|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-24-2014 05:46 PM|
I wear this sometime when doing downhill mtb. Considering wearing it sometimes when practicing something new and crashing a lot. I forget it is there it is so comfy. Easy to get on and off too.
|08-24-2014 11:16 AM|
I would sacrifice carrying more weight for more protection to be honest.
I just want to be sure the "soft" back armour can protect me in as many situations as the hard shell gear can. All while giving me more/better flexibility.
As for circ de sole. The things I would do to that!
|08-24-2014 10:22 AM|
I have both the POC VPD 2.0 jacket and the Demon d3o jacket v2 (with the added chest piece).
I like the soft pads that harden on impact to disperse the force from a hit over a hard shell. I like the fact that they mould to your body and move with you.
Both pieces are excellent IMO.
I got the POC jacket first and find the protection to be excellent.
However, the spine protector pad is relatively thick, making the jacket a bit heavy.
If you want excellent protection, I recommend this.
If, like me, you sometimes prefer less weight (not bulk!), the Demon jacket is a very good alternative. The spine pad is not quite so heavy.
|08-24-2014 04:30 AM|
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
|08-24-2014 04:26 AM|
|Clevocapri||Thanks for that. What brand/style was yours?|
|08-23-2014 07:05 PM|
|Donutz||I use a hard spine protector - the kind with overlapping plates. It doesn't impede my flexibility at all. In fact, if I could bend as much as that thing, I could join Cirque du Soleil.|
|08-23-2014 04:49 PM|
I ride groomers and pow/tree runs. Nice carves.
I would class my self as of intermediate level. Im pushing my speed abit more now.
Ive searched but there wasnt realy much that gave a good argument for soft or hard shell spine protection.
|08-23-2014 04:31 PM|
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Not much help ...
|08-23-2014 02:47 PM|
|linvillegorge||Are you planning on playing football on the slopes like a Kennedy?|
|08-23-2014 02:39 PM|
Some upper body protection!
Im looking into getting some spine/uper body protection for my next Japan trip.
Im finding it hard to decide between a "soft" spine protector like the POC VPD Protection Tee. Or go with something like the Alpinestars Bionic MTB jacket or a similar dainese "hard" shelled unit. I would be worried about loosing too much flex with the hard shell gear.
Anyone had experience with both types?
Whats better for snowboarding?
Not for park, just for tree/rock protection!
Any advice would be good!