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Item # POC0075

Description

A more comfortable approach to knee protection.

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.

Tech Specs

Material:
aramid, VPD (visco-elastic polymer dough)
Protection Area:
knee
Closure System:
hook-and-loop
Recommended Use:
downhill, freeride mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

POC

Body Armor
Back Protectors
 XS/SML/XL
Body Length 59 - 65in
(150 - 165cm)
65 - 71in
(165 - 180cm)
71in
(180cm)
Pocito Back Protectors
 S L
Body Length 39 - 49in
(39 - 49cm)
  49 - 59in
(49 - 59cm)
Hip Shorts
 XS/SML/XL
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
 SML
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
 SML
Shin Length 6.7in
(17cm)
8.3in
(21cm)
10.2in
(26cm)
Bone VPD Leg
 S L
Leg Length 13.8 - 16.9in
(35 - 43cm)
  16.9 - 20.1in
(43 - 51cm)
Joint VPD Elbow
 SML
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.
Calf:
Measure the circumference of your calf at the widest point.
Knee Cap:
Measure 10cm above the center of the knee cap.
Underarm:
Measure the circumference around your underarms.
Bicep:
Measure around the fullest part of your biceps.
Shin:
Measure from the center of your ankle bone to the center of your knee cap.
Leg:
Measure from the center of your ankle bone to the center of your knee cap

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5 5

Offer superior protection

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

I've only used these about 4 times as I got them late in the season, but my initial review on these are they work and feel great, each time I rode with them it was for 3 hrs and longer and didn't feel any rubbing or discomfort.

5 5

Great product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was a little concerned with the sizing since I'm 6'2 and 265 pounds. The lack of an XL was a little concerning. When the product arrived I was able to get them on but they were tight. I decided to give them a try instead of returning them and was very pleased to say by the end of my ride I didn't notice I was still wearing them. They adjusted perfectly during the ride and I ended up wearing them on the ride home because I forgot to take them off.

I have also fallen with them on and they did a great job. I'm a bit of a new rider so I fall a lot and these have saved my knees.

4 5

Offers Great Protection

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These knee pads offer a tight fit that will ensure they don't move around. These pads I have noticed to tend to run slightly small. The protect these pads offer are top notch. The foam in the pads feel like memory foam. The foam become softer and more movable as they heat up from your body heat. They absorb and impact really well insuring your knees will be safe. My only complaint is that these don't vent heat all that well. The back of the knee is covered as well which can make these pads very hot and sweaty in middle of summer. However, It seems to be a trade off for full protection. You can't beat the safety and quality of a POC product. I have owned numerous POC products in the past and have yet to be disappointed.

1 5

Not a fan

  • Gender: Male

If you have any patella problems beware. I stopped using them because of pain related to these changing my patella movement. Maybe most knee protectors do this but my G Forms do not. G Form is for lighter duty though.

3 5

Nice, but...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I found them to be quality protection, but have two issues:
They rub my knee cap while pedaling to the point my skin is raw after 1 1/2 hour ride.
On one of the pads the stitching is coming undone at the bottom of the VPD pad.
I really wanted to like them, and got a great deal, but I may go back to the Kyle Straits.

4 5

If you're close, size up

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

I was right at the top end measure for the small size based on my thigh (10cm above kneecap). I tried the smalls and they fit too tight around my lower thigh, couldn't get my full range of motion wearing them. Going to give the mediums a go. Protection wise these seem solid, and the top and bottom straps give you some room for adjustment.

5 5

Best product for Knee guard

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

raided with this set for 5 hours from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea in Israel !!! was perfect ! didn't move and was very comfy.

5 5

Love em so far

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

I have used this pads on just one 25 mile ride ride so far. Have yet to crash but the vpd works like magic when bending and punching the pad. Mine are a bit small but hoping they will stretch out a bit. On the ride I did 3000 ft of climbing all with the pads on. Great flex and did not feel overheated.

3 5

Comfortable,but ...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These pads are very comfortable, and the VPD material offers more protection than the 661 EVO pads I tried also. They were a great deal on sale at $65. I worried though how secure they would be with only one retention strap. I am recovering from knee surgery and want the best protection available. So I returned them and opted for the POC VPD 2.0s (at full price unfortunately). The 2.0s have straps above and below the knee. I've used these a few times already, and have no issues with the pads slipping down.

