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Item # POC0037


Because a broken coccyx is only funny to say—not to have.

Say yes to the POC Hip Short and no to hip surgery—POC’s technical dynamos bring you VPD material that meets the highest level of certification from the CE 1621-2 motorcycle standard for maximum protection on the mountain. VPD material covers your lower spinal region and diffuses the impact in case you get bucked out of the saddle. Coolmax-covered seat padding wicks away moisture and dries quickly to keep you comfortable as you tear up the trail.

Size chart


Body Armor
Back Protectors
Body Length 59 - 65in
(150 - 165cm)
65 - 71in
(165 - 180cm)
Pocito Back Protectors
 S L
Body Length 39 - 49in
(39 - 49cm)
  49 - 59in
(49 - 59cm)
Hip Shorts
Waist Circumference 28 - 30in
(71 - 76cm)
31 - 33in
(79 - 84cm)
34 - 36in
(86 - 91cm)
Bone VPD Arm
 S L
Forearm Circumference 7.9 - 10.2in
(20 - 26cm)
  10.6 - 13in
(27 - 33cm)
Bicep Circumference 8.7 - 11in
(22 - 28cm)
  11.4 - 13.8in
(29 - 35cm)
Joint VPD Knee
Calf Circumference 11.8 - 13.4in
(30 - 34cm)
13.4. - 15in
(34 - 38cm)
15 - 16.5in
(38 - 42cm)
10cm Above Knee Cap Circumference 14.6 - 16.1in
(37 - 41cm)
16.1 - 17.7in
(41 - 45cm)
15 - 16.5in
(45 - 49cm)
Joint VPD Shin
Shin Length 6.7in
Bone VPD Leg
 S L
Leg Length 13.8 - 16.9in
(35 - 43cm)
  16.9 - 20.1in
(43 - 51cm)
Joint VPD Elbow
Forearm 7.9 - 9.8in
(20 - 25cm)
9.8 - 11.8in
(25 - 30cm)
11.8 - 13.8in
(30 - 35cm)
Bicep 8.7 - 10.6in
(22 - 27cm)
10.6 - 12.6in
(27 - 32cm)
12.6 - 14.6in
(32 - 37cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure the circumference of your calf at the widest point.
Knee Cap:
Measure 10cm above the center of the knee cap.
Measure the circumference around your underarms.
Measure around the fullest part of your biceps.
Measure from the center of your ankle bone to the center of your knee cap.
Measure from the center of your ankle bone to the center of your knee cap

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Here's what others have to say...

am i right in thinking there is a chamois...

Posted on

am i right in thinking there is a chamois in this product that will work for agressive XC with a little dirt jump throwen in? if so ill place my order right now.

Responded on

Its not the thickest seat padding but it definitely has some. I would say you are good to go.

4 5

POC hip short

So far so good. They work & fit well, feel fine & the sizing is good. Feel like they could be more breathable for DH MTB use, but it's not a big deal.

5 5

Great fitting, good coverage

I have used these for a month and wear a medium in most shorts and the medium fit is great. The coverage is well placed for my sports injury (broken hip, internally fixed) and the shorts are comfortable under my baggy mtb shorts, which is not the case with other protective shorts I've tried. They are breathable, considering they have protection for the hips, tailbone, and handlebar goring incidents. I've not had to evaluate the crashworthiness but the hip padding is a firm outer shell (not as hard as full plastic) with good padding under the shell. They feel good enough to wear for 1 hr rides as 5 hr rides, which is the point - if you don't wear them, they can't protect you.

Unanswered Question

Is 36" really the largest waist size for...

Posted on

Is 36" really the largest waist size for l/xl?

What' the best way to weare them combined...

Posted on

What' the best way to weare them combined with bicycling, saddle padded tights for a comfortable ride

Best Answer Responded on

While these pants can be worn as your only leg layer, they're probably best as under-shorts; the side panels are fairly transparent, great for exhibitionists, not so great for the more modest among us. Still, they're a riff on cycling shorts -- they have a synthetic chamois and should be worn next to the skin, and leg grippers hold the legs in place.

What is the sizing guide for these shorts...

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What is the sizing guide for these shorts please... ?

Best Answer Responded on

It's to the right of the picture. There's a little ruler logo and then it says "View Sizing Chart".

Responded on

I saw that link but it is going by body length -- these are shorts. That doesn't seem like a reasonable guide -- body length might not have much relationship to my waist size

How suitable is this for skiing? How does...

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How suitable is this for skiing? How does this compare to the shorts designed for skiing other than the aramid?

Best Answer Responded on

These shorts are killer for skiing! Super snug, athletic fit that can't be seen under your clothes. The 09/10 snow short will be the same as this. There are no performance differences between a POC short listed for snow vs dirt. If there is a bummer at all it's the lack of a fly. Kinda have to disassemble if you're gonna water any trees...