The ankle is an exposed body part that, as anyone who has taken a hit there can attest, it really hurts - there's just no muscle or fat to offer protection to the bone. It's not the most glamorous of body armour but the POC Ankle Joint Armour does a fabulous job of protecting your ankle and achilles from pedal hits and rocks kicked up off the trail. Visco-Elastic Polymer DoughVPD is used throughout POC's body armour range to offer extreme impact absorption allowing a lightweight and comfortable approach to cycling protection. VPD's flexible nature means that it will shape to your body, creating an unparalleled fit that is truly customised. The material hardens during impact, so the flexibility doesn't come at the cost of protection. VPD is able to maintain a high absorption level where other protection garments may see effectiveness drop after every knock. This means that POC's body armour gives you long lasting effectiveness for consistent protection so it doesn't let you down when you need it most. Delivering anatomical and ergonomical fit means a fantastic level of comfort that results in a huge amount of free movement that more rigid materials can't offer. VPD also offers great ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable when you're riding hard.