Tech Week 2023: Leatt Showcase Waterproof Flat Shoes & Winter Monosuit

Oct 28, 2022 at 8:47
by Henry Quinney  

It's a well known fact of life that the only known way to ensure a mild and dry winter is to invest in decent wet weather gear beforehand. In a strange twist of fate, the better stocked your cupboard is in space-age membranes and water-repelling-wonders, the less likely you are to need them. Should you wish to seize upon this phenomenon, Leatt has you covered with two new items. These items are still not released to the wider public, and this article forms something of a sneak peek of the brand's 2023 range, which will be available soon.

Leatt 7.0 Hydradri Flat Sole Shoe


Waterproof shoes shouldn't just be the province of people who liked to be attached to their bike, and it's great to see more options in this regard.

This all-weather flat pedal shoe offers 10K/10K waterproof protection and has a fully taped outer shell that aims to keep water and muck out of the lacing system. The cover itself has a sealed zip and fastener. The shoe features Leatt's Hydradri membrane.


The shoe also features Leatt's RideGrip Pro rubber compound, which is softer than the standard RideGrip rubber that you will find on some of their other shoes. The idea behind this is to provide more grip in wet and muddy conditions, when things are slippier to begin with. I also imagine that a softer rubber compound could enable the pins to bite more in colder winter conditions. Much like the Five Ten Trailcross Gore-Tex shoes we tested last year, these wet weather numbers from Leatt also offer ankle coverage that your trouser can sit over to prevent things from falling into the shoe.


The shoes will be available in US 6-13 and have an RRP of $189.99 USD.



Mono Suit Hydradri 5.0


If wet weather riding is your thing, and you prefer a one-and-done approach to your attire, a mono suit might just be the answer. Instead of suffering the indignity of taking off umpteen individual items on your front doorstep, much to the horror of your neighbors, you can peel yourself like a Kitkat and jump inside.

The suit is made from Leatt's full seam taped, three-layer Hydradri MAX membrane which boasts an impressive claimed waterproof and breathable rating of 30,000/30,000. The suit has adjustable ventilation and features a resistant coating that will hope to not only keep you drier but also resist stains.


The suit also features a hood with a tall collar. The hood itself should fit over full or open-face helmets, and features a patent-pending magnetic system to keep the hood fixed to your helmet or back. Should you wish for more ventilation on climbs, the suit features Leatt's ClimbVent, which will let you open the jacket entirely for maximum ventilation on climbs.

Internally, and much like on some winter-sports apparel, the suit features suspenders. Should you wish you could wear the jacket up, down or around the waist. There is also added reinforcement on the elbows and knees to stop tears in the case of crashing. The jacket features six outer pockets and a goggle wipe.

