As we approach the end of the year, we look ahead to what’s new for 2016. The latest apparel range from POC, aptly named Fondo, is designed for all-day comfort with styling fit for the café stop.
In the past, POC have been best known as a snow sports and mountain bike company but entered the road market in 2012, when Swedish riders wore the eye-catching Tempor time trial helmet at the Olympic Games in London, before Ryder Hesjedal debuted the out-there POC DID sunglasses at the Tour de France, and the Octal road helmet was launched in 2013.
Ever since then, POC’s designs have been divisive, as ‘those’ sunglasses were, but the firm’s latest ideas don’t seem quite so outlandish, pitched as clothing at the more affordable end of the POC spectrum (all things being relative, of course – this is still fairly pricey gear) and aimed at riders not so concerned by race-focused kit. The fit is a little more relaxed, as you’d expect.