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POC Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket


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    All the protection, none of the bulk.

    The burly but low-profile POC Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket provides moto-rated protection yet still fits nicely under a jersey—or even a t-shirt. Super high-tech polymer-based VPD foam is flexible enough to conform to your body for a comfortable fit, and stiffens upon impact to offer some of the most effective protection on the market for your spine, chest shoulders, and elbows.

    • VPD (Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough) offers progressive impact absorption rated to the highest available motorcycle safety standards
    • 3D-molded shoulder panels deliver wraparound protection without compromising freedom of movement
    • Perforated protection areas provide effective ventilation
    • 3D-molded back protector offers crucial spinal protection with an additional anti-penetration barrier
    • 3D-molded elbow pads feature Kevlar-reinforced fabric designed to stand up to abuse

    • Item #POC0132

    Tech Specs

    VPD (visco-elastic polymer dough), mesh
    Protection Area
    back, chest, shoulders, elbows
    Closure System
    Recommended Use
    gravity riding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Used this a lot at Trestle and Highland last summer and loved it. Previous one was a six six one and there is no comparison. This one is not nearly as bulky and provides much more mobility. Several un-intentional test crashes saved many body parts. Most of the pads are removable too, which has been nice for some enduro type races where I wanted just a little protection.

    **Also, my wife has this same one as well and loves it. Not many options for female pressure suits and the flexible chest protector forms well around...women bumps.

    Worth the extra coin...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I purchased this from back-country about 2 months ago for the 2012/2013 snowboard season. VERY happy with this product... as per other reviews.. do NOT put this on cold and it operates best when close to the body. Can't speak as to the breathability/heat as I've only been using for snow-sports where it's not an issue. I like the low-profile as I am able to wear it under my hoodie and it's barely noticeable which is nice when doing the Apres at the end of the day. I'm 6'1" and about 180 with longer limbs/slim build and it works great for me.... almost like it was a custom fit. POC... keep up the great work! Very impressed with your product!! I haven't taken to many nasty falls but the few falls that I have I've been happy with the protection!

    Worth the extra coin...

    Seems they may be out of stock on the L/XL at this moment but there is the DH (downhill) version that is basically the exact same thing but has some hard outer-plates on the elbows. It's still VPD but this is more to protect the material from ripping if/when you bail. If your only going to use for winter sports the I'd personally go for the non-DH version but if your thinking of using for any summer/biking stuff then I'd go for the DH. When I bought.. the DH wasn't even out/exist yet so I didn't have that option. As an aside I have the POC DH full-length kneepads and they are awesome along with the VPD 2.0 hip protectors. On light snowboard days I'll only wear the hip protectors but when I'm learning new stuff I'll throw the spine jacket on as well.

    I'm totally sold on POC. Fully convinced they are the best out there...for a price. ;-)

    Amazing Body Armor For Any Sport

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I purchased POC's Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket last spring for off road motorcycle riding. I have never liked any of my upper body armor before. Always too heavy, uncomfortable or not enough protection. The Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket has solved my near endless search. The VPD 2.0 material is just like D3O although being POC's own mix they have more control when customizing the shape of the armor pieces. The jacket is very well made with many nice touches designed into it. This jacket needs to be worn near your body. At room temperature the VPD 2.0 material is stiff. Your body heat warms the pads, which soften and become flexible. Once warm it is very comfortable to wear. This is not something you can keep in the back of your truck and put on at the ski area. It needs to be at body temperature. For motorcycle riding and mountain biking this is perfect. I love the chest pad design as it is very flexible and the back protector is robust. The Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket is serious protection, not just some flimsy shirt with pads. I like it so much that I started to wear it snowboarding. The spine protection covers your tailbone up to the back of your neck. You will notice this on the chairlift although not on the ride down. I feel the elbow pads are overkill for snow sports too. I don't mind the length of spine protection because it will make a difference with a bad crash, but I would like to have an elbow padless version for snowboarding. POC does make a vest that offers the spine protection but I would still choose the jacket for it's awesome chest pad (even though it has the elbow pads). I am trying to make this review short and helpful, but there are so many good aspects to this body armor. Well done POC.

    One of the raddest things I own

      It really does fit under a T-shirt. Flexible and moves with you very well. I was skeptical about the elbow/arm pads lining up with my super-long arms, but the material is some kind of magical uber-stretchy substance that seems to conform to whoever is wearing it. Haven't taken anything more than minor to moderate spills as of yet, but very, very happy with it so far.

      How is the breathability on this armor? ...

      How is the breathability on this armor? Besides the padding, what is the rest of the jacket made of? This thing looks like it would be a lot hotter to wear than other jackets with open mesh.

      Hey Peter, this is at least as breathable as other "normal" body armor I've tried. The VPD panels are perforated for better airflow, and the zip-up jacket material itself is quite stretchy and breathable. It's some kind of micro-mesh that's more porous than it appears in the picture here.

      Yes, it breaths just as well if not better than any other full length ones I've used. The nice thing is that most of the padding is removable, so if you're not going too crazy you could pull out the spine protector or remove a couple of the chest pads which helps.