I struggled with wrist misalignment, in both of my wrists, my arm would drop down the wrist, or hand up, this caused issues with braking, as I lost range of movement when that happen, and i missed corners, but good I had brakes that worked to safely stop, even it was bit late and I could not keep a good line.
But some times my wrists would just come up and down, without any pain, or lost of movement, but it was annoying, but sometimes it could misaligned and hurt.
The wrist support helped to reduce these issues, It doesn’t eliminated misalignment completely, but it does reduce it massively, I still get some slight misalignment, but I haven’t gotten any huge movements issues with braking, it’s been a great help.
I use all of the provided plates on both of the braces.
Here are reviews by others:
I won’t repeat evry thing others mentioned, so watch and read other reviews.
I have updated the review on Dec 16, 2015, I have improved the review.
they cost the same as the giro remedy X gloves and are way better when it comes to comfort & Poc offers protection padding but Giro does not.
the impact protection is too thin, they won’t help on a proper impact, I tested it with hitting my hand harder and harder on a stem
The adjustment strap is twisting and keeps getting undone.
because these gloves were actually bit too big(size large) I changed to 2016 Resistance strong gloves(size medium),the palm on some of the gloves worn out, I think this is caused by the material used & the venting holes in them, so far the Index Dh has been holding up OK,but I guess over long period of time they will eventually wear too.
I have used the gloves my two pairs for the whole winter of 2017-2018 I managed to wear out the stitching in the long finger due to braking, but that is easy to fix.
I use these gloves in the winter, with fleece gloves and Nitrile gloves, for colder days with -5c and below I use two pairs of fleece gloves, and nitrile gloves for waterproofing, which has worked great.
I recommend doing something similar.
I get good to feel a and control over the cockpit with this setup, but with Ski gloves, I Lack control and feel.
because these gloves are one size to big, I had to get them sewn in where the gap with the elastic is, which results in no need for the Velcro strap. So the glove fits securely, and I can take it on and off easily.
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 fabric has stretched:
When the rear fabric has stretched 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.
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.
comfortable(if worn & put on correctly)
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.
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:
I have used these pads for several months, and I think they are good.
The Joint VPD 2.0 elbow offers much more secure fit than POC Joint VPD Air Elbow, because of the dual strap system.
When taking the pads on, make sure you have them high enough up your arm, to provide as secure fit as possible, if not the pad might slide off when you crash backward, I use the top adjustment strap to the max.
Very easy to put on and off.
I rode down a fast down a hill, and my elbow joint slipped, causing me to hit my elbow in a tree fast, it did not hurt.
Comfortable, does not restrict movement.
Dual strap, which I think is absolutely necessary with this kind of pads.
Durable, strong materials used & well stitched, so taking them on and of won’t wear them out.
if you damage the stitching, you can just sew it together, proper materials used
even thou the padding has ventilation holes, the pads are hot and sweaty.
Priority on protection.
Even thou the pads are hot and sweaty the protection the provide is definitely worth it, absolutely recommended.
These shorts use 2 buttons instead of one button through a hole.
The pockets are smaller than in the trail vent shorts, a small wallet or keys will fit perfectly.
the Ykk zippers are smooth
Zip pocket at leg works well as phone pocket
Durable material used in the the seated area.
True to size fit
good breathability, the short is made of a thin material in the thigh and front area, and with Super Fabric on the sides. these shorts are a huge improvement in terms of cooling over the trail vent shorts.
perfect with knee pads
good adjustment & sizing, the sizing is perfect for me, I am 32 in waist and 26 in the hips, and I use the adjustment straps to the max both on the Poc Trail vent and Resistance shorts.
if you don’t adjust the straps just right the back of the short might feel like it’s going to fall off, even if it does not, I think this is due to the stretch material, but as long you adjust it properly it’s not an issue.
This one is half con and half pro, the huge Sony xz premium phone with Love Mei case just fits in snug, but but could be bigger, or maybe or have two sizes one on each side, but the zipper is a weak piont, also having phone in there is wearing holes in the fabric.
