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POC Fornix Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Helmet with MIPS

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POC Fornix Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Helmet with MIPS

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  • MIPs Technology, reduces rotational forces to brain upon impact
  • EPS liner, fused to outer shell for reduced weight
  • Aramid Reinforcement for increased protection, durability
  • Ventilation: Adjustable for weather conditions
  • Goggle Vents: release steam from goggles
  • Ear pads: soft, beefy padding 
  • Padding: removable
  • Chin buckle: Slides, clicks when secure
  • Goggle clip, integrated 
  • Understated POC graphics
  • Weight: 450g
  • Meets ASTM 2040 and EN 1077 safety standards
  • Suitable for skiing and snowboarding


What is MIPS?

A multi-directional impact protection system helmet is quite a mouthful; we prefer the acronym MIPS. MIPS technology absorbs both vertical impacts (in the event that you fall directly on your head) and oblique impacts (in the more likely event that your head takes a rotational blow). MIPS imitates the brain's method of protecting itself by giving POC helmets with MIPS their own low-friction layer between the ABS/PC outer shell and the PC liner. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low-friction layer allows a small rotation of the shell relative to the liner, which reduces the force of the impact on the brain.

POC of Sweden: Gorgeous Design, Superior Protection

We can’t think of enough superlatives to describe the POC line of helmets and body armor. POC combines sophisticated engineering with spare Scandinavian styling to produce what are arguably some of the best-looking, high-tech protective gear on the market. The company has won numerous international design awards. In terms of safety, one award in particular stands out. Volvo, possibly the most safety-conscious company in the world, awarded POC its Grand Prize in the category of Active Safety as part of their prestigious annual Volvo ISPO Sports Design Award competition. POC now has a partnership with Polygiene AB to include Polygiene odor control wipes in POC ski helmets, bike helmets, and body armor.


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