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POCJoint VPD Air Elbow Pads

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Item # POC002N

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Item # POC002N
Description

Keep the ground at a safe distance.

For riders who prefer to have something between their skin and the dirt, but don't want to wear full-on armor, the POC Joint VPD Air Elbow Pads deliver. The Joint VPD is a light duty impact-absorbing and abrasion-fighting pad, with POC's lightweight VPD padding and a non-slip neoprene sleeve for flexible protection and comfort on rides that involve both pedaling and serious descending. The hook-and-loop Crash Retention Strap helps it stay in place when you hit the dirt, and the stretchy construction lets you ride all day without constriction or discomfort.
  • Lightweight padding for high speed tumbles
  • Flexible neoprene body with a secure strap for snug fit
  • Reinforced stretch fabric breathes well and eliminates chafe

Tech Specs
Materialneoprene, VPD compound
ClosureCrash Retetntion Strap (CRS)
Protection Areaelbow
CertificationsEN 1621-1
Manufacturer Warranty1 year
Size

POC

Knee & Elbow Pads
VPD 2.0 Knee, VPD 2.0 Elbow, VPD 2.0 Long Knee, VPD Air Elbow, VPD Air Knee
 XSSMLXL
Bicep

7 - 9in

(18 - 22cm)

9 - 11in

(23 - 27cm)

11 - 13in

(28 - 32cm)

12 - 15in

(33 - 37cm)

14 - 17in

(38 - 42cm)

Forearm

6 - 8in

(15 - 20cm)

8 - 10in

(20 - 25cm)

10 - 12in

(25 - 30cm)

12 - 14in

(30 - 36cm)

14 - 16in

(36 - 41cm)

10cm Above Knee Cap

13 - 15in

(33 - 38cm)

15 - 17in

(38 - 43cm)

16 - 18in

(41 - 46cm)

18 - 20in

(46 - 51cm)

19 - 21in

(48 - 53cm)

10cm Below Knee Cap

10 - 12in

(25 - 30cm)

12 - 14in

(30 - 36cm)

13 - 15in

(33 - 38cm)

15 - 17in

(38 - 43cm)

16 - 19in

(41 - 48cm)

Joint VPD System Knee, Joint VPD System Elbow, VPD Air Sleeve, VPD Air Leg, VPD System Light Knee, VPD System Light Elbow
 XSSMLXL
Bicep

11.4in

(29cm)

12.2in

(31cm)

13in

(33cm)

13.8in

(35cm)

14.6in

(37cm)

Forearm

9.8in

(25cm)

10.4in

(26.5cm)

11in

(28cm)

11.6in

(29.5cm)

12.2in

(31cm)

10cm Above Knee Cap

15.4in

(39cm)

16.5in

(42cm)

17.7in

(45cm)

18.9in

(48cm)

20.1in

(51cm)

10cm Below Knee Cap

14in

(35.5cm)

14.6in

(37cm)

15.2in

(38.5cm)

15.7in

(40cm)

16.3in

(41.5cm)

POCito Joint VPD Air Protector

 

S

M

L

Knee / Elbow Circumference

5.5 - 7.9in

(14 - 20cm)

6.3 - 9.4in

(16 - 24cm)

7.9 - 13.4in

(20 - 34cm)

Forearm:
Measure around the widest part of your forearm.
Bicep:
Measure around the fullest part of your biceps.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Good lightweight pads

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 1"
Weight
190 lbs

I really like these pads, I don't notice them at all while riding. Have not had a crash with them yet (luckily) and have ridden around 5-8 times with them. I recommend choosing your size based on the forearm measurement, not the bicep. Based on forearm, I was at upper end of medium (11.75") but based on bicep measurement would be a large. I saw other reviews of people complaining about them sliding down so I opted for the medium and I'm glad I did. They stay in place for me even without the straps while not being uncomfortable tight, and don't go over your biceps anyway.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and good protection

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

I’m wearing these pads on every ride, and they don’t bother me at all, even in hot weather. They fit me very well, and don’t move at all. I’ve “tested” them twice in a crash, landing on my elbow/forearm in both cases at high enough speed to slide a little. Excellent protection both times, walked away without a scratch.

>Rating:

Are these sold as a pair or do you need to but one for each elbow?

>Rating: 2

Don’t stay put

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M

I want to like these elbow pads but they just don’t stay in place. By the end of a descent they are around my wrists no matter how tight I make the Velcro strap. Seems like it would make sense to add a strap to the upper arm as well.

>Rating: 5

There when you need them and barely know

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 11"
Weight
160 lbs

I just rode 2 full hardcore downhill days and a 25 mile xc day and was so glad to have the pads. They paid for themselves already. A little irritating on the arm occasionally but the shape keeps them in place plus you have the straps. I originally ordered the g-force but the fit was not good. My friends had g force pads as rental equipment and they were constantly round their ankles. Very pleased with my purchase.

