Leatt launches new 2023 MTB range - including new women’s apparel
South African mountain biking clothing brand Leatt has launched its 2023 clothing range, claiming this is the sleekest and most stylish range to date. The new products in the 2023 range include bad-weather gear, shoes, helmets and new women’s apparel.
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The bad weather gear feature HydraDri membrane, a waterproof layer exclusively available in Leatt products - including jackets, pants and suits. HydraDri comes in three levels, ranging from 10,000 waterproofness up to 30,000, with similar breathing capabilities. The HydraDri technology is used in the new Mono Suit which is available in two levels, HydraDri MAX (30,000mm) and HydraDri (10,000mm), as well as in junior sizing.
The Suit also features Leatt’s unique magnetic Ride Adaptive Hood and Climbvent. The Mono Suit 5.0 retails for $399.99/ €419, and 3.0 Mono Suit will be $299.99/ €319.
Footwear and protection
Leatt has been making shoes for a couple of seasons now and says the new range features significant changes to the rubber compound, grip, weight, ventilation, and overall fit.
The new rubber compound, RideGrip PRO claims to be 20% softer and tackier than the original durable RideGrip compound. The compound, paired with Leatt’s new WaffleGrip PRO sole pattern, claims to deliver grip and bike fee even on shorter pins or in more challenging conditions. The uppers have also been updated, which has reduced the weight significantly and improved ventilation. Leatt’s shoes range from $89.99/99.00€ to $189.99/ 209.00€.
In terms of protection, Leatt has added two new knee guards to the 2023 range. The Airflex Ultralite is a premium super lightweight, and flexible knee guard for trail and XC riding, and the Airflex Hybrid PRO is a tougher knee guard for enduro riders. The knee guards are minimalistic, and the extended sock offers excellent support on the thigh, relieving pressure from the calf. The Airflex Ultra Lite retails at $79.99/ €99.99, while the Airflex Hybrid PRO is $129.99 / €139.99.
Leatt has added a new helmet to the range, as well. The All MTN 3.0 open-face helmet weighs from 375grams and features a powerbridge construction for greater shell strength and load distribution. This one retails for $149.99/ €109.00.
The women's range additions now include new head-to-toe All MTN products. The new 2.0 All MTN Helmet comes in colourways that match the new 2.0 All MTN Women’s Jerseys and Tank Top, which are made of Tencel, a recycled tree pulp in Austria with fantastic performance properties.
The All-MTN 2.0 Jersey retails for $69.99 / €73.99, the tank top will sell for $49.99 / €52.99. For the legs, the 2.0 All-MTN Shorts are tailored for women and have yoga-inspired features - but are still optimised for riding with knee guards. The 2.0 All-MTN Shorts will be $89.99 / €99.99.
There is something special in the Leatt 2023 Gravity range: riding jeans! The 3.0 Gravity Pants are made from a durable polyester lightweight denim weave with 360° stretch material, and they’re available in XS-3XL. The price is $119.99/ €129.00.
For those into more gravity-orientated riding, such as downhill mountain biking or enduro mountain biking, the 2.0 Gravity helmet with more pronounced graphics and a more comfortable liner is one to look for in 2023. The 2.0 Gravity helmet weighs 960 grams and is available in XS-XXL size range, and retails for $149.99/ €159.00.
The full collection is now available on Leatt website.