Standing for Attention, Visibility, Interaction, and Protection, the POC Men's AVIP Backprotection Jersey promotes safety, functionality, and comfort when you're cranking out serious miles on the road. The first thing you'll notice is the jersey's Koroyd lower-back protection, which consists of open micro-cells for high levels of impact protection without adding excess weight. In fact, Koroyd consists of 92% air, making it barely noticeable on high-cadence training rides where every gram matters.
Staying true to its name, the AVIP Backprotection Jersey keeps you highly visible in low-light conditions, courtesy of an oversized reflective back panel and reflective sleeve logos. That way, you'll remain highly visible to passing drivers, in hopes that you'll never have to test out the integrated back protection.
Providing a nice balance of lightweight comfort and body-hugging fit, the jersey's nylon-elastane blend won't restrict movement or soak up excess perspiration. Mesh underarms offer rapid cooling and evaporation of sweat. The jersey's cut is a slim, close-to-body fit that improves aerodynamic efficiency, with glued, seamless endings to prevent flapping at high speeds. Moreover, you'll find three rear pockets for holding extra layers and energy gels within easy reach.
- Koroyd lower-back protector
- Nylon-elastane fabric at body, shoulders, back
- Polyester mesh at underarms
- Glued and seamless endings
- Three rear pockets
- Reflective back panel and arm logo
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
Fit and finish are top quality. The Koroyd lower-back protector would be beter described as a thorax back protector covering the same section as the wight rectangle in the pictures. The center back pocket has a reflective surface but ther is no protection covering this section of the jersey. It is vary comfortable to where and vary light. The fit is tight.