What is: VPD?

POC's VPD (Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough) compound offers extreme shock absorption, which has given us a completely new approach when developing body armor. VPD is highly impact absorbent, comfortable and adapts to create an individual fit. Due to its high level of protection and the ability to transition from soft to hard during impact, we don’t have to choose between safety and flexibility. Many back protectors are lightweight, but may not be optimal for shock absorption. Some can take one impact with good shock absorption, but a second impact to the protector will transfer a much higher amount of energy to the user, the third an even greater amount and so on. VPD retains the same high absorption level, and that is an important property for us since we believe that a protector will have several impacts during one fall, and during its lifetime. We do everything we can to make sure we give you the highest level of protection, but we also want our armor to be comfortable to wear. Anatomically and ergonomically it should follow the shape of your body, be supple and give you complete freedom of movement. Another major advantage of the POC body armor is the highly efficient ventilation technology. Looking at the range we hope that you will find a product that suits your personal needs. Click here to see our VPD body armor. POC's VPD body armor is used and preferred by: Aurélien Ducroz, Flo Orley, Swedish National Alpine Team, Jon Olsson, Jeremy Jones, Anders Backe, TJ Schiller, Martin Söderström, Andrew Schandro, Ross Schnell, Robin Wallner