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POC Joint VPD 2.0 Long Knee Pads

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    Full protection.

    The POC Joint VPD 2.0 Long Knee Pads protect your knees and upper shins without restricting your range of motion and ability to pedal. The 3D- molded VPD conforms to the shape of your body and offers progressive, impact absorption. The knee panel is perforated to enhance ventilation and the Kevlar-reinforced stretch fabric provides a secure fit that is built to last.

    • 3D-molded VPD 2.0 knee panel
    • Durable Kevlar-reinforced stretch fabric
    • Item #POC0135

    Tech Specs

    Material
    VPD (visco-elastic polymer dough)
    Closure
    hook-and-loop
    Protection Area
    knees
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain, downhill, freeride
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    As good as it gets

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    These pads are great, fit secure and never moves. These are my first real pair of pads so i was very cautious on buying an pads, for comfort & protection. I must say these met & exceeded my expectations.

    Don't wait until you have a wreck...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    A couple months ago, I stuffed a front tire going down a steep and rocky descent. I went over the bars, broke a couple ribs, and lost a good amount of flesh from the tops of my knees. It was in this moment that I was reminded that I'm getting too old to take this kind of abuse and that it was silly to not wear knee pads of some sort.

    Unfortunately, I can't get any less old, but I could easily remedy the knee protection.

    I bought these with little to no knowledge on what I was getting. I wanted a "soft" knee pad that covered more than just my patella. A bulk of the professional athletes I follow use POC gear, so it just made sense.

    Now that my ribs have healed and the skin has mostly grown back, I headed to the bike park to give these a go.

    Pros:
    - They look very nice. This may seem silly to list as a pro, but a lot of the pads I've seen people use are incredibly gaudy and don't make any sense.
    - Once they're on, you barely notice them. The padding material (VPD) doesn't seem to wiggle around on your leg or rub your knees. For the most part, I forgot that I was wearing them both up hill and down hill.
    - Pedal bite be gone. With the exception of one footing mistake, these pads covered far enough down my leg that they caught the pedal every time I slipped one. No signs of distress or wear from those pedal bites.
    - They do not budge. Maybe it's because I'm on the top end of the "large" size, but they did not budge during the first couple hours of riding (more on that below).

    Cons
    - Poor ventilation. I could definitely feel the heat in these. I understand that this is part of the design though, and it wasn't terrible...just sweaty.
    - They don't like going on sweaty legs. During a whiskey and burger break, I pulled the pads down to allow my legs some time to "breath." Unfortunately, I learned that once they got sweat on the bands, they had a difficult time staying in place. The pads that hadn't moved all day now needed to be adjusted at the end of every run. It's still not a deal breaker for me, but it's good to know going forward.

    Overall, I absolutely love these pads and plan on adding the matching elbow pads to my kit in the next short while. It's always better to have them and not need them than it is to need them and not have them.

    POC knee/shin pad

      I run 'em under my snow pants while snowboarding. The fit is a little off when I put them on but when they heat up a bit they get softer and I can hardly tell they're there... until I smash my shins into a rail and I ride away unscathed. The shin pad extends to the top of my snowboard boot (Burton Raptor) and rests there so they don't slide down at all but it doesn't seem like they would any way.

      Keep Stealing

        These are my wifes and she is starting to get angry with me for stealing them from her. They are way comfortable for downhilling and even for pedaling and I find they offer almost as good as protection as the burly hard plastic ones. They have rotated and slipped down on me during a crash, but I'll take some responsibly for not having them properly cinched down. Great all around knee pad.

        Unanswered Question

        Are these longer than the DH knee guards?...

        Are these longer than the DH knee guards? Can't decide whether or not to go for these or the DH ones to use for freeriding and downhilling. Also, is there VPD padding all the way from the top to the bottom on the front of the guard? As in, does it provide the same areas of protection as other hard shell guards? I just ordered the VPD jacket so I'm looking to upgrade my whole arsenal of protective gear to POC. I will be riding at Trestle, Angel Fire, Keystone and other DH/FR places during this season. Any advice would be great. Thanks.