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    • POC Receptor BackCountry MIPS Helmet 2014

  • POC Receptor BackCountry MIPS Helmets

    The Receptor Backcountry MIPS is based on the Receptor + shell and core, and has double shells, a multi-impact EPP liner and an Aramid Penetration Barrier. The award-winning helmet is equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact.

    The double overlapping shell and POC’s patented VDSAP allows for a fully ventilated helmet with maximum comfort, without sacrificing penetration resistance.

    Features:

    • Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (VDSAP)
    • Multi-impact EPP liner
    • Aramid Penetration Barrier
    • MIPS system
    • Recco avalanche rescue system
    • Detachable ear pads and neck roll
    • Compatible with the Communication neck roll with powerful Beats by Dr. Dre ® speakers and microphone (Not included)
    • Recco avalanche rescue system
    • Goggle clip included
    • Cert: EN 1077-B, EN 1078, ASTM 2040
    • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
    • Weight: 640g

    Technologies:

      MIPS – Developed in cooperation with Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

      The new MIPS technology mimics one of the safety systems which already exist in the human head. When the head is subjected to an oblique impact, the brain can slide along a membrane on the inner surface of the skull, which reduces the forces transmitted to the brain. This protective feature has, with the MIPS technology, been incorporated into the helmet. In a helmet equipped with MIPS technology, the shell and the liner are separated by a low friction layer. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low friction layer allows a small rotation of the shell relative to the liner. Experimental tests shows a significant reduction of the forces to the brain. Find more information about the tests at www.mipshelmet.com

      Accident statistics show that the most common accident occurs in an oblique impact to the head, resulting in a rotation of the head and brain.

      The brain is more sensitive to oblique impacts than radial impacts. However, according to the helmet test regulations, the helmets are dropped vertically onto the impact surface, resulting in a radial force to the head. This is why helmets today have good protective properties for vertical impacts while the protection is not optimized for oblique impacts. MIPS AB has therefore developed MIPS technology to provide substantially increased protection against oblique impacts.

    This helmet conforms to, or exceeds EU Standards only.

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