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POC is a company that I think many view as primarily catering to the racing aspect of skiing. A huge portion of their product line has traditionally been geared to the speed junky. However, it seems to me that POC are beginning to change that. With their more recent entries into their helmet line, the trademark style of a park rat has made its way into POC's lineup.
The Receptor BUG Adjustable 2.0 is a great example of a park helmet done well. Stylistically, it is almost exactly what I am looking for in a park helmet. Clean, nice accenting colors, and an optional brim on the front.
My model in particular was an XL-XXL (59-61)and I found it to fit just right on my head with a light balaclava on under it. I have a pretty big head and I cannot wear this helmet with a beanie on so if you are pushing the size limit for this helmet, you may want to look into one that runs a little bigger. The helmet features a ratchet style adjustment in the rear for fine tuning as well.
I found the Receptor 2.0 to be very comfortable when worn with goggles over the helmet in the traditional style. The stock ear pads are soft and roomy. When worn with goggles under the helmet, as many park-rats do, it is a different story. Unfortunately with any goggle I tried, it was extremely uncomfortable to wear. This is just a shame, as it looks phenomenal with the goggles underneath. I believe this is due to the more minimalistic padding around the back of the neck. If you insist on wearing goggles under the helmet, make sure you try this one on in a store before picking one up.
The helmet features vents that can be open or closed if you remove plugs from the inside. I found the helmet to be quite warm. The venting system POC has come up with is quite interesting I though. The vent holes in the top of the helmet lead to a secondary shell. The air is pulled through the secondary shell and into the helmet. This does a great job of letting you leave the vents open on a real wet day without ending up with a real wet head. It is a little warm though, and I did find myself overheating on some of the warmer days out.
Other features include a really nice, easy to open goggle clip in the back. Removable ear pads, and optional speakers for the helmet. Unfortunately the stock model is not speaker compatible. This is probably why the ear pads are so comfortable however. You could easily wear earbuds under the ears with no problem.
POC's Receptor BUG Adjustable 2.0 is an excellent entry into the park-styled helmet market. It has the right style, is comfortable, and has the features most people are looking for in a helmet.