The Essential Road VPDS Bib Shorts from POC give great function for every ride. Whether racing, training or simply out for a weekend ride, these bib shorts combine performance, protection and comfort. The overall bib is a great piece of gear, but the real key is the newly updated Multi D VPDS chamois with a softer, more open foam for enhanced air permeability. The pad is shaped to enhance comfort on any ride and is particularly suited to longer tours in the race position. With silicone inserts in the chamois, something The POC design team believes is unique to the company, and offers enhanced vibration absorption and ride comfort that is hard to beat, especially over the roughest surfaces and longest days.
The short section material features a breathable fabric which has a moderate compressive feel and is cut with a race profile for enhanced comfort and performance on a longer ride. All seams are fully flatlock to enhance comfort against the skin, basically eliminating chafing. The leg openings feature 10cm-wide leg grippers with a silicone print on the inside to ensure the shorts stay firmly and comfortably in place throughout your ride. The short section attaches cleanly, with ideal fabric relationships that ensure proper stretch, support and fit. Seam free elastane enhanced flat and wide suspenders give great comfort and perfect pull, while a mesh fabric over the back, obliques, and upper body panels ensure heat and moisture release with maximum breathability.
With the major components of the Essential Road VPD Bib Short in place, the designers were able to add reflective details including the POC logo around the leg, help to enhance your visibility, especially in low light. This a fantastic bib short for cyclists who log miles, and may become a favorite of gravel riders who appreciate the benefits of the silicone inserts housed in the chamois pad.