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Leatt Reveals Eco-Friendly Product Range & Plastic Free Packaging on 2022 Products

Oct 28, 2021
by Leatt .com  


Press Release: Leatt


Leatt launches an all-new selected range of eco-friendly apparel and the replacement of all plastic packaging with biodegradable, plastic-free packaging on its entire range of Moto and MTB products.

After over 16 years since the creation of the Leatt neck brace, the South African brand known for problem-solving and innovation is taking strides to #SaveOurPlanet. For years, scientists and ecologists have warned about the effects of climate change and industrial pollution. While change cannot be done overnight, 2022 is another milestone year for Leatt as it introduces biodegradable, plastic-free packaging with soy inks on its entire 2022 range of Moto and MTB products. In addition to plastic-free packaging the all-new Leatt Natural Range is released, featuring the brands first sustainably sourced products.

Richard Kurowski

The all-new Leatt Natural range is the beginning of an entirely new journey. Leatt Natural range apparel is made from Eco-Friendly fabrics which are responsibly sourced. The material is more durable so the garment can be used for longer periods and requires less washing due to anti-odor and moisture-wicking properties. The production of these products also requires less water than cotton or polyester. To finish it all off, the product is placed in plastic-free packaging and delivered using consolidated shipping. From source to shop in a responsible fashion. These are products that environmentally conscious consumers can purchase, knowing that the garment is responsible sourced, produced and packaged.

Richard Kurowski photo
Richard Kurowski photo

Richard Kurowski photo

In the Leatt NaturalL range consumers will discover two new materials – the first, Tencel™ Produced from excess tree pulp, Tencel™ is a very high-performance material that offers unmatched comfort and temperature control. Tencel™ is very soft on the skin and delivers supreme comfort.

Richard Kurowski Photo
Richard Kurowski Photo


The second is Yarn. Our yarn is produced from recycled coffee grounds. Yes! Coffee grounds! The Yarn jerseys come in two options: WarmYarn is a fast-drying, odor controlled fabric that will keep you warm on chilly rides. While IceYarn is a breathable fabric, cool to the touch offering low-speed temperature control, leaving the lazer cut ventilation to handle high-speed cooling.

Richard Kurowski
Richard Kurowski Photo

Richard Kurowski

Richard Kurowski Photo
Richard Kurowski Photo

Richard Kurowski Photo



37 Comments

  • 28 0
 Well that's pretty neat, Leatt.
  • 11 1
 don't you mean to say that's pretty neatt, Leatt?
  • 23 2
 I'm a little skeptical about Tencel and Yarn's performance as materials, but I'm 100% behind the principle "The material is more durable so the garment can be used for longer periods".

As I've gotten older, I've become less willing to spend $$s on what's trendy, and more willing to spend $$s on "what lasts".

I expect I'll never spend $200 on a Supreme T-shirt, but I might be willing to spend $24 on a pair of Darn Tough socks or $100 on a pair of Patagonia MTB shorts, because I have experience with both companies that they make their stuff to last, and will absolutely stand behind them if they don't.

I've also had a pretty good experience with Leatt in this regard, though not on the same "send back a 3-year old pair of jeans with a hole in them and we'll patch them and send them back" level. We have one of their convertible full-face helmets that had a buckle break, and they quickly sent out a new one, no hassles or questions.

Contrast that to Smith, who made me fill out a warranty claim form and replace my ENTIRE helmet because the removable foam padding started to come apart. I mean, it's great to get a free new helmet, but not great for the planet to not stock, offer or sell easily replaceable parts that wear quickly.

TL;DR: I'm old and unfashionable.
  • 11 2
 Smith replaced the entire helmet because of liability. They wanted to avoid you getting hurt using a repaired helmet and be determined to be at fault. Helmets are not the same as pants in terms of their function.
  • 1 0
 I'm somewhat similar its why i dont really care how light and airy a pair of shorts are when there ripped to shreds in a crash. 600D material DH shorts for me that will last years and multiple crashes
  • 2 0
 Was it the left buckle? I've had three left buckles snap on 2 Leatt helmets, all replaced no questions asked.
  • 3 1
 @haen: Sure, but I have a hard time imagining that somehow there's more liability with Smith replacing foam padding that's made to be removable (it's attached with velcro) than Leatt sending me an entire metal buckle that had to be attached with tiny screws and a jeweler's screwdriver.
  • 2 2
 @atourgates: Pants aren't safety-rated like helmets for a reason.
  • 4 0
 @haen: You are wrong, Smith did the same thing with mine. Removable sweat band was falling apart, I asked for them to just replace that piece. They sent a whole new helmet and said destroy the perfcetly fine original. Such a waste, but now I have two perfcetly good helmets.
  • 1 1
 @pedaler: I'm not debating whether or not it is wasteful. It is definitely wasteful.

What business is going to prefer the cost of replacing an entire product when an individual part would suffice? None.

The reason Smith instructed you to throw out the original/defective helmet is because of the legal system and how liability is assigned. If you were to get hurt with a repaired helmet, Smith could be found at fault for this. It is not worth the potential exposure to a huge lawsuit when they can just send you a new helmet.
  • 1 0
 I have some stuff made of tencel wool mix that’s six years old now and my favorite clothes. Feels brand new. Only complaint is I can’t find more of it anywhere.
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: that’s great. To be clear, I’d be happy to be wrong about the materials.

In my experience, the material that gives the performance they’re promising is Moreno wool, but it’s quite $$s, and I’d be thrilled if there were others.
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: Exaclty that! Funny enough I shopped some warm cloths for a camping trip last minute in Oz. WAs Target or so, as I was on a budget went for the cheap housebrand on sale. Suprisingly found out it was tencel a bit later after loving it. Still got it and its so nice. Just no clue where to get more of it.
  • 10 0
 From what I can see, their jerseys are made from what looks to be, Coffee, Cinnamon, lentils, and somebody's dreadlocks. Can't say I would have guessed that...
  • 6 0
 Looks like a step in the right direction. I'd be interested to see a video on the process of taking coffee grounds to fabric.
  • 6 0
 The coffee turns to poop and then into fabric, amazing.
  • 1 0
 If your getting fiber from a coffee crap, please explain we all need this bean you talk about!
  • 3 0
 When you need a mid ride caffeine boost, you can just take a bite out of your jersey !
  • 5 1
 A step in the right direction! Every drop in the bucket of progress on more environmentally conscious manufacturing and commerce counts!
  • 3 0
 Best helmets and armour I've ever worn. So glad to finally be rocking such great product...especially for my big cranium! ha ha Proud to represent them...keep killing it Leatt!
  • 4 0
 Rad. Looking for a new helmet currently, maybe I'll wait for this line up
  • 1 0
 So, from the, "How Yarn Is Made" graphic, I grind the beans, make an espresso, regrind the beans while braiding my hair and then do yoga.
If that is all I need to do to save the planet and get a shirt, I'm in!
  • 3 0
 But does it smell like coffee when you sweat?
  • 1 0
 I just wish there were some stores near me that carried Leatt clothing! I've spent $40 so far shipping back clothes that didn't fit properly...
  • 2 0
 Nice
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