Leatt STX Jason Britton Road Neck Brace
Comfortable and easy to use, looks good
Very comfortable and easy to out on, I never ride without it. Very adjustable. First one was defective but easy exchange. Will it protect me? Hope I never find out. Feels like it limits forward and lateral flexion well. Axial loading not sure about. Thing my spine wI'll have to compress a bit before my helmet hits the brace but guess it would mitigate the damage. Thing that concerns me the most is I can go into basically full extension and not hit the brace. I guess it would limit hyper extension at some point and possibly lessen damage. I realize that was one of the changes necessary when they modifies the design from dirt bike to street bike they expanded extension range of motion to allow you to look up and see in a full tuck. I have a sport tourer and usually ride more upright but I guess it's nice that I can tuck when I want to and still see where I'm going. Got it on sale great deal, looks cool, easy to use and hopefully provides some protection.
June 29, 2015
I did a lot of research before buying this and have no regrets. It was easy to custom fit and actually feels comfortable to wear. My biggest concern was that it was going to look stupid but it blends well between the jacket and helmet. Seems like 'must have' gear for anyone wanting to protect the most fragile part of the spine. And at this close-out price the decision to buy is even easier.
June 12, 2015
This is a great product.
The brace fits well and keeps the head/helmet safe with a good range of movement.
May 25, 2015
Comfort, protection and price
I spent about 10 minutes playing around with the fitment over my leather jacket and then took it out for a three-hour ride, mostly off-pavement. Barely noticed it was there other than looking over a shoulder or trying to look around at the scenery. It does limit motion like tipping my head to the side, but to me that just means I'm a lot less likely to break my neck!
I won't hesitate to wear this for every ride - will store it on top of my helmet so I don't forget. Hardly felt it being there but enjoy the peace of mind.
May 11, 2015
There are a lot different expressions or sayings out there about protecting yourself while riding: ATGATT, Dress for the slide, not for the ride, etc. However you choose to view it, accidents are called that for a reason and whether it's something I did or something that someone else did that causes a crash, no one is invincible or immune from having an accident. This was the last piece I needed to feel that I am doing everything I can to protect myself and now that I have it, I can't see any reason to not use it all the time. I have not had any issues with mobility, comfort, visibility at all with the STX brace on and would definitely recommend it to anyone who believes in wearing protective riding equipment.
May 11, 2015
wish I had it sooner
For the price of this product - you must buy it today.
Recently I had a low-speed accident and tweaked my neck. A few days later I developed sciatic burning from my lft shouder to my fingers - a burning, extremely painful feeling. MRI revealed that I had cracked a T-Vertebra in my neck. I now have other minor pains with numbness and tingling.
If you are even looking at this terrific device, you should buy it right now - it will save you in the long run!
May 6, 2015
Got it on sale, good addition to my gear
Normally $399, got it for $239. I'm relatively new to riding. No instructions in the pack, but Revzilla'a YouTube video helped me figure out how to assemble and wear it. I went riding with it over the weekend. It allowed me to move my head, but I might need some time to adjust it just right...
April 27, 2015
Do I see myself using this every time I ride?
I really want to like this product. It offers great protection and -when it was on sale - seemed like a good deal. Really, it's cheaper than paralysis or death.
Problem though is it find myself leaving it behind when I gear up for a quick ride to the store, the office, etc. Longer commutes, sure.
Do you ride with a backpack? I often do. It won't play nice no matter how I adjust it and never mind a sternum strap on my pack. It is intended to be worn under the backpack straps.
You will also have to consciously turn your head sort of off-axis when looking to change lanes, instead of instinctually just turning. I'm not exactly rocking a huge helmet. And it works with a side mounted helmet cam.
The best gear is the one you wear every time.
April 14, 2015