Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Protector
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
Great product, good airflow
I was looking for protection while trail riding and I chose this armor. I was skeptical on how hot it would be but it is very comfortable as long as you are moving. It is kind of a pain to wash as you need to remove all the armor but after a couple times it becomes easy as you learn the best way to remove all the pieces. Overall I really like it. I haven't had a big fall so I can't say how much it protected me but the armor is very substantial so I feel confidant about it.
August 10, 2015
i use it instaed of a jacket.
Over all this product is a good buy. its my first compression armor jacket. its tricky to put on and tricky to take off. once its on its a good fit. i got it because its too hot to be wearing a jacket even "Air" jackets. I live in Hawaii BTW. I dont know how people can wear leathers this time of year, i just trip.
Well I use this and a MX jersey and its cool when your going with a hydro pack on, but it gets warm at a stand stil but it flows decent also with the moisture wickin material, it helps but its about the same if not a little bit cooler than an "Air" jacket. Looks ok with a jersey over it. i use it for spirited Supermoto twistie time. i know its not the best or proper protection to use on the street but its better than nothing. i also own an Air jacket and a leather jacket.
August 8, 2015
great fit, fast delivery
it fits like a second skin, very light with good padding
June 1, 2015
Fits like it isn't there
I bought a S/M that is shared by my 11 & 14 year old boys (perfect fit for the older boy, but slightly oversized for the 11 year old). I was so impressed by it that I got a L/XL for myself. This armor allows a lot of air in (cold on 65 °F rides with only an undershirt), and is so comfortable that you forget it is there. It has protection in all the right areas, but thankfully we haven't tested it's effectiveness yet.
The main advantage I can see with this armor is that it is not sport specific. I can be used in motocross, mountain biking, snowmobiling, skiing, and commuting on the street bike.
March 30, 2015