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POC Receptor BUG Helmet

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    4.5537

    37 Reviews

    Details

    Comfort, protection, and style that makes the ladies smile.

    POC altered their popular four season Receptor helmet to create the snow-specific POC Receptor BUG Helmet which offers bombproof protection and style to boot. Merged hard-shell and in-mold construction creates a unique double-shell design with superior ventilation and the ability to protect your head against impact or penetration from sharp objects. Removable ear pads keep your ears warm on frigid days whether you take the Bug for a hike in the backcountry, or for a few laps in the park.

    • POC joined an external ABS hard shell with an internal polycarbonate shell to create an exceptionally strong helmet that's lightweight
    • The Ventilated Double Shell Anti Penetration technology allows air to flow between the inner and outer shell to create ample ventilation without compromising protection
    • A single-impact EPS liner maintains a low profile fit with all the impact shock absorption you need to stay safe
    • Item #POC0094

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] ABS Hard Hat, polycarbonate, [impact foam] EPS
    Ventilation
    Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (VDSAP)
    Adjustable Vents
    no
    Fit Adjustment
    slidelock chin
    Audio Compatible
    yes
    Audio System Included
    no
    Multiple Impact
    no
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, watersports
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    GreaT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great helmet. I feel very comfortable riding with this helmet because of the superior technology that POC uses. I would recommend these to anyone that has a concern for safety and also want to look good.

    Protect Your Noggin!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this helmet for the past few years and man has it come in handy. It's taken quite the beating from being thrown around in my car and protecting my head during failed cliff drops. It's got a roomy fit which is perfect if you plan on putting a beanie and goggles underneath. I've had some issues with tightening the chin strap but nothing too tough to handle. It's a very durable helmet! Works great with my Smith I/O S goggles.

    Awesome helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I really like this helmet.... Comfortable and looks great.... Color orange is so pretty !!! I used this helmet for BASE jumping and love it! Size is perfect like all my helmets ( medium)

    Great fit and look

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought for my 15 year-old daughter for Christmas. Selected by her mom because the Navy Blue looked good, but my daughter (a ski gearhead) loves it and scrapped her old black basic Giro and hasn't looked back. It's warm, it's comfortable, goggles fit without forehead and temple exposure. No complaints.

    Love love love this helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    POC is always my go to in safety equipment. I've been using this helmet for 5 seasons by now, next year I will be replacing it and upgrading to the Backcountry MIPS model.



    The Receptor Bug is warm, comfortable, stylish, and most importantly a quality piece of safety equipment. I'm the type that refuses to go skiing without my helmet, I simply can't ski confidently without it on. I've rung my bell pretty good a handful of times with this helmet on from slipping out on ice, to tree branches that were thicker than expected, to high speed tomahawks, to crashes in the park (cause I suck at park skiing)... I mean if you're not falling you're not trying, right? Through every fall I've taken with the Receptor Bug I'm still living concussion free and I don't believe that would be the case with inferior helmets. The helmet is littered with scrapes and scratches from trees on the matte black finish (see posted pic), which I guess would be my only complaint, but I'm not complaining about it, these things will happen. It fits perfectly with my POC lobes which helps prevent snow and moisture from fogging up my goggles, as well as the dreaded gaper gap! Friends of mine who have borrowed the helmet are now planning on purchasing a Receptor model as well and have raved about how comfortable it is.



    Every helmet should only take so many hits before you replace it, it's tough to gauge exactly when you reach this point but I'm assuming I have by now. I'm planning to replace the helmet with the Backcountry MIPS version for even more safety precaution. A piece of plastic in this model will break in a harsh life threatening crash so the liner and outer shell of the helmet can rotate separately and reduce the brain jostling (fun thought right). I recommend the Receptor model for comfort and warmth, and this standard Bug version has served me well over the years, but if you have the extra cash I'd recommend getting the MIPS model. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR HELMET EVERY DAY!!!!

