Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Too Far from Real Vertical
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POC Receptor Bug Helmet
After spending nearly an hour in the shop trying on different buckets, I selected the POC Receptor Bug. I tried on Smith's, Berns, Giro's and a couple of others, but in the end settled on the POC simply because it fit my mellon the best. I also was attracted to the fact that from a construction standpoint it is the most simple of the bunch and one of the most solid.
Other than the chin strap, there is nothing to adjust. You simply pull it on and go.
Now, I believe because of the lack of adjustment, this POC either fits your head or it doesn't. There are some very very minor padding adjustments that can be made but they are not going to change the shape of the helmet or your head.
There is always a challenge with the Helmet to Goggle interface. Again for me this worked out brilliantly as I wear the old version of the VZ Feenom (which I brought with me to the shop ) and the match for the two is like it was meant to be. Very nice fit with no gap between google and helmet.
Having worn it a couple of days now, I can say that as I ride, I don't notice it and that is what a good fitting helmet should be all about. It is snug on my head, does not move at all and does a nice job of keeping my head warm.
If you are shopping and you like this style of helmet, try it on. You will know very quickly if it is for you. Fit or no fit. It's as simple as that as you cannot adjust it.
Get it. Wax it. Ride it.