Great protection you’ll forget that you’re wearing. The comfortable and multi-purpose VPD 2.0 Knee provides extremely high shock absorption and freedom of movement. The design of the sleeve and the 3D molding of the VPD keep them from moving downwards while riding.
POC Joint VPD 2.0 DH Knee Guard Features:
3D molded VPD 2.0 Knee protector, perforated for air flow.
Inner sleeve designed to create an upward motion that works against gravity and vibrations and secures position.
Rated 5 out of 5 by syumassh Solid, reliable, fits great, slightly warm
As expected from POC, the knee guards are a solid bit of kit.
I'm using this in 30C weather in a tropical climate; it feels slightly warmer than my previous 2 knee guards which were the 661 EVO and TLD EG5450. No problems as its not too hot. I have to be honest it feels slightly more restrictive than the above mentioned guards.
As the guard warms up it conforms and flexes easier while you pedal, I guess its a property of the VPD 2 material.
Never had any slippage, inner rubberised material held it in place all day long on trail rides.
If you get your sizing right, you probably don't even need to use the velcro straps; I felt the size chart worked well for me.
Polygiene anti-odor stuff does work so far, we'll see how long it lasts.
Haven't crashed with these, but these things are so robust.
And yes it is a long knee, it goes down a fair bit and covers a lot of shin. I'm 6ft tall and you can see how much shin it covers in the photo I uploaded.
14 August 2013