The design firm CHPT3 owned by David Millar have teamed up with POC for a special edition of the POC Ventral SPIN helmet and two pairs of shades, with the patterns inspired by the Devisa Forest in Girona.
The Devesa pattern has been applied to the shell of the Ventral SPIN, POC's top-end aero road helmet, with the Chpt3 logo adorning the sides. Like a lot of aero gear released nowadays POC claimed it was the fastest you can buy when it was launched back in May, and also the lightest and most ventilated (read more about that here). Adam Blythe has already worn this version on the opening night of London Six Day in the Derny race, and if you want one too it will cost you £270.
The eyewear on offer is the Crave (above) for performance cycling and the Require casual shades, costing £215 and £205 respectively.
Explaining what the inspiration was for the designs, David Millar says: “The impressive trees of the Devesa here in Girona had our minds racing with every journey past. It was impossible to miss the number ‘3’ imprinted in nature. Using advanced texture generation software, we brought the camouflage-like pattern to life digitally, with layers of visual density used to create a recognisable pattern - a graphical expression of the great lung of Girona and our latest collection: Devesa.”
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.