Finding a way to reliably play music and make phone calls on the slopes is difficult, so much so that it begs the question of whether or not it’s even worth attempting. If you want to forego having to fish your phone out of your jacket in sub-zero temperatures, then a Bluetooth integrated helmet may be the way to go. POC’s Communication technology isn’t the perfect solution to this problem, but it’s the best one so far. Though some complain about the actual quality of the audio, the Communication series of inserts as well as the integrated Obex Spin helmet provide dependable two-way audio in a market where reliable alternatives are rare. 

Beyond hands free music and phone calls, the Obex Spin is a sturdily built helmet. It has all the features you’d expect from a high-end helmet: a hybrid shell, adjustable vents, and a great fitting system. It also features POC’s Spin technology, which is essentially their proprietary take on MIPS or other angled impact protection systems. The liner is held in place by silicone pads that shear away on impact and allow the helmet a little free movement.  According to POC, they offer nuanced protection from a greater number of angles than other systems and you can buy replacement pads on their website.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.9

Reasons to buy:

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    POC’s unique approach to rotational protection
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    Well-built hybrid shell
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    One of the only integrated audio systems done right

Reasons NOT to buy:

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POC Obex Spin Communication

Specs & Features

  • Hybrid shell
  • Integrated vents
  • Spin pads for rotational protection
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.9

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    POC’s unique approach to rotational protection
  • check-mark
    Well-built hybrid shell
  • check-mark
    One of the only integrated audio systems done right

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markFeels pretty bulky

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