First Look - Leatt 2016

Aug 20, 2015
by Paul Aston  

Hydration Packs



Leatt 2016



This all new DBX Enduro Lite pack is constructed from waterproof material with water resistant zippers. It comes with a two litre bladder which sits inside an insulated pocket to keep the contents at the required temperature, in-fact insulation is standard on all 2016 Leatt bags. Other features include a reinforced tool pocket, five litres of storage, helmet carry bungees and a water resistant cell phone pouch on the chest strap that is touch screen compatible. Back protection is CE Certified Level 1 using layered foam so you can choose your level of protection versus weight.
Leatt 2016


Leatt 2016


Leatt 2016




The Mountain Lite is a smaller pack which offers similar features to the DBX including a Level 1 back protection and a two litre bladder. All Leatt bladders are dishwasher safe and burst tested, they can also be folded inside-out for drying.




Gloves and Under-shorts



Leatt 2016

Gloves are a new direction for Leatt in 2016. Starting with cheapest, the 3.0 X-Flow in the middle has a Clarino palm and silicone grip on finger tips. The back of the glove is made from airy X-Flow material with Armorgel protection on knuckle. The 4.0 Lite (left) gives more knuckle protection and a Nano Grip palm. Each Nano Grip thread is 7500 times thinner than a human hair which allow for plenty of stretch and flexibility, the Nano Grip material is touch screen compatible. The 4.0 Windblock (right) is the same as the 4.0 Lite except it has wind blocking material on the back for chilly days on the bike.

Leatt 2016

As well as branching out into gloves, under shorts are also added to the range for 2016. The Performance Impact shorts have Armorgel hip pads and 3DF foam thigh pads.



Body Armour






The Body Protector 3DF Airfit Lite range stays the same for 2016, but a body tee with chest, back and shoulder protection is added to the existing line-up.








Leatt 2016
Leatt 2016

Leatt 2016



Elbow and Knee Protection



Leatt 2016
The 5.0 knee guards are all new using 3DF foam for a pliable and soft pad that forms to the body more. Choose from three colours - blue/orange, black or lime.
Leatt 2016
The Airflex knee guard (right) stays the same, but the Airflex Pro has been added to the line with an Armorgel knee cap and 3DF foam at the top and sides for increased protection.
Leatt 2016
5.0 elbows feature the same level of protection as the knee, but with an extra long sleeve to help it stay in place if things go South.
Leatt 2016
Leatt say they had demand for a knee/shin pads with straps and no lycra sleeve so riders don't need to take off shoes or gloves to remove the pads. The 3.0 also hits a low price point at $49.99 USD and has matching elbow pads.



Helmets



Leatt 2016
Leatt 2016

Leatt had a couple of pre-production helmets on display - the DBX 6.0 helmet uses Force Diffusion technology to absorb impacts. The Dual Density VFoam is created by Don Morgan, an Australian physicist and long time helmet researcher and is used under licence from Strategic Sports. The foam and construction techniques mean that the helmet's mass can be reduced by 10% which leads to 20% less rotational mass upon impact. The blue 'wheels' inside the helmet is the new 360° Turbine Technology which offers a further reduction of up to 30% of head impact at concussion level and up to 40% reduction of rotational acceleration to the head & brain. DBX 6.0 Carbon Helmets are certified and tested to EN1078, US CPSC and ASTM F1952 – 10. Final versions are estimated in weigh in at 1070g for an XL size.

Leatt 2016
Other features include plenty of ventilation, visor screws which are designed to sheer off upon impact.
Leatt 2016
Of course, from a brand that started manufacturing neck braces, compatibility will be optimal with their helmets.
Leatt 2016
Cheek pads have foam that can be removed from the fabric of the pads, followed by the rest of the outer material to make helmet removal easier in the case of a serious accident when a rider can't be moved.
Leatt 2016
The hidr8 channel allows hydration tubes to pass securely into the helmet



Leatt 2016
There is also a composite DBX 5.0 helmet which are certified and tested to EN1078, US CPSC and ASTM F1952 - 10. Estimated weight for an XL size is 1150g and will be available in five colourways.


