Unboxing The POC Tectal Race Spin | GMBN Tech Unboxing

Unboxing The POC Tectal Race Spin | GMBN Tech Unboxing


– Okay, so today we are checking out the POC Tectal Race SPIN. This is their flagship helmet, it’s the enduro all-mountain helmet. It’s got a number of
high-tech protective features built into it. But the best thing about it is we’re giving five of
these away to you guys. So you’re gonna have to wait ’til the end of the video to find out. In the meantime, let’s
get into the nitty gritty. (dramatic tech music) So first up, let’s look
at some of the technology on the inside that actually
protects your skull. Now the first thing is, it’s
got the aramid bridge system. So imagine this as a web basically, that’s bonded to the
EPS liner on the inside to keep this as one solid structure. So that’s our ultimate
protection for your skull. And when you do suffer a bad accident it does mean that the inside of the helmet is gonna stay together
and stay on your head. So aramid weave itself,
is actually unbreakable and that is bonded to that EPS liner. Now the next thing of
course, is the SPIN system. Now that stands for Shearing
Pad INside technology. Now these blue pads on the inside might not look anything special to you but they actually allow a rotational force on the inside of the helmet
and they help protect against rotational or oblique injuries. So the whole concept of that is, if your head strikes the
floor at a slight angle, the helmet can move
slightly against your head without actually giving
extra trauma to your skull, ’cause the research does suggest that as well as linear impacts which transfer a force
directly to the brain, it’s actually, there’s rotational forces that actually cause
bigger long-term injuries and this system is specifically designed to help reduce that. Now this pad system is very
unique to other helmet pads and in fact actually allows
it to slide against itself but it doesn’t interfere
with the fit of the helmet. Now the really smart thing
about this system is, of course it’s washable but
it’s already part of the helmet. It’s something that’s already existed on the inside of helmets, nothing extra has gone in there, so the
fit is exactly the same as it always has been which,
in this case, is exceptional. And in addition to the SPIN system which forms a protective
barrier between your head and the helmet itself, of course, against those rotational impacts, but of course, the cradle system. So it’s got a three-position system up and down at the back there and it’s got a dial on the back just for dialing into, your shaped head. It’s a very comfortable system and it can be tailor-fitted to pretty much most size and shaped heads. This helmet particularly
fits me really well. I’ve got a bit of a lump
on the back of my head and it actually goes around it perfectly which is something I have struggled with on some designs in the past. So this one’s definitely
a winner from my eyes. Now on the outside of the
lid is this fully-wrapped unibody shell system, which as well is giving
additional strength to the helmet, it actually gives it
this really, really nice high-end finish as well. Now, of course, it’s got a great fit that covers the back of your
head, something you do see on a lot of enduro-style
helmets for good reason, to protect that back of your head. And of course, one of the
things that those helmets do tend to suffer with is the ventilation, because protection, of course, is the bigger factor in the equation. Now, on this particular helmet, there’s 15 intake vents and exhaust vents, and they are absolutely
huge, as you can see. By the positioning of them and combined with the vise with those scoops to really pull that air into
the helmet, work incredibly. It’s actually far more like
wearing a cross-country helmet than wearing a helmet
with such protection. Now the peak itself has
alloy hardware on there with a little thumb wheel
here you can get to, fully adjustable up and down to get in your desired position. And it’s a fully-integrated
part of the helmet. On many other helmets
you see they look like they’re just kind of
something that bolts on but it’s actually an integral part of it that really does help
funnel the air straight into the front of your head. It’s a great effect. Now being aimed at the
aggressive all-mountain and enduro field, we’re pleased to see that on the back is a rubber o-ring-style system for retaining the goggles onto the helmet. It’s a really neat system, really easy to just flick on and off whether you’re at the side of the trail or you wanna get this ready beforehand. And as you can see, a set of goggles actually fits beautifully with the front of the helmet there. The whole shape of it is designed to work perfectly with them. And finally, it has the
Recco system on here which is a reflector system
that’s built into the helmet, not for night vision
or anything like that, actually, it’s so mountain
rescue can help find you should you get into trouble when you’re out in the mountains. Now the Recco reflect system
is something we’ve seen in skiing and snowboarding for some time, as well as some other mountain sports. So it’s a very welcome addition to a mountain biking helmet, of course, because you will find yourself, hopefully, out in the middle of
nowhere from time to time and knowing that the emergency
services can easily find you in huge areas of terrain is
a really reassuring thing to have as part of the helmet. Now on a personal note, I love the fact that you have
got that increased coverage on the back of the head. It’s a really important factor. And of course, the aramid
bridge system in there is another great feature on POC helmets. But combining that with
maximum ventilation means you have got a helmet that does vent like a cross-country helmet but with that protection. It really does give you
the best of both worlds. If you wanna find out how
you can win one of five of these bad boy helmets, click the link in the
description below this video and you could be riding away
with one of these on your head. If you wanna find out some
more about POC helmets, check out the factory tour where Neil and Blake went
to visit them in Sweden, just up there. Great video, that, really, really cool, a bit of riding action in there too. And of course, if you like POC helmets and lookin’ after your head, give us a thumbs up.