When a helmet is light but still meets safety regulations and provides a sleek style, then you know you have found something great! The Synapsis 2.0 ski helmet by POC is a helmet that does just that. With this adult ski helmet, you will be provided full safety as it is certified according to the CE-1077 as well as ASTM standards. This is all made possible by using POC's patent pending ballistic Anti Penetration Barrier. In the injection process, the Aramid is placed between the thin outer shell and the liner. This makes the helmet withstand penetration despite its low weight. The Synapsis 2.0 helmet has a brim for added style and safety. The brim will help to block out the suns rays as well as deter debris and other elements from coming in contact with your face or goggles. The brim also adds a sophisticated, and ultra sporty look to the helmet. The bold and clean color of this POC helmet will keep you looking fresh and clean as you power down the slopes. The technology of the Synapsis 2.0 helmet was created to give you a comfortable experience, safe experience.
POC engineers backed up with ultralight shell of the Synapsis XP Helmet with APB technology that provides supreme protection in a feathery 13oz package. A new turnring adjustment system allows you to dial the fit of the 2.0 to your liking quickly and easily. Two oversized vents allow fresh air to enter and circulate your lid so hot-headed shredders can send cliffs or throw down in the park in cool comfort.
|Certifications:||EN 1077, ASTM F 2040|
|Custom Fit Adjustment:||Yes|
|Fit Adjustment:||sidelock chin|
|Material:||APB In-mold 1mm polycarbonate|
|Recommended Use:||Freeride skiing|
|Shell Construction:||In Mold/Hard Shell|
|Special Features:||Aramid Membrane|
|Year Round Capable:||No|
After playing with the padding or should I say limited padding that comes with the helmet and then adding two additional strips from of extra pads from my bike helmet stock this helmet now fits perfect. visor is great for keeping sun and snow off face and deflecting branches. helmet strap is great. was afraid i could not flip zeal goggles up, but i just pull them onto end of visor and they stay on better than if there was no visor at all. Super light and circle adjustment in the back is very useful. ventilation not great, but since it is a true fit helmet, again with limited padding it's not a huge issue. I am M/L in most helmets, briko, smith, etc..., but an XL in POC. Overall, the quality seems a cut above the competition and it looks awesome, which is not the priority, but always a plus.
Helmet is as described, very light weight, cool looking, and comfortable. The adjustment dial is nice too. I was a little confused with how to remove the ear flaps, as there were no real instruction in the box. I started removing a bunch of velcro, which seemed kinda weird, but then I discovered the whole ear flaps just easily pop off. It works real nice once I discovered this. Also, the vents are just a piece of velcro that covers the hole. SEems a little wanky because its so simple, but hey, it works great and saves weight! And the goggle strap is very nice too, well thought out to put the snap on top not botton. I recommend!
Double ejected off a roller and cartwheeled down the front side (hard-pack) of A-Basin yesterday. I'm now at work writing software, so it seems no serious brain damage was incurred. Guess it worked. I was originally not too hyped about the velcro on the visor, but it allowed the visor to displace during the crash. I think it would have broken other wise.
It fits well, especially with other POC goggles. Just an fyi to all you buying, it gets toasty! The ventilation isn't top dog status. But cold pow days can reverse that or ski faster.
Would be a great helmet if their sizing was more in line with the sizing of the rest of the industry (Giro, Smith, etc.). Look at the size chart before ordering and make sure it will fit you, most will have to order a size up for a comfortable fit. I tried the XL and it was just too tight on my dome (about 61cm), a real shame as it is a great looking and well made helmet...
The size chart was correct for me too but I ordered too small because i didn't look at it before ordering.
So after i got the helmet in the mail and it was too small, i went back and checked the size chart. But by then they were sold out. It had a very nice snug-fit dial; overall seemed quite nice.