>Rating: 5

Fit tiny arms

Fit:
True to size

I have a hard time finding elbow guard that would fit me. Everything ends up loose. My biceps is 9 inches and this XS fit me perfectly. If I wear this over my sun sleeve then it fit snugly. If your biceps is bigger than 9 inches, I would recommend you go for size S or bigger.

>Rating: 4

Pretty good, if sweaty

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small

I’m using these for flatland skating and they provide plenty of protection for my purposes. The guides on POC’s website suggested I order Medium, which turned out to be comically small. The large ones fit well and I have had no problem with slipping. They have a strap around the bottom that can be cinched down for those who need it. I find this mostly a hassle as it can tangle a little when you’re putting them on. My only complaint is that they make my arms sweat more than my old hardshell ones did.

>Rating: 4

Pretty solid

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

4 stars for lacking certification but they are pretty good. I do not have any issues with overheating or pinching but I know others have. Sizing is fine for me. I would definitely try on different pads and see what works for you.

>Rating: 2

Good POC quality, poor fit/function

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

As other reviewers state, the pads easily slide down. The mediums were too small for me so I got the large. I had to constantly adjust them after every dh run to keep them from totally sliding down to my wrists. I'm on the hunt for some awesome new pads now since I returned these. I'm a big fan of most POC gear, as the quality is top notch. I wish these worked for me. I'm also thinking that a pad that covers more area will serve better in a crash.

>Rating: 2

Hard to secure

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
175 lbs

Pros: Lightweight and comfortable Cons: On rougher terrain where there is a lot of vibration coming through my arms, the pads tend to slide down to my wrists. I often find myself needing to stop and pull them back up above the elbow.

>Rating: 2

Slid down my first DH ride

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large

I run medium in all my protective gear. They would slide down quiet a bit in each DH run which was annoying! And they would not fit in my rather loose long sleeve jerseys.

>Rating: 5

Great Pads for Light Weight Protection

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

Well, I thought I was invincible but ended up with stitches a few too many times in a row. Now I won't hit the trail without these. I just don't want to wear pads but these are super thin and light weight. These run snug and only have a strap on top. They seem like they will work great. I also got the POC gloves and elbow pads. Get them before you ride!

>Rating: 5

Love!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

If you want maximum protection with less bulk and material, these are winners! The other elbow pads I tried, basically covered my entire arm. no thanks. these get the job done and stay put. my little elbows are safe from my guaranteed falls.

>Rating: 1

Not Great

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The pads are nice and flexible. If they stay in place. I rode a few times with them and they were ok. I was in an enduro race with them and one kept sliding down to my hand, was about to just let it go into the woods so it wouldn't be a distraction anymore. I'm probably going to the Fox sleeve style.

>Rating: 4

Pretty Darn Perfect Elbow Protection

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

As much as I don't care for any padding when biking, these fit well, are arid and comfortable. I have only worn them a few times, but haven't had any problems with them slipping to my wrists or stretching out. For an elbow pad, I still have plenty of movement capabilities to move my arms, and appreciate the extra protection they offer as who knows when that rear wheel is going to come out on a tight corner and your elbow is going to be there for the support.

>Rating: 4

Best for XC

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I will agree with prior post about them being small. But my caveat would be that lasts for 2-3 uses and then they stretch out to be pretty spot on. I got M, and being 5'10 170, the fit great. I would say that slippage is not an issue. I haven't had to test them in a crash but I would suspect they would hold well to anything that doesn't involve rocks... Only downside in my opinion is that they don't breathe real well...FYI if you sweat like a piggy...

>Rating:

does this come with both elbow pads? or only one?

Hey Robin - The price is for both Joint VPD Air Elbow Pads, they come as a pair. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions. - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

>Rating: 4

No More Bruised Elbows!

Once I finally got into mountain biking last year, I learned rather quickly that it wasn't very forgiving... Bone bruise to the elbow, plenty of blood- it was time to step up the game and invest in a good pair of elbow pads. I had purchased the VPD Air knee pads prior, and LOVED how low profile and comfortable they were. These are the same! The fit is again on point- I went by the sizing chart and measured in between a S and M, and got the smaller so I didn't run into the slip issue. As of yet, no issue with them sliding down, though it's a minor struggle to pull them on (definitely worth it though). In the end, they look good, they feel good, and they WORK!

>Rating: 4

Almost perfect

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These elbow pads are great, they are comfortable, low profile, and hardly noticeable. The only down I side I have encountered with them is that they tend to slide down very easily. This doesn't happen all the time only on really hot days, so in the end the benefits really outweigh the one slight negative. All in all great product!

>Rating: 5

Tips for a good fit

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

Bought these when my last pads (TLD E-Lite, Size: L) started slipping down. I am a 6'4", 190# with small bones, thin arms, ride 70+ miles per week XC/trail. Bought the size:M in these elbow pads and wore them today for the first time. When I tried them on at home I was concerned - they felt tight...I stretched em out by hand a little. Today they were absolutely perfect. Wore them with the matching VPD Air knee pads. Both feel snug when you first pull them on at home. Even on the trail for the first minute you feel them. But then they go away completely. Very comfortable. Good looking to. Haven't crashed in em yet though, so...