Review: POC Joint VPD 2.0 & POC Joint VPD 2.0 DH Elbow

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.

Pros:

  • Very easy to put on and off.
  • 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

Cons:

  • even thou the padding has ventilation holes, the pads are hot and sweaty.

Verdict:

Priority on protection.

Even thou the pads are hot and sweaty the protection the provide is definitely worth it, absolutely recommended.

http://www.pocsports.com/eu/joint-vpd-2.0-elbow/20393.html?dwvar_20393_color=Uranium%20Black&cgid=Mountain%20Bike%20Armor#start=6

you can buy it here:

https://www.amazon.com/POC-Joint-Elbow-Uranium-Medium/dp/B00A9ERRLM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487120232&sr=8-1&keywords=POC+Joint+VPD+2.0+Elbow

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=POC+Joint+Elbow

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/no/en/poc-joint-vpd-2-0-elbow-guard-2017/rp-prod93571

Kan kjøps I disse butikkene:

https://www.prisjakt.no/product.php?p=1456819&gclid=Cj0KEQiA8orFBRCEpODivaOft_EBEiQAy3mlffVQ8QYQYX3A7ZbFBbXP5YVgvX9zUO9jkyQ19YcWGXkaAujc8P8HAQ

Update Review: 2015 Poc Index DH Vpd 2.0

Post originally posted Dec 16, 2015& Updated 12.01.2017

POC is well known for their protection product.

I have several POC products now and I recommend checking them out.

This glove is my favorite glove so far.

Pros

  • very comfy
  • light weight
  • Velcro strap
  • perfect fit.
  • Excellent padding
  • 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.

Cons:

  • The adjustment strap is twisting.

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.

Flickr album:https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtbboy1993/albums/72157661219836311

Conclusion: Recommended, for durability I recommend getting Index DH over the newer 2016 Resistance Strong gloves.

In my opinion, they are currently the best MTB gloves on the market right now.

Product page: http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1888/index-dh

https://www.sykkelkomponenter.no/search_result?keywords=poc (12.02.2017 er borte/ it’s gone)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/POC-Downhill-Cycling-Gloves-Uranium/dp/B00FWRJDH2/ref=sr_1_17?srs=2179656031&ie=UTF8&qid=1465624641&sr=8-17

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=85527;menu=1000,18,56;mid%5B456%5D=1;page=3

Review: POC Resistance Strong shorts

New closing system:

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.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Zip pocket at leg works well as phone pocket
  • light weight
  • True to size fit
  • good breathability, the short is made of a thin material in the thigh and front area, and with SuperFabric on the sides. these shorts are a huge improvement in terms of cooling over the trail vent shorts.
  • perfect with knee pads

    As you can see the Cat s 50 phone hits perfectly inside the pocket.
  • 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.
  • smooth YKK zippers

    the material with stripes is the stretch material
  • The VPD padding does not compromise comfort.
  • strong threads/stitching

Cons:

  • the VPD padding could be wider and longer.
  • only 2 colour choices
  • And of course white will look dirty

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Conclusion

Because of the fit, comfort, and protection, I recommend these shorts.

These shorts are one of the best shorts you can get.

In my opinion, these 2016 shorts are the best shorts for use.

 

http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/2629/resistance-strong-shorts

Kan kjøpes her/can be bought here:

Norge/Norway:

https://www.fjellsport.no/ (utsolgt nå jeg skrev dette/sold out at the time of writing)

https://www.x-life.no/ (utsolgt nå jeg skrev dette/sold out at the time of writing)

http://www.outnorth.no/ (utsolgt nå jeg skrev dette/sold out at the time of writing)

https://no.coolshop.com/produkt/poc-resistance-strong-shorts-cycling-clothes/AF4E6P

https://no.coolshop.com/produkt/poc-resistance-strong-shorts-cycling-clothes/AK4ZT5

