CAPE TOWN, South Africa (September 14, 2018) Leatt just announced the release of their brand-new weather-resistant gear line designed for winter conditions. The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® and creators of technologically advanced protective gear, now offer head-to-knee protection and a full DBX apparel range of products for all bicycle disciplines.
Their new 2019 bike outerwear collection includes a new waterproof yet breathable DBX 5.0 All-Mountain jacket, jersey, and shorts gear set, a Windblock, soft-shell 4.0 jacket, a lighter 2.0 jacket, and 2.0 Windblock gloves.
The jackets are now more fitted compared to previous models and feature a unique Magnetic Hood System.
All models are available in three different colorways, namely ink, ruby, and black - with minimal logo branding and reflective printing for better night visibility on some.
DBX 5.0 All-Mountain Gear
The 5.0 gear set offers the highest level of coverage in the outerwear line and both the jacket and the shorts are made of HydraDri four-way stretch material. HydraDri is a new a three-layer fabric developed exclusively by Leatt that offers maximum comfort due to its flexibility and it has 30.000mm/23.000g/m² waterproof/breathable properties.
The DBX 5.0 jacket design include a new patent-pending Magnetic Hood System. This unique construction is made up of four magnets. Three are sewn in the jacket (between the shoulders, at the neck and on top of the hood, close to the visor panel), and one additional magnet with adhesive tape can be stuck to the helmet. The Magnetic Hood system allows you to either fold the hood back and out of the way when not needed, to keep it in place while riding, or to fix the hood securely to your helmet ensuring that it stays fixed on your head, even when riding at high speed.
The DBX 5.0 shorts have a tailored fit with a seamless seat that moves freely on the bike. The 3D-shaped knees further avoid snagging during pedaling, even when you wear knee protectors.
The all-weather 5.0 jersey completes the gear set with Windblock arms, chest and sides yet the back is completely breathable with a moisture-wicking material.
Finished off with a dirt, water, and stain resistant fabric coating, this gear set is ideal for some of the toughest weather conditions.
The 5.0 jacket is priced at $199.99/€199.00/£179.99*, the shorts $119.99/ €129.00/£114.99*, and the jersey $74.99/€74.99/£66.99*.
DBX 4.0 All-Mountain Jacket
Constructed from a soft-shell, four-way stretch material with a dirt, water, and stain resistant coating, the 4.0 jacket will shield you from general bad weather.
Offering a tailored fit, the jacket is windproof, breathable and has adjustable front and rear ventilation. It also features Leatt’s new Magnetic Hood system and shoulder/elbow Brush Guard to keep your backpack in place.
The 4.0 jacket retails for $139.99/ €139.00/£124.99*
DBX Jacket 2.0
The 2.0 jacket is the lightest in the outerwear bike line – so light and compact that it folds up into its own chest pocket!
It is still tough, however, and is made of a four-way stretch 5.000mm/5.000g/m² waterproof/breathable material with a dirt, water, and stain resistant fabric coating and X-Flow mesh inner lining.
Leatt still calls it a wind jacket, because the fabric might be waterproof, but the seams are not tape sealed.
It is also equipped with the same Leatt Magnetic Hood System.
The 2.0 jacket is priced at $99.99/€99.99/£88.99*.
2.0 Windblock Gloves
This glove’s Windblock upper will shield your hands from colder weather, whilst the super slim MicronGrip palm will give you great handlebar feel, excellent wet and dry grip, and it is touchscreen compatible. The palm is further reinforced with silicone grip print and the upper with microinjected 3D Brush Guard on the pinky and knuckles, offering abrasion resistance.
These gloves retail for $34.99/€34.99/£31.99* a pair.
Watch the 2019 Leatt Bike outerwear launch video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/URGqCUpwyFE