    Long Lasting Helmet / Excellent Quality

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used this helmet for skiing + MTBing for 5 years and am just now retiring it. Taken a lot of dings and hits (nothing big thankfully!) and held up great. The winter liner no longer fits in as snug as it used to as the velcro has worn down so i hope the design for that has upgraded since ((the error was mostly in how it fit into the back of the head... even the ears didn't jam back into the helmet inside?)). It can appear to be a bit big on the head if you struggle with that look, but all helmets have that problem and it's about the person. Overall this is a slick looking helmet and the color choices are endless.



    This is top notch quality helmet. Trust it with my life.

    Long Lasting Helmet / Excellent Quality

    Don't even know it's there!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had a Receptor Bug helmet for almost 4 seasons now. It's made it through visits to Vail, Snowbird, Park City, Breck, Keystone, Copper & various Midwest resorts. Doesn't show to much ware and tare from falling, my helmet of choice while in the park or surfing pow! I vary rarely recognize it's on my head even!



    Only thing to take into consideration when purchasing your helmet, measure your head with a hat on, as well as a goggle strap if you like to wear yours under your helmet. Also if you got big bulky hair like I did when first purchasing take into consideration for your size. Wish I would have bumped up a size.

    Saved my friend's life.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    ER doctor said without the helmet he wouldn't have survived the impact. Wear a helmet folks.

    Saved my friend's life.

    Love it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought this for my 14 year old. Fits great, nice and light, great low profile look. He bought the bluetooth mask that easily connects to it which is great for hands free communication with family and friends.

    LOVE this helmet

      I just got this helmet, and I absolutely love it. It fits my head great (I measure 58cm and I got the XL, which works perfect with a beanie and goggles underneath). It also of course interfaces with POC goggles exceptionally well (I use the Lobes personally). The helmet does a great job protecting the noggin and looking mighty fine while doing so. Love the ventilation, and overall really love this helmet!

      A helmet you can trust

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have used this helmet for about 4 seasons now, and finally had to purchase a new one. Besides a few whacks which could have compromised the padding, the outer shell separated from the layer underneath it (all of the padding). It still works, but I had a Traumatic Brain Injury last September do not have any leeway with hitting my head again. This helmet is approved by both the EU standard and the ASTM standard for impacts, which is nice to know. I wear it with a beanie underneath and no earflaps and it fits perfectly. I removed some of the velcro padding they include, but that is all. Overall it is quite bomber, and is one of the few helmets I feel very safe in.

      Bombproof construction, funky fit

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I tried to love the Receptor Bug, the Receptor+, and the Fornix. The construction is second to none and the features are amazing, yet they all didn't quite fit my dome. The POC fit is more of a circular shape, and my noggin is apparently more oval shaped. It was a shame, because these helmets are awesome.

      POC Receptor Bug

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Very comfortable and warm enough that you don't need a hat. The helmet strap sucks but with a little superglue it has stayed put. Average size head and medium fit like a glove. Usually use Electric EG goggles and theres no gap. Ear flaps stay on your ears.

      Does this helmet have vents that can be opened and closed? It looks as though it does, but then the description states it does not :/

      Can the outdoor technology chips be used with this helmet? http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-technology-chips-wired-bluetooth-helmet-audio ?



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      i wear goggles under helmet do ear flaps come out?

      Best Answer

      Hey Tristan, Hayden is wrong on this one. The ear-flaps are definitely removable, an option I take advantage of during the spring season. As for wearing your goggles under the helmet, I know guys like Tanner and Sammy do it for looks, but you might find that the helmet doesn't sit properly, thereby reducing its effectiveness. So, please consider 'function over fashion' in this regard...

      Where do your goggles attach?

      Where do your goggles attach?

      Is there a way to tell what size helmet...

      Is there a way to tell what size helmet fits for what size head? (ie, an actual mesurement like fitted hats have)