Partnering With POC

The crew dropped in at POC New Zealand headquarters during our training weekend to pick up their new high performance protective gear. Armed with top spec helmets and matching sunglasses (for a seamless fit and comfortable ride), we are now ready to spread the word about safety on tour. 

POC has a history of exploring new ideas to create innovative products, spurred on by its mission and scientific approach. We are very excited to have forged this partnership and see how their products will evolve. Especially with the rise in popularity of electric bicycles, increasing the number of cyclists out and about on the roads and trails.  

POC Mission:

‘Protect lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for athletes and anyone inspired to be one’.

Safety On Tour 

Safety is our highest priority on tour. Whilst we will always do our best to mitigate hazards, biking can be inherently risky. Bikers on our tours tend to get kitted out with the latest technical clothing but helmets and sunglasses are often low priority. We know crashing isn’t a topic we want to dwell on, but accidents happen, and everyone should be prepared with the most reliable protective gear. POC’s range has a style to suit all kinds of cycling, and with their slick Swedish designs, looking good isn’t something you will need to worry about. POC sunglasses are designed to fit seamlessly with their helmets furthermore they are super lightweight and sport high tech lenses, to give you the clearest vision and terrain definition depending on your preference of road or trail riding. 

If its been 3-5 years since you bought your helmet OR you’ve had a fall where you helmet has taken a hit, it is time to think about a fresh new lid! 

Read more about POC Sports

Read about the MIPS safety feature

Store locations to try on and purchase POC gear

Escape Adventures recommends:

Kortal Race MIPS Helmet: Exceptional coverage, uninterrupted ventilation, a fully adjustable fit and integrated technology for enhanced safety. E-bike Certified safety rating.

  • MIPS Integra seamlessly and almost invisibly integrates rotational impact protection into the helmet.

  • NFC Medical ID –  First responders and co riders can easily read Medical info stored on the twICEme® NFC Medical ID chip with the tap of a smart phone.

  • A RECCO® reflector helps rescue services easily and quickly locate you if something goes wrong.

  • A lightweight EPS liner gives optimized protection.

  • A 360° adjustment system makes it easy to find a secure, comfortable fit.

  • It’s easy to securely store sunglasses in the ventilation holes at the back of the helmet.

  • Extended protections zones around the temples and back of the head give extra protection in risk areas.

Crave Clarity Sunglasses: Lightweight, flexible and durable the Crave is ideal for almost any athletic endeavour. The large shield lens gives an exceptional field of vision.

  • Bio-grilamid frame is lightweight, strong, durable and made from majority renewable sources.

  • A soft, adjustable nosepiece in grippy rubber makes it easy to find a secure fit.

  • Grippy rubber patches on the temples ensure the glasses sit securely. 

  • Snap-in hinges allow temples to break away from the lens in a fall, minimizing damage and can easily be snapped back in place.

  • Lenses with Clarity technology for sharper vision are available.

  • UV400 Complete UVA and UVB protection

If your looking for a lower profile, streamlined style helmet check out the OMNE Air MIPS
If you want full coverage eyewear and great adjustability check out the DEVOUR sunglasses