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POCJoint VPD Air Knee Pads

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Item # POC00BE

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Item # POC00BE
Description

Joint VPD Air Knee Pads

If you're like us, you despise suiting up with bulky pads that make you sweat to death and restrict critical motion while climbing and pedaling swiftly down the trail. Luckily, POC created the Joint VPD Air Knee Pads to protect your knees from nasty impacts and abrasion, but without sacrificing key movements with their lightweight, flexible feel.

The secret to this flexible design with high levels of protection lies in POC's VPD padding. Standing for visco-elastic polymer dough, VPD remains soft and pliable while moving and pedaling, but then firms up to dissipate crushing blows once it's subjected to a crash. This way, you'll be able to ride freely and without restriction, plus you'll remain protected from crashes along the way. It's a win-win in our book, so much so that we highly recommend this set of knee pads to everyday trail riders.

  • Lightweight, flexible knee pads for everyday trail rides
  • VPD foam remains soft and pliable, then hardens upon impact
  • Secure hook-and-loop strap, plus neoprene anti-slip grip
  • Reinforced stretch fabric is flexible and breathable

Tech Specs
MaterialVPD compound, reinforced stretch fabric
Closurehook-and-loop strap, neoprene anti-slip
Protection Areaknees
Recommended Useenduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty1 year
Size

POC

Body Armor
 SML
 

S

Slim

S

Regular

M

Slim

M

Regular

L

Slim

L

Regular

Length

59 - 65in

(150 - 165cm)

65 - 71in

(165 - 180cm)

71in

(180cm)

Chest

33.9in

(86cm)

36.2in

(92cm)

38.6in

(98cm)

40.9in

(104cm)

43.3in

(110cm)

45.7in

(116cm)

Waist

29.5in

(75cm)

31.9in

(81cm)

34.3in

(87cm)

36.6in

(93cm)

39in

(99cm)

41.3in

(105cm)

Seat

35in

(89cm)

37.4in

(95cm)

39.8in

(101cm)

42.1in

(107cm)

44.5in

(113cm)

46.9in

(119cm)

Arm Length

24.2in

(61.5cm)

24.8in

(63cm)

25.4in

(64.5cm)

26in

(66cm)

26.6in

(67.5cm)

27.2in

(69cm)

Shoulder to Shoulder

15.7in

(40cm)

16.5in

(42cm)

17.3in

(44cm)

18.1in

(46cm)

18.9in

(48cm)

19.7in

(50cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure around the chest horizontally at the widest point.
Waist:
Measure around the narrowest part of your waist.
Seat:
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.

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    >Rating: 4

    POC Air Kneepads

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    M

    Great pads!! Living in the desert where we've set records this year for consecutive days over 115, it's nice to have knee protection that doesn't make me feel as though I'm wearing winter layers. Gives me peace of mind that I won't rack my over 60 knees:-)

    >Rating: 5

    Hardly Notice They're There

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

    A great pad for everything form the bike park to trail riding. I've done a few trail rides with these and at times I forget that they are even on! The pads are flexible for when you are riding but firm/strong when you need them to and can take a pretty good impact.

    >Rating:

    I bought these for mountain biking. All the reviews seem to be for biking, but the package says they are developed for skiers and snowboarders. Are they for both?

    >Rating: 5

    Small fit

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    Runs small
    Size Bought
    Large
    Height
    5` 6"
    Weight
    170 lbs

    Bought the pads for a trip. Left them in the truck because I'm not used to wearing pads. I almost immediately regretted it because I ended up with some sick trial souvenirs very early in my first ride. The following day, I didn't forget the pads and took a few spills in rock gardens and some jumps. The pads worked great, even sparing my already hurt knee with no new scrapes or bruises. They do fit kind of small. I'm a medium dude in all aspects except my thighs. I think I'm safe to assume that most mountain bikers wield larger thighs due to the nature of our sport. I ordered the large based on other reviews that they fit small, and the large fit my otherwise medium stature very well. They don't squeeze, but they contour to the knee very well and don't flop around or slide in a crash. Just remember, they only work if you. wear them.

    >Rating: 5

    Just got them and already love em

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    XL
    Height
    5` 10"
    Weight
    230 lbs

    Got them on Saturday, went riding Sunday. I fell on my bike and slid on the ground. My knee pads didn’t slide at all! So glad I got these! Super comfy, lightweight and breathable. Definitely worth the purchase for those who are new to riding like me!

    >Rating: 5

    Confidence for all-day trail riding

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    L
    Height
    6` 4"
    Weight
    185 lbs

    Fantastic knee pad for trail riding. I was a little skeptical to purchase them due to some of the reviews, but they are the slickest looking and relatively low-profile compared to what else is out there. I also have chicken-leg calves so I was nervous they would slip without another strap below. I wanted a pad that I could wear on any ride no matter what that didn't feel bulky or like I was carrying an extra weight, but still gave me confidence to ride a little harder. I have never had these slip on me. I have taken lots of big crashes in rock gardens that would have destroyed my knees without these and they take the impact like a champ. After long sweaty days in Southern Utah heat, they still feel very comfortable and I don't get that pasty wet feeling in my leg pit by the end of the ride that a bigger pad would give me. After 2 years of year round riding, they are still in awesome shape. If I am hitting the bike park or some rowdy downhill, I would use a bigger pad with more shin coverage, but for trail riding these are perfect.

