Leatt Adventure Body Protector
Completely different than wearing a protective jacket
I'd been riding in some hotter areas (Baja, East San Diego desert, Arizona) and was becoming overheated when wearing a heavy jacket. I started looking for options.
Leatt has a great reputation for protective hear so I checked out their stuff. I researched what I was looking for and it was listed as the best protective mesh top on the market. Hazza! it was on sale. I ordered it and Revilla had it to me in 2 days.
I tried it on at home following instructions from others who've owned this kit. (Make your hand into a fist when putting it on.). It's as heavy as the jackets I normally wear. I could tell that it was quality material and craftsmanship.
On a side note, my wife said I looked pretty sexy wearing it around the house...but that's another story...
So, I first tried it out in the hills of East San Diego, right along the Mexican border near Tecate. Riding in the tight, small trails had me heating up quick. It was the perfect weather to try out this gear. While the chest, back, shoulder and elbow protection is top notch, the mesh holding it all together kept me cool while riding.
I'm happy to report that I didn't have a need to try out the armor as I kept my big KTM on two wheels all day! And the mesh armor top was comfortable the entire day.
I'm convinced this is the perfect set-up for me, especially in warmer weather. Highly recommended.
May 25, 2015
Great for adventure riding! Perfect for riding in the heat and still maintaining the protection my regular gear has. I recommend this.
Excellent design, flow and throw a shirt over it and your ready for any riding you might face in the summer. I'm partial to safety especially off-road and this is far less cumbersome than full jackets. Love it...nothing more to say....we'll...you can also integrate neck protector...bonus
May 19, 2015
Price was right.
The fit and finish seems good, I have about 4 rides in it and 1 small spill with no injuries but is was a small low speed on a minimum maintenance rutted road that I went down but I guess maybe it worked I have no bruises. The zipper is a little finicky, if you are not careful to start it right it will separate but if you start it right it has given me no problems. It's very comfortable. I'll buy Leatt again.
May 4, 2015
Leatt is a quality manufacturer, hard to beat but pricey!
I have used this adventure body armor several times now. I live in the desert so airflow was extremely important. Although I have ridden in temperatures exceeding 90º I have yet to get close to 100º which is what I was hoping to reach before this longer term review. Once you have all the adjustments set this is extremely easy to put on. There are several adjustment points and is more than adequate in securing a nice snug fit around your entire torso. I feel very confident in this gear. My only complaint is that the elbow pad (base) is a bit large and are not easily secured with the velcro straps. The straps are poorly position at the lower arm position and not angled correctly to ensure a snug fit without sliding to one side of the buckle. This results in the elbow pad being sloppy and will probably rotate out of position in a crash. I do not wear an outer layer as it would reduce airflow to the point that I would certainly overheat above 90º riding 'my" normal which is hard. I have not needed to test the impact resistance (that God) but feel it would hold up when needed (elbows ??). Nice job, Leatt as usual!
May 4, 2015
So far everything I've used from Leatt has been very high quality. I was surprised how well the adventure body armor fits! I even used it while riding track! Great product!! I highly recommend this and anything made by Leatt!
May 4, 2015
awesome site would recommend it any day
This site is great for anyone wanting some actual protection in dangerous sports such as motocross or air soft events
February 3, 2015
High Quality and Comfortable
Deicded to upgrade from my Thor Impact rig and havent looked back. The build quality is great and the use of different materials/fabrics make it easy on bare skin. Plenty of adjustments make it fit correctly.
The Leatt is substantially heavier but I feel its due to the build quality, which is uncomparable. At the elbows there are 2 openings for ventillation that make it difficult to put your arm in the sleeve ( your hand will want to go through one of the two holes at times). The elbow and forearm armor zips off for hotter weather?, but Im not sure who would want to remove these critical pieces of armor. I got the white so when it is too hot for even a jersey, just wearing the armor would reflect more heat.
Great piece of gear overall!
November 24, 2014
Leatt Adventure top
October 27, 2014