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POC was an early pioneer of the open, uber-vented shell design, which is far more ubiquitous these days. The Ventral builds on the success of the popular Octal, but with a clear focus on enhancing aerodynamics by funneling airflow through the helmet—providing cooling and venting benefits at the same time. The Ventral feels very light, utilizes a fully wrapped unibody shell for added security, and the new SPIN interior padding is exceptionally plush. The Ventral’s strap system is the best around for its comfort and ease of use, and also features a three-point vertical adjuster for dialing in a personalized fit. Special features include a highly effective “eye garage” for stowing glasses, with optimal material in just the right spots to keep your flashy, new sunglasses from flying off at 30 mph.