POC’s New Lid Goggles and Fornix Helmet Make a Perfect Pair for Skiing
Ready to hit the hills? If your gear needs an update—this winter or next—consider these pieces from POC.
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The Formula One of ski goggles, POC’s Lid is the ultimate in clean design, don’t-mess-with-me attitude, and total performance. It has the largest field of vision available in any snowsports eyewear, and the patent-pending lens attachment yields an unobstructed view, which lets you react faster to hazards in your peripheral vision. And because these goggles are frame-free, they won’t get snow jammed in them when you take a tumble.
The optical-grade polycarbonate outer lens in POC’s Lid is paired with a cellulose propionate inner lens and triple-layer foam that helped this relatively wide pair of goggles fit lots of tester faces. By the time they get to your pack, lenses have already received an anti-scratch/anti-fog treatment to keep them working for you season after season. Get the big picture view of the world when you’re skiing or snowboarding, no matter what the conditions. One size. Available fall 2013, $200; pocsports.com.
Pair the Lid with POC’s Fornix helmet. Light and stealthy, POC’s Fornix might be the ultimate helmet for backcountry or frontcountry. It has more protection than almost any other non-full-face helmet on the mountain: aramid reinforcements give it structural stability and disperse energy on impact, and MIPS—maximum impact protection—diffuses shock at no matter what angle you take a hit. The highly-efficient vents kept testers sweat-free even when temperatures were above freezing. Credit front and rear vents, and adjustable top vents. They also kept tester’s goggles from fogging. Tighten or loosen the dial size adjustment system even with your ski gloves on. Available fall 2013, $200; pocsports.com.