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Old 12-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Leatt 3DF Airlift Body Protector

Seems that Leatt has a new piece of body armor... 3DF Airfit Body Protector

I have been riding with the Adventure Body Protector for the last year or so and it has been great. However, I do lots of slower, more technical riding so the idea of a lighter, less restrictive but just as protective suit is very appealing.

Who here has one? Feedback?
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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I would like to see a real word review too.

I have been using a acerbis koerta for years and love the protection, but if this really is lighter, cooler and less bulky i am in .
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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To new for any real world reports?
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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^^ Probably so. The new Leatt gear just shipped out in early November. I have been impressed with everything I have seen and we have gotten in so far but have yet to see this piece in particular in person.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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Have you seen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai-2EQPIbF8, not a real review... but a start.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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Have you seen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai-2EQPIbF8, not a real review... but a start.
The new Airlift looks way better than the piece reviewed by Atomic
The previous product was about 60% "there". I;m hoping the Airlift is 100%.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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I am cheered by the claim of rib protection . . . only place my Juggerrnaunt has chinks
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #8
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The new Airlift looks way better than the piece reviewed by Atomic
The previous product was about 60% "there". I;m hoping the Airlift is 100%.
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Agreed.

When I look at these pics... it looks as if the Airlift even has an extra piece covering the upper chest... the piece "missing" in the reviewer's video.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Ok, it seems that not too many people have much first hand experience with the new Leatt 3DF Body Protector.

with a bit more research I did find out that the guys at Solomotoparts actually had the opportunity the check one out first hand. It is kind of nice to read something other that than the factory blurb.

A couple standout excerpts from the Solomotoparts' blog:

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It's quite light, conforms to your body's unique shape and appears to ventilate amazingly well (initial impression- more testing required). Even the armor itself has ventilation holes for air to pass through...
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Leatt uses about six different manufacturers of foam to create this special narrow, flexible armor with CE Level-2 certification in the chest and back and CE certified protection in the elbows and shoulders. The material is pliable to your body as it warms so it remains flush to your skin for maximum protection.
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Special testing by Cyril Despres has helped Leatt dial in the overall fitment of the suit to be practical for a real rider.
I do quite a bit slow technical riding and I get quite hot, so having this suit be light and well ventilated was enough for me to pull the trigger. The Leatt 3DF AifFit Body Protector is on its way to me. Thanks Solomotoparts.com!

I will report back once it lands.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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I will report back once it lands.
Excellent, looking forward to your real-life opinion and photos!
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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Am I missing something in the pics? Where is the rib protection they are claiming?
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #12
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Am I missing something in the pics? Where is the rib protection they are claiming?
In the pics it seems that there are a couple pads in the front... one small up high and one larger one that seems to wrap around some. I am assuming it is that larger pad that is being claimed to offer rib protection.

When I get mine (hopefully in the next day or two), I will report back.
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Well, so far it's either that or the Leatt 5.5 Pro...the that one looks like it has REAL rib protection.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #14
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Just reviewed the photos at Solomoto's blog site. I'm not as in love with the 3DF now as I was hoping to be. I just don't see any rib protection either, in fact right where I would like to see some protection there is a big plastic buckle that actually looks like it could cause pain if you landed on that buckle during a get off.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #15
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Leatt 3DF Airlift Body Protector

Looks nice. I'm a fan of the leatt 3df knees and am interested in getting something newer and softer than my awesome but old-tech Dainese Wave. I prefer no elbow pads on my armor though. For some reason I never fall on my elbows and prefer the trade off for cooling ability... And every elbow pad I've tried has given me arm pump on top of that.
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