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POC Kortal Race MIPS Helmet

POC Kortal Race MIPS Helmet

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The POC Kortal Race MIPS helmet is a high-end helmet for demanding mountain riders that's packed with features. It manages to do all of this while staying well ventilated and not too heavy. The Kortal would be a great option for demanding trail, all-mountain, or enduro riding, and is an excellent option to maximize safety in demanding conditions.

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(4.7/5) 3 Expert reviews
Pros
  • MIPS system protects the brain in a crash
  • Full coverage while maintaining light weight
  • Integrates with goggles or sunglasses
Cons
  • Visor is not removable so make sure it matches the rider's style
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Official manufacturer description

Complete protection for trail and enduro, the Kortal helmet provides lightweight, extended protection and a seamless fit with goggles. With extended protection zones and uninterrupted ventilation, you’ll find safety and comfort wherever you choose to ride, and however hard you push.

Certified for use with e-bikes, the helmet passes the Dutch NTA8776 standard, which tests helmets at higher impact speeds than for standard bicycle use. Currently, this is the only standard for e-bike helmets.

In a crash, the patented breakaway peak will snap away from the helmet, helping to protect against neck injury.

Ideal to pair with the Devour Sunglasses for trail riding or the Ora goggles for enduro so you can extend your protection and heighten your senses. The helmet peak raises high enough on the helmet for goggles to fit underneath while not in use, and no helmet vents are covered by the goggle strap.

twICEme® NFC Medical ID

The twICEme® NFC Medical ID gives instance access to vital medical and emergency contact details.

Upload vital info

NFC write functionality required (most android phones, iPhone 7 or later running iOS 13 or newer)

RECCO® Reflector

A RECCO® Reflector helps rescue services easily and quickly locate you if something goes wrong

Mips Integra

The latest technology from brain protection specialists Mips enhances rotational impact protection

Adjustable 360° Fit

A 360° adjustment system makes it easy to find a secure, comfortable fit

E-bike Ready

Developed for use with e-bikes, the Kortal helmet meets the Dutch NTA 8776 e-bike helmet standard

Patented Breakaway Peak

A patented breakaway peak will snap off in a crash to enhance neck protection and reduce the chance of injury

Aramid Bridge

An aramid bridge improves the structural strength of the helmet, giving improved protection against penetration

Goggle Compatible

The helmet gives a seamless fit with the POC Ora goggles, which fit underneath the peak when not in use

Uninterrupted Ventilation

Design ensures goggle strap does not cover any ventilation ports

Unibody Shell

The unibody shell enhances the structural integrity of the helmet

EPS Liner

A lightweight EPS liner gives optimized protection

Extended Protection

Extended zones around the temples and back of the head give extra protection in risk areas

Age Group
Adult
Bike type
Mountain
Certification
EN1078, CPSC 1203, AS-NZS, NTA 8776 (Dutch speed pedelec/e-bike helmet standard)
Features
RECCO
Gender
Men's, Women's, Unisex
Helmet Construction
In-mold
Impact Liner Type
EPS liner
Model year
2021
Shell material
Polycarbonate
Ventilation Type
Fixed
Vents
17
Visor/Brim
Yes
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Mason Arora
Mason Arora
Cycling Expert
53 customers helped
Mason Arora tested this product

This product is for a true off road enthusiast. This is one of the best helmets that can be obtained and has all of the technology that POC is known integrated in this helmet. Any avid rider will appreciate the build quality that this premium helmet provides. This helmet is the perfect choice for someone that puts safety at the top of their list.

Pros
  • Adjustable Visor.
  • Superior Protection.
  • Wide range of adjustments.
Cons
  • .Scratches easily
  • When it rains water will drip down into the users' eyes.
Jacob Cummings
Jacob Cummings
Cycling Expert
63 customers helped
Jacob Cummings owns this product

The Kortal Race MIPS is designed for mountain bike and e-bike riders who are taking massive risks at higher speeds. It's a no-funny business helmet that is really putting reality into your hands as it has an NFC tag built into it to provide access to medical information. This is a really serious helmet. But it also looks great and feels great.

It has MIPS for reduced rotational trauma and is very adjustable including the visor. If you're pushing your limits on a bike, this helmet might be worth the extra investment in your potential safety.

Pros
  • Certified for E-bikes.
  • Extremely rugged design.
  • Aramid bridge for reduced puncture.
Cons
  • Feels heavy but it's also incredibly over-built.
Expert Q&A
Quick, accurate answers from Curated experts to the frequently asked questions
Is POC Kortal worth?
The POC Kortal is an excellent helmet for trail riding. With a half shell design it provides excellent coverage for the back of the head in the event of a crash.
Cycling Expert Adam L.Cycling Expert Jacob CummingsCycling Expert Chris Snider
by Adam L. on July 5, 2022 · view 2 other answers
What is a POC helmet?
A POC helmet is any helmet manufactured by POC sports, a Swedish company dedicated to protection for outdoor sports. POC makes helmets for road and mountain bike riding.
Cycling Expert Adam L.Cycling Expert Jacob CummingsCycling Expert Mikael Hanson
by Adam L. on July 5, 2022 · view 2 other answers
Is POC Kortal MIPS?
The POC Kortal does not use MIPS technology in the base model. If you are looking for a helmet with MIPS try the POC Kortal Race MIPS instead.
Cycling Expert Gunnar OCycling Expert Adam L.Cycling Expert Mikael Hanson
by Gunnar O on July 2, 2022 · view 2 other answers
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