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POC Spine VPD Tee Upper Body Armor

POC Spine VPD Tee Upper Body Armor

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POC Spine VPD Tee Upper Body Armor

Review top rated, POC Spine VPD Tee Upper Body Armor. Ultimate torso protection from POC. A short sleeve jacket with shoulder-cups, breast plates and a back protector. The VPD material is pliable and formfitting when riding, yet hardens on impact to absorb and redistribute shock. This torso protector is designed to allow effortless mobility and utmost comfort but also offer the highest possible level of spinal and torso protection. POC's ambition with this is to provide a product that supports mobility and comfort as well as to incorporate the highest level of spinal and torso protection.

SEPP: Super Expanded Polypropylene
EPP: Expanded Polypropylene
EPS: Expanded Polystyrene
The difference between the materials is that SEPP and EPP, unlike EPS do not deform permanently on impact and is therefore suitable to absorb repetitive shocks. Meaning, essentially that an EPS liner will break, distributing the force from the impact throughout the helmet. The EPP and SEPP are similar in that they will also break when the maximum force of impact occurs, but SEPP and EPP have higher stress limits when it comes to breakage and flex.

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POC Spine VPD Tee / Features:

  • Breathable mesh for ventilation
  • Ventilated polypropylene shoulder protection
  • Ventilated polypropylene breast plate
  • Removable and flexible waistband
  • Snap-on cervical and coccyx attachment
  • Weight 2 lb 7.6 oz.

POC Spine VPD Tee / Bottom Line:

VPD is a soft and comfortable material but upon impact it stiffens to absorb the impact. This material is designed to absorb hard impacts and proportionately distribute the force of the impact throughout the vest. The polypropylene breast plate and shoulder cups are flexible enough to be comfortable and strong enough to last. For comfort and safety the POC Spine VPD Tee is a great solution, since the vest encompasses the wearer it provides rigid unmovable support that is also comfortable due to the deceptively soft VPD material. And the shoulder and front armor with VPD underneath are not too bulky to get in the way, comfortable to move around in and provide the maximum amount of torso protection.

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About POC Helmets and Armor:

POC's mission is to develop and renew what personal protection is all about. They do everything they can to possibly save lives and reduce consequences of accidents. POC is a Swedish company based in Saltsjöbaden, outside of Stockholm, the region of Europe’s leading research and development experts in the areas of safety, medicine, health care, advanced product development and testing. Products developed at POC are done in the spirit of being the best, they never compromise when choosing materials or construction, to make a product cheaper or to increase margins, if that means compromising safety, quality or performance. POC works cross scientifically with engineers, material specialists, industrial and graphic designers, neurologists and back specialists. To increase the degree of protection POC has patented and set new standards with solutions for technical solutions, construction, material combinations and engineering. All POC products have been tested by top rated world gravity sport athletes and then further refined to perfection. The end result is a lightweight, high performance gear that offers the best protection against injury thanks to superior impact absorption and penetration resistance.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Good protection, very light, very comfortable December 21, 2011
Reviewer: Oscar Gonzalez from Leon, Guanajuato Mexico  
Got it for christmas as a gift for myself. Up to now I have only been out on the bike two times, although I haven't fallen yet.

The shirt is very elastic and fits on your body very well. The shoulder protection doesn't restrict your movement at all, and along with the breast plates, they are all breathable.

The VPD spine protector itself is amazing. It is very light, thin, flexible, and becomes warm reaching your body temperature. Its like a foamy clay. At home my gf started hitting me in the back and pointed out how it felt like hitting a shield, but felt like clay when touching it smoothly. It took the shape of my back as if I had it constructed specially for me.

I like this armor a lot! I can do whatever I want, it is light enough to jump freely, thin enough to go through trees on the trail without being stuck, and breathable enough for those hot sunny days in the mountain.

It has everything I was looking for!

My recoomendation is: go get it!

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