The POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS snow riding helmet has double shells with VDSAP, a multi-impact EPP liner, MIPS, and an Aramid Penetration Barrier. Read on for details about these technologies but the bottom line is, these helmets are designed to protect your brain. Cuz you only got one, eh?
MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) is designed to reduce rotational forces to the brain in an accident. Statistics show the most common accident occurs in an oblique impact to the head, resulting in a rotation of the head and brain. With MIPS, a low friction layer separates the shell and the inside of the helmet. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low friction layer allows a small controlled rotation of the shell relative to the lining.
Aramid Penetration Barrier — An in-mold helmet construction is light but lacks penetration resistance due to the thin shell. By molding a sheet of aramid to the core through APB, the low weight is maintained and protection is improved.
VDSAP system (Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration) is made up of two ventilated shells that are offset for maximum protection against penetration from sharp objects, while maintaining good air flow and ventilation.
EPP liner — Most helmets today have liners made of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), a great shock absorbing material. But it will be permanently compressed when absorbing even a minor impact. Using multi-impact EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) as core material creates a helmet that will protect your head over and over again.
Main photo is Uranium Black.
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