POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS Snow Helmet
Heavy-duty snow helmet with RECCO avalanche rescue system
There’s more to backcountry preparedness than a hard hat
Whether you’re skiing the slopes or boarding backcountry, you’re going to want a helmet that can keep up. Most helmets will protect you in a collision, but the safety features here go far beyond cranial crash cushioning.
The POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS helmet will also help rescuers find you in an avalanche. And on impacts it’s way more than just a hard shell: Its MIPS designation stands for “multi-directional impact protection system,” which reduces the rotational forces to the brain at impact. Then, in a worst-case scenario, the embedded RECCO reflector enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue RECCO detectors, aiding in the search if you are buried in an avalanche.
Other features include a ventilated double-shell anti-penetration system, multi-impact EPP foam and Kevlar liner, an Aramid penetration barrier, detachable ear pads and detachable neck roll, goggle clip, and compatibility with the communication neck roll complete with Beats by Dre speakers and microphone.
The RECCO Rescue System is a two-part technology. Ski resorts and rescue teams carry RECCO detectors. The detector sends out a directional search signal, which is echoed by RECCO reflectors worn by skiers, riders, and other outdoors people. More information here.
Available in white, black, orange, and blue.