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If you're looking at this page, you've probably had the displeasure of perforating your shins with a nice, sharp pedal, rock, or log. The POC Joint VPD 2.0 Shin Pad features high-tech impact-absorbing polymer for next-level protection that won't weigh you down on the trail.

  • 3D-molded VPD 2.0 panel is perforated to improve ventilation

  • VPD (Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough) offers progressive, effective impact absorption and conforms to your body for a sleek fit

  • Underarm elastic strap prevents your pads from slipping during long rides

  • Kevlar-reinforced fabric resists tears and snags

  • Super-stretchy inner sleeve for a secure, comfy fit

  • Compatible with Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Pads for full lower body protection

  • 3D-molded VPD 2.0 padding
  • Kevlar-reinforced fabric
  • Stretchy inner sleeve
  • Elastic hook-and-loop strap

Tech Specs

[pad] VPD (visco-elastic polymer dough)
Protection Area:
Recommended Use:
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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Avg. ride time: 4h 16m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Are they compatible with POC Air VPD Knee Pads? How about Fox Launch Knee Pads? I see the first question was asked before, but don't see a conclusive yes/no answer. I have both POC VPD Air and Fox Launch knee pads. Use the VPD Air for local trails and older Fox Launch for trips where I do longer enduro rides. I am going to Evolution Bike Park in Crested Butte, CO next week and wondering if I can buy these to use either with the Fox Launch or VPD Air knee pads for full coverage and to avoid buying a third set of knee/shin guards. Thanks!

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ride in Houston, which means relatively flat, technical, rooty, and scraggly trails. After an eight year hiatus and in my early thirties, I decided to buy a sweet trail bike and get back at it. Needless to say, I'm heavier, slower, and huskier (for now), and have eaten it a number of times. Last week was the worst, when I came back with thigh to angle gashes, cuts, scratches, you name it, after a few endos, bedtimes, etc. Enough about me...

I'm titling my review this way because if you're like me, you love riding, but hate the worry that you're going to beef it and put yourself out of work.

I did some research on the bike mags, and found very good things about the POC's. Ditto other buyer reviews. Wanting more coverage than the knee articulation, I decided to check out the long knee pads. I was worried about flexibility, excess coverage, bulk, and general dorkiness.

Two days of riding in, I can say the following:
- Ten minutes into your first ride, you forget you're wearing them. They also stretch out (they'll be a little small out of the box) just a bit, which is perfect.
- Protection is top notch: my knees still covered in heavy bruising from the previous week, I laid the bike down once or twice on light rock beds and didn't feel a thing. Not exaggerating, they felt like a pillow of high-viscosity goo.
- They don't ride down. You have two straps to keep them in place. Even in humid Houston, there's no slipping/sliding down your leg.
- They look kind of bad-ass.

Warning: I'm 6'3

does anyone know if these will pair well with thePOC Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Guard?

Hey Kevin - These are designed to integrate with the POC Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Guards (Item #POC0182) for full leg protection. A great pair in my opinion. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to order these POC Pads or with any additional questions.

- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

Kyle- what about compatibility with POC Joint VPD Air (NOT 2.0) knee pads? Can't find the answer anywhere for the knee Air compatibility...

From the description:

"Compatible with Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Pads for full lower body protection".

Sorry. I answered this when it had been answered already just because the answers didn't load initially.

They definitely protect your shins

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

Personally I think they are a bit bulky and over powered for a trail pad. I also believe that if you're riding downhill, you should just rock a full knee/shin pad. That all being said, If you ride trail and downhill and don't want to buy two sets of pads then buying these with the VPD 2.0 knee pad would be an excellent option.

2.0 Shin Pads

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are really comfy and the VPD padding is great. The construction is tough and they protect my shins from my flats. Great pads!

Is there padding & kevlar on the back of theses to protect the back of the ankle from pedal strikes/ slips?

No, just on the front.

comfortable once you find the right size

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

aside from their large logo placement, POC makes great products, and these shin guards were no exception. it was difficult finding my size using the online guide even from their website so I ended up requesting all three sizes to try. I'm 5'6" with a shin length of approximately 16.5" and a calf width of approximately 15.5" and went with the medium with plenty of room to "grow" via the velcro straps. the small fit my calf width just the same, but I went with the longer medium since I was going to put these over the knee pads anyway.

like I said originally, their product logo is kind of annoying being that I have the knee and these shins the POC logo kind of stands out.

Can't really find a good sizing guide. ...

Can't really find a good sizing guide. POC website just shows the length of the pad but doesn't have recommended calf circumference ranges. I am 6'1" and 14.5" calf. Medium or Large?