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Essential Road VPDS Bib Short - Men's

3.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Color:Uranium Black/Hydrogen White


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Why We Like The Essential Road VPDS Bib Short

We all have our favorite bibs: the ones that we reach for even if that means reaching into the laundry hamper. Our favorite bibs are simple: providing comfort without restriction, and enough padding to help the miles pass without weighing us down on the climbs. POC's Essential Road Bibs do just that to quickly become our new favorite with a silicone-based VPDs insert and anatomic construction.

POC constructs the Essential Road VPDs Bib Shorts from a compressive fabric to support your muscles for all-day training sessions. The anatomic cut keeps us comfortable on the hoods or in the drops as we chase back onto the lead group for the final kilometers. POC's silicone-based chamois places the padding strategically throughout the insert for maximum comfort to prevent pressure points or chafing. We can ride all day with this breathable insert reducing the harshness of the open road's chip-seal finish. The mesh bib upper keeps the bibs in place, with an integrated pocket to amplify our storage capacity for long rides, while the elasticated leg gripper lies flat and keeps tan lines crisp.


  • An all-around bib short for road training and racing
  • Breathable mesh upper lies flat and wicks away sweat
  • Silicone-based VPDs chamois absorbs road vibration and increases comfort
  • Elasticated leg grippers won't ride up or pinch while mashing the pedals
  • Item #POCZ18T
spring, summer, fall
[medium] 9.5in
VPDs Multi D
breathable mesh
Leg Gripper
interior silicone print
Claimed Weight
[medium] 6.6oz
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

March 4, 2024


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

I’m satisficed with the product


Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2022

These are 1 hour Bibs

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

Nice fitting but very thin poor quality uncomfortable chamois. 1-hour max Bibs. Probably ideal for mountain biking but not suitable for the road. I'm going to try to return them.

Ken S

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2020

Nice light bib, but poor chamois quality

Size Bought:
5' 9"

I purchased this bib shorts as I wanted to try the POC. Although it fits well, I'm a little concerned about the chamois. There simply isn't much padding and it looks cheaply made. I'll return with feedback. Well... I went for a long 87 mile ride (to NYC) today and these shorts were good for the first 35-50 miles. The last 30+ miles, was a bit uncomfortable in the saddle. The bib shorts fit fairly nicely, but my fears were confirmed. I'll probably look at one of the other or more expensive POC bib shorts.

Pat P
5 out of 5 stars

September 29, 2020

Nice light bib

I've put it through the wringer
5' 9"

Very nice and very light bib with good compression. I would say runs a tad bit small but you start to forget about it after a few rides. I have a 29 hips and bought small.

Jordan C