Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Protector
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
This product saved my life!!!!
This product SAVED MY LIFE!!!! You can barely feel this while wearing and is very comfortable. I was riding at Little Sahara in Utah and was on the back side of Sand Mountain. I had been doing a figure 8 pattern though some of the bowls. I stopped to see where the group I was riding with was then decided to go through the figure 8 one last time. I followed what I thought was my previous tracks. I crested the dune going 50-55 MPH and instead of it flattening out on the top it dropped into a big sink hole. I fell 20 -30 feet down, I bent the frame ant the forks on the bike. I broke 8 ribs, my sternum, shattered my right scapula, broke my left wrist, and my C7 vertebrae. Collapsed my right lung, bruised my rt kidney and bruised my heart. I was wearing my Airfit body armor, my leatt neck brace and my helmet. I was life flighted out and spent 8 days in the ICU. Had I not been wearing my body armor or neck brace I would be six feet under. I owe my life to Leatt. The EMTs cut off my armor but as soon as I am ready to ride again I will be purchasing Leatt body armor again!
February 24, 2015
Good product use it in the winter time for Snowbike in the Mountains, gives good protection from tree strikes. It does act like a base layer and will help keep you warm. Very easy to move around in and I am very happy with the protection.
It is a snug fit I have the xxl and I am 6-2" 190 lbs. so make sure you size properly.
February 17, 2015
Excellent upgrade from stock armor in jacket
I own the Klim Badlands pant and jacket. Armor in the jacket is excellent, but will move around too much in a wreck. Coming from road racing and wearing leathers I like my protection to stay put in the event of an accident. Removed stock pads from Klim jacket, put the AirFit on, put jacket back on and I am good to go. Quality seems excellent. Comfort is great. Recommend.
November 17, 2014
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