POC VPD knee pads and Tectal helmet details

Light and flexible but still very protective knee pads good for all day

Armor Helmets Sea Otter Classic

2017 Sea Otter Classic

POC Knee Pad

POC PR rep Mal Burd put some muscle into it as she struck a hammer on a test subject protected only by an ultralight knee pad.

POC PR rep Mal Burd showed us three exciting new products at Sea Otter starting with the Tectal All Mountain helmet. It features the same POC protection but in a better vented helmet and with a tracking feature to help locate you if you get lost in the woods.

That’s cool, but our favorite from POC is the new VPD knee pad that is incredibly light and flexible. It is so usable that you can leave them on the whole ride, as they’re barely noticeable while climbing. We questioned their protective qualities so Mal got a hammer out and demonstrated on our knee. Press play to see if we can still walk.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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