The POC Bone VPD Leg Pads are a knee/shin guard with shields made of sturdy polypropylene and the inside of highly ventilated comfort lining. The top piece protecting your knee is made of VPD. Fit and mobility is crucial, without sacrificing protection. The Bone VPD Leg comes with a detachable calf protector. The most common advice with body armour is to buy it 'before' you 'need' it, rather than 'after' you 'needed' it.
POC Bone VPD Leg Pads Features:
Detachable calf protector
Polypropylene hard shell protectors
Made of Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough VPD
Downhill, freeride mountain biking
Highly ventilated comfort lining
Buy POC Bone VPD Leg Pads from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicyle store
Rated 4 out of 5 by AntHill If you have a short than 39cm lower leg don't buy
My lower leg measure 40 - 41 centimetres from the centre of my knee cap to my shin bone. I bought the small version that fits between 37 - 43 centimetres according to it. Take that into account later in my review.
First I must say haven't ridden these yet but have worn them for hours around the house to wear them in.
My first impression when removing these from the packet they are a quality product. The knee has the VPD cup that seems to offers a nice degree of protection and you also have the hard plastic knee and shine front armour which seems more than adequate for survivable off's. Materials overall seem very nice, much much different from my Brand X, which I thought where quality protection before I put these on.
You want the most overall protection for your pins this is the armour for you.
Now we come to my only gripe, the length of the shin guard. I've got normal legs I think but these come right down to the bend of my ankle. Even worse the hard plastic shin guard comes all the way down as well making for a proper digging in the ankle sensation, not good. I love these guards, there is nothing that protects your legs with such a brilliant design but I thought about sending them back and then I had an idea.
I refused to believe that these guards were a small. The packaging says they are, the label says they are but I'm not convinced. So I pulled the lower Velcro strap out of the way so I could look behind the hard white plastic shin guard and behold you have a clear cut guide on the underside stating the plastic is cut to a medium length and higher up you have a cut guide with a 'S' for small above it. I concluded that if I cut the plastic the inch higher to the 'S' line it might be a lot better. Out comes the craft knife and the 'S' line it is. I didn't cut right across just about 10mm in from the stitching, then used some cable cutters to cut up vertically to meet the line (protect behind the plastic with something so the knife doesn't cut through to the fabric). Out comes the chunk of white plastic. I put dots of super glue gel into the lower stitch holes to make sure they never come free, leave it overnight and pop the Velcro back in position over the plastic, you would never be any wiser it had been done.
Now the guards touch my ankle but don't dig in. All being well they will ride good and wear in over time.
Modifying new gear is never ideal but we are all built differently so if that's what it takes so be it.
I paid £80 with delivery, do your research.
13 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geeza Protection Protection Protection
Bought these mainly for dh/am, but find i'm wearing them for all my riding now. Offer awesome protection for your knees, shins, and calves whilst giving you enough freedom to pedal up hills.The retention systems keep the pad firmly in place, so unlike other pads they don't shift.
They can also feel a bit clunky when you first put them on, but really disappear when you're riding.
Expensive yes, but not as expensive as having time off work........
20 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hobo The best DH protection
I almost burst out laughing when i unpacked these - they are BIG. Conversely though, they offer the best protection ive ever seen in ashin guard - my friends were taking turns whacking them with sticks - bulletproof.
The protective guard moves indepently over the slip that you leg sits in, so there are no issues with it sliding down.
A lot of people will find these guards a bit overkill, and in my opinion theyre too big for anything other than uplift days on the downhill bike, but if youre after the maximum protection money can buy - this is it.
I'm not giving 5* simply due to the price - this is a quality item.
11 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simon156 Great Product
This product is top quality. Really comfy whilst riding. Not as clumpy as i expected.
06 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Akeno Самая удобная защита колено - голень, также самая дорогая
Бренд POC ворвался на рынок с инновациями, ярким дизайном и агрессивным подходом. При этом производитель не хвастается заготовленным набором аббревиатур, заботливо придуманных для множества внедренных инноваций. Вместо этого всё, что анонсируется в этой защите — это удобство. Максимальный комфорт за максимальную цену на рынке. Впрочем, уже появляются отзывы, что защита отрабатывает свои вложения на 100%. Из плюсов - хорошая вентиляция, удобство в ношении, удобно надевать, малое сопротивление педалированию, хорошая защита колена и икр.
04 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Best I*ve ever seen
В мене було 10 різних захистре(різних фірм),і фірма POC-сама якісна і зручна зі всіх.якість на вищому рівні!Раджу купувати!
18 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous The 2010 one was not so ergonomic near the orange part, and turn to the outside. It'a a shame because except that, the leg pad are efficient. The lateral hook est strong enough, mine has never broken. Buy another pair ? Why not, I'd like the top of the knee pad and the rear leg pad, two necessary element to my mind.
Elles protègent efficacement. J'apprécie la robustesse, le pad supérieur du genoux et l'arrière du molet protégé. Je regrète qu'elles ne soient pas ergonomiques au niveau du genoux (face avant) ce qui leur créent une tendance à tourner latéralement.
15 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous The Best there is
I have to agree with the other two reviews here. These are the pads you want to be wearing when it all goes seriously wrong! They are also the most comfortable hard pads I have tried. Having said that the bottom edge digs into my lower shin sometimes and they can rub you raw in the rain on an eight hour winter ride. (wear a knee warmer underneath them to fix this) Who else does that in a pair of these though? ;)
12 September 2012