Protection without the pain.
POC designed the Joint VPD 2.0 Elbow Guard to take the pain out of
wearing armor. POC's VPD material is lightweight and flexible, so the
elbow guard is comfortable to wear, even on long XC epics. The Joint VPD
2.0 is also well-ventilated to keep you dry and cool. Body armor
doesn't have to be uncomfortable–POC has proven it.
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
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 Elbow Guard comes in Black and is available in Small, Medium, and Large.
- VPD armor is soft until impact, then hardens to protect
- Spandex sleeve
- Hook-and-loop straps top and bottom for extra security
- Item #POC0184
- Protection Area
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year