Since July 12, 2017, I have spent more time with these knee pads, and I took more pictures. I have improved the text and rest of the review. my mind has not changed since last time.
I have used these pads for a really long time now, over 2 year,The whole year, and I put them trough some hard crashes, and they protected me every time.
I was so satisfied with these, that I bought second pair as spare,So I always have clean protection, or if I damage one the other can be repaired.
When the rear fabric has worn or got damaged so are resulting sin similar effect to stretching, make sure you fix it, get it back to the correct measurements again so the pads fit as intended,which is important so they don’t slide around,So they give you maximum protection, but these this product is easy to repair, and the fabric does not stretch out of shape.
You have to use the right technique to put them on:
if the pad slides up its because you did not use the right technique to put them on,You should hold the top part with 2 hands and pull them up so all the fabric slides upwards keeping the pad low, and have to top part with the adjustment strap as high as possible, this way they say in place, I have the typical muscle legs and thighs, And I use size Medium and have worked perfectly, as long as I did put them on right. I also noticed that they will make noises as the pads are against each other, as for the discomfort,you should have the upper part as far up as you can,if it’s right under the knee it will not be comfy.
The stitching should be close to the end of the pad,thigh pad and leg pad should be overlapping,slightly. The strap should NOT be way on the top,the rubberised material on the in side of the pad should be on the end near the end,there should be about 0,5cm space between the Velcro and the end of the pad, but as you use it it move little bit,as seen in this picture,few millimetres of change will happen as you have the knee in a different position.
pic taken Taken on May 15, 2016 of the first pair, they got some signs of wear, but this is unavoidable,the way its made, but the way its made gives you good protection, and the wear you see here developed slowly.
This is the first pair, one of the pads got wear on the stitching for the Velcro, but The Velcro was still good.
Shin pad album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMMBnmU
- comfortable(if worn & put on correctly)
The wear you see between the plastic plate and the Velcro strap is caused by friction from bending your knees, which causes friction.
How to wear them correctly: Thigh pad and leg pad should be overlapping,slightly.The strap should NOT be way on the top,the rubberised material on the in side of the pad should be on the end near the end,there should be about 0,5cm space between the Velcro and the end of the pad, but as you use it it move little bit,as seen in this picture,few millimetres of change will happen as you have the knee in a different position.
The stitching should be close to the end of the pad
- good fit, the upper is made like a joint, so the upper part stays n palace while the rest moves with your leg and knee. this work very well.
- does not slide down
- good protection on the side of the knee
- good Velcro straps
- no movement restrictions
- size matches the size guide, not like 2015 products from Bliss
- But of course you are gonna get bit warm, but the protection Poc’s pads give you is definitely worth it, but in the fall, winter this is not a con:-)
- the weight,but I don’t care, if they protect me.
After few crashes & branches, ,but this is easy to fix, if you know how to sew
I don’t remember which pads these are if it’s the pads I first got or the second pair, but both got in quite similar shape.
I think these pads are one of the best on the market right now
if you want durable,heavy duty protection these are a good option,if you ignore the fact they are sweaty to wear.
Sickline.com video in the Poc stand at Interbike 2014:
Price :1.249,- NOK
read the view of POC Joint VPD Air Elbow pads here: https://wp.me/p60aTF-96