POC Sports Spine Vest Armor and Pads

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $219.00

Product Description

There are various ways to wear a back protector, this is the option that gives you the greatest flexibility and freedom of movement. Choose how to wear it, with or without the removable waistband.

POC Sports Spine Vest Armor and Pads Pro Review

The POC Spine Vest protector is a light weight stretchy mesh vest with kidney belt (that can be taken off) that holds close to your spin a flexible plastic pad that hardens on impact. Basically like the d3o material in the SixSixOne knee and elbow guards, or some Session gear. The POC stuff is a bit different. POC calls it PVD, Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough. Much thicker, softer, and dual density. Harder right along the spine and softer along the sides. Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rdhfreethought a Downhiller from Boulder, CO (PNW transplant)

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2009

Strengths:    Best on the market, nothing comes close

Weaknesses:    Fit was a bit off, for my torso. Price.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this chest protector after seeing the quality of the POC Helmet I purchased. I have had the opportunity to crash wearing this gear at Whistler Bike Park, Keystone, and Winter Park. I believe this is the best product money can buy. It offers the best protection (certified at Level 2 (“High performance”) of the motor cycle standard EN 1621-2), its the most comfortable, and its the coolest with excellent breathability. I even wore this on a 100mi race this summer. The only problem was that I think the medical folks they have on staff are trying to protect C1-C7, as I have read at other sites. As a physician myself, I think that the extra discomfort of the spine protector extending to the neck region and hitting the bottom of the helmet on certain jumps was more dangerous than not having the protection there. Thankfully, I was able to return for a smaller size (6'1 and I wear a medium). That caveat aside, it is the best product money can buy.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Competative Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Rockgarden, etc

Bike Setup:   Knolly Delerium T

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