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Item # POC0075

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.

  • Visco-Elastic polymer dough padding
  • Padding at front and sides of knee cap
  • Stretchy, perforated neoprene construction
  • Aramid cloth covering

Tech Specs

aramid, VPD (visco-elastic polymer dough)
Protection Area:
Recommended Use:
downhill, freeriding
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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)
17.7 - 19.3in
(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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Safety first

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very pleased with these knee protectors. I have skinny legs so I originally bought these in a size small and they were very tight, got the mediums and fit like a champ. No problems with how they feel on your knees when you're riding. Haven't worn them to much but I got a good feeling these protectors will go the distance and not get worn out, they seem very durable.

Vital Protection, Durable

    If you have not deduced from the many other reviews, these VPD Knee Protectors are legit. My thigh circumference is 24 inches and I wear a size Large comfortably and they do not slide down during rough, technical descents (an issue I have had with other pads). I do think they are ideal for lift access gravity riding and great to bring along on any mountain bicycling adventure that has a long, consistent descent. They are not the easiest to pedal in mainly because they do not breathe well and during long climbs I usually strap them to my Osprey Raptor Pack. Finally, the aramid cloth covering has survived multiple crashes without any tears. Amazing for any bike protective wear.
    Feel free to contact me directly with any questions about these POC Pads or anything mountain bike related.
    Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

    Vital Protection, Durable

    Save Those Kneecaps

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The VPD pads fit well (not too tight and don't fall down) and are comfortable enough during the pedal uphill. They don't breathe incredibly well, but I'll take some sweaty legs over a crushed kneecap.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I like the way these pads form to your knees and they never move around or slide down. I can pedal for days and forget that I'm wearing these pads. No hinderance when climbing and good protection for most trail riding. I 've worn these for about 12 rides so far and I would buy them again.

    VPD is RAD! Measure your legs!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These pads are more protection than I was expecting. The VPD material is soft and molds with your body as you heat up and move around, and the coverage around the knee and upper shin is stellar. I'm a lot less fearful charging down some gravely trails when I have these on. They have slid down my legs a little at times, but with the velcro fasteners it takes a quick adjustment to tighten them up around my thigh. Probably more than you need on friendly cross country trails, but I am happy to have these when its cooler or when the trail starts to get rocky. I originally purchased the size small thinking I'm on the smaller end of the riding population, but I should have measured my legs before ordering! Turns out I needed a size Medium and the sizing chart is correct. I'm 5'5" and 140 lbs and the small wouldn't fit over my knee..

    Great Set of Pads!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Pads work great!. I ride all-mountain most of the time. lots of peddling but enjoying the downhill for sure. These pads stay in place to where I forget that they are there. I do sweat but they don't slip down. They have a nice low profile so riding 15mi with them isn't an issue. Also I have pretty thick legs/calfs and the size large fit nice. I'm 203, 5'11"

    Keep them knees right

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought these after falling too many times which seemed preventable. I like these pads but wonder if there are better ones. maybe because they're not entirely worn in yet and havent molded but on 100 degree rides in TX, they slip the sweatier I get. Otherwise, they do what they're supposed to, protect you.

    Don't even notice the hits!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm pretty new to mountain biking, which means I fall. A lot. Like a lot a lot. Kyle and Geoff convinced me it was time to go with kneepads to lessen the impact as I go tumbling through the woods.

    I decided to go with these POC ones because I liked the style and they looked comfortable. That being said, I'm happy I chose them. After my first ride I declared "Yeah I didn't really need these...". Kyle told me to look at my knees and all of the dirt and twigs on my kneepads was evidence that I very much did need them. Best part was that I didn't feel a single hit.

    These kneepads are stiff and protective but still conform to your leg. The padding is somewhat dense, but they are still light. It may be that I just don't have sweaty knees, but as of now I have yet to drench them in sweat: they stay comfortable. You could ride uphill with them, but I would rather just put them on once I got the top. You'd need to take off your shoes to put them on, but I'm okay with that.

    Getting them seated right can be a bit finnicky due to the grippy silicone, but once they are in place they stay in place. I found the velcro strap to be rather unnecessary because the sleeve itself is good enough holding them up.

    If you're looking for an AM/Trail kneedpad then this are great. They could also be used for some light DH action, but aren't going to be as burly as full shin pads.

    Feel free to contact me!



    Don't even notice the hits!

    Hey Rusty!

    This is the new Tidal Wave at Deer Valley. TOO MUCH FUN!


    Happy Knees

    My buddy did some damage to his knee earlier this season so I decided it was time I invest in protection. I couldn't be happier with these guys. I purchased a size Medium and they fit well, stay in place and don't cause any irritation. I mainly ride XC but when I take on the trails at Deer Valley and the like, I feel much more confident that I am not going to ruin my summer.

    Happy Knees
    Avg. ride time: 1h 33m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Protect those precious knees.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Whether it's a small spill or a big spill, my knees are always a point of impact in some way, so I decided it was time to invest in protecting them. I have enough scars on them already, why add more.

    I actually bought another, cheaper, brand first, but I wasn't satisfied with the fit and comfort level. I have a POC helmet that is very high quality so I went with their knee pads, figuring the same. What a good choice! They fit really well, don't slide down my leg, don't get overly hot and aren't too bulky. Most importantly they keep my knees safe. I really forget they are on after a few minutes of riding. I ride mostly XC and some all-mountain, so I spend a lot of time in the saddle, and I love climbing, so bulky hot knee pads weren't going to work for me. After the ride they are of course soaked with sweat, but dry out pretty quickly and do not stink up my gear bag.

    I really can't recommend them enough. Very high quality materials and fit you'd expect from POC, very much worth the few extra bucks you'll have to spend to get them. I am about 6'1" and 200 lbs. and the large fit me great.

    Update: Over 1 year later and I can say these are very durable. I have had a few spills with them on in the last year, including one that probably would have destroyed my knee had I not been wearing them. I walked away unscathed (well, my knee anyway). I wear them on every ride now, since you can never anticipate when you'll need them, and frankly I forget they're there.

    I did a 6-hour endurance race recently and I as the only guy wearing knee protection. When the race was over a bunch of guys had bloody knees. Not me!


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    They have saved my knees many of times! I have had a few good wipeouts while on the trail and have never felt any of the (in the knee area anyway) while using thees pads. They do tend to slide down just a little but not enough to keep them from doing their job. All in all, for the price they are a solid knee guard.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Avg. ride time: 26m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Not a fan

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.