Winter Kit Special: 20% Off A Top & Bottom | Shop Now
This carousel displays a list of buttons that updates the main product image when a button is clicked
  • Options
  • Detail Images

POCSpine VPD 2.0 Jacket


Item # POC0132

Select options
  • Cancel
  • Select options
  • Black, XS/S ($349.95)
  • Black, M ($349.95)
  • Black, L/XL ($349.95)
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns
  • Free Shipping on orders over $50

Item # POC0132

Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket

The burly but low-profile POC Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket provides moto-rated protection yet still fits nicely under a jersey—or even a t-shirt. Super high-tech polymer-based VPD foam is flexible enough to conform to your body for a comfortable fit, and stiffens upon impact to offer some of the most effective protection on the market for your spine, chest shoulders, and elbows.

  • A low-profile jacket with moto-level protection
  • 3D Molded shoulder panels offer wraparound protection
  • Panels are constructed to keep freedom of movement a must
  • Perforation in protection areas boost ventilation
  • Crucial spinal coverage provided by 3D molded back panels
  • Elbow panels are Kevlar reinforced to stand up to impacts and abrasion

Tech Specs
MaterialVPD (visco-elastic polymer dough), mesh
Closurefront zipper
Protection Areaback, chest, shoulders, elbows
Manufacturer Warranty1 year


Body Armor














59 - 65in

(150 - 165cm)

65 - 71in

(165 - 180cm)










































Arm Length













Shoulder to Shoulder













Body Length

49.2 - 59.1in

(125 - 150cm)

59.1 - 65in

(150 - 165cm)

65 - 70.9in

(165 - 180cm)

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

Great for short people too

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
4` 11"
108 lbs

I bought this chest armor since I had a rib injury from a fall from snowboarding. I stand 4 ft 11 inches (59 inches) petite female. I followed the size guide which I say is accurate. I have not tried snowboarding yet but I tried it on . Its not too loose but not too tight. enough to be able to move my extremities and bend forward and backward. I still have very good range of motion. my only comment is that sleeves are too long for me. I wore it under my snowboard jacket and still able to fit in my small jacket.

>Rating: 5

Really nice. Usable for trail riding

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
185 lbs

I really like mine. It's not as 'burly' as POC makes it sound--you can definitely use it for everyday riding if it's below about 60 out. If you're going to wear a long-sleeve jersey anyway, might as well make it armor. This comes with a pretty beefy back protector with small perforations (removable), three flexible layers of VPD on the chest (removable), integrated shoulder pads (non-removable), and integrated elbow pads (non-removable). It's comfortable for trail riding, with the only caveat being the back protector occasionally rides up. The included cummerbund thing helps with this though (heads up--it's tucked inside the back protector pocket if you can't find yours). Sizing: I got a L/XL. I'm 5'11", 185, 43.5" chest. Fits great and the zipper makes it easy to get on. The back armor and sleeves are a little too long, but it's a minor issue. I've washed mine a couple times (in a laundry bag) with no issues. I did fall on my back once in a slow-speed crash, and was glad I was wearing this. I won't ride without back armor again unless it's just too hot. The crash did punch a small hole in the mesh carrier, but I can't ding POC for that. You need all the ventilation you can get. Overall, it's a great setup and makes you a more confident rider willing to push it a bit harder. For me, that's worth it. Aside--avoid the POC VPD tee and get this. There is no advantage to the tee.


Are the elbow pads in the jacket the same size and level of protection as if I purchased the 2.0 elbow pads by themselves?


Are there pads to protect your shoulders?

Yes, it has shoulder protection "the most effective protection on the market for your spine, chest shoulders, and elbows."

>Rating: 5

Go Big

I've put it through the wringer

Used this a lot at Trestle and Highland last summer and loved it. Previous one was a six six one and there is no comparison. This one is not nearly as bulky and provides much more mobility. Several un-intentional test crashes saved many body parts. Most of the pads are removable too, which has been nice for some enduro type races where I wanted just a little protection. **Also, my wife has this same one as well and loves it. Not many options for female pressure suits and the flexible chest protector forms well around...women bumps.

>Rating: 5

Worth the extra coin...

