Getting on ahead
Hat shopping made easy…
Somethings just fit – this is both a good and a bad thing. Good in that when found, some bits of bike clothing fit your body like (for want of a better analogy) a glove. Bad? Well that’s the finding part…
I’ve used MET helmets for years now. Just as when it comes to picking a new motorbike helmet, riders often describe themselves as having a ‘Shoei’ or an ‘Arai’ head, I most definitely have a ‘MET’ head. The Italian crash hat purveyors seem to have my loaf catered for. I recently realised though that I’ve had more or less the same Kaos UL strapped to my head for a few years now and it’s got more impact marks than the surface of the moon. The time had come to scour the web for a new lid.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to look too far – enter the POC Trabec. Now, unusually for me, the initial decision was more or less made with the colour. I’m not much of a tart when it comes to colourful lids but the Light Blue option is a thing of beauty. The shape is… Different. My missus has even gone as far as to call me ‘Playmobil heed’ but I like it.
Rear coverage is great – ideal for 6in bike thumping, the visor works and the tab adjust helps the Trabec stay in place even through the chattery stuff.
Most importantly though – the hat fits. Straight on, no bother. So is the £139.99 price-tag justified?
Well, you can’t put a price on safety but I reckon if you’re like me and spend a minimum of two hours a day in a helmet then you know the value of the right lid lies more in how you get on with it. The Trabec is one of the best helmets I’ve used in a good while and I’m looking forward to plenty more adventures in mine.
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