for a better option. Trust me, youll thank me later.

    • Ive got to disagree with you on this one. The POC Omne Ultra helmet is definitely a game-changer for bikepacking adventures. Its lightweight, offers great protection, and has useful features. Its more than just a fancy accessory, its a must-have for serious riders.

    • Ive tried the POC Omne Ultra helmet and was utterly disappointed. Its flimsy and offers minimal protection. If youre serious about off-road adventures, invest in something better. Dont compromise your safety just for the brand hype.

    • I dont get the hype about these POC Omne helmets. Ive tried them and theyre just overpriced and overrated. Stick to what works for you, dont fall for the marketing gimmicks.

  4. POC Omne Ultra Helmet is the ultimate accessory for daredevils who love to bikepack and hit gravel roads! Cant wait to try it out!

    • Ive heard mixed reviews about the POC Omne Ultra Helmet. Some say its overpriced and lacks adequate ventilation. Make sure to do your research before betting your safety on it. Stay safe out there!

    • Im sorry to rain on your parade, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is overrated. Its just another overpriced accessory that wont make your bikepacking adventures any better. Save your money and focus on improving your skills instead.

    • Unicorn chase? Seriously? I think you may have taken bikepacking to a whole new level of fantasy. Stick to reality, mate, and focus on the practical features of the helmet. Its not meant for mythical creatures.

  5. Seriously? Prioritizing style over safety is never a good idea, especially when it comes to helmets. Make sure you choose a helmet that offers maximum protection, not just something to make you look cool while risking your life on a bike.

  6. Hmm, looks like someone values style over substance. Id rather have a helmet that prioritizes safety and protection on the trails, rather than just trying to make a fashion statement. But hey, to each their own, I guess.

  7. OMG, the new POC Omne Ultra helmet is a game-changer for my off-road adventures! Cant wait to try it out and feel 20% lighter with the Omne Lite!

  8. Seems like POC Omne really knows how to keep us adventure junkies happy! Cant wait to try out the Ultra and feel that 20% lighter Lite on my rides!

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Dont waste your money on something that claims to be perfect but falls flat on its promises. Save yourself the disappointment and look for a better alternative.

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is just another overpriced gadget for bike enthusiasts. Id rather invest in something that actually makes a difference on the trails. But hey, to each their own, right? Happy biking!

    • Are you serious? Biking down the rabbit hole to Wonderland adventures? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Stick to reality and leave the fantasy to the books.

    • I completely disagree. The POC Omne Ultra helmet is overhyped. There are other helmets out there that offer better protection and features for bikepacking. Dont be fooled by marketing tactics. Do your research before investing in gear.

  9. POC Omne Ultra Helmet looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie! Cant wait to try it out on my next bikepacking adventure!

    • Im glad youre excited about the POC Omne Ultra helmet! Just make sure to prioritize safety over looks when it comes to your off-road adventures. Remember, its not about how rad you look, but how well protected you are. Stay safe out there!

  10. Wow, POC Omne Ultra helmet sounds like the perfect gear for my next bikepacking adventure! Cant wait to try it out and feel the 20% lighter Omne Lite on the road too!

    • Adventure helmets provide additional features like extended coverage, better ventilation, and visors for off-road conditions. Regular helmets might not offer the same level of protection and performance required for intense bikepacking or gravel biking. Its about maximizing safety and comfort during adventurous rides.

  11. Wow, POC really knows how to cater to all our adventure needs! Cant wait to try out the Omne Ultra on my next bikepacking trip!

    • I hate to rain on your parade, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is overhyped. Its just another overpriced piece of gear that wont make your bikepacking adventure any better. Save your money and invest in something more worthwhile.

    • Sorry, but Ill have to call BS on this one. While the POC Omne Ultra helmet may be great for biking, its not gonna help you bikepack to the moon and back. Lets keep our expectations grounded, shall we?

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Dont waste your money on it. There are plenty of better options out there for bikepacking adventures. Keep searching, my friend.

  12. Wow, POC really knows how to step up their game with these new helmet releases! Cant wait to try them out on my next adventure. #POC #helmets

  13. Ive tried the POC Omne Ultra Helmet and its nothing special. Overpriced for what it offers, and definitely not worth the hype. There are plenty of other helmets out there that provide better protection and value for money. Keep searching, buddy.

    • I couldnt disagree more. POC Omne helmets are overhyped and overpriced. There are plenty of other options out there that offer better value for money. Dont rush into buying one without exploring all your options first.

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but a helmet is not going to magically turn you into a superhero. Safety is important, but lets not get carried away with exaggerated claims. Stay grounded and keep it real, my friend.

    • Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Why risk your safety with flimsy adventure mounts? Stick to the tried and true helmets designed specifically for off-road thrills. Dont compromise on protection just to be trendy.

  14. POC Omne Ultra Helmet Straps On Adventure Mounts, while Omne Lite Gets 20% Lighter! – Who needs a lighter helmet when you can have adventure mounts? #POC #HelmetGoals

  15. Wow, POC really knows how to keep us on our toes! Loving the adventurous vibes with the Omne Ultra and lighter Lite helmets. Ready to hit the trails!

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but POC is not the only brand that knows how to up their helmet game. There are plenty of other brands out there that are pushing the boundaries too. Dont limit yourself to just one option.

  16. I love how POC keeps pushing the boundaries with their helmet designs! Cant wait to try out the Omne Ultra on my next bikepacking adventure!

  17. Sorry, but I highly doubt a helmet can magically transport you through time and space. Its important to stay grounded and not make wild claims. Safety should be the priority when it comes to biking gear, not sci-fi fantasies.

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the POC Omne Ultra helmet is overrated. It may seem perfect on paper, but dont get your hopes up. Ive tried it and its nothing special. Save your money and look elsewhere for a real off-road helmet.

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