Thanks in advance - starting my masters training season this weekend (late, I know) and would like to overnight a helmet in time.
I decided to try POC (no particular reason - had to start somewhere) but their website isn't clear as to which helmets have which features - there is no simple comparison chart.
The feature I'm interested in is the MIPS - multidirectional impact protection system. If it is even possible that this can mitigate rotational motion during an impact I'm all for it - even if conclusive data on its effectiveness isn't in yet. I have a close friend with a phd in physics who has patented a similar technology for reducing rotational brain motion during impact sports - a technology he is trying to license to helmet companies for sports like football and martial arts.
Trouble is I can't see which POC helmets have MIPS:
Skull Orbic Comp - $380 list - has MIPS, even though the technical feature page doesn't list it
Skull Comp 2.0 - $300 list - not sure. The technical features page does not list MIPS but does not say it DOESN'T have MIPs - http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1202/skull-comp-2-0
There is another feature which looks good - a "progressive honeycomb" absorption technology which is listed on the CHEAPER Skull Comp 2.0's technical specs list but NOT the more expensive Skull Orbic Comp's spec list.
Anyone have the final word on which helmets have these two features - MIPS and Supracor progressive honeycomb?
For reference - Skull Orbic Comp page: http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1654/skull-orbic-comp
Skull Comp 2.0 page: http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1202/skull-comp-2-0