Leatt Launch – 2017
Leatt don’t do things by halves, and when they took the world press to a product launch during the week of the USGP, held at the Glen Helen circuit, it wasn’t just a quick look at their 2017 products, but a day most of us won’t forget.
In America, you have to do things American, and while Leatt are a South African born company, their American marketing people decided to do something a little special.
Heading out to a shooting range, where we enjoyed an interesting products launch, a little shooting, and a great lunch, we couldn’t have asked for me.
But it isn’t really about eating well and being entertained, it’s about a products range that has continued to evolve, to make motocross a safer sport.
You can find a lot of information about their products right here: www.leatt.com
Below is also some information on some of the product Leatt have introducted to the market for 2017.
The GPX 5.5 Ultraweld jersey offers an-ultra-light layer of protection for off-road racing. It is made of four-way stretch mesh fabric that is MoistureCool wicking and has air channels. Its tape-bonded seams offer a superior level of comfort and its comfortable athletic stretch fit allows you to wear the jersey with or without your body armor and neck brace.
Designed to be worn for off-road riding in all weather conditions, the Windblock jersey offers a comfortable layer of protection. It has a windproof and dirt/water repellent coated chest, arms and sides and, to offer you ventilation whilst riding, the back panel is made of an anti-odor mesh fabric that has MoistureCool wicking properties.
This jersey was engineered to not only offer protection against all weather conditions, but to also offer comfort and convenience whilst riding, and therefore its stretch fit enables it to be paired with or without your body armor and neck brace. It also has a silicone printed tail that will easily connect to the Leatt off-road pants.
Its silicone tail easily connects to the Leatt off-road pants and its bar task stitching offers critical reinforcement whilst the brush guard fabric over the elbows offer added protection as it is an ultra-thin flex film that is feather-light and increases scratch and abrasion resistance properties of the material.
For a light layer that offers comfort and protection, the Lite jersey is made of a MoistureCool wicking fabric with air channels. Its stretch fit is designed specifically to be worn with or without your body armor and its neck collar is neck brace compatible.
For added comfort, the Lite jersey has overlocked stitched seams and a silicone tail that connects to the Leatt off-road pants.
Leatt GPX Carbon Helmet
The Leatt GPX Carbon helmet is extremely lightweight and integrates 360 ̊ Turbine Technology with Armourgel® cushioning material. Ten turbines made of this 3D molded Armourgel® are set inside the helmet. Flexible in their natural state, the turbines harden upon impact, so the faster or harder you fall, the better it works.
This helps with brain and rotation safety and reduces the head impact at concussion level by up to 30% and the rotational acceleration to the head and brain by up to 40%. The helmet is also equipped with a breakaway visor that reduces rotation in a crash.
All of the above is paired with 3D in-molded V-foam and a smaller shell size. It was also designed with comfort in mind and is therefore very ventilated – even at very low speeds. The GPX Carbon helmet is the latest, lighter innovation that has been added to the Leatt helmet range.
360° Turbine Technology
Reduces up to 30% of head impact at concussion level
Reduces up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain
Turbines are made of 3D molded Armourgel® that helps absorb impact forces
Reduced Outer Shell Volume
Shell is 10% smaller, transferring up to 20% less rotational forces to the neck, head and brain
3D In-Molded V-Foam
Multi-density, V-shaped impact foam molded to the outer shell significantly reduces G-forces transferred to the head and brain
Increased absorption, slimmer and a stiffer structure than normal helmet foam
Optimal Neck Brace Compatibility
Specially designed helmet features and shape to take full advantage of the Leatt® neck brace design
Rear hyperextension impact platform with neck brace optimized shape
Quattro Force Control
Carbon matrix reduced outer volume shell in three sizes
Effective even at very low speeds
Optimized for off-road racing
Visor with breakaway function for rotational reduction in a crash
Low friction cheek pads for emergency removal
Hydration ready (with optional hands-free kit)
Moisture-wicking, breathable, anti-odor and washable liner (using zinc pyrithion)
Certified and tested
Lightweight and premium protection
Weight: from 1.285g (2.83lbs)
Off-Road Race-Tailored Stretch Pants with Knee Brace Reinforcement
Our off-road pants are made to help you go the extra mile. The 5.5 off-road pants are even more advanced with a new system called the Internal Knee Brace System (I.K.S) which consists of four layers of reinforcement in the critical high wear, inner knee area. Compatible with the Leatt knee brace and all other leading knee brace brands in the world, this system protects both your pants and bike.
Made of a super lightweight and ventilated material and with a tailored, pre-curved slim fit, a durable nylon seat area and 3D fully floating knee cap reinforcement, it offers comfort as well as protection during off-road riding. The knee area also has four-point knee ventilation.
The inner leg area is made of the high-tech NanoGrip material that is known for its durability, breathability and superior wet and dry grip properties. A new, shorter micro adjuster waist belt with 360 ̊ silicone grip and side belt adjusters ensure a perfect fit.
Pre-Curved, Stretch Fit Off-Road Pants
These pre-curved pants offer a tailored, performance fit. Made of Nylon shell with diamond stretch panels and X-flow mesh material, they offer durable, ventilated protection. The seat area is made of a durable nylon material whilst the inner leg areas are made of Amara.
Like the GPX 5.5 pants, they have 3D molded, fully floating knee cap reinforcements. They also have two-point knee ventilation and a new, shorter micro adjuster waist belt with 180 ̊ silicone grip that ensures a perfect fit with ease. The off-road pants are designed to pair perfectly with the off-road jackets and jerseys.