Tag: back protector

POC AVIP Back Protector Jersey

POC AVIP Back Protection Jersey With Koroyd

POC AVIP Back Protection Jersey

Spinal injuries are more common in the sport of road cycling than you might think–usually the result of a forward fall over the handlebars when heading downhill, whether from slippery roads, excessive speed, being hit from behind, or a catastrophic failure in equipment. Although perhaps not quite as common as in mountain biking, why shouldn’t road cyclists seek protection from potential spinal injuries?

POC Launches Women’s Snow Collection

POC WO women's snow collection

At Outdoor Retailer last summer, I asked Swedish company POC if they planned to launch a women's specific line of gear. The answer was "I don't know." Well it looks like POC has finally taken on the female form with the POC WO snow collection for the 2011/2012 season.  

POC’s New VPD Back Protector And MIPS Helmets

POC VPD Back Protection

Swedish company POC has come to the conclusion that many of the back protectors on the market have serious weaknesses in terms of shock absorption and spinal protection. The Company worked with spinal cord injury specialists, riders of all kinds and experts in material construction to come up with two different back protector concepts: VPD and the Multi-Impact hard shell system.  

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