MENTIONS: @LeattUSA



59 Comments

  • + 22
 That pack might be ugly but it looks impressively functional
  • + 92
 Same can be said about a Pabst six pack.
  • + 5
 I wonder if my 5.7" Samsung Phablet would fit in the cell phone pocket...?
  • + 3
 For sure. Looks like sweet life preserver...I mean backpack.
  • - 4
flag upside (Aug 20, 2015 at 19:15) (Below Threshold)
 @aoneal hahah that might by my favorite pinkbike comment ever
  • + 2
 I'd look sweet with a half shell, goggles, and that backpack. No, but seriously, my head would be nice and cool, vision unobstructed, hydrated, and back protected.
  • + 3
 Pack = Holly Enduro Batman (utility belt meets pack)!
  • - 1
 This pack just looks over-engineered.....
  • - 1
 Over-stylized, sure. Not really over-engineered, though. I guess the phone pocket could go...
  • + 1
 Looks similar to a trail running pack.
  • + 1
 ...aoneal is my hero
  • + 11
 been after some padded undershorts for a while and they are the first ive seen that look like they would actually help instead of just being uncomfortable
  • + 1
 I always feel bit self conscious pulling them on, but I love me my padded shorts
  • + 2
 How about neck braces? I see one hanging on the wall there in one of the photos.
Lime coloured pads look nice, different to the all black that seems to dominate pads these days.
Don't like the looks of the helmets though, fox and troylee designs still seem to win the aesthetics on those.
  • + 3
 In the market for light upper body and hip protection...new gloves...light pack...also thinking about a neck brace...Dang, I just might turn into a Leatt Whore in the spring...nice lookin' stuff Smile
  • + 1
 Looks like a very nice line. Love the helmets.