Available in small to triple-XL, the suit has a retail of $399.99 USD


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96 Comments

  • 119 0
 alright who pooped on the shoes
  • 13 0
 This is all I could see.
  • 2 1
 South African dirt I guess XD
  • 1 0
 i thought it was mustard tested instead
  • 9 0
 This is what happens when you shart in a Fart Bag.
  • 12 0
 I think its valuable to know if shoes can handle riding through a puddle of butter chicken.
  • 2 0
 Looks like it was tested by the Jackass... Dear bike brands, choose your testers wisely Smile
  • 1 0
 Sharted.
  • 69 8
 If I need to wear something like this to ride, I’m probably just staying inside.
  • 17 3
 Dear anybody who buys this monosuit or the POC overalls: you will almost certainly be made fun of. Consider yourself warned
  • 14 0
 I think POC needs to come out with an indoor monosuit
  • 9 0
 That’s what you say until you go to Whistler and have limited time there. I wished I had one of those. For my local trails. 100% agree.
  • 2 0
 @txcx166: touché.
  • 3 0
 not in Ireland/Scotlad, lived 4 years in Dublin (considered "dry" compared to Irish Atlantic coast) and if you stay inside each time it rains, you wouldn't ride most of the year, proper rain gear and a hardtail are the way to go for most of autumn, winter and spring
  • 1 0
 @elyari: have you, by chance ever ridden the trails near Ballinastoe south of Dublin? I was just there on a trip (sadly no mtb this time) and wanted to check out the awesome Ballinastoe Woods and happened upon some very expertly shaped berms.
  • 3 0
 @gnarlysipes: yeap, I live next to Ticknock, the main trail center next to Dublin, Ballinastoe is in Wicklow, about 30min from Dublin. They have been doing a complete revamp of the trails in Ballinastoe and indeed there are some amazing new flow trails with nice berms, doubles and more. There is also a black line with some bigger jumps. Awesome job by the TrailBreaker crew, the local trailbuilers. They have bikes for rent, full susp, hardtails and ebikes. Check biking.ie for details, you can book a bike online for half day or full day. Right where you pick the bike there is a small coffee shop with snaks, bike wash and a workshop for basic bike maintenance. They plan to add a pumptrack possible next year
  • 40 7
 yeah cool but have u ever tried just getting wet?
  • 31 2
 yeah, it sucks...
  • 5 1
 Once, caught in the rain, we saw a couple folks riding naked in a down pour. So there's that option.
  • 15 1
 Skin is waterproof
  • 12 0
 @BigHerm: that's why I always reach for my Hannibal Lecter-style human skin onesie when it's raining
  • 5 0
 yep, you're scottish
  • 8 1
 not everyone are nails like us brother
  • 2 0
 Might be useful for keeping the Mcnasties out though.
  • 2 0
 @jgoldfield: Buffalo Bill, is that you? I've been good with the lotion, I swear.
  • 21 0
 I see "monosuit", I click, and scroll right to the comments
  • 13 0
 If those shoes are wide enough to fit people who aren't blessed with plates of meat like ballerinas, and actually work, take my freaking money. Otherwise, I'll just keep wearing well ventilated/draining shoes and knee length SealSkinz, and accept I've only got an hour or two's comfort.
  • 6 0
 Cover your shoes with shoegoo till they're gumboots.
  • 6 0
 Makes me wish Altra made MTB shoes.
  • 2 0
 I have narrow-ish feet and bought a pair of Leatt shoes. Can't wear them as they're definitely made for wide feet. Might be worth giving them a try.
  • 12 0
 Not for me, but looks like a really well made set of products, at a semi reasonable price, nice!
  • 12 0
 Brilliant photos of the shoes, no way in hell anyone would want to see the tread...
  • 2 0
 For me these shoes would get used on snow occasionally, so a reasonably well lugged sole would be great. Guess I’ll have to search for pics that actually show the product.
  • 4 0
 Still a bit expensive, but appreciate the good water resistance and breathability ratings. Most brands don't go further than 10K water resistance and do not mention breathability ratings at all. Providing them and also having good numbers gives confidence in its performance.
  • 2 0
 10K is pretty subpar in my opinion. Very strongly agree though that it’s great seeing those numbers shared and advertised. Everyone wins when it comes to being able to see those and making your choice
  • 7 0
 Leatt, please make a one piece suit like that for Summer. A summer version would be so cool.
  • 4 0
 I hope some company makes cold weather flat shoes. The 0-25F range please. I tried the regular winter boot route and it didn't work well - I'm running Northwave Yetis now but running on mixed/icy surfaces clipped in is more exhilarating than I enjoy.
  • 2 1
 The five ten gore tex trail cross are my winter shoe. Suuuuuper warm and amazing grip, plus gore tex. With thin smart wool socks too and I've noticed it's not too swampy in there after a four hour ride
  • 5 0
 Wet weather riding is NOT my thing, but I still appreciate waterproof shoes. For commuting but also because even after a rain there is water to be found 'round here
  • 3 0
 Daaaang! I thought it said Monorail and I started having Simpsons flashbacks. I have to admit I was kinda disappointed when I realized it was just a snowboarding suit. At least when I'm out riding my internal monolog can still be Montrail, Monorail!!!
  • 6 1
 Mono suit or 10 up-lift days and just use my old rain gear? Mmmmm…choices, choices…
  • 2 0
 If those shoes are wide without sizing up unlike most other brands then Leatt take my money now! Tired of riding in winter weather hiking boots and just floating around on the my flat pedals. Even those are narrow in a size up, but better than frozen/wet toes.
  • 2 0
 Vaude AM Moab stx. Are what you’re looking for. Thank me in the spring.
  • 2 0
 Waterproof flat shoes-great idea! Except in slimy mud or snow, some tread would be nice. I run the old Freerider EPS's in the winter, and it's amazing traction on the pedals, ludicrous lack of grip when I put a foot down.
  • 2 0
 They said the trail cross boots are waterproof & there not ,they leak through the breathable fabric , why can’t they make a fully polished leather boot with out the fabric..!
  • 3 0
 Can confirm. Had the 510 GTX trailcross since release, definitely not waterproof.
  • 2 0
 @rosscomtb80: at least you have the Gore warranty. If it leaks without being worn down, you get your money back. Too bad they don't work though.
  • 1 0
 @Mac1987:All the goretex gloves and shoes I’ve owned leak after 2-3 years. The MEC said that for shoes and gloves which are subject to repeated folding stresses the membrane will fail. The lifetime warranty is a selling feature to make you believe it will last a “lifetime “.
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: report it to Gore. The 'lifetime' warranty is indeed (and or course) for the lifetime of the gear, but also means it should be replaced if it leaks but isn't worn out. Shops don't always adhere to the warranty, but that's why you can contact Gore. I've had friends with leaking Gore gear getting replacements or refunds before.
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: MEC replaced the leaking gloves twice but after the third pair leaked, I gabe up on Goretex gloves. and they gave me a refund. I think Goretex marketing gave unrealistically high expectations. I do have two goretex jackets and goretex pants so it works in some applications.
  • 5 1
 Reasonable price for the onesie which can be worn for snow sports as well.
  • 1 0
 Im thinking sailing as well lol
  • 4 0
 @Benjamin97: as a sea kayaker and sailor I usually just wear my full kayaking drysuit when we sailboat race in rough/wet/winter conditions. Way better than any two piece foul weather gear.

