AVIP stands for Attention, Visibility, Interaction and Protection developed by POC as part of a wider aspiration to improve the safety and reduce risks for road cyclists including; researching and studying perception, visibility, color and contrast, communication, psychology, digital technology, aerodynamics and more. This project has produced some striking product design – take a glance down the pro peloton and tell me who’s helmets stand out the most.
Fresh in we have the POC AVIP Rain Jacket, previously known as the POC Essential Rain Jacket, for test and review – arriving just at the right time for the wind and the rain of late November.
The AVIP Rain Jacket is a waterproof and breathable jacket, designed for wet conditions with fully taped seams and waterproof zippers.
It’s made from a 3 layer laminated DWR treated fabric and is designed with a cycling specific fit, where the back and arms have been optimized in length to keep you fully covered. The laser cut ventilation holes under the arms provide optimal breathability.
The jacket comes in a bright ‘Zink’ orange and has a reflective logo on back and arm for maximum visibility.
Technical features include; 3 layer laminated DWR treated fabric, lazer cut ventilation holes for breathability, Fully taped seam, waterproof zips, velcro wrist closure, rear zip pocket and reflective logos.
It’s bright, designed to be seen and first impressions of its water resistance is highly favourable. Check back for the full review soon.
POC AVIP Rain Jacket – £250