At Just 180G, POC’s New ‘Ventral’ Is The Lightest Cycling Helmet Its Ever Made

Feb 24, 2021

Category: Gear

For all of the recent advancements in state-of-the-art aerodynamic superbikes and integrated electronic drivetrains, cycling is still very much a sport in which low weight reigns supreme. And it’s not without good reason, because when you’re slogging through a steep climb, you’ll feel every single gram — from the water in your bottles to the multitool in your back pocket.

With the launch of the ‘Ventral Lite,’ POC has crafted a helmet ideal for even the most discerning of weight weenies. At just 180g (6.35oz) for a size small, it’s far svelter than anything else the Swedish protective specialist has to offer, with the next lightest helmet (the Ventral Air Spin) coming in around 242g (8.54oz). In order to ditch the bulk, POC took a decidedly minimalist approach to the construction, shaving away extra shell material, using a lower density EPS foam, and even swapping in a set of thinner straps. In short: it’s everything a cycling helmet should be and nothing more. You can buy the Ventral Lite for $275, with five different color combinations to match it to the rest of your kit.

Purchase: $275

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Proof Reinvents Modern Cargo Shorts With Welt-Pocketed DWR-Coated Poly Pair

A decidedly streamlined, lightweight, and thoroughly rugged pair of outdoor shorts.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The 10 Best Knife Organizers For Everyday Carry

The perfect storage solutions for your ever-expanding collection of blades.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Bell Redefines ADV Moto Safety With A Cutting-Edge Carbon Fiber MIPS Helmet

A 3K carbon shell with an impact-absorbing ball-and-socket design.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Ten Thousand’s ‘Distance Kit’ Was Co-Developed By 7 Ultra-Elite Athletes

The performance brand's first-ever running-focused kit.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

The 15 Best Hiking Pants For Men

Hardwearing, weatherproof trousers developed specifically for the trail.

Posted By

Apr 19, 2021

Featured Image

This Carbon-Neutral Tesla Matchbox Car Is Made From 99% Recycled Materials

The first step in Mattel's efforts to make the lineup 100% sustainable by 2030.

Posted By

Apr 19, 2021