POC Knee Protector-Rear View

POC Knee Protector-Rear View

Another view of the knee protector showing breathable fabric, velcro strap and the silicon band to keep the knee protectors in place on your knee.

4 5

Keepers

I bought a Large and my first impression was the tight fit. I looked again at my measurements and got a second opinion about sizing and protection. I also looked at the sizing for all of the other manufacturers and they don't offer better sizing either. The bottom line is that these are of good quality and I won't ride with fear. All of the other comments about my legs getting sweaty are right, but that's normal. I'll stick with these.

5 5

POC Joint VPD Knee Protector.

An outstanding piece of kit. I haven't used knee protectors before so I don't have much to compare these to but in my view you can't go wrong with the POCs. They are comfortable, lightweight, breathable and whilst I haven't yet crashed wearing them they look up to the job when the inevitable happens. After wearing them for a few minutes you forget you have them on except for slightly warm knees but they give you the confidence that they will protect you in a crash. After 20+mile rides they do not move and they do not rub they are perfect. If you want a knee protector for general XC use I can't recommend these enough!!!!!

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I have a set of these as well as the older style 1.0 version of the elbow pads. Riding in Florida is hot even in the cooler monthes. I can wear these all day and forget they are there until I crash.These give me the extra confidence to ride out a little more on the edge . Without paying a hefty price burning me up and slowing me down. I use them XC and dirt jump. They do slide down after heavy perspiration and the bungee strap has overstreched. So I would go with the 2.0 version of these pads for the extra $10. The VPD is an AMAZING addition to body armour.

4 5

Check Sizing

Just a disclaimer to anyone looking to purchase this armor... I would size your armor based upon your quad... not your calf. I recently purchased the elbow and knee protectors and the knee protector seems to run a little smaller than stated. It will flex/stretch a little but it makes it pretty tough to pedal when you have no blood flowing past your quad =)

Luckily Huck's got an awesome return policy and I'm swapping out for the large. Through reading reviews on other sites, POC seems notorious for running on the small side (unusual considering they only seem to carry small-medium-large). But on the upside, my elbow armor from them is awesome. Even though POC armor is a bit more $$$ buy with confidence knowing you gain better comfort through greater flexibility and range of motion.

How do you size these? They are not listed...

How do you size these? They are not listed in the size chart

Best Answer Responded on

Found it:
http://www2.pocsports.com/products/sizeguide.asp?season=Ski

circumference calf
S 30-34 cm 11,8-13,4 "
M 34-38 cm 13,4-15 "
L 38-42 cm 15-16,5 "

circumference 10 cm above centre knee cap
S 37-41 cm 14,6-16,1 "
M 41-45 cm 16,1-17,7 "
L 45-49 cm 17,7-19,3 "

5 5

POC Joint VPD Knee

Great pads that don't slip and feel so comfortable, you don't remember you're wearing them...Huck n Roll has great customer service and I will buy many more products from them.

5 5

best knee pads on the market

These are the best knee pads on the market, bar none. When you fall hard and slide, they don't move. Not even a little. I've fallen from 8' to my knee, not so much as even a scratch, the pads take the hit. They extend above and below your patella and wrap around the sides of your knee for full protection. They do get a little hot and I've snagged the backs of them on my pedals a few times which is tearing them up. Otherwise, the are perfect.

Do these come as a pair??

Do these come as a pair??

5 5

Much better than last years...

I was wanting to try something new since my kyle strait's were looking a little haggard. I like that the VPD covers the entire front of the knee, unlike 661 which just covers the knee cap. The additional padding on the side of the knee offers more protection than the 09 models. I purchased the 09 model in a large and had to return them because I could not get them past my calf! Now the sizing seems to be on par with 661, although POC does not offer XL. My strait's have probably stretched out some so that is why I say they seem to be on par.

So far I have used these on two XC rides, 10 miles at Bootleg Canyon and 15 miles at another location. (I haven't gone down, so I cannot comment on how they held up after a crash). What I like about the VPD material is it seems to become more pliable the more you pedal. After a while you can hardly tell that you are wearing them. To help keep them in place there's a neoprene/rubber lining inside the pad above the knee. Like most knee protection, these things will get hot on climbs but will cool off on the way down. Overall I really like these pads and have only minor issues with them (tags sometimes pinch my legs, during hot XC rides they slip a little and nothing secures the pad below the knee). I hope this helps, especially those who tried last years model.