POC Fornix Helmet

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POC's Fornix Backcountry MIPS is a lightweight, aramid reinforced and well-ventilated helmet, based on the award-winning Fornix. The helmet is equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in case of an oblique impact. The tensile strength of the aramid fiber is very high, and when bonded to the helmet structure, it allows energy to be dispersed over the entire bridge, giving the helmet better energy absorption. Along with safety the Fornix is generously ventilated and the size adjustment system makes it possible to customize the fit of the helmet to make sure it stays safe and comfortable in place.

- CampSaver.com

The Fornix Backcountry MIPS Helmet is proof that, as usual, the good folks at POC are at the cutting edge of body armor technology. Of course the Fornix comes equipped with a top-shelf adjustable ventilation system and a micro-adjust system that provides a custom fit and feel. The Fornix is also equipped with aramid bridge reinforcements which, due to Aramid's extremely high tensile strength, disperse the force of impact across the entire shell of the helmet to soften the blow. But the real story here is the MIPS system, which might wind up saving your brain from some serious damage. Since most impacts to the head occur while you ragdoll down a slope, POC designed the Fornix helmet to protect against hard shocks as well as the brain-jostling that happens during high-speed crashes. Thanks to the award-winning MIPS technology, your vital gray matter doesn't get jostled nearly as much as with standard helmets. This system employs a small plastic piece that breaks during harsh impacts and allows the outer shell of your helmet to slide over the inner liner when the helmet is struck at an angle. This rotational movement drastically reduces the rotational impact to your brain, thus keeping you safer when you suddenly take a slam while snowboarding or catch a ski tip at the top of a chute.

- Backcountry.com

MIPS technology adds another layer of protection to the Poc Fornix Backcountry helmet, which protects the head and brain with high tensile strength aramid fiber for exceptional energy absorption. The award winning Poc Fornix Backcountry MIPS Helmet is a lightweight, aramid reinforced and well-ventilated helmet, equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact. The tensile strength of the aramid fiber is very high, and when bonded to the helmet structure, it allows energy to be dispersed over the entire bridge, giving the helmet better energy absorption. The POC Fornix is generously ventilated and the size adjustment system makes it possible to customize the fit of the helmet to ensure it stays safe and comfortable in place. In-mold helmet with EPS liner. Internal MIPS system. Aramid bridge reinforcements for structural stability and dispersion of impact energy. Adjustable ventilation. Goggle vents evacuate steam from your goggles. Goggle clip. Size adjustment system for a comfortable and safe fit. The Piece Of Cake icon comes on the right side of every Fornix Backcountry MIPS helmet. Sizing: XS-SM = 51-54 cm, MD-LG = 55-58 cm, XL-XXL = 59-62 cm. Available Color(s): Uranium Black, Hydrogen White, Radon Blue

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

If you are looking for the most advanced ski and snowboard helmet construction on the market, the POC Fornix Helmet is for you. POC breaks new ground with their advanced Aramid bridge construction. The design features high-tensile strands that distribute impact shock and deliver more protection for your head in high impact situations. The helmet remains lightweight and comfortable, too. Built-in ear pads and an efficient ventilation system maximize comfort, while an easy-adjust dial that lets find the best fit possible. Of course, the Fornix helmet meets safety standards for snow sports and will deliver years of protection for the noggin. Your head deserves the best.

- Altrec Outdoors