POC VPD System Lite Elbow Guards

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Product Description

The VPD System Lite Elbow forms part of the 'VPD System Lite' family designed to offer supreme levels of ventilation and comfort matched to Level 1 protection. Mountain bikers require ever more advanced materials and solutions and the 3D molded construction in the VPD System Lite Elbow is an ideal complementfor riders who need enhanced comfort and protection for all day pedalling, mixed with extreme ventilation channels and super light weight.

Technical Features:

  • 3D molded VPD protection
  • EN 1621-1 certified shock absorption
  • Large ventilation channels which ensures extreme ventilation
  • Mesh fabric on the interior optimizes moisture management
  • Sleeve contructed with a reinforced fabric in the front panel for a precise and secure fit

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

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POC Elbow Guard Size Guide

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POC Elbow Guard Size Guide

Measure the widest point of your bicep and the widest point of your forearm and use the below chart to find the correct size POC elbow guards for you.



















Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing. 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Protective Equipment Guide


Protective Equipment Guide

This category is where you will find all the items, you’ll need to protect your body when you cycle, apart from helmets and gloves which have their own categories. In this guide we’ll look at each of the different types of protection, what it’s good for and what to look for. Most items are designed for mountain biking apart from anti-pollution masks which are for urban cyclists.

Types of Protective Equipment

Knee pads

Knee pads are the most popular type of body protection because your knees are generally the first bit of your body to hit the ground in a crash. Worn by trail riders as well as gravity racers and free riders cycling knee pads are available in a range of styles that balance protection with freedom of movement. Getting the right fit is important so be sure to check the size guide before you buy.

mtb knee pads

Lightweight knee pads are best for trail riding as they are the easiest to pedal in. They will protect your knees from abrasions and small bumps. Heavy-duty pads with a hard shell or shock absorbing layer offer better protection but they may feel less comfortable on the climbs. Shock absorbing materials like D3O enable good freedom of movement with high levels of protection.

What to look for in knee pads:

  • Shock absorbing pad and abrasion resistant outer
  • Silicone gripers and/or straps to help keep the pad in place
  • Longer pads offer additional shin protection
  • Ventilation elements to help you stay cool as you ride
  • Size options that fit your legs measurements well

Elbow pads

While less popular than knee pads, elbow pads are a good choice for rides where you will be doing a lot of descending or when the terrain is particularly challenging. It’s worth slipping on elbow pads for bike park sessions and alpine summer holidays as well as muddy enduro races.

race face elbow pads

Just like knee pads, elbow pads offer different levels of protection. Heavy duty pads with a hard shell and thick shock absorbing layer offer the best impact protection. Lightweight pads offer good protection from abrasions and are more comfortable on long rides. Fit is important so be sure to check the size guide before you buy.

What to look for in elbow pads:

  • Shock absorbing pad and abrasion resistant layer
  • Silicone gripers to help keep the pad in place
  • Straps on heavy duty pads for extra security
  • Ventilation elements to help you stay cool as you ride
  • Size options that fit your arms measurements well

Body Armour

Body Armour offers comprehensive overall protection for the upper and lower body. Designed for gravity racing and freeriding, body armour is too cumbersome to do much pedalling in, so is usually reserved for days where there is an uplift. Body armour is available for the top or the bottom half of the body and will sometimes include elbow or knee pads. Ventilation for temperature management is an important consideration as body armour can become uncomfortably hot.

alpine stars body armour

As with all protective equipment it’s important to balance levels of protection with freedom of movement. Back protection is the most important aspect of body armour and is provided in a vest along with chest protection. Body armour shirts also include shoulder guards and sometimes elbow pads. For the lower body shorts offer hip protection while pants also include knee pads. While most MTB pads are unisex, women's specific body armour is designed to offer a comfortable fit for female body shapes.

What to look for in body armour:

  • Hard shell and/or shock absorbing pads
  • Protection has been CE tested and certified
  • Articulated construction
  • Stretch fabrics for a better fit
  • Ventilation elements

Neck Supports

Neck supports or neck braces are designed to work with full face helmets to prevent hyper extension of the neck in a crash. Mostly used by downhill racers and freeriders neck supports are more comfortable than they look. Neck braces should only be worn with full face helmets.

leat neck brace

Wrist, Shoulder and Ankle Supports

Supports and braces for wrists, shoulders and ankles are designed to help rehabilitation from injury. Injured joints can take time to regain strength and these supports allow you to ride while you are transitioning back to full fitness. They can also help reduce the chances of exacerbating the injury.

wrist support


Mountain bike goggles are a great way to protect your eyes from wind, dust and trail spray while descending. Goggles offer a wide field of view and fit snuggly to your face with foam padding for comfort. There are ventilation holes at the side to ensure airflow over the lens to prevent steaming up. Held in place by an elastic strap that goes around your helmet, goggles also help to keep your lid firmly in place when you are hard charging through rough terrain.

TLD rider wearing goggles

Different lenses are available, including clear, tinted and mirrored, to optimise your vision for different light conditions. Some goggles allow for easy lens changes and are supplied with spares. Replacement lenses are available for certain models. Pins at the side of the lens or goggle body allow tear off strips to be attached to ensure you can finish your race run with clear vision.

What to look for in Goggles:

  • Scratch and fog resistant lenses
  • Silicone coated strap to keep goggles in place
  • Multiple vents for improved air flow
  • Multi-layered foam padding for a better fit
  • Replacement lenses

Anti-Pollution Masks

Designed for urban cycling where air quality is less than perfect, anti-pollution masks filter the air you breath to remove particles before they reach your lungs. Activated charcoal filters remove harmful pollutants while sub-micron filters trap small particles like pollen and dust. Filters are designed to last at least one month when used daily and replacements are readily available. One-way valves allow air to escape easily when you breath out.

wearing a respro mask

Regular face masks are different from anti-pollution masks as they are designed to help prevent the spread of airborne viruses. Many cycling brands started producing them in 2020. Face masks don’t have one-way valves as they filter both the in and the out breath to protect others as well as the wearer.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

International Deliveries – Temporarily Suspended 11/11/20

Note: We are still offering deliveries to the Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey. 

Courier Delivery update: Due to the COVID19 situation, we are currently experiencing some delays with deliveries. Our couriers are working around the clock to get your order to you as soon as possible but there is a potential delay of up to 48 hours . Please check your tracking on track your order here.

Please download the TNT Track and Trace App for iOS here and Android here so you can keep an eye on your delivery and any further updates.

Please note on the TNT tracking app it may show your delivery status as ‘Collecting’ (as per image below). This means your delivery has left our warehouse and is currently held at TNT main depot and there could be up to a 48 hour delay.

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Please keep checking the TNT tracking for further updates. On behalf of TNT we apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause. 

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.