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Poc

Postby nez » 23 Sep 2015, 8:30pm

Does anyone know of somewhere in Suffolk or Essex with Poc helmets in store? I want to try some on. I've decided I'm willing to wear a helmet to keep my bare head dry in the winter

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Re: Poc

Postby pjclinch » 24 Sep 2015, 9:27am

A quick Google throws up http://www.pocsports.com/en/storelocator

But perhaps something like http://road.cc/content/review/141298-vulpine-thermal-storm-cap would be a more comfortable, portable alternative.

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Re: Poc

Postby horizon » 24 Sep 2015, 11:24am

It's a good question. I wouldn't want to wear a helmet but there doesn't seem to be much out there in terms of waterproof, warm, comfy head gear for winter.
When the pestilence strikes from the East, go far and breathe the cold air deeply. Ignore the sage, stay not indoors. Ho Ri Zon 12th Century Chinese philosopher

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Re: Poc

Postby nez » 24 Sep 2015, 2:30pm

Well I sort of agree, but I thought I'd try to kill two birds with one stone by wearing a helmet in the winter, as I'd wear a hat anyway. Trouble is, I could have named this thread ol' big 'ead because I've got one.vtrying now to work my way through some of the more recondite brands hoping to find one that fits.

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Re: Poc

Postby nez » 24 Sep 2015, 2:31pm

pjclinch wrote:A quick Google throws up http://www.pocsports.com/en/storelocator

But perhaps something like http://road.cc/content/review/141298-vulpine-thermal-storm-cap would be a more comfortable, portable alternative.

Pete.

Thanks Pete. Mr POC he no like east Anglian, it seems!

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Re: Poc

Postby Tonyf33 » 24 Sep 2015, 11:28pm

horizon wrote:It's a good question. I wouldn't want to wear a helmet but there doesn't seem to be much out there in terms of waterproof, warm, comfy head gear for winter.

Really? There's loads out there, all a lot less than the cost of a cycling helmet!
This took me a couple of minutes to find
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/seal ... lsrc=aw.ds
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Madison-Isoler- ... _68837.htm
http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/sealskinz_in ... wgodGtcKZQ
More traditional cap style
http://www.bobshop.com/en/Brands/Gore-B ... gore/30758
http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/craft-rai ... GwodnWMObQ

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Re: Poc

Postby nez » 24 Sep 2015, 11:38pm

Tony, I asked did someone know where I can try on a plastic hat without a hundred mile drive, you answered by giving me a list of bobble hats online. It's like a definition of a non sequitur! ;-)

But thanks for the thought.

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Re: Poc

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Sep 2015, 11:51pm

Well, he was responding to a comment about general warm headwear
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Re: Poc

Postby horizon » 25 Sep 2015, 12:12am

nez dans le guidon wrote:Tony, I asked did someone know where I can try on a plastic hat without a hundred mile drive, you answered by giving me a list of bobble hats online. It's like a definition of a non sequitur! ;-)

But thanks for the thought.


My fault. I did ask or at least mention it and I was interested in the suggestions. It was a little spin-off. :)
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Re: Poc

Postby nez » 25 Sep 2015, 12:28am

Yes it wasn't a serious criticism... I just thought we'd quickly gone on a long journey!

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Re: Poc

Postby Tonyf33 » 25 Sep 2015, 11:05am

nez dans le guidon wrote:Tony, I asked did someone know where I can try on a plastic hat without a hundred mile drive, you answered by giving me a list of bobble hats online. It's like a definition of a non sequitur! ;-)

But thanks for the thought.

NP, it wasn't a criticism, it was a genuine response to Horizon as mentioned. this should be in the does anyone know section rather than helmet campaigning and policy as you'd likely get more useful replies as I'm sure a fair few avoid this section like the plague :wink:
that said how weather proof are those helmets, do they still need a liner inside or do they come with a waterproof membrane already?
Won't a shop get a selection in to try or don't LBS do that these days with smaller items?

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Re: Poc

Postby nez » 26 Sep 2015, 4:32pm

You're probably right tony. I put it in this section because I was a bit paranoid about posting it anywhere else.