Alternative tech winners of 2013


The $250 POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS is not only technologically advanced, it also makes wearing a helmet look cool. It has an ABS/PC outer shell and a multi-impact design (after a single hit, most helmets should be thrown away). The MIPS acronym stands for  Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is designed to reduce the rotational force on one’s cranium in a crash. Essentially, it allows the outer shell of the helmet to slide slightly on impact. Its designers claim that it can reduce brain injuries.

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