The well-ventilated Poc Receptor Flow Helmet has a unique construction with an in-mould inner shell in front and rear area of the helmet. The helmet is equipped with a unique size adjustment system, making it possible to customize the fit of the helmet to ensure it stays safe and comfortable in place when performing tricks in the park or riding a bumpy dirt track.
EPS vs. in-mould helmets: Traditionally, there have been two types of bike helmets on the market. First, there is the thick hard shell helmet with a shock absorbing liner of EPS. A hard shell helmet provides good protection against penetration and is durable. However, the nature of the stiff outer shell also has its drawbacks. On impact, the hard shell causes an abrupt stop of the head. This increases the risk of brain injuries and whiplash injuries are more likely as hard shell helmet is more prone to rebound on impact. The second type of traditional bike helmet is the in-mould type. These helmets have a thin shell of polycarbonate moulded together with an EPS liner. With this construction any energy on impact is well absorbed, as the thin shell allows the helmet to deconstruct on impact, transferring less stress to the brain and head, which results in minimal rebound. Traditionally, in-mould helmets have disadvantages when it comes to resistance to penetration and durability.