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Leatt Adventure Body Vest (discontinued)

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Good, but could be better

Rating: Featured Member Review
The Good:

Comfortable
Not overly restrictive
Leatt brace compatible
Not too hot
Good protection

The Bad:

The sizing - I'm 75kg with broad shoulders and tried on the smallest size they had (which is meant for riders between 55 -65kg) and it fit me perfectly. Leatt really need to get a better sizing chart as rider weight isn't good enough especially seeing how completely out their recommended size was. They need to include more specific body sizes such as shoulder width, torso length and arm length (as iXS do). The back protection is of a lower standard than their full body armour (level 1 instead of level 2). Chest plate is too flat and doesn't wrap around the ribs as well as it could.

Overall Review:

Surprisingly comfortable, not too hot and fits perfectly with a Leatt. My only gripe is that the back protection is not the same level as the full body vest. Which is something I wanted in particular as I broke my back in 4 places not too long ago. However I figured I'd rather have less than optimum protection knowing I would wear it all year round rather than having the full body vest I could only wear in winter (South African summers are insanely hot). Great product all round.

Specifications

Product Leatt Adventure Body Vest
Riding Type Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park, Other
Pad Type Hard Shell
Material
Coverage Vest
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Color
Miscellaneous Leatt Body Vest LEATT Adventure 2012. Body Armour-Neck Braces. 110% fitting with LEATT neck brace Under or over shirt fitting brace Individual movement of body, brace and protector! EN 14021 Approved front EN 1621-1 CE approved back protector .
Price $114.73
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