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Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Guard

Engineered to soften the blow from crashes, the Joint VPD 2.0 protects your knees from impact when you're trail riding and enjoying downhill courses. These pads stay pliable when you're riding, stiffening upon impact to absorb the punishment of crashes and trail mishaps.

  • Knee pads for trail, enduro, and downhill riding
  • 3D-molded VPD foam stiffens upon impact to disperse force
  • Perforated design offers plenty of airflow
  • Elasticized hook-and-loop strap customizes the fit
  • Slim fit easily slides under your shorts
  • Item #POC0182

Closure
hook-and-loop
Protection Area
knee
Recommended Use
downhill, cross country, all-mountain
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Great tech

Lightweight, durable, look slick

>Rating: 4

Size Up

These are pretty burly, and feel very protective. The material is comfortable and obviously technical. But size up.

>Rating: 5

Great for DH days

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These pads are super sturdy and awesome for the downhill days at bike parks. They have a nice snug fit, allow for decent knee movement, and feel like they'll really protect your knees in a bad crash. Not my favorite pad for longer pedal days, but fine for a 60-90 min uphill pedal. I mostly use these for park days though.

>Rating: 5

Versatile pad

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These pads are great all around riding pads. They are not too bulky to pedal around in, and provide great protection. Maybe not the ideal choice for true downhill and bikepark riding because there is no hard plastic over the knee cap, but for most riding demands these pads from poc will do the trick. I often forget I'm wearing them when I have them on, and they fit great under pants, even tight denim.

>Rating: 4

Necessary Knee Pads

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are pretty sweet and paired with the elbow pads I sometimes feel a bit ridiculous but it helps build confidence for those who are learning or improving on already being awesome. Pedaling can be a little funky initially so I usually only wear these when I'm doing a specific downhill section. Downside to the pads is that they have to go over your shoes or you have to take your shoes off to remove them. This can be a little tedious if you're doing a long day on trail and don't want them on the whole time. Other than that, I love these.

>Rating: 5

Knee pads that will actually protect

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Great pair of knee pads. Something I would wear while riding lifts all day or taking a shuttle ride, but I might grab something lighter weight if I was going to be peddling instead. Quality stitching and quality product

>Rating: 5

Arm yourself... or knee

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Perfect downhill and trail riding knee pad. You can get away with not having shin guards with these pads because they extend a bit below the knee. The soft knee pad allows you to peddle great but protects you when it needs to. The sleeve your leg goes through paired with the straps keep this pad in place better than most.

>Rating: 5

Good balance of protection and comfort

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden these pads for a whole season and for my intents and purposes (mainly enduro, but also DH and dirt bike) they have been amazing. As people seem to have noted, they do seem to run a bit small, but in my mind this is actually a good thing because they don't slide around at all. In fact part of me thinks maybe they don't run small and they are just meant to be tight. For a soft pad the level of protection is excellent. I've taken some hard falls and not even noticed my knees hitting despite bouncing on them. As far as on trail use goes, they are definitely not breathable enough to leave on for longer climbs when its warm. I always throw them in a backpack, but I ride up for the down so that's good with me. If you want a pad for XC style rides this isn't for you, but it's not supposed to be either. For enduro races, bike park laps, or anything in between these are awesome and well worth it though. They are also certified EN 1621-1, which is a set of standards for testing motorcycle protection... So I use them when riding my dirt bike sometimes. I have fallen riding the dirt bike through a boulder field and it pinned my lower leg to a rock and thanks to these pads and good boots all I got was a bruise. I wouldn't use these for racing or anything, but if you don't have other protection and they're laying around they'll do.

>Rating: 4

Way too small

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
125 lbs

Had to return for a medium (which would generally run way to big for me in unisex sizing)

5"7 and 140 here, usually 8/10 pants... think a medium would still work or should I go large? I'm in between with the measurements. :(

>Rating: 5

The right pad for me!

Bought these to give me some more protection while riding more aggressive terrain while still being able to peddle. They certainly give me the added protection I was looking for and while I can still peddle in them, I do not think I will be doing any all day rides with them. In that instance, I will opt for my lighter weight pads. Overal they are a perfect fit for what I was looking for, more protection without the bulk of a hardshell knee pad

>Rating: 5

Perfect Fit

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I recently got back into mountain biking, and thought I didn't need knee pads until my first wipe out back on the bike. Needless to say, I immediately snagged these and couldn't be happier. They fit extremely well to your leg/knee, do not slide, and breathe surprisingly well!

>Rating: 4

Simple, stylish protection

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

Protect those knees before you scrape them to bits! These look great and I have gotten plenty of compliments how fresh they look.

>Rating: 5

Excellent protection w/o bulky feeling

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Bought these knee pads after buying and loving the vpd 2.0 elbow pads. Excellent protection w/o bulky feeling. No slipping or discomfort while peddling or on the downhill. Conforms to the body and almost forget I have them on. They are a bit warm for the up but usually just put em on for the downhill anyway. Washable and durable. Would definitely highly recommend these pads to a friend. I am 6'1" 160# and mediums fit perfect.

