Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Protector
good impact protection
Good body armor and I like the kidney protectors on this too. One thing to change is to move the chest plate up 1-2 inches but not a huge deal.
Helpful Tip: when taking this off, start by grabbing the elbow pads from the inner holes on each arm and slide down towards the wrist. you'll get this off a lot easier as it is compression type material which is supposed to hug you. I typically wear this under a hoodie or jacket and the feel / fit is nice and snug and b/c of the material you don't feel like you are being suffocated, I would definitely buy this again. Just remember this is impact only and wont help as far as abrasion.
July 5, 2016
Worth the extra cash
Bit on expensive side but you get what you pay for. This is the most comfortable body protection, made so much difference to my ride.
Looks good, feels good, very flexible. Still to see how it goes in Oz summer but plenty of air flow
June 21, 2016
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