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POCJoint VPD 2.0 Knee Guard


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Item # POC0182

Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Guard

Engineered to soften the blow from crashes, the Joint VPD 2.0 protects your knees from impact when you're trail riding and enjoying downhill courses. These pads stay pliable when you're riding, stiffening upon impact to absorb the punishment of crashes and trail mishaps.

  • Knee pads for trail, enduro, and downhill riding
  • 3D-molded VPD foam stiffens upon impact to disperse force
  • Perforated design offers plenty of airflow
  • Elasticized hook-and-loop strap customizes the fit
  • Slim fit easily slides under your shorts

Tech Specs
Material100% polyester
Protection Areaknee
Manufacturer Warranty1 year


Body Armor














59 - 65in

(150 - 165cm)

65 - 71in

(165 - 180cm)










































Arm Length













Shoulder to Shoulder













How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure around the chest horizontally at the widest point.
Measure around the narrowest part of your waist.
Measure around the widest part of your seating area.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

FIVE Star Performance

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
180 lbs

I have been riding mountain bikes for some time know and have tried knee pads from all the major brands like Troy Lee, Fox and G-Form. Nothing protects like these pads - NOTHING! I ride high speed enduro trails in So Cal, Utah and AZ full of rocks and nastiness and I have had my share of heavy slams. Every other pad provided some protection but not without bruising. These pad provide extreme protection and are very comfortable to ride with all day. If you are only riding mellow cross country these may be a little over kill.


Is there a size chart for leg protection? The posted chart doesn't have any leg measurements that would be relevant for knee pads.

There is on on POC’s website where you measure below and above the kneecap. Just go to a relevant product and click on size chart.

>Rating: 5

Great tech

Lightweight, durable, look slick

>Rating: 4

Size Up

These are pretty burly, and feel very protective. The material is comfortable and obviously technical. But size up.

>Rating: 5

Great for DH days

I've used it several times

These pads are super sturdy and awesome for the downhill days at bike parks. They have a nice snug fit, allow for decent knee movement, and feel like they'll really protect your knees in a bad crash. Not my favorite pad for longer pedal days, but fine for a 60-90 min uphill pedal. I mostly use these for park days though.

What do you use for longer pedal days?

>Rating: 5

Versatile pad

I've used it several times

These pads are great all around riding pads. They are not too bulky to pedal around in, and provide great protection. Maybe not the ideal choice for true downhill and bikepark riding because there is no hard plastic over the knee cap, but for most riding demands these pads from poc will do the trick. I often forget I'm wearing them when I have them on, and they fit great under pants, even tight denim.

>Rating: 4

Necessary Knee Pads

I've used it several times

These are pretty sweet and paired with the elbow pads I sometimes feel a bit ridiculous but it helps build confidence for those who are learning or improving on already being awesome. Pedaling can be a little funky initially so I usually only wear these when I'm doing a specific downhill section. Downside to the pads is that they have to go over your shoes or you have to take your shoes off to remove them. This can be a little tedious if you're doing a long day on trail and don't want them on the whole time. Other than that, I love these.

>Rating: 5

Knee pads that will actually protect

I've put it through the wringer

Great pair of knee pads. Something I would wear while riding lifts all day or taking a shuttle ride, but I might grab something lighter weight if I was going to be peddling instead. Quality stitching and quality product

>Rating: 5

Arm yourself... or knee

I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Perfect downhill and trail riding knee pad. You can get away with not having shin guards with these pads because they extend a bit below the knee. The soft knee pad allows you to peddle great but protects you when it needs to. The sleeve your leg goes through paired with the straps keep this pad in place better than most.

>Rating: 5

Good balance of protection and comfort

I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden these pads for a whole season and for my intents and purposes (mainly enduro, but also DH and dirt bike) they have been amazing. As people seem to have noted, they do seem to run a bit small, but in my mind this is actually a good thing because they don't slide around at all. In fact part of me thinks maybe they don't run small and they are just meant to be tight. For a soft pad the level of protection is excellent. I've taken some hard falls and not even noticed my knees hitting despite bouncing on them. As far as on trail use goes, they are definitely not breathable enough to leave on for longer climbs when its warm. I always throw them in a backpack, but I ride up for the down so that's good with me. If you want a pad for XC style rides this isn't for you, but it's not supposed to be either. For enduro races, bike park laps, or anything in between these are awesome and well worth it though. They are also certified EN 1621-1, which is a set of standards for testing motorcycle protection... So I use them when riding my dirt bike sometimes. I have fallen riding the dirt bike through a boulder field and it pinned my lower leg to a rock and thanks to these pads and good boots all I got was a bruise. I wouldn't use these for racing or anything, but if you don't have other protection and they're laying around they'll do.

