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Poc Receptor Helmets

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

So I currently own a poc skull x in a medium for racing and I want to get a free skiing helmet. I really like the poc helmets so I am interested in the receptor. At my ski shop they had the adjustable version in xs/s and m/l. I tried xs/s and it was too small, but the m/l was to big in its smallest position. I have not tried on the non adjustable version but do you think I should just try to get a small? Thanks in advance guys.

post #2 of 13

The Receptor is a bit differently shaped than the other POC's. More oval, rather than roundish. So I take it in one size down from the Skull's, since I have an oval head. That said, I have never tried the adjustable, generally don't think much of that idea except for tikes.

 

Main thing about helmets is to get a good fit, without a lot of adjustment or soft foam pads that trick you into thinking it's a fit. Not too tight front to back or you'll get headaches. Not too loose or you'll lose the point of wearing a helmet. You should be able to rock the helmet up and down slightly on your forehead without simply pulling the skin. But not have so much space there, or at the side, that you aren't feeling the shell making some contact. Maybe POC isn't your brand.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Ok, I wear a giro MTB helmet which I believe are slightly oval shaped and I like it so I think it will work for me. Also, there are a couple of different models of the receptor. Which one would you recommend. Receptor +, Backcountry, Bug? Thanks

post #4 of 13

The Bug is for kids, y'know. I have experience only with the + model, but internal fit seems to be similar to the regular Receptor. 

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Are you sure the poc receptor bug is for kids? I thought the kids helmets were the pocito models.

post #6 of 13
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The Bug is for kids, y'know. I have experience only with the + model, but internal fit seems to be similar to the regular Receptor. 

If you're referring to the Receptor Bug, I think POC disagrees.  Any helmet made for a 61cm head is not a kid's helmet.

post #7 of 13

Have you tried the Fornix?  The Fornix fits slightly differently than the Receptor.  They are both great helmets, but the Fornix is a touch lighter and some people (myself included) find it fits a little better than the Receptor.

 

The Receptor Bug, to clarify, is not a kids helmet.  The Receptor comes in multiple "trim" levels:  Bug, Bug Communication, Bug Adjustable, Plus, and Backcountry MIPS.

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

No, I am in Minnesota so most of the poc helmets that are here are racing helmets. 

post #9 of 13

Don't order one unless the seller has a really really good return policy.  I have spent well over an hour on two different occasions trying to find a POC helmet that fits and is comfortable.  I finally just gave up.  I can't figure out what shape head their non-race helmets are made for but it sure isn't mine.  Smith, Giro and Salomon all fit me with no issues so I'm replacing my old Smith with a Salomon because it was a bit more comfortable.

post #10 of 13
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If you're referring to the Receptor Bug, I think POC disagrees.  Any helmet made for a 61cm head is not a kid's helmet.


Well, all I can say is that 1) a bunch of juniors, and no adults, at our club, wear Bugs. 2) The name implies kid-ness. You know that. Do grown men buy stuff called a "bug?" 3) It has that adjuster strap that historically has been associated with growing noggins. Adult helmets tend to be closer fitting and use pads. 4) My 9 year old has a 60 cm head. And no, he's not a hydrocephalic. 

 

5) Unless POC has changed up its marketing, it was not sold as a "trim" level of the Receptor (we've owned both, FWIW). It was sold to parents of kids, who put bright stickers on it, and we sent them out the door. 

post #11 of 13
As has already been mentioned (and can also be solved by searching this crazy do-hickey called the internet), the Receptor Bug and the Receptor Bug adjustable, are both ADULT helmets, always have been. I own one myself, as do many other normal-head-sized adults I know. There's really nothing to argue here buddy. And a 60cm helmet is an adult XL in most brands.. I have a 53cm head and am typically an xs or small in adult helmets.. so your kid either has a big head or the helmet is way too big.
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Well, all I can say is that 1) a bunch of juniors, and no adults, at our club, wear Bugs. 2) The name implies kid-nes

5) Unless POC has changed up its marketing, it was not sold as a "trim" level of the Receptor (we've owned both, FWIW). It was sold to parents of kids, who put bright stickers on it, and we sent them out the door. 
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
 


Well, all I can say is that 1) a bunch of juniors, and no adults, at our club, wear Bugs. 2) The name implies kid-ness. You know that. Do grown men buy stuff called a "bug?" 3) It has that adjuster strap that historically has been associated with growing noggins. Adult helmets tend to be closer fitting and use pads. 4) My 9 year old has a 60 cm head. And no, he's not a hydrocephalic. 

 

5) Unless POC has changed up its marketing, it was not sold as a "trim" level of the Receptor (we've owned both, FWIW). It was sold to parents of kids, who put bright stickers on it, and we sent them out the door. 

http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1213/receptor-bug

 

It does come in a bunch of fun colors, so you do see kids wearing them.  The XS and S sizes are common with kids.

 

The Bug is actually not necessarily an adjustable helmet.  It's slightly confusing, but there is actually a Receptor Bug and a Receptor Bug Adjustable.

 

Hope that helps clarify things.

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

Ok, I went with a small Poc Receptor Backcountry and it fits well. Its just a little tight on the side of the head but with out the pads it fits well and I know the poc pads will pack out and it will fit perfectly. Thanks for all your help.

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