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Old 09-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Leatt Chest Protector 5.5 Pro HD

Searched but couldn't find anything about it, sorry if missed it.

Anyway, on constant search for the perfect protection. Got this pressure suit from Dainese, http://www.dainese.com/eu_en/motorbi...ender=2&cat=41 , very protective but slightly bulky and hot when warm weather. So for anything above 20C I use a Fox Raceframe chest protector which is lots better than just a roost guard and ventilates well but would like better protection.

Also got some gear With SAS-Tec soft protectors which I really like but like the feeling of hard shells for off road riding.

So what I want is:
- Protective feeling of Dainese suit
- Unrestrictive and well ventilated feeling from Fox chest protector
- Energy absorbtion of SAS-Tec
- Well Integrated with my Leatt neck brace

Have looked at Leatt Chest Protector Pro with the 3DF stuff (similar to SAS-Tec) but would like better shoulder protection (after breaking collarbone earlier this year).

Then discovered they've got a new chest protector, the 5.5 Pro HD which may be close to the ideal solution, http://www.leattshop.com/body-protec...-5-pro-hd.html . Much better shoulder protection and generally better protection with both hard Shells and 3DF.






Not sure if back protector is as long as want it but got a kidneybelt with hard Shells covering lower back so not a big deal.

Already got the Leatt elbow guards With 3DF and they feel comfortable and very safe despite no hard shells.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Anyone have experience with this new Leatt 5.5 Pro HD?
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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I can tell you that I have not worn the piece to ride in but we do stock them and it is the most heavy duty chest protector I have seen. I tried this chest pro on as soon as we got it in and as far as body coverage it beats anything else I have seen on the market. I am used to wearing a one piece pressure suit with the kidney belt included so I felt a bit naked without that but there is plenty of room to still add the kidney belt if you desire. The rib cage coverage on the side is great and does extend a bit lower than my ribs which I liked. The fit is very nice and adjustable so no matter what your body type this should work very well.
I think that companies like Leatt and Forcefield have an upper arm in the protectives game simply for the fact that their gear is CE rated. I have been very impressed with everything that Leatt has introduced within the past few seasons (elbow guards, knee guards, hydration)... and this is no exception.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:43 AM   #4
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I am considering getting one. Two questions:

1 How do you (I) do elbow protection with this setup?

2 Do I wear this under or over my jersey? I can't quite figure it out. The ads say either, but putting it together in my head, I don't see that.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:36 AM   #5
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I can tell you that I have not worn the piece to ride in but we do stock them and it is the most heavy duty chest protector I have seen.
What about the shoulder guards, is it well padded under the hard Shell and is it the 3df stuff (as in front and back)?
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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I am considering getting one. Two questions:

1 How do you (I) do elbow protection with this setup?

2 Do I wear this under or over my jersey? I can't quite figure it out. The ads say either, but putting it together in my head, I don't see that.
1) you buy any elbow guards you want to use separately
2) you would want to wear this over your jersey like any full moto chest protector. You could wear a jersey over the chest protector but you would look like the Michelin man. Also, your chest protector should be taking the beating from limbs and brush instead of taking a chance of ripping up a jersey.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:52 AM   #7
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What about the shoulder guards, is it well padded under the hard Shell and is it the 3df stuff (as in front and back)?
The entire interior is padded but I cant say whether or not is the 3df on the shoulders. I am off today so I cannot go grab the piece off of the sales floor and check.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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The entire interior is padded but I cant say whether or not is the 3df on the shoulders. I am off today so I cannot go grab the piece off of the sales floor and check.

Looking forward to hearing... Currently my Rockgardn has deep cups for the shoulders, I like that... does this one (as you are checking out the armor in the shoulders)?

Also, thanks for your thoughts on the placement.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:07 AM   #9
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Looking forward to hearing... Currently my Rockgardn has deep cups for the shoulders, I like that... does this one (as you are checking out the armor in the shoulders)?

Also, thanks for your thoughts on the placement.
It doesn't look like the shoulder area is the 3df as it does not have the vent holes that 3df has. The shoulder area is well cupped and has a similar density foam as the rest of the chest protector. If anyone is interested in throwing one of these bad boys underneath the Christmas tree let me know and I can set you up. We ship worldwide daily so that is not an issue if you live a bit further away.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #10
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Says here http://www.leatt-brace.com/index.php...tor-5.5-pro-hd :

"Extremely high impact testing results achieved by use of Leatt’s new 3DF foam in front and back "

But also like you say:

"Perforated 3DF foam helps air flow"

So maybe 2 types of 3df? Never mind, sure great stuff anyway, thanks for checking!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:01 AM   #11
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I'm getting interested in this protector also. May look into picking one up after Christmas.

I currently wear a Velocity Juggernaut. I like it but it can get hot sometimes. And this Leatt has the side protection I'm looking for.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:52 AM   #12
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Would it be overkill to use a Forcefield Pro shirt underneath a Leatt 5.5 Pro HD?

The Forcefield Pro shirt is a pressure shirt but has no hard armor. It also has no rib protection, which is what I like the 5.5. Pro HD for.
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Would it be overkill to use a Forcefield Pro shirt underneath a Leatt 5.5 Pro HD?

The Forcefield Pro shirt is a pressure shirt but has no hard armor. It also has no rib protection, which is what I like the 5.5. Pro HD for.
I think it is overkill and would likely be more cumbersome in the long run. What about elbow protection? One reason I like it all as in the Leatt Advenure or Forcefield Adventure is that when it gets warm I can remove my jacket and have all the protection under a lightweight jersey.
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. I have been very impressed with everything that Leatt has introduced within the past few seasons (elbow guards, knee guards, hydration)... and this is no exception.
Does Leatt make a hydration pack that works with the 5.5 Pro HD? I see their H1, H2, & H4 hydration packs but none of them say anything about working with 5.5 HD Pro. Do these or another line work with it? Thanks
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Does Leatt make a hydration pack that works with the 5.5 Pro HD? I see their H1, H2, & H4 hydration packs but none of them say anything about working with 5.5 HD Pro. Do these or another line work with it? Thanks
Copied this from the Leatt website under the description of their hydration packs:

"Designed to perfectly integrate with all Leatt neck braces (except STX road riding neck braces)"

I have the 5.5 HD Pro and the H4 hydration pack and they work fine together for me, but I do not have a neck brace so I can't address how well they integrate with the neck brace, but I would guess it would be fine.
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