>Rating: 5

The Swedes got it right!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Simplicity and cleanliness matched with a great fit and design make these pads a win win for everyone! Can't go wrong here, fit is great for me and love the look, style and comfort. Grabbed the elbow pads to match as well.

>Rating: 5

Best knee pad I've put on!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

You know gear is working when you completely forget about it. After strapping these on it felt like they were going to be too big and a little loose, that was hardly the case super comfortable forgot they were on and stay right where you left em. Riding at Canyons, Deer Valley, Draper, I-Street, Ogden Bike Park.

>Rating: 3

Ideal for DH, Hot & Heavy for hard XC

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Pros: -Warmth for winter MTB riding (I've also gotten into the habit of using them while snowboarding if I know I'll be kneeling and waiting for people) -I've crashed a few times with these and they haven't torn up at all (through rock gardens and roots sections) -They don't smell too bad, haven't needed to deodorize after riding in the deserts of Utah -Don't notice them while pedaling comfort wise, aside from heat and bulkiness -look great Cons: -Straps are about twice as long as necessary, I end up wrapping them all the way around my leg before attaching -When packing these for uphills, they take up loads of room in my bag, I often have to strap them to the outside -If you're looking for all day all mountain pads, I'd go for their "air" versions or styles because these are super hot and bulky, but not uncomfortable like other pads are (not scratchy or pokey). Take away: Good to have for winter and park riding and snowboarding, I'd go for something else if riding in the summer or for extended periods of time when climbing is necessary (or you can just plan to pack them, but they're bulky)

>Rating: 5

Best Knee Pads

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Knee pads are a must have for any mountain biker and these are some of the best ones out there. I got them last spring and after a spring, summer and fall of riding hard, they are still holding up great! You'll hardly notice you're wearing them when your riding, but you'll definitely be happy you were when you fall and you're knees aren't destroyed. They provide great protection and don't slip around when riding. I highly recommend these to all mountain bikers!

>Rating: 2

Great pads, until they aren't anymore

I loved these for the first few months - but then they just stretched out to the point where they won't stay in place anymore. So they went from perfect fit and me telling everyone how awesome they were to basically useless. Unless the Dakine Slayers that replaced them, these don't seem to regain their shape after a wash.

>Rating: 5

LOVE!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Just picked these up last week after I had a few crashes ending up with scraped up knees. I was pretty skeptical about being comfortable pedaling in them but I gave it a shot. I was delightfully surprised at how little I noticed them. Obviously you are going to get some extra warmth and sweat with them on but that is to be expected.

>Rating: 4

Light and Comfortable!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've now ridden with these about 15 times or so. I find them to be super comfortable and lightweight when you are spending the day descending. I would not ride these as my "everyday" knee pad, more so for a day at the bike park or riding shuttle laps. I'd go with the lightweight version if you are looking for that! They are a bit uncomfortable for the uphill, but they stay put for the day!

Certainly not light compared to the 661 Rage Hard Knee, which was a great pad (Hey, 661 you are exceedingly dumb for completely changing that pad!) And I use the POC's for long all mountain rides (3+ hours), and for me they are *not* uncomfortable pedaling uphill--quite the opposite: they are super comfortable pedaling uphill. I've done two hour climbs while wearing them without issue. Great pad. Heavier and warmer than the 661 Rage Hard Knee, which I use on alternate days. Both stay in place and do not slip down. I've crashed many times with the Rage Hard Knee, and I've walked away unscathed. The first day I wore the POC's I went down hard in the rocks in Moab, and even though there was a stripe up the middle of the knee pad(presumably from impacting a rock), I didn't feel a thing. Durability is the best I've seen in any knee pad. My POC's are on their third season, and the elastic is just now starting to lose its stretch. No rips or tears in the material, and the stitching is holding up fine.

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On the size chart for Joint VPD Knee, are the inch measurements listed correct for the 10 cm above knee cap circumference? Small is listed as 14-6 to 16.1 in., medium is listed as 16.1 to 17.7 in., but large is listed as 15 to 16.5 in., which would make it smaller than the medium? It seems like this must be wrong. I don't want to order this gift without knowing that I'm ordering the correct size.

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Does this come as a pair or is this a...

Does this come as a pair or is this a single?

Paired up!

Awesome thanks Bill!

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What should be the mesurement for the abow...

What should be the mesurement for the abow and bellow of the knee for this sizes? (X-large)

Hi Tito, For some reason, POC's size chart for knee pads only goes to size large: http://www.pocsports.com/en/content/view/Wheels_size_guide If your leg measures out larger than the upper limit of the size large, go for the XL.

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Does ordering 1 get you a single pad, or...

Does ordering 1 get you a single pad, or a pair?

This listing and price is for a pair of pads.