I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this from back-country about 2 months ago for the 2012/2013 snowboard season. VERY happy with this product... as per other reviews.. do NOT put this on cold and it operates best when close to the body. Can't speak as to the breathability/heat as I've only been using for snow-sports where it's not an issue. I like the low-profile as I am able to wear it under my hoodie and it's barely noticeable which is nice when doing the Apres at the end of the day. I'm 6'1" and about 180 with longer limbs/slim build and it works great for me.... almost like it was a custom fit. POC... keep up the great work! Very impressed with your product!! I haven't taken to many nasty falls but the few falls that I have I've been happy with the protection!


Joe - I've got a similar build to yours, what size did you buy?

Hey Marp, I got the L/XL size. That's right... it's Large/XLarge. I'll try to post a pic of the tag but that IS just one size. They combined the Large/XL.

Seems they may be out of stock on the L/XL at this moment but there is the DH (downhill) version that is basically the exact same thing but has some hard outer-plates on the elbows. It's still VPD but this is more to protect the material from ripping if/when you bail. If your only going to use for winter sports the I'd personally go for the non-DH version but if your thinking of using for any summer/biking stuff then I'd go for the DH. When I bought.. the DH wasn't even out/exist yet so I didn't have that option. As an aside I have the POC DH full-length kneepads and they are awesome along with the VPD 2.0 hip protectors. On light snowboard days I'll only wear the hip protectors but when I'm learning new stuff I'll throw the spine jacket on as well. I'm totally sold on POC. Fully convinced they are the best out there...for a price. ;-)

Does this have any rib protection?

>Rating: 5

Amazing Body Armor For Any Sport

I've put it through the wringer

I purchased POC's Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket last spring for off road motorcycle riding. I have never liked any of my upper body armor before. Always too heavy, uncomfortable or not enough protection. The Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket has solved my near endless search. The VPD 2.0 material is just like D3O although being POC's own mix they have more control when customizing the shape of the armor pieces. The jacket is very well made with many nice touches designed into it. This jacket needs to be worn near your body. At room temperature the VPD 2.0 material is stiff. Your body heat warms the pads, which soften and become flexible. Once warm it is very comfortable to wear. This is not something you can keep in the back of your truck and put on at the ski area. It needs to be at body temperature. For motorcycle riding and mountain biking this is perfect. I love the chest pad design as it is very flexible and the back protector is robust. The Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket is serious protection, not just some flimsy shirt with pads. I like it so much that I started to wear it snowboarding. The spine protection covers your tailbone up to the back of your neck. You will notice this on the chairlift although not on the ride down. I feel the elbow pads are overkill for snow sports too. I don't mind the length of spine protection because it will make a difference with a bad crash, but I would like to have an elbow padless version for snowboarding. POC does make a vest that offers the spine protection but I would still choose the jacket for it's awesome chest pad (even though it has the elbow pads). I am trying to make this review short and helpful, but there are so many good aspects to this body armor. Well done POC.

How does the size run? I'm 6'1 185 42 chest and the size chart says I'm a large however I own POC's spine protector vest I'm swimming in it???

Hey Dirty, I'm 6'1 185 44 chest and the large/xl fits me great.

>Rating: 5

One of the raddest things I own

It really does fit under a T-shirt. Flexible and moves with you very well. I was skeptical about the elbow/arm pads lining up with my super-long arms, but the material is some kind of magical uber-stretchy substance that seems to conform to whoever is wearing it. Haven't taken anything more than minor to moderate spills as of yet, but very, very happy with it so far.


How is the breathability on this armor? ...

How is the breathability on this armor? Besides the padding, what is the rest of the jacket made of? This thing looks like it would be a lot hotter to wear than other jackets with open mesh.

Hey Peter, this is at least as breathable as other "normal" body armor I've tried. The VPD panels are perforated for better airflow, and the zip-up jacket material itself is quite stretchy and breathable. It's some kind of micro-mesh that's more porous than it appears in the picture here.

Yes, it breaths just as well if not better than any other full length ones I've used. The nice thing is that most of the padding is removable, so if you're not going too crazy you could pull out the spine protector or remove a couple of the chest pads which helps.