Jarka Dubawrote a review of POC Spine VPD Tee on April 11, 2011
Just a note of clarification. I run POC in the US and wanted to clarify the level of protection from our VPD Tee. This Spine VPD Tee has our HIGHEST level of spine protection that we offer. This piece passes the motorcycle level II test.
Originally we used (and still sell) spine protection with a hard plastic covering. Once we discovered and integrated the VPD into this piece we realized that we could offer far more protection from impact with the seemingly softer VPD that we could with the plastic protection. (the hard plastic shell only passes the motorcycle level I test).
Do not be mislead by the VPD. It seems soft and conforms to the body and is comfortable... but when you crash... this is the best piece we make with the most protection.