The VPD padding does not compromise comfort.
And of course white will look dirty
the VPD padding could be wider and longer.
only 2 colour choices
better zippers are needed, stronger zipper, with strong zipper grip.
I had to use a zip tie to fix the broken grip.
eventually the zipper failed on all of the shorts.
Because of the fit, comfort, and protection, I recommend these shorts.
These shorts are one of the best shorts you can get, but these are the only proper shorts I have tried.
In my opinion, these shorts are the best shorts for use so far.
the lens protection system does not work as shown in this picture,you can see pro downhill riders using these goggles but never seen one with lens protection on.but sponsored riders got some spare goggles.
The version with dots stays in place good grip in the band,the triple striped grip less.
they are quite comfortable,the Nano-Foam is soft the plastic frame is flexing to fit the shape of your face.
the tear off system does not work I tuck the plastic sense protector inside the gap where the head band goes, and bend it do not get in the way.
lens protector’s hole part rip easily, so I taped it instead of using it as intended.
Just after few weeks the show signs of wear. the Nano-Foam can easily tear apart, mine have issue with the section on my nose, and some on the sides the mesh loosened,but the foam fill wear off on every goggle on the market.
no spare Nano-Foam mesh.
some of the clear coat on the inside of the plastic glass fell off. I noticed it after cleaning the goggles,after months of use it got worse.
it would be nice with a solution that makes it possible to change the mesh with easy thing like if you need to replace the foam you need to order from Amazon or some where else where they sell foam for goggles, but Adidas and sport stores do not sell replacement foam,that wear out, if it does not you are not using the goggles.
the elastic band stretched out on the triple stripe version, so I needed to tighten it more, on the tot version it did not.
The triple striped grips crack.
in hot days the foam will get soaked of sweat and the sweat splashes on the inside of the lens,which result in the goggle stinking after just 1 or 2 days of use.
i do not recommend these: read why below:i have been riding wit these on every ride no matter if just to commute or to ride on the trails. now as i have used them a lot i can say that they are not up to my standards.
Design and materials used:
Bliss use the similar mesh design and materials to Raceface,Fox’ Launch Pro,661’s Rage Hard Shell pads,but with just one elastic strap,of course Race Face and 611’s will stay in palce better. If they use the exact same materials they will wear out fast, specially if u grap them by the mesh where the wear elastic materials are and the side pads, which is not what I have done on my bliss ARG’s but they are just too weak they will break and get big holes no matter what you do or not do, so if you crash or take them on and off a lot they will wear off.,this is unacceptable to make such bad products.
protective gear must be durable and withstand much abuse,and be comfortable, if its not don’t buy it unless its the only thing you can get at the time.
Kevlar® at elbow area,which is very durable material.
more comfortable than plastic pads not as bulky and weird looking when you have a jersey on top of them.
mine are bit too big,i should have gone with size small.
Hook and loop fastener wear out fast more strap loops needed.
the elastic rubber mattress alike mesh is not durable. Just after few weeks or riding and the mesh on my left pad ripped.it is made of weak of weak material,the mesh stretched until the point it got big holes in it.the elastic band is rubbing holes
more comfortable than plastic pads not as bulky and weird looking when you have a jersey on top of them.
they don’t feel warm all around, like the elbow pads.
Hook and loop fastener wear out fast
more strap loops needed.
silly logo on the bottom that wears out and looks ugly
they are uncomfortable on the back side of your knees
too little side protection, so the handlebar can hit your knee on the side
they don’t stay in place,they slide down, look at pic below: this is how they will be afther u have doen soem hard riding. they should be about 2 or 3 cm upward, they wear otu pretty fast,so the elastic on the sides wears out and dries out, it looks to be rubber.
the result of wearing bliss arg pads,it hurts afther a while.
the front of the pad gets very hot in the sun,almost feels like a heating oven