Due to its popularity, the POC Trabec was the most anticipated helmet by our testers. Unfortunately it proved to be the most disappointing helmet in our test. Its biggest disappointment is the rear adjustment band, which uses buttons rather than a wheel to tighten the band. It results in a loose fit that does not stay locked on when the helmet is pushed upwards. Our testers felt more confident in helmets which felt locked on, and the Trabec is one of the least secure feeling helmets in our test. Like all of the mountain bike helmets in our test, the Trabec has a visor to shield the riders' eyes from sun, mud, or rain. However, this visor is one of the smallest and lacks any useable adjustments.
The Trabec is a well-made helmet, but it lacks the adjustability and special features we found on other standout helmets. Simply put, there is nothing special about the Trabec except for its recognizable look. The Trabec is also one of the most expensive helmets in our test. If you are looking to spend around $150 on a helmet, we recommend you spend an extra $15 and get our Editors' Choice Award winning Troy Lee A1 for $165 or spend $25 less and get a Bell Super for $125. We feel that both are considerably better helmets for the money.