    >Rating: 4

    Almost perfect

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

    I'm really pleased with these knee pads. They feel good on most of the time, they're easy to ride in, and they stay put. I've only had one spill in them, but they protected my knee perfectly. I used the actual knee pad size chart at POCsports and was able to get my correct size from Backcountry on the first try. My only gripes are that they sometimes pinch the back of the leg, which isn't painful just a little annoying, and the extra large POC logos on both pads. I like POC gear, but if I wear anything else that is POC I feel like a billboard.

    >Rating: 5

    Comfortable and not too hot

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    This is my first experience with knee pads but as I’m getting older it seemed like a smart idea. I did a lot of research before choosing the POC Joint VPD Airs and I made a good choice. These strike the right balance between comfort, protection and breathability. I live in SW Florida where it’s almost always hot and humid so the coolness and comfort factor were at the top of my list. I figured if I don’t want to wear the pads then it doesn’t matter how protective they are. I did a 15 mile loop on singletrack wearing these on sunny, hot and humid day where it got up to 90 and I did not overheat under the pads. Of course I got sweaty but nothing unbearable. Wearing them takes some getting used to and I always could always feel that I was wearing them but it wasn’t distracting and didn’t affect my riding. I’m to the point now where I barely even think about them. Getting them on and off is easy and they stay in place. I never had to adjust them. I’m 5’9” and 148 pounds with very skinny legs and the size medium is perfect. I haven’t cashed in these yet so I can’t attest to how protective they are but I thought I’d do a review to comment on the other traits.

    >Rating: 4

    Pretty solid

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    4 stars for lacking certification but they are pretty beefy and I wouldn't be afraid to wear them on almost every type of riding excepts true SENDING. I do not have any issues with overheating or pinching but I know others have.

    >Rating: 5

    Top notch

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Great protection and flexibility of the pads. The padding is light weight but, protective across the knees. I keep the straps a little loose for better movement but they stay in place through the entire duration of rides.

    >Rating: 5

    Breath

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Very love it the first few times. Protect my knee from bruises as I rock climb. I am prone to injury. Yesterday I notice the knee pads slight off and loose a little midway through my climbing in the gym. I still love it. Perhaps it’s just the sweating as it’s pretty hot and humid in Los Angeles the last week.

    >Rating: 2

    POC VPD Air - OK, not recommended

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    The fit is the main issue; have size large and the circumference is fine but the pad, top to bottom is too short so is not comfortable and requires constant adjustment. Not recommended for MTB and would not wear for even the intended purpose - snow sports.

    >Rating: 2

    Pinches in the back of the knee

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    Medium
    Height
    6` 3"
    Weight
    180 lbs

    I did a few rides with the POC Joint VPD Air. I was very excited when I got them, and I wanted to like them. The problem I had is that the pads pinch and chaff in the back of the knee. The problem is that the strap to tighten the pads will sit right in the back of the knee, which causing pinching. I think if the knee pads went higher up the thigh, the problem would be resolved. Anyway, I think the protection of the pad is good. Even though I didn't fall on it, but the protection appears to be very good. I also didn't feel any hot spots with the knee pads.

    >Rating: 5

    Me encantan

    Fit:
    True to size

    Son super comodas!

    >Rating: 5

    Very light weight! Love them!!!

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

    I have been debating getting a pair of these for a while and I'm SO glad I did! I have a pair of FOX Launch Enduro knee pads and I was looking to get a second pair as a back up, but I can only find them in red. :-( I didn't want anything too big and bulky. The POC Joint VPD AirKnee Pads are perfect. I rode today in the S. Florida heat and forgot I was even wearing them. They stayed in place and didn't slip at all. Highly recomended! My thigh measurement is 18" and calf is 14". Size Medium fit perfectly!

    >Rating: 5

    Finally!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:
    Runs small
    Size Bought
    Medium
    Height
    5` 6"
    Weight
    135 lbs

    I have literally tried almost EVERY knee pad under the Sun. All others were either too bulky or beyond uncomfortable. These are near perfect. Construction and comfort blow all competition out the water. Quality. I think they run small. I am 5'6 and 135lbs, chicken legs; and the smalls we're waaay to tight. I returned for size Medium and they fit so great without cinching them down at all. I'm stoked I've finally found my favorite pair of knee pads!

    >Rating: 5

    Open box, slap em on, ride all day

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:
    True to size

    If you're looking for a straight forward knee guard that will let you pedal hard and flow with peace of mind i think it'll be hard to beat these. The day i got these i slapped them on and went out for a 20 mile pedal fest. Very little flow or sustained down hills , because i know they'll be good for that. I wanted to know how uncomfortable they would get with lots of leg pump and steady RPM. The strap on the top have enough give that you doing need to reef on it to get a little more compression and ensure a

    >Rating: 5

    Ultimate air flow and protection

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    If you are a mountain biker that loves technical climbing and demanding descents but not really interested in high speed downhill biking, these pads are for you. They are amazing. Put them on and you forget you're even wearing them. They made their presence obvious when I slipped off a 4ft boulder..that could not have possibly been good for my knee. They are light too! I wash them every once in a while on the gentle cold cycle and they hold up fine. Amazing closure system and no slippage!

    >Rating: 5

    Low Profile

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Love these knee pads! Low profile under my shorts or pants, but super protective. Can't even feel them while I am riding. Taken a few spills on my bike with these on and my knees have greatly appreciated them.

    >Rating: 5

    Absolutely perfect

    The bad review on here must have ordered the wrong size or something because these fit awesome like they’re almost not even there. I came across sale on here and just ordered a second set for backup. They are spectacular. They fit and breathe exactly as I wanted. I ride bmx and these are much more discrete than the much larger pads that I was riding while still providing exceptional protection.