>Rating: 4

Way too small

Runs small
Size Bought
5` 6"
125 lbs

Had to return for a medium (which would generally run way to big for me in unisex sizing)

5"7 and 140 here, usually 8/10 pants... think a medium would still work or should I go large? I'm in between with the measurements. :(

>Rating: 5

The right pad for me!

Bought these to give me some more protection while riding more aggressive terrain while still being able to peddle. They certainly give me the added protection I was looking for and while I can still peddle in them, I do not think I will be doing any all day rides with them. In that instance, I will opt for my lighter weight pads. Overal they are a perfect fit for what I was looking for, more protection without the bulk of a hardshell knee pad

>Rating: 5

Perfect Fit

I've used it several times

I recently got back into mountain biking, and thought I didn't need knee pads until my first wipe out back on the bike. Needless to say, I immediately snagged these and couldn't be happier. They fit extremely well to your leg/knee, do not slide, and breathe surprisingly well!

>Rating: 4

Simple, stylish protection

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

Protect those knees before you scrape them to bits! These look great and I have gotten plenty of compliments how fresh they look.

>Rating: 5

Excellent protection w/o bulky feeling

I've put it through the wringer

Bought these knee pads after buying and loving the vpd 2.0 elbow pads. Excellent protection w/o bulky feeling. No slipping or discomfort while peddling or on the downhill. Conforms to the body and almost forget I have them on. They are a bit warm for the up but usually just put em on for the downhill anyway. Washable and durable. Would definitely highly recommend these pads to a friend. I am 6'1" 160# and mediums fit perfect.

>Rating: 5

The Swedes got it right!

I've used it several times

Simplicity and cleanliness matched with a great fit and design make these pads a win win for everyone! Can't go wrong here, fit is great for me and love the look, style and comfort. Grabbed the elbow pads to match as well.

>Rating: 5

Best knee pad I've put on!

I've put it through the wringer

You know gear is working when you completely forget about it. After strapping these on it felt like they were going to be too big and a little loose, that was hardly the case super comfortable forgot they were on and stay right where you left em. Riding at Canyons, Deer Valley, Draper, I-Street, Ogden Bike Park.

>Rating: 3

Ideal for DH, Hot & Heavy for hard XC

I've put it through the wringer

Pros: -Warmth for winter MTB riding (I've also gotten into the habit of using them while snowboarding if I know I'll be kneeling and waiting for people) -I've crashed a few times with these and they haven't torn up at all (through rock gardens and roots sections) -They don't smell too bad, haven't needed to deodorize after riding in the deserts of Utah -Don't notice them while pedaling comfort wise, aside from heat and bulkiness -look great Cons: -Straps are about twice as long as necessary, I end up wrapping them all the way around my leg before attaching -When packing these for uphills, they take up loads of room in my bag, I often have to strap them to the outside -If you're looking for all day all mountain pads, I'd go for their "air" versions or styles because these are super hot and bulky, but not uncomfortable like other pads are (not scratchy or pokey). Take away: Good to have for winter and park riding and snowboarding, I'd go for something else if riding in the summer or for extended periods of time when climbing is necessary (or you can just plan to pack them, but they're bulky)

>Rating: 5

Best Knee Pads

I've put it through the wringer

Knee pads are a must have for any mountain biker and these are some of the best ones out there. I got them last spring and after a spring, summer and fall of riding hard, they are still holding up great! You'll hardly notice you're wearing them when your riding, but you'll definitely be happy you were when you fall and you're knees aren't destroyed. They provide great protection and don't slip around when riding. I highly recommend these to all mountain bikers!

>Rating: 2

Great pads, until they aren't anymore

I loved these for the first few months - but then they just stretched out to the point where they won't stay in place anymore. So they went from perfect fit and me telling everyone how awesome they were to basically useless. Unless the Dakine Slayers that replaced them, these don't seem to regain their shape after a wash.