Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Protector
Light, flexible and cool upper body protector
The protector was purchased in the attempt to save luggage weight/space during my dirt biking trip to Ouray, CO. Compared to hard shells, the protector is super light, very flexible and the airflow is absolutely awesome.
In fact it is so light and comfortable that 3 or 4 times during the rides when jumping off the slopes or negotiating trails on the edge of my capabilities I had to force myself to calm down and remember that I was wearing the protector.
A must have in the long enduro adventures
September 16, 2014
good for keeping your style
Feels great once you're on the bike, it really conforms to your body. Buy larger than you expect I'm 6'1" 180 lbs and the xxl fits me perfectly.normally I'm a medium. Great for long rides but kind of a pain if you plan on stopping a bunch cause you'll want to take it Off and store it.great for adding armor to your favorite jackets but offers no abrasion resistance of its own. Overall it feels great and adds piece of mind for those wrist case moments.
June 16, 2014
had 2 rides wearing this body armor so far. both in high 70F low 80F. it's very comfortable and I don't even feel it when riding. I put motocross jersey on top and nothing underneath it. I would say it vents OK, i don't feel overly hot in it.
packaging should include better care instructions.. Note on the box says don't wash it. well...how do I keep it clean than?
I had few small get offs wearing it and it did it's job just fine. I am 5'7 155 and small size fits rather tight.. but I guess it needs to be tight to stay in place if you crash.
overall, this is not a cheap armor but I tried many other brands and types and decided to spend my $$ on this one. I do not regret it. it's lightweight, comfort and solid protection makes it worth the $$.
i marked it at 4 stars for durability..just what my gut says..but 2 rides in so far and it's like brand new.
May 27, 2014
Tested today. Twice. On rocks.
Bought this with high hopes and it didn't disapoint. I'm 6'2", 190lbs, athletic build, long arms and kegs and got a size XXL and it fits perfectly. Sleeves are just the right length. Very lightweight and no bulk. Moved over from an Alpinestars Bionic jacket, which served me well, it was just too bulky and hot. Though I did like the kidney belt that this Leatt doesn't have. No big deal.
The protection works. I crashed pretty hard today, twice, both on rocks. The second time I bashed my knee pretty good and sprained my wrist, but the Leatt Airfit Body Protector did it's job; I didn't even get bruised on my upper body (even my helmet has a few scratches in it so you know I went down completely when that happens.) I wear a Leatt neck brace as well and it fits awesome with this protector.
One thing I don't like are the vented arms by the inside of your elbows. These are meant to improve airflow and/or remove the elbow pads easier for washing, but in reality the elastic that is around the opening chaffs/digs into your bare skin and it's really annoying. The only way to fix this is to either wear arm socks (you can get them at a running store) or a long sleeve shirt worn underneath.
Otherwise this is a great investment; lightweight, form-fitting, no bulk and it WORKS.
May 10, 2014
fits well and has lots of protection
hopefully won't ever need it, but know I will fell much safer wearing this vest. It's light and comfortable.
April 29, 2014
Most Comfortable Armored Suit YET!
Bought a Dual-Sport bike, wanted a jacket that can keep me safe off-road while still being comfortable and ventilated.
The 3DF does it all, i can slap this baby on without any clothing on top for dirt biking and serious dual-sport. When in supermoto trim i just throw a hoodie over and BAM instant casual armor.
Fits me well 5'10 190LBS (L/XL) ventilates fantastic over and under clothing. The armor feels sturdy/stays in place without any pinching and the front and rear plates don't feel like 100 pound plates sagging off your body.
April 23, 2014
Great Base Layer
Marvelous base armor for the price. Bought it in preparation for the summer months to keep me protected and cool. I'm 6'1", athletic build, and 210lb and the XXL fits perfectly; it is very comfortable and breathable. Highly recommend for sport bike riders that want something that offers great protection, sweat wicking tech, and still looks good.
March 3, 2014