The POC Joint VPD Knee Pads are a soft knee protection made of stretchy Aramid fabric and VPD that is simply as comfortable as it gets but at the same time provides excellent shock absorbance. The material conforms to the shape of your strange, bony leg parts. POC Joint VPD Knee Pads a wise investment for both downhill and trials riding where falls and impacts into immovable objects are always a possibility. The most common advice with body armour is to buy it 'before' you 'need' it, rather than 'after' you 'needed' it.
POC Joint VPD Knee Pads Features:
Joints are softer, very flexible protectors
Made of Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough VPD
Downhill, freeride mountain biking
Buy POC Joint VPD Knee Pads from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicyle store
Rated 5 out of 5 by owaingwynedd Happy with them
Agonised over the cost of these I must confess. They are however very comfortable.
I took medium and they just about fit (my calves are too small and thighs too big!). Nevertheless they are so comfortable after you warm them up (they feel stiff and bulky initially but your body heat softens the impact 'dough'). I really do forget I'm wearing them.
I've read a fair bit about them slipping too - I do not find this to be the case. Stay exactly where they're meant to!
Yet to take a spill so can't comment on how well they work but they appear to offer plenty of protection. Haven't washed them yet either! They stay stink free for ages!
I would have given full marks if it wasn't for the cost. Considering buying the elbow pads but I must confess the cost is putting me off!
12 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DirtSam Sizing
Just take the size chart measure and you should be banged on. Excellent quality and comfortable.
29 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by knutspeed You forget you wear them
Have been using these on the trails for a couple of months. Though they look and feel bulky initially, once you're in the saddle you won't notice them. At first I thought they would slip down as the tightening strap doesn't seem to do much. But after a little while they'll stay exactly where they should - protecting your knees.
I haven't tested them in a crash yet, but you can feel how strong they are by sitting on your knees. Makes me feel confident.
A bit tricky to wash - I usually flush and rub off all the dirt under water, sometimes using a mild soap.
If I must fault them somehow - when they get dirty they act as sandpaper on anything they touch - notably my frame. Riding on the trails I tend to swing my legs about, occasionally rubbing/bumping into the top tube., with scratches as a result. Recommend fitting frame protection tape where this will happen.
19 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Crap.
Slip down. No straps above calves so these things get squeezed down your legs by your thighs as you ride. The rubber used inside is hard as hell if it's cold so they slip even worse then and don't bend so press really hard on your kneecaps. I had high hopes but I'm going back to 661...
30 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent pads!
These are comfortable, stay in place and I hardly notice they are on.
Mine are a couple of years old and starting to show minor signs on wear. Ill probably be looking at replacing them some time next year and was thinking of trying another brand just for the sake of change. This was until the other week when I fell a good metre - metre and a half, going at a decent pace, straight on to one knee, square on a cobble. The only injury I sustained was a small graze where the fabric rubbed the skin on the inside of the pad. I got up and continued the ride. I wont be wearing any other pads from now on.
25 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great product
Bought these after a bit of deliberation after reading other reviews saying they slip down. I have found them to be very comfortable and once worn a few times stay in place nicely as they mould to the shape of your knee. They definitely saved me in wales recently on a downhill track, I was back up and on the bike without a second thought!
18 September 2012