Autumn Essentials: POC

1) Octal Helmet

We've carried the POC Octal at Bespoke for years now. It should be obvious, but there's a reason why helmets are shaped the way they are: it's to stop your skull from touching the ground! Autumn can be a slippy time out on the roads with the early incursion of ice out on country roads, wet weather and leaves all over the place, so a good helmet can't be recommended enough. POC's Octal has all the additional safety tech you'd expect from a Swedish company, and all versions have reflective details.

The "unobtainium yellow" is a limited edition to celebrate their 10 years in the game, with each helmet numbered: we have very limited stock!

2) AVIP Light Windvest

A gilet is an essential for most seasons, but especially for those autumnal early starts.Keeping the windchill off is half the battle and a lightweight gilet will see you warm up in no time and it's always in the back pocket if the weather comes in.The AVIP Light Windvest does what it says on the tin. Stupendously lightweight it balls up into next to nothing in your jersey pocket, but is read to keep of wind and light rain with with it's DWR coating. Mesh side panels add some ventilation and the rear reflective logo keeps you sign in headlights. The AVIP orange is one of the brightest colours you'll ever see, it's practically nuclear, so if you ride a lot on your own out in the wilds it's a fantastic option. You'll be seen for miles!

3) Fondo Splash Jacket

Having worn the Splash Jacket in a deluge on the Isle of Skye back in early April, I can attest to the efficacy and general utility of this piece. Cut a little looser than the Race Day Jacket, the Splash has one zipped rear pocket, drawstrings and extended internal cuffs. The 4 way stretch fabric is extremely water resistant, (as in, I didn't get wet...), and is superb at keeping out the wind. The cut means you can layer it beautifully for colder weather or wear it over more civvy clothes on a commute. It packs up small enough to fit in a jersey pocket and is pleasingly lightweight. Logos are reflective. A good versatile piece.

Shop our POC collection in all Bespoke Cycling stores.