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=150827;menu=1000,18,12

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=150831;menu=1000,18,12;page=203

https://www.amazon.co.uk/POC-Resistance-Strong-Shorts-MTB-Grey/dp/B01BK21IO8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1486922524&sr=8-6&keywords=poc+resistance

https://www.amazon.co.uk/POC-Resistance-Strong-Shorts-technical/dp/B01BK21H12/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1486922524&sr=8-5&keywords=poc+resistance

https://www.amazon.co.uk/POC-Resistance-Strong-MTB-black/dp/B01BK21D2U/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1486922524&sr=8-7&keywords=poc+resistance

REVIEW: 2015 POC Joint VPD 2.0 DH Long Knee pads and Shin pads – defenitly one of the best protectors out there

one of the best protectors out there!!!

In my opinion the best knee pads you can get on the market right now.

Pros:

  • comfortable
  • 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 restriction
  • size matches the size guide, not like 2015  products from Bliss

Cons: 

  • 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:-)
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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.

 

After few crashes & branches, ,but this is easy to fix,  if you know how to sew

 

Sickline.com video in the Poc stand at Interbike 2014:

 

You can buy it here:

Knee pads:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/POC-Joint-Shinpads-uranium-black/dp/B00A9ERQ0E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487381326&sr=8-1&keywords=poc+joint+dh

https://www.amazon.com/POC-Joint-Uranium-Black-Small/dp/B00A9ERQ2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487381397&sr=8-1&keywords=POC+Joint+Vpd+2.0+Dh

Shin pads:

https://www.amazon.com/POC-Joint-Shins-Armor-Black/dp/B006L25ZRO/ref=pd_sim_468_9?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006L25ZRO&pd_rd_r=79TZQSCFM1N5H5KDV000&pd_rd_w=bfGPU&pd_rd_wg=MPWY0&psc=1&refRID=79TZQSCFM1N5H5KDV000

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Sports-Outdoors/POC-Joint-Shin-Protector-black/B006L1QLSC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487381598&sr=8-1&keywords=POC+Joint+VPD+2.0+Shins

Pris:1.249,-

Kan kjøpes her:

Kneepad:

http://www.sykkelkomponenter.no/products/poc-vpd-20-dh-long-knee-knebeskyttere

http://www.fjellsport.no/poc-joint-vpd-2-0-dh-long-knee-uranium-black.html

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=54180;menu=1000,18,216;mid%5B456%5D=1;page=1

Shin:

read the view of POC Joint VPD Air Elbow pads here: https://mtbboy1993.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/review-poc-joint-vpd-air-elbow-pads/

Review: POC Joint VPD Air Elbow pads

most of the elbow or knee pads I see on the market are not up to my standards,they are made as bad as the Bliss Arg knee and elbow pads.

the pad is cut so it bends easier and is more comfortable, but when I crashed one time and the pads squeezed my skin so it was red few days,but that not really a big issue

Pros:

  • easy and fast to take them on and off
  • the right materials used so they will be durable and wont wear out
  • very comfortable,not as hot as the bliss arg or similar pads.
  • they did not wear out just in weeks like the 2015 Bliss Arg.
  • light weight
  • not as bulky as bliss arg or 661 r similar designs,so you won’t look liek a robot wearing a jersey.
  • stay in place when you crash

Cons:

  •  upper strap is needed in my opinion,it will hold the pads in place more securely.
  • only one strap,but this should not be a issue if you got the right size.But if you hit something backwards and it gets hooked on the upper side it can pull the pad off.

