POC Receptor Backcountry Helmet

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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

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.


An award winning design focused on safety, the POC Receptor Bug Helmet features a patented VDSAP system with a pair of overlapping layers that protect and offer ventilation, Receptor BUG offers award winning design and safety. The patented VDSAP system with two overlapping shells protects from sharp objects, while providing ventilation that can be closed for colder days. The advanced outer shell in ABS makes a robust barrier while the in-mold polycarbonate/EPS inner liner provides test-winning impact absorption. Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (VDSAP). EPS liner. Detachable ear pads and neck roll. Compatible with the Communication neck roll with powerful with Beats by Dr. Dre speakers and microphone. Detachable goggle clip. Bankers Brim included. Color finish: matte. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Certified: EN 1077-B, ASTM 2040. Weight: 550g. Available Color(s): Granate Red, Lead Blue

- 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