Leatt STX Jason Britton Road Neck Brace
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
Took a lot of time setting this up. My helmet hits it when I've really turned my neck but I believe my helmet has a longer profile than others. When on the bike I never notice it touching and it makes me ride with better posture honestly. Looks really nice and low profile as well, goes pretty good with a dark jacket. I feel more confident wearing it. Hope I never have to test it out but I have no doubt that it will help me out. Can't feel it when it's on.
April 7, 2015
After 16 years of riding, I noticed neck braces becoming more and more popular among racers and the off-road scene. I finally decided to get one and after riding with it for two weeks, I'll never ride without one again! It's very adjustable, fits comfortably, doesn't really hinder my viewing ability, and gives me peace of mind while I'm out on the bike. Highly recommended to anyone on the fence about getting one! One thing to note... if you wear a backpack while riding, the scapula wings will get in the way of your straps, so consider getting the alternate support type.
March 30, 2015