POC: http://www.pocsports.com/en/15/wheels-body_armor

Kan kjøpes her:

http://www.sykkelkomponenter.no/products/poc-vpd-air-knebeskyttere2

http://boardshop.no/beskyttelse/albue-h%C3%A5ndledd/beskyttelse-sykkel/poc-joint-vpd-air-elbow-uranium-black

http://www.friksjon-sykkel.no/beskyttelse/252-poc-joint-vpd-air-elbow-albuebeskyttere.html

my experience with these pads was so good that I now got Joint VPD 2.0 Shins & Joint VPD 2.0 DH Long Knee

Read the review here: https://mtbboy1993.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/poc-vpd-2-0-dh-knee-pads-shin-pads-defenitly-one-of-the-best-protectors-out-there/

Verdict:

Get the Joint VPD 2.0 Elbow or Joint VPD 2.0 Elbow or  instead,which I have done.

Review: Adidas Pinner lime goggles W/ tear-offs

 

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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.

pros

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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.

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  •  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.
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  • 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.26563786804_26e7ccc8e5_b26895375560_c65a3c3bab_b
  •  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.
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    almost one hour of riding and the goggle is soaked with sweat

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7299/26817005863_70cea35cc6_b.jpg
    the anti-fog coating is pealing off, as you can see I easily scratched it off,
    the coating do no lunger work, the fog up but  i can’t wipe it off because it the damp is under the coating.
     i have 2 goggles so i used them both 1 season and 1 winter and until now this summer.
    You might not notice but there is fog inside in the middle section of the lens.

Flickr album

The only Norwegian online store that sell lenses for pinner goggles: http://www.tromsoskiogsykkel.no/ski/utstyr/skibriller/adidas-pinner-goggle-lens-clear

 

Adidas Pinner Vs 100% Racecraft MX

the only foam replacement kit I found is this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1o6RFXYoIM

Verdict:

because of the lack of foam and venting which result in you getting soaked of sweat,and lack of durability and a lens that snaps out way too easily I can’t recommend this goggle.

 

 

REVIEW: 2015 BLISS ARG Vertical Elbow Pad & BLISS ARG Vertical Extended- NOT! recommend

updated.27.09.2015

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.

Pros:

  • lightweight
  • 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.

cons:

  • 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

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  • its a bit warm.

 

Price:
79,90 EUR
incl. statutory VAT 19%

Official site: http://www.blisscamp.com/en/bliss-arg-vertical-elbow-pad/a-18799/

 

BLISS ARG Vertical Extended Knee Pad

Pros:

  • lightweight
  • Kevlar® at elbow area
  • Hook and loop fastener on the works well
  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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.
  • IMG_20150928_142604 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
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    they stretched so much that I needed to pull the elastic strap past the hook and loop fastener
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99,90 EUR
incl. statutory VAT 19%

official site: http://www.blisscamp.com/en/bliss-arg-vertical-extended-knee-pad/a-24440/

i now have POC Joint VPD Air Elbow pads and i am satesfied with them so far.

Verdict For both the knee and elbow pads:

overall this product is awful, I advise against buying it, but some materials like the Kevlar  durable.

If you want bliss elbow pads get BLISS ARG Minimalist Elbow Pad instead,or a other brand

Review: Bontrager evoke 2015 mountainbike glove

i purschased these in size Large,they fit well,but shimano the shimano gloves i had were size Medium

i have used these gloves for mtb.

there is a womens version in light blue only difference is the color realy.

afther few days of riding:

natural and confortable fit.

inForm design reduses the  fatigue,but not as mutch as gloves with gel inserts but gel inserts have a big con they wear out fastcan feel the stiching but still confortable.

afhter few days the bontrager logos start to wear off.

pros:

  • Excellent brake lever feel
  • the bontrager logos on the fingers give you extra grip
  • Simple pull-on design makes it easy to take them on and off
  • very breathable in the heat
  • decent price

cons: 

  • no touch screen support o nthe fingertips
  • afther few months the sides of the fingers ripped apart.
  • the gloves will rip apart easier because of no strong material on the fingertips

price  $34.99 Buy Now: Bontrager.com or Your Local Trek Dealer

only review of the glove i foudn was this one:http://www.feedthehabit.com/mountain-biking/bontrager-evoke-gloves/