Leatt 5.5 Body Protector

Leatt 5.5 Body Protector
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Leatt 5.5 Body Protector

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Details

  • Leatt maximized protection.
  • Front, back, shoulder, flank and elbow safety.
  • Multi layer multi plate articulating design.
  • Great fit and very comfortable by 3D design.
  • Ventilation slots for maximum airflow.
  • MoistureCool wicking fabric keeps you cooler.
  • BraceOn neck brace fitting system.
  • New FlipFit front and rear function allows over and under the shirt fitting with Leatt neck braces.
  • The absolute most protective and comfortable body protector ever.
  • Leatt High Density Poly Ethylene hardshell outer protective shield.
  • Leatt 3DF foam for impact absorption.
  • CE EN1621-2 level 2 back certified for impact protection.
  • CE EN1621-3 level 2 front certified for impact protection.
  • CE EN1621-1 elbows + shoulder certified for impact protection.
  • Sizing Information:
    Adult Small/Medium......... 5'3" – 5'8"
    Adult Large/X-Large........ 5'8" – 6'
    Adult XX-Large............. 6' – 6'5"
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Leatt 5.5 Body Protector Reviews

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3.3 / 5.0
16 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
3
6
2
3
2
Value
2.8 / 5
Durability
2.6 / 5
Comfort
3.2 / 5
Protection
4.5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes (8)
No (3)
Value
5 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Worth the Price
After puncturing a lung with a rooster guard on and having a chest tube put in while I was awake...WOW...OOUCCHH..lol I decided I was going to research and buy the best protection while I was recovering.

Lots of padding and protection, very comfortable, and tons of places to adjust it to make it fit properly. I will feel much better about riding with this on.

What is up with the fragile mesh that Leatt decided to use. I know they want to keep it cool but you have to make it more durable and as others have stated why skimp on the zipper.

I bought my son one also and I will not let him put it on unless I am there and helping him because I am afraid he will accidentally tear up the zipper.
February 6, 2019
23454, VA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
4 / 5
Durability
2 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Comfy and safe, but not super durable.
I was skeptical of riding with so much protective gear on, but it's really not that bad. It can certainly get hot, but I ride around Colorado so it's not usually too bad -- somebody in humid heat may feel differently. After being off the bike for 9 of 12 months from back-to-back injuries though, I figured I could use some extra protection.

This suit offers a ton of protection and is surprisingly comfortable given the amount of protection. However, while the protective parts of the suit seem really durable, the fabric/zipper parts of it are pretty bad. There are a number of velco straps on this thing, and the mesh fabric that holds it all together sticks to the velcro, but not only that when it sticks to the velco and you pull it apart it tends to damage the fabric. Similarly, the zipper is quite small and it has popped open on me a few times. You really, really need to make sure to store this thing properly -- if you just throw it in your bad with the velcro undone, the straps will end up sticking to the fabric and you'll nearly destroy it when you pull it apart.

In the end I love the fit and protection of this, but find it ironic that a little bit of velcro and a cheap zipper is going to eventually be its demise.
December 19, 2018
Fort Collins, CO, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Good protection....But...
This gives you very good protection, but the sizing is off, I ordered the large, because I am 5'10", 180#, so it should fit well, but it is very tight in my arms. However, I do not want it loose because it should fit snugly to protect you. It is almost cutting off my arm cerculation. Also, the arm sleaves need to be one piece, with no zipper. Thjis makes it difficult to put on, and take off.
August 23, 2018
Allentown, PA, US
Purchased
11 months ago
Value
1 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Poor poor quality
Purchased because it seemed to offer a high level of protection and also covered the lower ribs (which is rare). Unfortunately like most of my other Leatt purchases the construction and quality is sub-par, especially considering the price.
The mesh fabric of which all the armor is loosely sewn to rips very easily. Mine ripped in several places just from putting it in/taking it off. If you wear this without a jersey it’ll likely get snag and something quickly and rip extensively.
The zipper is awkward and too tight putting undo strain on the already weak stitching in the area when zipping up.
Finally, as mentioned before, the stitching attaching the armor to the mesh is as weak/weaker than the fabric it attaches to. My left shoulder pad completely ripped off and now must be affixed with zip-ties.
Maybe a seamstress can fix this but most likely they’ll turn the job away as there’s no suitable fabric to attach to.
Buying Alpinestars next

