Go big, and go home.
POC engineers backed up with ultralight shell of the Synapsis XP Helmet with APB technology that provides supreme protection in a feathery 13oz package. A new turnring adjustment system allows you to dial the fit of the 2.0 to your liking quickly and easily. Two oversized vents allow fresh air to enter and circulate your lid so hot-headed shredders can send cliffs or throw down in the park in cool comfort.
- Ballistic APB places a layer of pentration-proof Aramid between the molded shell and liner, allowing for a thin outer shell that's both ultralight and protective
- An EPS liner provides single-impact protection that keeps your head safe without weighing you down
- Optional visor is included for keeping the sun out of your eyes or looking wicked gnarly
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Overall, a great helmet. Runs VERY small so best to go up a size- wore a L Smith and ended up having to exchange for an XL. Comfortable, pretty warm, and well vented. Goggles sit up nicely on brim, which I thought would annoy. Only real complaint is that my Skull Candy headphones don't work with the helmet. But overall, I think it's worth the few extra $$$!
hi - does the Synapsis helmet have a velcro sticker that remains on the front of the helmet when visor removed? Can this be taken off?
great helmet, fits perfect, nice and light... love it
POC Synapsis 2.0 vs POC Skull Light helmets. Anyone have any experience with these two.
Synapsis: The obvious = you get the visor. It has an EPS liner, which will require that the helmet will need to be replaced after a significant impact.
Skull Light: has the EPP foam liner, which is designed for multiple impact. (EPP = expanded polypropylene) ...meaning you can take more than one hit with this helmet before you need to replace it.
Double ejected off a roller and cartwheeled down the front side (hard-pack) of A-Basin yesterday. I'm now at work writing software, so it seems no serious brain damage was incurred. Guess it worked. I was originally not too hyped about the velcro on the visor, but it allowed the visor to displace during the crash. I think it would have broken other wise.
The size chart was correct for me too but I ordered too small because i didn't look at it before ordering.
So after i got the helmet in the mail and it was too small, i went back and checked the size chart. But by then they were sold out. It had a very nice snug-fit dial; overall seemed quite nice.
Helmet is as described, very light weight, cool looking, and comfortable. The adjustment dial is nice too. I was a little confused with how to remove the ear flaps, as there were no real instruction in the box. I started removing a bunch of velcro, which seemed kinda weird, but then I discovered the whole ear flaps just easily pop off. It works real nice once I discovered this. Also, the vents are just a piece of velcro that covers the hole. SEems a little wanky because its so simple, but hey, it works great and saves weight! And the goggle strap is very nice too, well thought out to put the snap on top not botton. I recommend!
After playing with the padding or should I say limited padding that comes with the helmet and then adding two additional strips from of extra pads from my bike helmet stock this helmet now fits perfect. visor is great for keeping sun and snow off face and deflecting branches. helmet strap is great. was afraid i could not flip zeal goggles up, but i just pull them onto end of visor and they stay on better than if there was no visor at all. Super light and circle adjustment in the back is very useful. ventilation not great, but since it is a true fit helmet, again with limited padding it's not a huge issue. I am M/L in most helmets, briko, smith, etc..., but an XL in POC. Overall, the quality seems a cut above the competition and it looks awesome, which is not the priority, but always a plus.
Would be a great helmet if their sizing was more in line with the sizing of the rest of the industry (Giro, Smith, etc.). Look at the size chart before ordering and make sure it will fit you, most will have to order a size up for a comfortable fit. I tried the XL and it was just too tight on my dome (about 61cm), a real shame as it is a great looking and well made helmet...
It fits well, especially with other POC goggles. Just an fyi to all you buying, it gets toasty! The ventilation isn't top dog status. But cold pow days can reverse that or ski faster.