and did you all miss this line: "they can also be folded inside-out for drying." No more of those annoying little air spacers or hanging the bladder upside down on the faucet - the wife will be so pleased!
  • + 7
 Or just leaving it in your pack and pretending the smell/taste is normal
  • + 4
 The leatt gti Sri turbo intercooled 2.0l 16v helmet. All that writing looks like the back of a boy racers car.
  • + 1
 You forgot DOHC I-VTEC
  • + 2
 Good on ya leatt for producing a true shin/knee combo. They seemed to dissappear for a while but those of us who ride shale-ridden trails definitely know their benefit ,and thank you for it.
  • + 3
 I would definitely crack my phone screen on my next otb to superman landing with that pack
  • + 1
 I've ripped a go-pro off a chesty with an OTB, scratched the lens (thankfully a hero 2 with a replaceable lens) No f*cking way do I want my phone on my chest.
  • + 1
 Too bad the 5.0 knee guards don't extend above the knee like the airflex do, similar to how elbow pads (5.0) extend oast main pad. This is key. Maybe they do but the pic doesn't show that?
  • + 2
 All companies should start selling helmets with a spare visor. I can imagine it will be quite difficult to replace those screws after a crash...or if you drop your helmet.
  • + 1
 Spare break-away screws will be supplied with the Leatt helmet.
  • + 6
 The new Leatt Helmets have the LEATT® break-off visor system. The visor screws have a female allen bolt receptacle on the top, and a male allen wrench tool on the bottom. A broken visor screw works as a tool to remove the broken off threaded piece in the helmet.
  • + 2
 Leatt, if you made an integrated neck brace/ water pack, I would buy one. Just sayin.
  • + 3
 That literally holds less then a water bottle you could have in your pants!
  • + 1
 Haha, good point.
  • + 5
 The new Leatt Hydration Ultra 750 HF is designed for the minimalist rider who does not require a large amount of hydration capacity. It will release in November 15, and features a 750ml flat clean tech bladder, hands free drinking system, lightweight durable outer shell, heat reflective inner back panel to keep liquid cool or hot, tunnels for left and right routing of the hydration tube, race inspired graphics with custom area for personalization, ultra lightweight aluminum hook closure, and it fits all LEATT neck braces from 2005 on.-(excluding twin thoracic STX and SNX). $69 (USD).
  • + 2
 That's cool, what you are aleady doing. Getting more specific, I think, the neck brace could be even more effective if it was integrated into the pack protection of the hydrapack. Also, I'd like to be able to carry a tube, pump and a few tools.
  • + 3
 The hydration packs are the same as uswe
  • + 6
 The new Leatt hydration packs no longer use the USWE system. Instead, you’ll find a proprietary Leatt design offering adjustable CE approved back protection. Both the DBX Mountain Lite 2.0 and the Enduro Lite 2.0 WP (waterproof) using a harness style strap system with attachment points only at the chest. Also new Leatt bladders using Leatt's own unique bite valve. Meant to integrate with a neck brace, the packs will retail for $99 and $139.
  • + 1
 The backpack looks horrible and doesn't hold enough water to ride in the heat, everything else looks pretty sweet to me.
  • + 1
 Blue and orange knee pads - I'm sold!!! Might even give the elbow pads a go too
  • + 1
 Yo leatt, do the padded shorts come with a built in chamois, and msrp/release date?
  • + 3
 The Impact Shorts DBX 5.0 are designed as optimal protection bicycle impact shorts, featuring Impact protection on the hip and thigh. Hip protection is Armourgel impact absorbing gel, 3D molded into a super slim 6mm CE impact certified profile. Dual density seat padding/chamois (none removable), silicone printed elastic leg cuffs, extra wide and comfortable stretch waist band, MoistureCool and AirMesh fabrics that are wicking, vented and antimicrobial. Pre-shaped 3D design for better fit and function, independently CE tested and approved as impact protection 1621-1.
Sizes:
- Adult: #S, M, L, XL, XXL. Retail $89 (USD). Mid October 2015 release.
  • + 1
 Thanks!
  • + 1
 I hope they improved the stitching, my last Leatt pack straps broke the second ride
  • + 1
 So where can I actually buy this stuff? Their site is a mess and dosnt seem to list the Mountain Lite
  • + 1
 probably going to get moderted for this but..

www.mec.ca/shop/?q=hydration
  • + 2
 And nothing about neck braces? Does it stay the same?
  • + 2
 The DBX range of neck braces stay the same for 2016.

DBX 6.5 Carbon: 600 grams - $499
DBX 5.5: $369
DBX 4.5 $299
  • + 1
 More info on the 3.0 knee/shin pads please because they're looking mighty interesting to me!
  • + 2
 The new Knee & Shin Guard 3.0 is an extended, full shin protection, hard shell knee guard with easy fitting 30mm velcro straps. This is the perfect bike park protector, designed for both over and under garment fitting. The length is approved for BMX racing and the hard shell surface will slide on the impact surface. The hard shell areas have rubber edges which give a soft protection feel and comfort, while under the hard shell is 3DF impact absorption foam, lined with perforated comfort foam for ventilation. The Knee & Shin Guard 3.0 is independently CE tested and approved as impact protection 1621-1. Size: Adult #S/M , L/XL and XXL. Retail is $49 (USD).
  • + 1
 Awesome, thank you! When is the release date for the pads?
  • + 1
 I like the look of those knee/shin pads. Are there any online stores that have these in stock?
  • + 2
 L33t
  • + 1
 L38tt
  • + 1
 Packs are just rebranded USWE packs.
  • + 1
 When will helmets be available?
  • + 1
 That camelbak hose dock is pretty sweet!
  • + 1
 Blue and orange is the best colour combo ever, some good looking gear!
  • + 1
 Literally just bought the 90 dollar knee pads.. haha damn.
  • + 1
 If Pivot were to ever make hydro pack.....
  • + 1
 looks good
  • + 0
 who drinks water? I only drink beer on bike rides. cheers.
  • + 1
 Frickin eh!

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