-m-DIRT BIKE--
June 13, 2018
Duvall, WA, US
Age: 45-64
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
1 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Comfort
1 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Do your research from actual buyers
I ignored all the negative reviews about low quality fabric and zippers. They are correct. I can't believe anyone would wear this more than once, Just getting it on is a mission. The zipper goes from armpit to hip bone , not up the center. The elbow pads attach around the arm with a cheap thin zipper and make it difficult to even put on. There isn't enough adjustment in the kidney belt to get it tight enough to be effective. ZERO lower back protection. HOT! I don't think this is made to be worn above 60 degrees. This item may get high safety marks , but riding with a flak jacket would be far more comfortable and cooler (And lighter). Definitely returning this. Fox titan jacket is sadly higher quality and more comfortable with better lower back protection .

-m-2015 YAMAHA WR250F--
October 25, 2017
Canyon country , CA, US
Age: 25-44
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
2 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Almost, but..returned for the Leatt 5.5 Chest Protector
Would be 5 stars all the way, but I dont like the zipper and it was too tight. I'm 5'11, 210 lbs, and workout, wear XL t shirts, and 44 L in dress jacket. I ordered the largest size, and it was almost impossible to take off because of the inside nylon shirt to fit if, pulling back over your head, and without tearing the sleeve attachment and zipper. My riding buddy has this and the zippers are destroyed, one stuck in place, and the other won't re zip, hanging on with safety pin. Really??? The zippers in the arm That attach the sleeve are the same as a zipper in a pair of shorts from my local store, not fit for this protector. So I returned and got the Leatt 5.5 Chest Protector, its the same protection, easier to adjust since no sleeve zipper, can be worn above or below jersey, easier to adjust, and has the rib protection still. I just have to stitch the shoulder protectors in place which is a common problem on that model, (took 5 minutes). love the 5.5 in the chest protector version. More adjustments, easy to place on and great protection.

-m-2017 YAMAHA YZ450FX--
July 26, 2017
Yorba linda, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Nice design, pads stay in place, comfortable but I think zipper will be an issue
Used for first time this weekend. I'd give it a 5 star rating if the would have put a better quality stronger zipper. First time I put it on I guess I did not seat the start of zipper well and it split open from the bottom. So I had to take it off and clear the zipper backwards yanking. Secondly, I had earlier put a small piece of Velcro at the top of zipper to keep it from opening up. If you pull any pressure around the neck area the zipper will unzip quickly as this is a compression top. We will see how well the zipper lasts. Also when I was pulling it off, my finger made a hole in the fabric at the end of sleeve. Pulled if off the wrong technique. Otherwise it is surprisingly cool when you get a little airflow. No jersey required on warm days. Plus all the pads stay in place.

-m-2016 YAMAHA YZ450FX--
May 29, 2017
Vancouver , WA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
Leatt 5.5 Body Protection
While this offers a lot of body protection its very cumbersome and bulky and not easy to put on you really need another person to help you put it on. I prefer the leatt 3DF air fit body protection as its easier to put and not as bulky.
December 23, 2016
reno, NV, US
Age: 45-64
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
2 / 5
Durability
2 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Protection
3 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
Really good and Really Bad
The torso protection is fantastic. It is definitely on the hot side, but that's the price for this kind of protection. Works well with my Leatt neck brace. That's the really good.

The really bad? Arm/elbow/shoulder protection is worthless. Zippers break instantly, straps are WAAAAY too big if the torso fits, or torso is way to small if the arms fit.

If it was a cheaper chest protector I wouldn't care, but its not...

-m-2016 BETA 500 RS--
October 25, 2016
Sacramento, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
3 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Jersey Beware
My plan was to wear this under a jersey. While it does fit under my Klim jersey just fine, the back covers the waistband of my Klim pants preventing you from tucking in the jersey. If you're good with letting the jersey fly behind you you're set.

Fit is true, adjusts nicely and is comfortable through a 4-hour enduro event. By itself it will vent very nicely and should be (haven't been there yet) comfortable in hot weather.
October 17, 2016
DSM, IA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
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Is this a unisex item?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not recommend this product. The zipper location and method for putting on is horrible. If you are looking for body armor, get the fox titan. I have had that for 2 years and beat it to death. I wash it in my laundry machine. If you need a neck brace, get the leatt 3df air fit. That is the only system that works well for me. However, I have very skiny arms, and even that is tight on me. my hands go numb. good luck shopping. Just buy something and try it on and send it back if id does not fit you. But, keep in mind that I did not like this products at all. set your expectations for weirdness.
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