Making sure you that core and internal organs are protected is essential any time you start down a serious DH run. With the POC Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket, you can feel secure in the knowledge that the materials’ exceptional impact absorption will mitigate the results of any unwanted crashes. The strategically placed padding offers full back, chest, shoulder and elbow protection thanks to the VPD 2.0 padding that softens according to your body’s shape, but immediately hardens on impact. This dual nature allows you to be comfortable and move normally when riding, but ensures you’ll be protected when that unwanted moment happens and you come off the bike. In fact, the 3D-molded VPD 2.0 back protector outperforms the EN 1621-2 Level 2 back protection standard. The pads themselves are easily removable, making it very easy to wash the highly breathable mesh jacket. The jacket has a height-adjustable and removable waistband, which will help riders of varying sizes feel well-fitted and comfortable.