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The best of both worlds.

POC designed the Joint VPD 2.0 DH Elbow Guard to withstand just about any crash. The DH version uses the same incredible VPD material as the standard elbow pad, but adds a flexible hard shell cap to really crank up the protection level. The DH Elbow Guard provides all the safety of a big, burly hard shell pad, but VPD makes it lighter and more comfortable. This will probably be the first elbow pad that you won't hate wearing.

Generally speaking, there are two types of body armor: soft, flexible armor that's designed to be comfortable and hard-shell armor that's designed to absorb huge impacts. As logic would dictate, the soft stuff doesn't protect as well and the hard stuff isn't as comfortable. Well, now there's a third kind of armor–POC VPD. As far as we can tell, it's magic. VPD is a soft, flexible foam material that conforms to the contours of your body. However, in the event of an impact, it hardens instantly to provide the protection of a hard shell. It truly is the best of both worlds. Not only that, but VPD is a true multi-impact armor, so the protection level during your 20th crash is the same as it was during your 1st. This is especially important because a fall can often involve several impacts. You don't want your protection level to drop off over the course of a fall, because that last hit might be the hardest.

VPD is lightweight, soft, and flexible, so it's some of the most comfortable armor that we've tried. Another reason that VPD is so comfortable is efficient airflow. POC riddles its VPD material with vents so air flows freely in and out to keep your skin dry and cool, so you don't roast in the heat of the summer and get that nasty, clammy feeling under your pads. The main body of the elbow guard is abrasion-resistant Kevlar-reinforced stretch fabric. POC also uses a static Crash Retention Strap to keep the guard from slipping out of place. At the elbow itself, POC covers the VPD with a flexible hard shell cap to make the Joint VPD 2.0 DH Elbow Guard tough enough to handle the most brutal digger.

The POC Joint VPD 2.0 DH Elbow Guard comes in Black and is available in Small, Medium, and Large.

Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
VPD 2.0 compound
Protection Area
Recommended Use
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year


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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Good protection

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pads are the perfect balance of protection and comfort for me. They aren't too bulky and are fairly easy to walk in. They allow for easy adjustment to ensure a precise fit. I've taken some fairly nasty falls (none of them my fault OF COURSE!) and these have protected me well.

Good protection

Great product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Great product. Looks and feels a bit bulky but offers great protection. For the most part they are really comfortable. I had a small issue with the guards slipping when they were brand new. After a couple rides they mold to your body and hold really well.

Great Product!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Fits perfect, although a little bit stiff when I put it on my arms. However the VPD material gets softer with the body heat after few minutes of use. The best features of this product are: Stays in place and The anti-odor treatment, no need to wash it after each use.

hey what size elbow pads did you buy and how was the fit size wise, tight, loose, or just right? thx !


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great protection purchased for AM single track. Can wear all day even in summer heat and does not move. Several falls and so far so good, pads protected well and didn't move. Runs small.

POC DH Elbow pads

  • Fit: True to size

They stay up and don't move even on the most technical descents with speed.

best protection

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are pretty bulky but if you want real protection I highly recommend them. The forearm strap does not stretch and will not allow the pad to slide up you arm as it slides through dirt and gravel (which i've done). They also stay put really well while riding. I can't beleive this is the only pad on the market w a non-stretch strap on the forearm, seems like a no brainer.

Stay in place and offer great coverage

    I have always had issues finding pads that stay in place and offer good protection, usually those things don't got hand in hand, thankfully POC has stepped in and filled that void.

    The first time I wore these I found them to be a bit uncomfortable but after a couple rides they broke in and actually became really comfortable.

    There are a couple of things i would change, one is to have it go a bit lower on the forearm to offer a bit more protection and the other is to make them more breathable. On hot days you are hyper aware that you are wearing these pads. But those two things should not stop you from getting these, the fact that they stay in place and are so comfortable outweighs those issues.

    They run kind of small so I would say if you are on the edge, go to the next size up.