POC designers made a few upgrades to last year’s design and the Receptor Flow Bike Helmet was reborn with a slimmer profile, an adjustable fit, and the same high-quality impact protection. All of these goodies were achieved while lowering the weight of the Receptor Flow so you can concentrate more on what you’re doing. Customize the fit of your new favorite helmet to make sure it doesn’t knock around when spotting the landing for a nasty 360.
no, top vents
dirt jumping, freeride
20 - 20.5in (51 - 52cm)
20.8 - 21.3in (53 - 54cm)
21.5 - 22in (55 - 56cm)
22.5 - 22.8in (57 - 58cm)
23.3 - 23.5in (59 - 60cm)
24 - 24.4in (61 - 62cm)
20 - 21.3in (51 - 54cm)
20.8 - 22in (53 - 56cm)
21.5 - 22.5in (55 - 57cm)
22.8 - 23.5in (58 - 60cm)
How to Measure:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
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I bought this as my dirt jumping helmet, its super comfortable and makes you feel protected. It breathes well and its so light weight that after a few minutes of wearing it you will forget it is even on your head.
Bought this for my 13 year old son to use while skating and cycling and so far nothing but good things from him. It's comfortable and he loves the style which means he'll wear it! Got a great deal here at Backcountry too!
I've had this helmet for some time now, over a yr, and it has met my every expectation. I use this helmet when I ride my MTB 3-4 times a week (even winter) and ski as much as I can, its even been used for kayaking. It the winter I was worried i would get too cold with the helmet on because I couldn't wear it with a hat, but I've never had an issue. I would recommend wearing a buff or bandana to cover your ears during winter use but other than that its fine. When biking its hardly noticeable except for when it saves me :) There is only 1 issue for me and that is the pad for the forhead only lasted me 6months, luckily the helmet came with a spare which has held up so far but i doubt I'll get another 3-4 months out of it. I don't know if it's me or the pad but this will be something I need to replace every so often. But it's not enough for me to ditch the helmet
I may have commandeered my boyfriend's helmet, it's that good. He has an older model of the Receptor Flow, and the thing has held up over years of continuous use. Use it in the summertime for biking, and I use it in the winter for skiing (just throw on a beanie underneath and you're set). Very comfortable, no issues with it sliding around or coming apart. I would definitely recommend measuring your head to get the right size, I was surprised that I was in an XL.
First, Backcountry is awesome. Customer service is great, and provided excellent product knowledge re: POC's helmet fit. In terms of the POC Receptor Flow, it is a great commuter helmet. Color is excellent, and fit is perfect. I'd give it 5 stars, but the only short coming I have encountered is that the lining on the inside pad that rests against your forehead came off after about a month of riding every day in the hot, humid Texas heat. There is a replacement pad that comes with the helmet, but then what? At the time of this review, I have not reached out to Backcountry's customer service to find out. If Backcountry can advise how I can get extra frontal lobe pads for this great helmet, I'll change my rating to 5 stars. I'll be looking to replace my existing mountain bike helmet soon with the POC Trabec helmet.
I returned this product before using it
Was trying to find a good bike helmet for my 4-year old son. Compared this to the Giro Section and the Giro was a fair amount lighter than the POC. This still seems like a great helmet but I opted for a lighter version.
Just picked this up after getting a POC full face and loving it. My old Giro surface bounced around like a bobble head but this fits great. Poc is usually over the top price wise but this is very reasonable for the quality and fit. Its not highest tech of adjustable fit systems (just uses some velcro flaps) but Im still happy with how it feels. Also not the best ventilation but better than alot of similar lid. Guess Ill need a Trabec for the hot xc rides. Ive got a small head for a guy and am wearing M/L. Generally Im in a M Giro/Bell.
I love this helmet. The green is bright and easy to see. It's warm and has been keeping my head warm with only an earband in the cold weather. It seems to be built more substantially and offer more protection than typical bicycle helmets. The fit is tight on my head and very comfortable. Couldn't ask for more.
I've had the helmet (orange color - very reflective) for awhile and I compared it to my other "head-banging-deterrences" - sixsixone's "recon xc", giro's "hex" - (the sixsixone's "brigade II" was not entered) Actually, this helmet is very good for my practice DH runs. Ventilation is well, solid fitting, very well constructed. My only con w/the helmet is that I went ape with the additional stickers - as if POC on the side wasn't enough! It is well liked on the hills. And, is it me or just that sixsixone and poc gear are very interestingly, colored-coordinated?
I LOVE this helmet. I'm a prof at a university. I bike to work & wearing a GOOD helmet is a MUST. I was worried about pulling up to class with a helmet on, but I actually get compliments on this one! Looking at the info online, it appears that the helmets with long visors actually contribute to the torque on the upper spinal cord (i.e., the distance from the edge of visor to the neck is increased & therefore damage to the neck can be increased) if/when the head/helmet hit the pavement. So the round-front of the POC helmet not only looks skater-esque, but it may actually be safer than those alien-dean-shaped pointy helmets. Also note that the Snell Foundation, though excellent, rates helmets per their ability to withstand impact to the head. This doesn't take into account protection of the neck.
I have a POC ski helmet and was impressed with the quality of the product. I purchased the POC Receptor Flow for bike riding and going to the skatepark. If you have a $10 head by a $10 helmet, for the rest of us spend a little more for your brain.