The Coron Air Carbon is POC’s take on the new breed of full-face helmet, which can be worn on all-day enduro missions or for tackling full-on DH runs.
While its proportions make it look more like a motocross lid than a typical mountain-bike full-face, at 1,103g, it’s competitive on the scales when compared to other high-end carbon options.
Effective ventilation channels and a chin-guard set a distance away from the face prevents overheating when working hard, plus it keeps breathing comfy. Although it can’t compare with an open-face helmet, it feels airier and less stuffy than a lot of other full-faces.
The thick padding is comfortable and easy to whip out when it needs washing. It also comes with additional custom-fit pads to fine-tune the size — though, if possible, try before you buy.
I normally wear a small lid but found the medium fitted well. While the fit is quite snug, there’s plenty of room around the ears, which bolsters comfort that little bit more.
The Coron features POC’s SPIN system designed to deal with angled impacts, and a breakaway peak. While this isn’t adjustable, it’s set at a good angle and stayed out of my line of sight. I like the simple buckled closure, too.