So being used to the 'onsie' program and riding in Washington state in the rain a lot this Leatt suit looks like a great option.
  • 1 0
 Cut guards on the inner cuff of the pants and a drop seat would need to be added. I'll stick to actual ski gear when I ski. And do something else if the weather is so hateful I'd need to wear this riding.
  • 2 0
 Can I replace my sailing gear with the Leat suit? If so thats actually a very reasonable price since pants + jacket for sailing can be easily 800cad
  • 5 1
 How is that entire waterproof suit barely more than most jackets?
  • 3 1
 Those fun bag suits did not go over well in the ski industry...I'm thinking a few wealthy old pensioners actually dawned them, but that's about it.
  • 3 0
 Wait until you find out about Airblaster and their fanaticism towards one-piece gear
  • 3 0
 Word on the street is - it feels like wearing nothing at all.
  • 1 0
 I owned a similar suit for backcountry snowmobiling for a few years. The bees knees for riding a sled but I can’t imagine riding a bike wearing one.
  • 5 0
 they're called fart bags
  • 2 0
 I don't have a good experience with Leatt apparel. My waterproof jacket has fallen apart after one season. Endura makes better things.
  • 4 1
 Are we all gonna wear ski gear now ?
  • 9 2
 Bike gear, ski gear, and sailing gear can and should all be the same product.
  • 1 0
 @Benjamin97: Not in Arizona
  • 5 0
 that's sledding gear! polaris bros are jealous AF.
  • 1 0
 @Benjamin97: I practice what you preach when possible but a full crotch zip sounds wrong on a bike.
  • 4 0
 Poop or Peanut butter?
  • 4 0
 Boil in the bag
  • 4 0
 Fart Bag.
  • 3 0
 I’d never wear it riding but still want the monosuit
  • 3 0
 And that’s why you never trust a fart
  • 2 0
 In the next 5 years, MTB apparel will look more like a space suit than a space suit looks like a space suit.
  • 1 0
 Can somebody explain why a moonsuit needs suspenders? So you can wear it "down or around the waist"??? No word on how the sleeves won't go into the back tire.
  • 2 0
 Might be so that you don't have to have all the weight from the suit on your shoulders. I guess you get a more relaxed fit on the jacket that way.
  • 2 0
 So the crotch isn’t hanging mid thigh if you’re short torso’d, almost diving dry suits do the same much nicer fit that way.
  • 2 0
 That onesie looks pretty neat I must say. Most of them make you look like a deflated hot air baloon, this is cool!
  • 2 0
 Fitting bike (single-pivot Orange) for a Monosuit ad
  • 2 0
 I really like leatt's waterproof pants and shorts.
  • 2 1
 I would love myself that Leatt mono suit. I don't mind riding in the rain but getting wet while doing so aint that fun.
  • 2 0
 600 dollars on an outfit to get muddy!?! Right.
  • 1 1
 What's the secret in keeping the hood from flying back? I have trouble with many jackets offering an over helmet hood.
  • 3 0
 I recommend a mono suit. Problem solved.
  • 2 0
 Frickin magnets, how do they work?
  • 1 0
 now if only those shoes had ~200 g of insulation in them
  • 2 1
 Have you ever tried wearing socks?
  • 1 0
 Cool, a sled suit... thats should be great under 6ft of deep powder
  • 1 0
 Nice shoes Leatt, if they only came in adult sizes.
  • 1 0
 An expensive Fun Bag!
  • 1 0
 sailing
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