Leatt releases 2017 range

South African brand Leatt, which is known for its neck brace protection system ­known as the Leatt-brace, has announced the release of its 2017 apparel.

The range consists of jackets, jerseys and shorts which will be available in 27 different styles covering all weather conditions and riding disciplines.

The new long-sleeved jerseys are constructed from breathable yet windproof materials and water resistant to fight the effects of the weather. The laser-cut, tape bonded seam construction of the four-way stretch fabric is tailored specifically to wear with or without body armor.

The list of additional features includes laser-cut ventilation holes, brush guard reinforcement on elbows, and a silicone printed tail at the back that grips to pants.

The shorter-sleeved lighter jerseys are breathable, light and constructed from stretchy materials. The three-quarter and T-sleeved versions all share the jerseys’ features, including the unique neck brace compatible collar construction, an integrated lift ticket pocket and a glasses wipe.

The soft and hard shell jackets are engineered to keep the user shielded, and comfartable. The DBX 5.0 Jackets are made of a three-layer HydraDri shell that is laser-cut and fully seam taped. They have a waterproof rating of 20,000/20,000mm but also sport zippered vents for breathability. All jackets are neck brace compatible and can be worn over slim protection.

Both the Leatt bicycle jackets and jerseys are designed to be paired with the bicycle shorts, which are also water repellent and ventilated. They have a durable, seamless seat area and a pre-curved, tailored fit with 3D shaped, non-snagging knees for comfort when pedaling with kneepads.

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