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MIPS technology, and Aramid Penetration Barrier and VDSAP give incredible strength and impact resistance, mimicing the brain's natural defenses to produce the incredibly lighweight and protective Receptor Backcountry MIPS Helmet. Only from POC.Read more
POC's patented VDSAP system (Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration) is made up of two ventilated shells that are placed offset for maximum protection against penetration from sharp objects, while maintaining good air flow and ventilation. The safety performance of this construction is amazing and represents a unique take on helmet design.
Most helmets today have liners made of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), a great shock absorbing material, but it will be permanently compressed when absorbing an impact, even a minor one. Using multi-impact EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) as core material creates a helmet that will protect your head over and over again.
Aramid Penetration Barrier
Aramid (also known as Kevlar) is a short form for aromatic polyamide. A fiber that provides exceptional strength and thereby, if used correctly, can be used to provide protection against penetration in applications such as bullet proof clothing. POC is using Aramid as a soft penetration barrier to protect from sharp objects penetrating the helmets.
MIPS is a system used to reduce the rotational force to the brain in case of oblique impacts. 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.
In a helmet equipped with MIPS technology, 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.
RECCO Avalanche Rescue System
RECCO is a two-part avalanche rescue system that is utilized by more than 500 rescue organizations worldwide. More than 100 North American ski resorts, heli-skiing companies and search and rescue organizations now use RECCO technology. This avalanche rescue system is NOT intended for self-rescue nor is it an alternative to avalanche beacon use in the backcountry. The two parts of the system are the RECCO reflectors and detectors. Reflectors are integrated into commercially available apparel, helmets, protection gear or boots and weigh less than four grams. Detectors are used by professional rescue groups and weigh around 1.6kg. The RECCO rescue system is an additional tool that does not interfere with other rescue methods such as avalanche dogs, transceiver searches or probe lines. Since it operates with a heightened frequency, the system functions with exceptional directional accuracy. Once an initial signal is picked-up, the searcher does not need to follow flux lines, like with an avalanche transceiver, and is led directly to the burial. This reduces search times and provides pinpoint accuracy thus significantly increasing chances of survival.
The RECCO reflector is non-powered, never needs to be switched on, will never loose signal strength and doesn't need any batteries to function.
Another major advantage of the system is that since the reflector is integrated into clothing, helmets, ski boots and protective gear, it requires no action on the part of the individual skier or snowboarder to function properly. The RECCO system does not require any additional investments or training on the consumer's side which makes it ideal for a wide spectrum of users.