Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Protector
Fits great, feels like great protection
Being female, i bought this wondering if it'd fit my shorter frame being 5'3", 145-150 lbs. Keeps me warm without getting too hot. It fits great as a compression shirt should fit and isn't too tight. It's the perfect length. Back covers from lower cervical to about lower lumbar. Chest plate covers about 2.5" below clavicle to about 2.5" below diaphragm. The elbow and shoulder pads cradle and don't restrict movement at all. Easy to get on and off. It's light enough that I don't notice that it's on. Haven't tried taking pads out/washing yet. I feel protected without feeling bulky, especially because the back and chest pads are of a higher CE rating than other armor pieces.
February 19, 2016
I was pleased with the quality and comfort of the Leatt Airfit Body Protector. It seems to ventilate well - which was very important for someone that lives in Florida. I wear it under a riding jersey for off-road and it does not feel restrictive at all., On cooler days when I am riding on the road I take out the pads in a textile jacket and wear the Body Protector under it. That way I have the abrasion resistance of the jacket with the protection of the excellent pads in the Body Protector.
February 16, 2016
Overall solid piece of kit
1. Light weight
2. Effective padding - have a few slow / mid speed falls in it and all key areas are sufficiently protected
3. Secured fit
4. Easy to put on / take off
5. Durable - have the armor for almost a year now (riding once a week all year round), with some careful cleaning / maintenance, armor is still 99.99% intact
1. Air flow is still quite limited in summer - riding in 85F weather in the summer can be quite sweaty
2. Price is on the more "premium" side
3. Cleaning can be a slight pain if done properly (taking out and putting back all the individual padding takes some patience), perhaps widening the padding pockets and adding velcro would help
February 16, 2016
Incredibly lightweight and breathes! Worth the extra $$
Upgraded from and older product. What an amazing difference. Just got back from and ride in Northern Thailand and Myanmar. Temperatures ranged from high 40s to high 80s. With layers (on and off), this worked perfectly.
December 14, 2015
Great protection and fit, variable airflow
Love the fit of this Body Protector. It stretches out nicely and is easy to put on and take off. Love how it keeps the padding and armor in place where it should be. Only minor gripe I have is with the front armor plates. They come in multiple layers and each of them have holes to allow airflow, but it is almost impossible to reinsert and keep all the holes lined up. Thus, I know I'm not getting the fully benefit of the advertised airflow up front, if at all. Also, I really wish they would sell just the shirt so I could have an extra on hand for those long weekends of riding. However, I'm amazed at how fresh the material stays after a full, sweaty day of riding. You can definitely go 2-3 days before having to wash. Considering the level of protection and comfort provided by this suit, definitely recommend.
November 24, 2015
Not a bad peice of kit - It's great for summer riding where you'd typically give up most/all abrasion resistance so you can keep riding through the 40c summers you get here in Australia.
I also wear it under jackets which i felt had poor armor and it does the job well - the armor itself is quite flexible and thin so it doesn't take up loads of space under a jacket. If you want to get a fashionable jacket to wear this under you still probably would need to size up the jacket however.
I've not crashed in it, but i've no doubt it'd do it jobs well. I'm also quite tall and the back protector would provide me full coverage of my back. For reference i'm 6 foot 4.
It really only fits well if you're fairly slim - I'm not over weight, but borderline (as per BMI) and i could certainly lose a couple of kg's to improve the fit. I wouldn't recommend if you're in the overweight or above bracket unless you're in there because you're a body builder or athlete.
Size guide is pretty spot on.
September 30, 2015
Good light protection
Obviously it's not going to be the same as hard armor. But that is why this product shines. It's made of a stretchy yet durable fabric that holds all the armor in close to the body while allowing a lot of airflow through the perforated padding. Riding in 85 degrees with high humidity was actually comfortable, and when it gets cold out its easy to through a hoodie over it.
5'10" and 175 with broad shoulders/chest with a 31" waist and the L/XL size fits like a glove but could probably accommodate someone 2 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier just as well.
September 19, 2015
I'm a 5'6" woman 125 pounds with C cups - I mention all this because finding armor that fits women is hard. This is perfect!
Finding armonr that is respectable for a woman - meaning protection equal to the men's suits PLUS an appropriate fit instead of a Madonna costume - has been Hard. I've looked for years. This suit fits perfectly, no tight spots, no baggy spots, I can take a deep breath with no struggle (Ladies you know what I mean: my test is to zip up a jacket and take a very deep breath, If I can't I don't buy the jacket). It is definitely hot at a standstill, but true the air flows very very well while moving. I'm wearing it instead of a jacket with armor, putting my jacket sans armor or a jersey over it. I HIGHLY recommend this for a woman's form. If you have any technical questions, you'll find the folks at Leatt directly can answer them and many are women. Thanks Revzilla for carrying something of real quality that accomodates boobs appropriately. Put this in the women's section of your website too!
September 3, 2015