POC VPDs Thermal bib tights review

Light on insulation but high on wind protection and one of the best chamois pads on the market

POC VPDs Thermal Bib tights
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

One of the best chamois options available and it's wrapped in a bib tight with fabrics that are unique. Instead of insulation, POC offers thin materials and a windproof design.


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    Chamois uses silicone inserts and works well for long rides

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    Completely windproof design

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    Windproof material comes up high on the torso


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    Loose from the knee down

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Almost every bib tight design on the market is similar. There's nuance, of course, and that's why some of them make our list of the best winter bib tights for cycling in the cold and some don't. The broad strokes are very similar though: it's unusual to find something that's totally different and that's what the POC Thermal VPDs bib tights represent. Different doesn't necessarily mean better though, so to figure out how the different design worked, we've put them to the test. 

Keep reading to see what we thought worked and what did not. We have suggestions about when it makes sense to choose this solution from POC and how they might fit into your cycling wardrobe.

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx