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2012 Dirt 100: POC Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket

2012 Dirt 100: POC Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket

Billy Thackray Billy Thackray

With their revolutionary flexible VPD back protector POC changed the way we think about body armour, but they haven’t rested on their laurels because this latest incarnation is better than ever. The new ‘2.0’ designation marks both improved materials and production techniques which have resulted in even better comfort and protection.

The overall design of this new jacket is equally impressive though as its relatively simple construction makes it far less bulky than other designs, which just improves comfort even further. Apart from the elbow pads all the pads can be removed so you can tailor it to your specific needs, and every single one of them is made from the magical VPD material.

There’s not a hard shell protector in sight. If you’ve been put off wearing body armour in the past because of its restrictive nature then you really need to try this stuff out, and yes it might be expensive but it should last you for years. Oh, and it works well with a neck brace.

Price: £300.00
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  1. rmac

    poc stuff semms ok if your in the higher tax band, just not for me.

  2. Jarno

    I’m totally happy with 661 evo pressure suit. It cost me a fraction of poc’s alternative and after two years, it’s still as good as new. The only problem was the upper elbow strap being too high and the buckle pressing into elbow bend. Sorted that by letting my girl unpick the stitches on both straps and then stitching them crossing each other so the buckles are now lower. It’s still hard to get of your back once your sweatty, but I bet there is that same issue with poc.

  3. Josh

    I bought one of these. Rode it for two weeks straight in Canada. Ive got to say its the most comfortable, cool and low profile body armor Ive seen or worn. Ive taken a few stacks already and walked away laughing.
    My only concern is with the build quality (if thats the right term….?). The velcro quickly came off the waist strap (quickly rectified myself, with needle and thread) but then the stitching came undone on both shoulders. Its been sent back now, waiting for a replacement. Lets hope, for £300, it was just a odd one out.

  4. Machete

    the price of this thing is eye popping but i volunteered to test one for my LBS and got a hefty discount. turns out it’s amazing. like wearing a snug base layer that saves your skin when you crash. i wore it every day for a month of DH riding and i dread the day i have to wear something else. makes all other body armour jackets feel like stone age shit.


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