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More ride time, less ER time.
Downhill mountain biking can be super fun, what with all the high speeds and adrenaline pumping drops, but it also can be dangerous. The POC Spine VPD 2.0 increases your odds of getting back up after a gnarly crash for another run instead of being whisked off to the ER.
POC's VPD armor has all the comfy qualities of soft and flexible armor with the strength of hard-shell. It's soft and flexible to move with you as you ride, and hardens instantly in the event of an impact for consistent protection across multiple hits.
- Mesh fabric body
- VPD 2.0 panels at back, chest, shoulder, elbows
- Sleeve Crash Retention Strap
- Removable waistband
- Flexible hard shell cap over elbow VPD
- Asymmetric chest zipper
- Item #POC0179
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This piece of gear from POC may be a little costly but is well worth it. You hardly notice that you have it on during a descent, however it is not necessarily the best for riding uphill.
I wear mine for enduro racing, and while it probably makes you sweat a bit more on the uphill climbs, the added protection on the downhill is awesome. I took a spill in a race and took a bounce off a large boulder with my chest. The VPD padding worked great and I walked away from that with a bruise rather than something that could have been much worse.
Can you please explain how it is related...
Can you please explain how it is related to POC Spine Ergo Armor and do you need the latter when you use the jacket? or the jacket 'includes' everything spine protector has?
this jacket already has back protector included.