POC offers a panoply of armor to suit your hard-riding needs. And the POC Joint VPD Knee Pada are but one critical component. They're a superior choice for your gear bag because they use VPD visco-elastic polymer dough for protection, in comparison to many other "soft armor" designs on the market that simply rely on foam padding. VPD is modified polyurethane foam that is soft and pliable, so it moves easily and naturally with your joints. But in the instant of an impact, it works some molecular magic, stiffening and absorbing the impact energy and saving your body from the brunt of the blow. The Joint Knee places the VPD material around the front and sides of the kneecap, right where you'll need it. Stretchy, perforated neoprene covers the back of the knee joint. It's perforated to add some breathability for sultry summer afternoons at the bike park. The rest of the Joint Knee is finished with an aramid cloth making it remarkably abrasion resistant. And to keep them snug and in-place right where you want, there are elasticized velcro straps at the top and bottom. The Joint Pads are also slim enough to wear under jeans or shorts without leaving you feeling restricted.The POC Joint VPD Knee Pads are sold as a pair and come in Black in Small, Medium, and Large sizes.
these pads fit fantastically even for pedaling! i found that i was leaving my knee shin pads at home because they simply took up to much space in my mule camel back. i had wanted something more packable that would still provide knee protection. after a little research the POC's were looking like what i was after.... I was not disappointed. i have not crashed yet but they feel 'solid'. if your looking for something packable that offers full know protection... this is your pad. 5 chilies all the way.
I really cant say i have found a weakness with these pads, the VPD 2.0 added a second strap and its binds like mad. The VPD are great, comfortable and i have not had a problem with them sliding. Im a big guy and find the single strap fine, i would recommend them for stocky guys.
offers are large protective area then some but are shorter then full out DH armor. So issues with material tearing after 6 months.