Revised Review: 2015 Poc Index DH Vpd 2.0

I have updated the review on Dec 16, 2015, I have improved the review.

Pros

  • very comfy
  • lightweight
  • 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 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.

 

This is how the gloves look like inside out.

Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskpkGhn6

Winter use:

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.

this is the exact set up I use:

www.gsport.no/produkt/212512/aretti-fleece-hanske#001

Park Tool Nitrile gloves Size L, I just stretch them out a little bit for better fit on top of the fleece gloves.

www.parktool.com/product/nitrile-mechanics-gloves-mg-2

Verdict:

more durable palm than the Resistance Strong gloves due to no venting holes.

I am looking for maximum protection, for fingers & knuckles which this one does not do properly.

I will be looking at other gloves, like Mechanix for example, they got full finger protection.

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

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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
As you can see the Cat s 50 phone hits perfectly inside the pocket.
  • Zip pocket at leg works well as phone pocket

Durable material used in the the seated area.

2016 POC Resistance Strong shorts- front  - riding
  • light weight
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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.

    Sony Xz premium with Lovemei case inside phone pocked on Poc Resistance strong shorts_20170710_193244

    Cons:

    • 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.
    Poc Resistance strong shorts  broken zipperDSC_0324

    I had to use a zip tie to fix the broken grip.

    Poc Resistance strong shorts phone pocket zipper fix with ziptie C_0163

    .

    Poc Resistance Shorts buttons & hip adjustment _0931_DxO
    Poc Resistance Strong VPD shorts_20181016_170935Edit
    Poc Resistance Strong Shorts zipper damage_0513

    eventually the zipper failed on all of the shorts.

    worn out Zipper_2559Edit

    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.

    Flickr Album: https://wp.me/p60aTF-1h7

    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