POC Receptor Bug Adjustable Helmet

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Keeps your head safe, but seems to lack a few pieces…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60


Keeps your head safe, but seems to lack a few pieces that could make it better.


  • Safe
  • Strong


  • Cold

Overall it's a solid helmet that does what it's designed to do, that being keep me safe. However it seems to lack the extras which could be expected from a helmet in its normal price range.

The ear flaps don't sit snug on my ears and in order to get them even close I have to have the chin strap uncomfortably tight, this makes it so even on the warmest days I still have to wear a buff over my ears. That's the main drawback but just to nitpick, it would be nice if the vents were more adjustable instead of having to take off the helmet and put in or remove a stopper for them, and once you get into the larger helmet sizes (ie XL/XXL for my giant nogin) it just looks like a massive fishbowl on your head, however that may be unavoidable.    

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The POC Receptor Bug Adjustable helmet features some of the most advanced helmet technology on the market to provide unparalleled impact protection. POC's signature double-shell system is made up of two ventilated shells that are placed at an offset for maximum protection from penetration while maintaining good airflow. The ABS outer shell forms a robust barrier while the EPS liner provides proven shock absorption capabilities. The built-in ventilation can be closed for colder days, and size adjustment makes this helmet suitable for a wide variety of head shapes.

- Backcountry.com

The POC Receptor BUG Adjustable Helmet offers bombproof protection in a lightweight package. An overlapping double shell features an Aramid ballistic penetration barrier to keep you from being skewered by branches. Eight adjustable vents mean you are in control of airflow whether you're humping up or flying down. For those who like to go big, the Receptor BUG offers an EPS inner shell and SEPP foam liner than can withstand multiple impacts without losing their brain-saving abilities. Just because you crashed and burned doesn't mean you can't try again.

- Altrec Outlet