POC Joint VPD knee pads review£80.00

Non-bulky armour

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The coverage that these POC pads offer is great – there’s a bit of extra length at the front and padding at the sides.

The VPD inner moulds to your knees’ contours really well and sits very comfortably when in place. Despite being light, the Joints can happily take a knock or two.

They only have a top strap though, so you’ll need to make sure the fit is super-tight (possibly even go for a size down), because we found they'd slowly slip down your leg when we were sweating heavily. They're a tad pricey too.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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