I would like to thank Leatt for advancing mx safety. It all started years ago when they released the first neck brace for motocross. At this point it had been years since anyone released a notable advancement in motocross protective gear. Since then Leatt has continued to improve upon the original version of their neck brace, but also has pushed mx protective gear to a new level.
Before Leatt started releasing CE certified protective gear who had really heard of such a thing? If they had, who knew what different CE ratings meant? In the past these things weren’t heard of and there was no education on what different CE certifications actually were.
Some people may be wondering what I’m talking about….
Before Leatt started doing it, I had no idea there were actual impact certifications (CE certifications) available for motocross chest, back, knee and elbow protection. This allows riders to choose what level of impact protection they prefer vs the obvious trade off – the item’s overall bulk. Now companies other than Leatt are beginning to release CE certified protective items as well, creating many options for the consumer.
This year consumers can look forward to a few new, unique products Leatt is releasing. The most interesting to me is the new, unique GPX helmet with 360 turbine technology and composite fusion plus. Sure 6D got this new helmet technology trend started, but it’s great to see other companies create new options that offer more than what helmets have been offering for the past 25 years. Next comes there all-new, super unique C-frame knee brace. It sounds like Leatt’s engineers have studied other knee braces, addressed their weak points and listened to consumer’s desires in order to not only offer advanced protection, but more comfort as well. Lastly, how about this new chest protector Leatt recently released with a built in neck brace? I have always found it uncomfortable to wear a chest protector and neck brace together… The Leatt Fusion chest protector features CE 1621-2 Level 1 Back, 1621-3 Level 1 Chest, 1621-1 Shoulder impact protection along with an integrated neck brace. For more information on CE impact ratings, check out Chest Protector vs Roost Deflector: What is the difference?
I know Leatt creates these products for profit, but at least they’re doing something different – forcing competitors to respond. This has led to advancing technology and is moving motocross protective gear in the right direction.