POC Receptor Backcountry Helmet

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Equipped with MIPS impact protection and a RECCO avalanche rescue system, this double-shell helmet is highly ventilated for excellent breathability and protection on the slopes or backcountry stashes.


Since most impacts to the head occur while you ragdoll down a slope, POC designed the Receptor Backcountry 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. MIPS technology employs a small plastic piece that breaks during harsh impacts and allows the liner and outer shell to rotate separately, which reduces the stress of ragdolling on your brainTough ABS/PC outer hardshell withstands encounters with rocks and branches, and an aramid barrier between the shell and PC liner further reduces shockEquipped with RECCO avalanche rescue system in case of an emergency

- Backcountry.com

Featuring a Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system, the Poc Receptor Backcountry MIPS Helmet is an exceptional protective device that reduces rotational force to the brain in an oblique hit. The POC Receptor Backcountry helmet is taking the action sports helmet industry by storm!. Addressing advanced free skiers riding in exposed environments, POC has taken safety to a whole other level developing Receptor Backcountry. Based on the Receptor + shell and core, with its multi-impact EPP liner and Aramid Penetration Barrier, it also features the MIPS technology that allows the helmet to absorb rotational forces, reducing the stress on the brain when crashing at speed. Stay safer in a POC Receptor helmet when you ski, snowboard or snowmobile. Enjoy your favorite music or make a call with the POC Communication Neckroll Audio upgrade, which includes a mic and speakers that easily integrate into your helmet (sold separately). Available Color(s): Uranium Black, Iron Orange, Radon Blue. Ventilated double shell system. Multi-impact EPP liner. Aramid Penetration Barrier. MIPS system. Recco avalanche rescue system. Detachable ear pads and neckroll. Compatible with communication neckroll (sold separately). Weight: 600g. Sizing: S: 53-54 cm, M: 55-56 cm, L: 57-58 cm, XL: 59-60 cm

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Designed for extreme skiers and riders who push the limits in the backcountry and dont always make the landings, the POC Receptor Backcountry w/ MIPS Helmet is the ultimate protection for your brain. This snowsports helmet has a durable ABS/PC outer hardshell, with a thin, integrated PC inner shell. MIPS technology protects the brain when you suffer from oblique impact; a small plastic piece breaks during harsh, sliding impacts and allows a small rotation of the shell relative to the liner. Testing shows significantly reduced stress to the brain compared to helmets without the MIPS system. Eight vents help keep your head cool on hikes while the Aramid penetration barrier keeps snow, wind and twigs out. This POC helmet anticipates the worst falls to keep you better protected than any other helmet out there.

- Altrec Outlet