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    Is it just me, or anyone else has an impression, that armors covered in 100% with fabric will easily, quickly be worn out on elbows and beck, due to lack of hard protectors?
    Or maybe, these areas are reinforced with some tough materials, like kevlar, aramid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Banzai View Post
    it looks very lumpy, bit if it works, could be an option, eh.

    I'm considering the POC VPD 2.0, but am put off by the forearm/elbows -- I'm a firm believer the body armor should be for torso and shouldn't include elbows due to fit and preference issues. (I'm also 6'8" so I don't need them as they would be covering my triceps, aside from not liking POC elbows and knees (way too tight) (but liking the tee/jackets)
    have you tried the poc on already? i did and i found it quite heavy in comparision to the 1.0 one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethimus View Post
    have you tried the poc on already? i did and i found it quite heavy in comparision to the 1.0 one.
    Not yet; shops tend to not stock the biggest sizes, Ill have to track one down. The VPD Tee I have is pretty light IMO, I would expect the 2.0 Jacket it to be heavier with the VPD elbows, and it has more chest padding minus the hard plastic.

    I want to swap for a more low profile look, but more importantly - the shoulder caps on the Tee are goofy feeling, and moreso - the plast cap pokes into my clavicle plate occasionally and sends me into creepsville [it feels very icky]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo(n)arch View Post
    Watching at current offerings, I am still waiting for the new IXS cleaver jacket. Leatt compatible, long back protector and modular.
    Looks low profile too.
    But damn pricey...
    [IMG]http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8599480/p4pb8599480.jpg

    [IMG]http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8599445/p4pb8599445.jpg

    [IMG]http://products.ixs-sportsdivision.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/602f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/c/l/cleaver-jacket-full-back.jpg
    That looks like it has potential.

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    How about the Leatt 3DF knee pads? anyone seen 'em? I'm comparing them to the POC Joint 2.0 VPD.
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    I'm rocking the 661 sub gear with a Troy Lee CP5900 roost guard.

    The 661 armor def works, I've had a few pretty hard crashes landing on my shoulder and sure I've gotten marks but nothing too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedkilla View Post
    From experience - the TLD one (I have the short sleeve) is awesome apart from one caveat, taking it off! When you are sweaty it sticks to you and getting out of it is insanely hard, I continue to use it because it is so comfy when it is on and I have no dignity so I'm happy to look like MC Hammer on crack after every ride.
    I paid 15 bucks to a tailor and had a zipper put on. It was not originally implemented in this first generation to keep the cost down and weight. I have played around with different versions of zips to test, might see production soon. What riders like about our TLD is how customizable they are, you can remove, add to, tweak every pad around the entire garment.

    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5231-02
    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5232-02
    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5233-02

    http://www.troyleedesigns.com/search?s=shock+doctor

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiksandstones View Post
    I paid 15 bucks to a tailor and had a zipper put on. It was not originally implemented in this first generation to keep the cost down and weight. I have played around with different versions of zips to test, might see production soon. What riders like about our TLD is how customizable they are, you can remove, add to, tweak every pad around the entire garment.

    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5231-02
    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5232-02
    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5233-02

    http://www.troyleedesigns.com/search?s=shock+doctor
    I have last 2 that stik linked above. The sleeveless I use for Moto. Can't even tell its there. Very comfortable and protects from roost.

    For dh, I where the full sleeved suit. Simply the most comfortable armor I have had. Works great with the leatt since the padding can be removed. Protection is good and yes I have tested it.
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    A zip would absolutely make the TLD the best armour I've used. And I still cant believe how well it actually protects - I'm sure that unless you plan on landing on something sharp and pointy then it is better at reducing injury than hard shell armour of years gone by.
    When my son worked out that crashing hurts and t-shirts and neck braces still leaves lots of space for ouchy bits that get no sympathy I talked him into getting the same as me - https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5231-02
    If the next generation is easier to get out of I will probably plump for the long sleeve.

    Stik - could you post a pic of zip ideas? Or are we to wait for production versions? If you need input from a serial crasher..........

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